April 9, 2015

350 responds to oil discovery in England

In response to the oil discovery near Gatwick airport in the South of England, 350.org Europe Team Leader Nicolò Wojewoda issued the following statement:

“The discovery is just another signal that, while people of common sense start debating and enacting how to keep 80% of existing fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to recklessly explore for new resources.

Recent research [1] shows that the exploitation of existing oil, coal, and gas reserves would lead to a 9°C temperature increase with unimaginable consequences for life on this planet. We should be implementing solutions that avoid that catastrophic scenario, rather than finding ways to accelerate our path towards it.”



[1] The New York Times: If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get (April 8, 2015)