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Shell's unquestioned fossil fuel defense on BBC is pretty concerning

Every morning (almost) I wake up and listen to the BBC Global News podcast it's a good way for me to be updated on what's happening in the world while getting ready for the day. So I was a bit confused this morning when I listened to today's episode and one of the featured stories was about the CEO of Shell, Wael Sawan arguing that cutting oil and gas production would be "dangerous and irresponsible" and that the world "continues to desperately need oil and gas."
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Don't get me wrong, I am not too surprised about Wael Sawan's opinion on the matter.
But giving the CEO of a massive fossil fuel company the opportunity to speak freely against all scientific evidence on one of the biggest channels in the world. Without him being questioned, and without bringing up other viewpoints is really concerning in my opinion.
The BBC's decision to provide a platform for Shell's defense of fossil fuels is a pretty shocking editorial choice. Such coverage perpetuates the narrative of fossil fuel companies, undermining efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable alternatives. We Don't Have Time for that.

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  • George Kariuki

    48 w

    This is quite disappointing. The transition to a low-carbon economy requires collective effort.

    • Marine Stephan

      48 w

      This is very bad and it questions the journalistic practices of BBC News. We really need the media to start taking climate change into consideration and to integrate it into all discussions. Especially, when the CEO of a fossil fuel company comes to promote fossil fuels

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