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Science Museum under pressure to shun big oil sponsorship

Category: Environmental Sustainability
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Thirty people, including leading scientists, have signed a letter asking London’s Science Museum to sever its ties with oil companies BP, Shell, and Equinor.

“I particularly dislike the fact that petrochemical companies are trying to influence young people, and the idea that they have influenced the structure and shape of Science Museum exhibitions is insidious.”

-Chris Packham

The broadcaster Chris Packham and a a former Nasa expert who led early warnings on climate change are among scientists urging London's Science Museum to terminate its partnerships with the oil giants BP, Shell and Equinor. Packham and James Hansen are among 30 signatories of a complaint to the museum, arguing it is undermining its scientific credibility by taking money from fossil fuel companies.

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