BP is planning to drill for fossil gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef
- June 28, 2021
- Posted by: Njango Njung'e
- Category: Climate Change
Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills, an investigation reveals
…”Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa, a think tank based in Nairobi, Kenya, described further fossil fuel development as a “a major threat to Africa’s food security, water security and public health”.
Any future oil or gas drilling will “ultimately undermine our livelihoods and development,” he told The Independent.
“We can’t excuse a company like BP, at a time when it seems to be taking climate change more seriously, simultaneously bankrolling a project that may end up having a big impact on Africa’s carbon footprint and future.”