Greta Thunberg and Fossil Free Science Museum Coalition Protest Oil and Gas Sponsors at the Science Museum

Science Museum sponsor urges ‘armchair activists’ to step back

This month, a protest led by Greta Thunberg took place at the Science Museum. The group unfurled a banner with the message: “2024, more droughts and floods – fuelled by Science Museum oil and gas sponsors”. The Fossil Free Science Museum coalition, which consists of Extinction Rebellion and Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, expressed concerns about the museum’s reputation being tarnished by its oil and gas sponsors.

Sir Ian Blatchford, the director and chief executive of the Science Museum Group, emphasized the importance of engaging audiences with the science of climate change, which he described as the defining challenge of our time. The museum’s new gallery was made possible by sponsorship from Adani Green Energy, a partnership that has faced criticism from some activists.

Blatchford defended the museum’s decision to accept sponsorship, stating that the trustees believe in maintaining a relationship with companies like Adani Green Energy to promote efforts in making the global economy less carbon intensive. Despite the controversy, Blatchford emphasized that his team is committed to addressing climate change and educating the public on this critical issue.

This month, a protest led by Greta Thunberg took place at the Science Museum. The group unfurled a banner with the message: “2024, more droughts and floods – fuelled by Science Museum oil and gas sponsors”. The Fossil Free Science Museum coalition, which consists of Extinction Rebellion and Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, expressed concerns about…

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