Pollution Experts Won't Let Science Museum Show Work Over Shell Links

"Steve and Dee Allen say sponsorship deal and ‘gagging clause’ show it is no longer a credible scientific institution"

"Two prominent scientists are refusing to allow their work to be included in the [London] Science Museum’s collection because of the institution’s links to Shell.

Steve and Dee Allen, who have carried out some of the most important research into global plastic pollution, say the museum’s sponsorship deal with the fossil fuel company – and a subsequent “gagging clause” – meant it was no longer a credible scientific institution.

“They have positioned themselves to fail in both of their primary tasks – to preserve and present the truth as best we know it,” said Steve Allen.

The decision by eminent scientists to boycott the museum is the latest blow to the institution, which has had several resignations and faced growing protests over its relationship with Shell – and a newly announced deal with the “green” arm of the global fossil fuel corporation Adani."

Matthew Taylor reports for the Guardian November 16, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 11/17/2021