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Greenpeace holds Titanic-themed musical protest at Shell HQ over Arctic oil drilling

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Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 11.29.20Greenpeace held a Titanic-themed musical protest outside Shell’s offices this morning after the oil company began drilling operations in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea last week.

by Anna Reynolds: 3 August 2015

The orchestral performance entitled ‘Requiem for Arctic Ice’ was inspired by the quartet playing on the Titanic as the ship went down.

Today’s protest on the South Bank is part of a month-long campaign against oil drilling. Each Shell employee was offered a gift bag with a copy of the music and a whistle-blower email address.

A Shell spokesman said: “It is disappointing that Greenpeace continually chooses to focus on mounting publicity stunts rather than engage constructively in the debate about how to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing CO2 emissions.

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