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Obama’s approval of Arctic drilling ‘undermines his climate message’

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US president’s call for action on climate change is at odds with letting Shell drill for oil in the Arctic, says Bill McKibben

James RandersonTuesday 1 September 2015 

“It is very difficult for Barrack Obama or anybody else to say, ‘look we take this completely seriously, this is the greatest problem the world’s ever faced but it’s OK to go ahead and start drilling a whole new oil field up in the Arctic.’ Those two things are at odds,” McKibben told a conference on fossil fuel divestment in Paris on Tuesday.

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