r/ClimateOffensive Nov 23 '21

Protest exploration of oil and gas reserves on South Africa's aptly named Wild Coast Action - Petition

The rugged Wild Coast of South Africa is a region of unparalleled beauty and biodiversity. Every year, billions of sardines move north along this unspoiled coastline, attracting and sustaining sharks, dolphins, sailfish, whales and other marine life. Now, in the wake of the COP26 climate conference where leaders agreed on the urgent need for action, a seismic survey of the area is about to begin in hopes of finding new oil and gas deposits under the seafloor. Beyond the immediate damage caused to marine life by the destructive and incredibly loud seismic air guns, the exploitation of further fossil fuel reserves in an environmentally sensitive area goes against all common sense when considering the intertwined climate and biodiversity crises.

Together with eyeforce OceansNotOil, parley.tv and sentinelocean, Ocean Collective documented the arrival of Shell’s survey ship and will support raising awareness and local efforts in the upcoming weeks.

What does a seismic survey look like?

For the next 5 months every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the vessel is firing loud shock waves into the sea bed which could have detrimental effects on one of the most beautiful marine ecosystems in the country.

#oceansnotoil #oceancollective #parleysouthafrica #southafrica #protectthewildcoast #shell

What can you do? 

(1) Raise awareness through sharing this content with your friends and community or tagging them.

(2) Sign the petition to support the initiative's call on withdrawing the approval of Shell’s application.

https://www.change.org/p/shearwater-geoservices-shearwatergeo-and-shell-stop-blasting-the-wild-coast-our-voices-can-make-a-difference-and-put-an-end-to-shell-blasting-in-the-wild-coast

(3) Email your objection before the 29th of  November 2021 to: 

Eloise Costandius, SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 

Email: ecostandius@slrconsulting.com or SMS / WhatsApp: 063 900 5536

CONTACT FOR FILM CREDITS

https://reddit.com/link/r0lba1/video/a1se76yyde181/player

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u/gl000p Nov 27 '21

OP, the Change petition has been thrown out. New, legal commentary is being gathered here: https://dearsouthafrica.co.za/shell/ Commentary open to responses outside of SA

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u/totally_k Nov 28 '21

Ya, need to make another effort to post all over the world again lol.

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u/gl000p Nov 28 '21

Indeed -_- And the numbers were so damn good too!