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Greta Thunberg and Activists Protest Against Science Museum’s Oil and Gas Sponsors, Call for Fossil-Free Museum.

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 26, 2024
Science Museum sponsor urges ‘armchair activists’ to step back

Greta Thunberg led a protest at the Science Museum last month, where the group unfurled a banner with a message: “2024, more droughts and floods – fuelled by Science Museum oil and gas sponsors”. The Fossil Free Science Museum coalition, comprised 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, director and CEO of the Science Museum Group, emphasized the importance of engaging audiences with the science of climate change. He described it 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 relationships with companies like Adani Green Energy to promote efforts in making the global economy less carbon intensive. Despite the controversy, the Science Museum is committed to addressing climate change and educating the public on this critical issue.

By Samantha Johnson

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