“The Guardian will no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies, becoming the first major global news organisation to institute an outright ban on taking money from companies that extract fossil fuels.”— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 29, 2020
A good start, who will take this further?https://t.co/csRuXWZXdG
The decision, said the newspaper, has immediate effect. Regarding all the companies involved in the extraction of fossil fuel energy sources, including some of the largest advertisers in the world. In motivating the turn, the newspaper in london said it would counter "the efforts made for decades by many actors in this sector to prevent governments around the world to take meaningful action on the climate". In a footnote, the acting director general, Anna Bateson, and his Revenue Manager, Hamisch Nicklin emphasize that the response to global warming is "the most important challenge of our time".