GREEN MOBILITY - CH.19
Atlantis has been the subject of countless films, as has Nazi gold and oil polluting our oceans, but never have all these elements come together under one roof as a submarine movie. Aiming for a screenplay 90-110 pages max.
JOHN STORM LOBBIES PARLIAMENT TO MAKE UP FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, NORTH SEA OIL FRAUDSTERS
Retracing his steps to the UK, John Storm and crew proceed to the North Sea to complete the survey they started, interrupted by the Astute submarine chase, which is where they came in. Executing a crude grid pattern, west to east, and south to north, Hal compiles a geodata set that reveals the reported leaks in 'oil rig central' do not paint a complete picture. The seawater is far more contaminated than anticipated, with unexpected finds of radioactive deposits around the coast.
John presents these results to the United Nation's Environment Programme, via Dr Roberta Treadstone, thence to Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord, finally making it to the UNEP. He is authorised to share their findings with the media as he deems appropriate.
"Hello, John Storm here. I wondered if Jill Bird might have a moment?" The BBC receptionist fast tracked the call to Ms Bird.
"Hi John, what's the latest?"
"Hello Jill, well, we finally got to complete that North Sea survey, and it's not good. Much higher contaminant readings and some surprise findings of radioactive particles, possibly drifting from Dounreay, maybe emanating from Hartlepool or Sizewell B. But the hydrocarbon situation is not at all satisfactory."
"Maybe those Terramentals should complete the job," Jill joked.
"Not far wrong there Jill. With the PM unhappy with the situation, I wondered if there was more we could do?"
A LITTLE LOBBYING GOES A LONG WAY
As a result of the BBC's coverage, the UK's energy minister contacts John Storm.
"Thank you for taking my call Mr Storm. Firstly, I'd just like to apologize for the way our MOD hounded you ..."
John thought to himself, that one arm of the service, the corrupt few, did not know appear to know who was calling the shots on high.
"Thanks for that Minister, how may I help?"
"We were very impressed with the performance of your ship .."
The PM wonders how can we might thank you for your most recent service?
Commander Storm thought for a moment ....
Galvanized into action and somewhat embarrassed at the recent North Sea and MOD revelations, the United Kingdom push the green hydrogen button in a big way. John negotiates H2 conversion grants for low income families, by lobbying Parliament, reported on as an important concession to drive blue growth, by Jill Bird, in her World News Roundup.
PROPOSED STORY MAP BY CHAPTER (90-110 pages) - ORDER CAN BE CHANGED: DRAFT SCREENPLAY
CHAPTER 1. PROTESTS - Peaceful North Sea oil pollution protestors are framed and imprisoned, by a corrupt judicial system.
CHAPTER 5. BBC WORLD SERVICE - Jill Bird reports Terramentals rig attacks, world shocked at pollution cover up. Charley Temple investigates.
CHAPTER 7. RADIATION ALERT - John & Dan twig radiation from HMS Neptune possible serious reactor damage. Must warn Terramentals.
CHAPTER 8. STEALTH MODE - Storm spots Astute sub, Swann in stealth mode, detected as John warns extremists of sub radiation leakage.
CHAPTER 9. CHANGE OF COURSE - Terramentals change course, heading for the Straits of Gibraltar. Not believing radiation warning.
CHAPTER 12. REACTOR LEAK - Terramentals realise John telling truth, as radiation rector damage detection system HMS Neptune triggers.
CHAPTER 13. RESCUE TOW - John rescues Terramentals. MI6 order Neptune sinking. MOD knew reactor dangerous, want evidence gone.
CHAPTER 14. LISBON PORT - Terramentals & Storm, shut Neptune's reactor. Tow, stricken submarine to Lisbon, prevent MI6 sinking evidence.
Disillusioned eco activists are imprisoned by the British, for peacefully protesting in London about unrealistically low fines for oil spills in the North Sea, demonstrating strictly in accordance with their Article 9 and 10 Human Rights. They are targeted by fossil fuel industry fraudsters, who bribe police officials and court judges to secure a conviction, with the backing of corrupt ministers of state who have undeclared personal investments in oil drilling companies: Amoco, BP, Shell, Total. That sets in motion a train of events, where, having been framed, the ever more determined environmentalists build a mini-sub, fast enough and especially equipped, to sink or capture Astute, Aukus and US Seawolf class submarines. Having captured HMS Neptune, the Terramentals torpedo a BP owned rig, also destroying two others (Shell), with the looming threat to target all 150 plus, operating in the North Sea. The oil producers are temporarily forced to shut down production, as a result of the significant media coverage and public outrage on realization of the pollution. The UN asks John Storm to provide a geodata survey on the environmental damage.
O P E R A T I O N N E P T U N E™
In this fictional story, the characters and events are the product of the author's imagination, save for real life character who it would not be appropriate to give fictitious names.
But even so, their actions are not those of the real characters, they portray in this original story.