Saturday, June 30, 2012


From Crooks and Liars:

ExxonMobil CEO: Fears About Climate Change Are No Big Deal, You're Just Stupid

Who are you gonna believe, him or your lying eyes? I feel so much better now, don't you?

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.

In a speech Wednesday, Tillerson acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to adapt. The risks of oil and gas drilling are well understood and can be mitigated, he said. And dependence on other nations for oil is not a concern as long as access to supply is certain, he said.

Tillerson blamed a public that is "illiterate" in science and math, a "lazy" press, and advocacy groups that "manufacture fear" for energy misconceptions in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
More here.

So the good news is that Exxon, one of the biggest purveyors of the CO2 emissions that are making global warming happen, now acknowledges that global warming exists and that it is man made. The bad news is that they're insisting we can easily deal with it. And that people are too fucking stupid to understand that.

Of course, as the C&L post heavily suggests with a short list of recent global warming associated disasters, we're actually doing an awful job of adapting to it, and there appears to be no hope for a smooth transition into the new warmer era on the horizon. That is, floods, hyper bizarre weather, droughts, all that shit, continue to pick up their already quick pace, and not only are people's lives being wildly disrupted, people are also dying.

So who's too fucking stupid to deal with it? The human race will die of its own self-imposed ignorance. Probably sooner than later.