Oil Companies Say Climate Change is Real, Why Don’t You?

A new commercial from Exxon Mobile reveals that they are producing a new biofuel that’s made from algae. Its more efficient to produce than fuel from sugar, or corn. They claim this new biofuel will also contribute to lowering greenhouse emissions. Here’s a quote straight from their CEO Darren Woods

“We have a longstanding commitment to improve efficiency and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions,”

Here’s an excerpt straight from their website:

“ExxonMobil invests in lower-emission energy solutions such as cogeneration, flare reduction, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon capture and storage and other technologies.”

Wasn’t global warming supposed to be a hoax? Seems like they’re admitting the climate scientists are correct. On top of that, since 2000, they’ve spent $9 billion on “lower-emission energy solutions.”

Like most people, I don’t pretend to know the science about climate change, and to be honest, you don’t need to know much about science to see that Climate Change is real on some level. Oil companies are admitting it right in front of our faces. Isn’t their commitment to lowering green house gas emissions somehow an admission that green house gasses are harmful to the environment?

In 2017 the cities of San Francisco and Oakland filed a public nuisance lawsuit against a multitude of energy companies including BP, Exxon Mobile, Shell, and Chevron. To argue the case, the Californian cities brought three distinguished climate scientists to the stand. The energy companies, however, couldn’t find a scientist to lie under oath about climate science, so they had a lawyer from Chevron argue the case.

What’s even more surprising is that Chevron readily admitted during the case that climate change is real, and caused by humans. The courts ended up dropping the suit because they couldn’t link global warming directly to any one specific company or group of companies.  

Leaked documents reveal that Exxon and Shell have been worried about climate change since the 1980s. Internal documents revealed that their models predicted that the earths temperature would rise 2 degrees by 2060. In 1988 Shell had an internal report about all of the adverse environmental effects of climate change. The internal reports were exposed by a Dutch news company. Nobody is questioning the validity of those reports.

Corporate politicians are lying to our faces when they question the possibility of climate change. If the energy sector as a whole is saying climate change is real, then who are we to say their wrong. They say its real….. so why don’t you?

Chris Weber

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