Friday, January 19, 2007

Blue Chips Turn Green

What to Alcoa, BP, DuPont and the Caterpillar corporation have in common with the Natural Resources Defence Council and Environmental Defense? They all have grasped the reality of global warming and they all want their United States government to get serious about it.

This coalition of the willing and determined are calling on president George Bush for "...swift federal action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and speeding the adoption of climate-friendly technology".

From The Independent:

"The age of global warming denial, meanwhile, also appears to be drawing to a close. Exxon Mobil, the world's largest oil company, has cut its funding to groups who argue global warming is a hoax, and is now working to develop strategies it can accept for emissions reduction.

"That's a huge change from just a few months ago, when Exxon Mobil's chief executive, Lee Raymond, arguably the world's most prominent global warming sceptic, was still at the helm, and the Senate Energy Committee was headed by the Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, who made it his business to dismiss scientific opinion on climate change as a conspiracy.

"The biggest hold-out against radical policy change is probably the Bush White House. Aides to the President have indicated his State of the Union speech will include some provisions on energy, notably championing the use of ethanol-based fuels. The administration remains opposed, however, to any mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions."

Now, for all the enlightened flat-earthers who get their environmental insights from NewsMax and FOX, the science has won out, live with it. Stop eating that stuff Charlie, it's horse shit.

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