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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:01 PM

Exxon's CEO: Climate, energy fears overblown

Source: msnbc.com

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.

He highlighted that huge discoveries of oil and gas in North America have reversed a 20-year decline in U.S. oil production in recent years. He also trumpeted the global oil industry's ability to deliver fuels during a two-year period of dramatic uncertainty in the Middle East, the world's most important oil and gas-producing region.

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Reply Exxon's CEO: Climate, energy fears overblown (Original post)
IDemo Jun 2012 OP
arcane1 Jun 2012 #1
patrice Jun 2012 #2
XemaSab Jun 2012 #12
patrice Jun 2012 #16
AlbertCat Jun 2012 #13
patrice Jun 2012 #17
Botany Jun 2012 #3
pscot Jun 2012 #6
XemaSab Jun 2012 #11
OnyxCollie Jun 2012 #14
agent46 Jun 2012 #4
clang1 Jun 2012 #5
solarman350 Jun 2012 #7
NickB79 Jun 2012 #8
clang1 Jun 2012 #9
XemaSab Jun 2012 #10
Amonester Jun 2012 #15
damnedifIknow Jun 2012 #18
and-justice-for-all Jun 2012 #19
wordpix Jun 2012 #20

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:05 PM

1. Did he also mention that we have enough oil to last forever, no matter how much we grow?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:10 PM

2. And of course, his own "thinking" has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he can buy his way

out of whatever does happen. It is not necessary for him to be correct, so we should trust his opinion????

No necessity, no invention, just the same old cognitive ruts.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:34 PM

12. When shit gets real

The average Bubba with his still and his collection of deer rifles will be better off than Mr. CEO of Exxon.

Some of us have ancestors that survived the Highland Clearances *and* the Potato Famine.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:17 PM

16. And I know more than a few of them "Bubba"s. I call them family. :-)))

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

13. he can buy his way out of whatever does happen

He can buy his way outta Global Warming????

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:18 PM

17. You think there aren't wealthy investing in highly controlled habitats right this minute?

Whether it will work or not is another question.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:14 PM

3. " .... burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to adapt."

Last edited Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:41 AM - Edit history (1)



How much money does Rex Tillerson need? Glaciers are melting, sea levels
are rising, droughts are getting worse, 2,000 year old civilizations are going
under water, and our own pentagon is making plans for a world where global
warming has changed the game.

Mr. Tillerson is welcome to come to Ohio and debate Ohio State's Lonnie Thompson
(polar studies) about the climate.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. If you're willing to fuck a grizzly bear

you'll do fine.

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Response to pscot (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. ^^^Lulz^^^

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:57 PM

14. Sigh.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:17 PM

4. On what basis

am I supposed to believe anything these fuckers say?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

5. He is actually correct

 

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.


But this is not his concern. NOR that of the politicians. SO it is pointless to say by him. HE ONLY SAYS IT TO GET WHAT HE WANTS.
He knows this.

POLICIES must change...Then if he said this, I would believe he meant what he says. He misleads people.

MORE PROPAGANDA BY DECEPTION.

THEY ARE NOT OVERBLOWN:


Exxon's CEO: Climate, energy fears overblown


AND WE KNOW THIS.










Meanwhile.....The Progression continues.....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:58 PM

7. When the Lights Go Out for the Last Time...

 

Last edited Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:10 AM - Edit history (3)

I hope ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is on my "dance card."
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Now Rex, let's watch the Consequences of using your product:
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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:09 PM

8. Of course. And the fact that half the West is on fire

Kansas is hotter than Saudi Arabia, and the nation's corn crop is being destroyed as we speak due to a record-breaking heatwave are all just coincidences.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:12 PM

9. They know this as well as you do. They don't care.

 
















Meanwhile....The Progression continues......

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:29 PM

10. If I said exactly what I think about this

my posting privileges would be revoked.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:34 PM

15. "but said society will be able to adapt"

Which "society" can eat paper money?

Or gold?

Diamonds?

His?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:07 PM

18. Overblown?

June 28 News: Arctic Sea Ice Levels Reach Record Low In June

By Stephen Lacey on Jun 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

A round-up of the top climate and energy news.

Sea ice in the Arctic has melted faster this year than ever recorded before, according to the US government’s National Snow and Ice Data Centre

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/28/507805/arctic-sea-ice-levels-reach-record-low-in-june/

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:45 PM

19. Of course he is going to say that..

not surprised.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:14 PM

20. keep paying 15% income tax for XOM, Rex, and we'll see how far your lies can go

As long as he can get away with XOM's paying less tax than a school teacher, he knows these lies will be repeated by his puppets.

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