Climate Change is Real, So What? Look for More of This Spin
July 30, 2012
We know that people in industry have understood the science for a long time. The old “Global Climate Coalition” of the 1990s fell apart as the science became clearer on the human causes. No serious company wants to look like idiots in the face of settled science. In light of this week’s admission by the Oil funded BEST project that climate change is real and humans are causing it, watch for repositioning on the corporate side of the denial camp. Tillerson rolled out this no-doubt focus-grouped response at a recent meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Look for this as the template for future climate discussions.
The gist, -
“Yeah, its warming.
We’ve always said it was warming.
We’re doing it.
We’ve always said we were doing it.
We’re well briefed on the science.
We’re going to keep doing it, so we hope those climate models are wrong.
If the models are right, I’m sure the little people will adapt.
I’ll be dead, and my kids will be in gated communities at a comfortable latitude.
We produce oil/coal/gas because, like Jesus, we love all the little people in all their diversity.
In half a million years, it will all be fine.