Rex Tillerson: Yeah. It's Real. We Did it. You're Eff'ed Anyway, So Who Cares?

February 5, 2020

Stages of Climate Denial:

• There is no climate change.
• OK, It’s changing but it’s not human caused.
• OK, there are human causes, but we don’t know how much.
• OK, It’s human caused, but we can’t do anything about it.
• OK, Y’all are eff’d, along with your children, but I got mine, so go to hell.

Come to think of it, it’s kind of the same approach climate deniers have taken to Donald Trump’s Treason.
Hell yeah, he did it, but we can’t do anything about it..

Dallas Morning News:

Rex Tillerson, the former Secretary of State under President Donald Trump and ex-chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp., told an industry conference in Houston that he questions whether there is anything humans can do to combat climate change.

“With respect to our ability to influence it, I think that’s still an open question,” Tillerson said Tuesday at the Argus Americas Crude Summit. “Our belief in the ability to influence it is based upon some very, very complicated climate models that have very wide outcomes.”

Tillerson’s comments stand in stark contrast to the scientific consensus that cutting emissions can help slow humanity’s contribution to global warming. The remarks come less than a month after New York’s attorney general said she wouldn’t appeal a court ruling rejecting the state’s claim that Exxon misled investors for years about its internal planning for risks associated with climate change.

Exxon doesn’t dispute that its operations produce greenhouse gases or that greenhouse gases contribute to climate change, according to court documents from that case.

Tillerson said Tuesday that he’s long taken the view that climate change “is a very serious matter.” Scientists should be allowed to continue their work on global warming without fear that their funding will be cut off if they come to “the wrong conclusion,” he said.

He went on to say that the goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) is “fine,” but that modeling the impact of certain mitigation efforts on temperatures is more complicated.

“Whether or not anything we do will ultimately influence it remains to be seen,” he said in response to a question on rising concern about climate change. “One day we’ll know the answer to that, but our ability to predict the answer to that is quite complicated.”

2 Responses to “Rex Tillerson: Yeah. It's Real. We Did it. You're Eff'ed Anyway, So Who Cares?”

  1. Martin Odoni Says:

    Give Richard Muller his due, he can admit when he was hopelessly, embarrassingly, unfeasibly wrong.

  2. Gingerbaker Says:

    “Tillerson said Tuesday that he’s long taken the view that climate change “is a very serious matter.” ”

    So serious, in fact, that Tillerson HIMSELF authorized Exxon to secretly fund hundreds of millions of dollars worth of propaganda and influence-peddling to poison the well and delay by decades humanity’s response to this problem which will murder millions if not billions of people.

    This scoundrel has so much blood on his hands he will never wash it off. If there were true justice in this world, this monster would have his head on a pike.


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