Economics, Global Warming/Climate Change — by Steve Kretzmann December 6, 2012
Exxon hates your children. Yes, that’s what I said, and no, I’m not kidding.
The truth is, if you judge Exxon and other fossil fuel companies not by the words on their press releases, but by their actions and predictable consequences, Exxon really must hate your children.
Exxon and all other oil, gas and coal companies, are actively seeking and profiting from finding more fossil fuels every day – despite the fact that even the normally conservative International Energy Agency says that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must keep two thirds of those fossil fuels we have already found in the ground.(1) Superstorm Sandy and a thousand other recent unusual weather events make the point that scientists already agree on – climate change is real, happening, and getting worse.
Congress is debating – right now – whether or not to keep funding climate change by subsidizing Big Oil, Gas and Coal. That debate is being fueled by politicians on the take from the fossil fuel industry, and millions of dollars spent on advertising by the American Petroleum Institute in just the last few weeks.
So, working with our great friends and allies at the Other 98%, we decided to make an ad of our own. Check it out at top.
But we need your help to get this ad on the air. As you know, while we don’t have the money to compete with the oil industry, we do have the many of you. And we are betting on you.
So please watch the ad, tell at least five of your friends about it, and help us get it on the air.
The time is now to start cutting away at these subsidies. The ongoing “fiscal cliff” negotiations are one of our biggest chances to start eliminating these wasteful, climate-destroying handouts. If we expect to answer the challenge of our generation and solve climate change, the first thing we need to do is stop using our tax dollars to support it.
Thank you so much.
- For more info on the recent research from the International Energy Agency, go here: http://priceofoil.org/2012/11/12/iea-acknowledges-fossil-fuel-reserves-climate-crunch/
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