According to Rex, we iz soooo dumb.
“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.”
“The industry’s biggest challenge, he said, is “taking an illiterate public and try to help them understand why we can manage these risks.”
Tillerson acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to adapt.
Update: I need to rant about this a little more.
Rex says that industry can mi-ti-gate the damage.
Let’s take a very quick look at how they are doing on that miti-GATE-ing and what they expect your children to adapt to:
- See the first Keystone spill and another similar spill, Part 1 has been posted here today. All three parts are available today as an e-book on Amazon.
This land is still barren today – I guess they forgot to mitigate that.
- Wonder when they plan to start that mitigating magic here: Legacy of UT’s oil wealth: a denuded landscape Decades after production began, saltwater contamination continues to poison West Texas land.
- Methane seeping up underground pathways caused concentrated plumes of gas in the air in Bradford County where the state and a natural gas drilling company are investigating the cause of stray methane bubbling in streams and water wells…
- Pennsylvania’s ‘reindustrailization’ will take a toll on health
- The Colorado wildfires have forced more than 32000 people to evacuate the region as smoke engulfed the area
- In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Now the state has to make some hard choices about how to prepare for future droughts and water shortages as its population and water demand grows.
- The Duluth area is in the midst of the worst flash-flood to hit the North Shore in at least 40 years. In fact, it may be the worst flash-flood the area has ever seen. PHOTOS
- Dying trees in Southwest set stage for erosion, water loss in Colorado River
- Adapt to not eating. Farmers are canceling their fall crops because they don’t have enough irrigation rights to make it through the season. But there is plenty of water for fracking.
to be continued… Please add your links in the comments.
This is why YOU MUST JOIN US IN DC 7.28.12 TO STOP THE FRACK ATTACK and let our Congress know that we want clean energy TODAY.