Friday, April 24, 2009

industry is self-serving?

Well whaddaya know? The Global Climate Coalition, which despite the innocuous name worked for Big Oil and Big Coal and other industry to obfuscate and smother the discussion over the damage greenhouse gases are doing and the implications for climate and the future of human civilization, really DID know that they were full of shit on the science.

They really DID know - or at least were told by the scientists they employed who had not sold their souls - that “The scientific basis for the Greenhouse Effect and the potential impact of human emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2 on climate is well established and cannot be denied”. That was from an internal GCC report. Written in 1995.

And yet they denied and lied and blurred. All in the name of protecting profits and bonuses and the shareholder. Never mind the damage done to the human race and the unfortunate animals and plants that have to share the planet with us.

Can't we execute some of these people? Pour encourage les autres? Unfortunately I'm opposed to the death penalty, and technically they probably haven't committed a crime in the legal sense. But even more than spewing emissions, LYING about the science to try to prevent action to avoid or mitigate the extent of climate change approaches the level of crimes against humanity.



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