Originally Posted by dense
One minute "big oil" is the demon and can't be trusted, the next minute your hanging on their every word.
I've seen more flip flopping here today than I've seen in a long time.
So are shell part of the one world socialist conspiracy now?
'Big Oil' are following the gameplan that has been obvious from the start
1 deny there is any link
2 say that there might be some link but it needs more study
3. Say that there is a plausible link but we don't fully understand all of the causes of climate change, it's probably part of a natural cycle
4. Admit it is likely caused by humans but the rate of warming is being exaggerated
5. Admit that it is real and it is serious and they want to take measures to solve it, but we have plenty of time to adapt so there's no need to rush to regulate the industry
6. Admit that it is real and serious and we are under time constraints and that changes need to be made, but lobby for self regulation and pretend that they are already committed to change, while in reality trying to prevent meaningful action to phase out fossil fuels or enforce CCS regulations.
They are in phase 6 now, they will stay here for as long as they can while constantly lobbying and trying to water down any regulations that would affect their assets or their operating costs.