“Big oil already receives generous public subsidy to extract a resource we know we have to start leaving in the ground. It would be wrong for this same industry to be allowed to walk away from a situation that could create jobs and protect the marine environment we all rely on.” https://greens.scot/news/brent-platforms-warning-must-be-taken-seriously

The oil industry is notoriously slippery to pin down.


“…with the discovery of substantial new [oil] reserves 60 miles west of the Shetland Isles.
Hurricane Energy, which made the find, hopes to begin extraction of a projected one billion barrels of oil in 2019.” https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/10643/largest-undeveloped-oil-field-discovered-west-shetland-isles

The offshore energy company was named for the exciting new weather features it hopes to herald by liberating more fossil fuels.


“In the last decade, the share of renewables in the energy sector has doubled every 5.5 years. If doubling continues at this pace fossil fuels will exit the energy sector well before 2050.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/moores-law-carbon-would-defeat-global-warming

Double, double, oil in trouble; Fossils burn till carbon bubble.

Farcicological Dig

“All this nonsense is a substitute for a simple proposition: stop digging. There is only one form of carbon capture and storage that is scientifically proven, and which can be deployed immediately: leaving fossil fuels in the ground.” (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/27/fracking-digging-drilling-paris-agreement-fossil-fuels)

Hands up those government politicians who want to stop digging. You’ll have to stretch so I can see you above that hole you all seem to be in.


Coral “reefs can’t be made whole again: if they recover at all it will be slowly, and in the face of ongoing warming that seems unlikely. But at the very least, the nations that sustained this damage should be compensated. Exxon and its brethren made record profits in the last decades of denial and deceit; that money should rightfully go to pay for the damage it caused, and to build the energy systems that can power our lives without destruction.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/17/the-coral-die-off-crisis-is-a-climate-and-exxon-fired-the-gun)

If Exxon makes any reparations for knowing about global warming 40 years ago, quietly protecting its business infrastructure, while simultaneously funding climate denial groups, to protect its market, …it will be slowly, and in the face of ongoing warming that seems unlikely.


“‘Clexit’ (Climate Exit) has formed in an effort to similarly withdraw countries from the successful international climate treaty forged last year in Paris. … Clexit leaders are heavily involved in tobacco and fossil fuel-funded organizations, in what’s become known as ‘the web of denial.'” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/aug/08/rejection-of-experts-spreads-from-brexit-to-climate-change-with-clexit)

Clychosis – when thought and emotion about climate change become so distorted as to detach from reality.

Corporate Climate Change

“Exxon now insists it accepts climate science and doesn’t promote denial of the changes to the planet already under way.” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/13/climate-change-oil-industry-environment-warning-1968)

It does promote its products, however, which promote climate change.