Balmy

“The heads of 10 major oil and gas companies have denied they are paying lip service to climate change initiatives while conducting business as usual. … Critics said the pledges by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative were little more than hot air.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/16/oil-companies-deny-that-joint-climate-pledge-is-lip-service)

Should we expect anything more from oil and gas than lip gloss and hot air?

“In their joint statement the 10 oil and gas company CEOs from the BG Group, BP, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil and Total, said: … ‘Over the coming years, we will collectively strengthen our actions and investments to contribute to reducing the GHG (greenhouse gas) intensity of the global energy mis.'”

Speaking of missing things, “oils” and “propane” rearrange to ‘oops near lip’.

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Crude Attempts

“Petty legal filings. Diversionary ballot measures. Counting abstentions as no votes. These are just some of the tactics U.S. oil companies used this spring to quash efforts by investors to win the right to nominate climate experts for board seats.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-climatechange-oilcompanies-governance-idUKKCN0P90DQ20150629)

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident – Arthur Schopenhauer

Welcome to stage 1.5 of Climate Change truth: ridiculous opposition.