Monday, November 27, 2006

Hofmeister quote: Shell and Climate Change

A quick post with a quick quote:

Even right-wingers will have difficulty dismissing the likes of Shell Oil executive John Hofmeister, who was quoted at a National Press Club function saying:

"We have to deal with greenhouse gases. From Shell's point of view, the debate is over. When 98 percent of scientists agree, who is Shell to say, 'Let's debate the science'?"

Hat-tip Gristmill, Climate change deniers irrelevant.


This quote is from a Washington Post article - Energy Firms Come to Terms With Climate Change.

In a follow up to my post on the launch of the Inconvenient Truth DVD comes the news that:
Exxon Mobil Corp., the highest-profile corporate skeptic about global warming, said in September that it was considering ending its funding of a think tank that has sought to cast doubts on climate change. And on Nov. 2, the company announced that it will contribute more than $1.25 million to a European Union study on how to store carbon dioxide in natural gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea, Algeria and Germany.

Perhaps, if the paymasters have stopped paying, then some climate change skeptic journalists will soon have to start writing about something else after all .

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