I feel so much better now, don’t you?

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.

In a speech Wednesday, Tillerson acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to adapt. The risks of oil and gas drilling are well understood and can be mitigated, he said. And dependence on other nations for oil is not a concern as long as access to supply is certain, he said.

Tillerson blamed a public that is “illiterate” in science and math, a “lazy” press, and advocacy groups that “manufacture fear” for energy misconceptions in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.

3 thoughts on “Reassurance

  1. Tillerson’s comments? Wow. Just wow. The breathtaking arrogance. The sweeping hubris. Reminds me of hiking through fairly ordinary flat desert and then finding myself on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Only not so beautiful.

    BP is a good example of how well the risks of oil drilling are understood. The people evacuating ahead of the Colorado wildfires in 100F heat are probably relieved to hear Tillerson can control the climate. And those 99% of climate scientists whose hair is on fire because of global warming (including 100% of the ones not in the pay of Big Oil)? I’m sure they’re scurrying to hit the books now that they know they don’t understand science.

  2. Smoking cigarettes isn’t bad for your health according to the cigarette manufactures. As Bob Dylan once said, “I don’t believe you.”

  3. This must be the new acceptable talking point to use against taking any action on climate change. Yeah, hey, there’s some change from whatever, human, sun spots, whatev’, but…we can handle it in the future.

    Which is completely wrong, but will work on the usual human tendency to put things off. And will keep the status quo for profit making by Big Energy.

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