Exxon Mobil CEO finally admitted the obvious ...
Tillerson said humans have long adapted to change, and governments should create policies to cope with the Earth's rising temperatures.
"Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around -- we'll adapt to that. It's an engineering problem and it has engineering solutions," Tillerson said in a presentation to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Exxon Mobil, once one of the staunchest critics of climate change research, has acknowledged under Tillerson's leadership that human-made emissions have contributed to altering the planet's climate. The company now supports taxing carbon emissions.
Of course, he's kind of clueless on the "engineering solutions" -- given the fact he's still hawking his wares to the poor parts of the planet:
[...] billions of people without access to energy would benefit from oil and gas supplies.Exxon CEO calls climate change engineering problem
"They'd love to burn fossil fuels because their quality of life would rise immeasurably," [CEO Rex Tillerson] said.
CEO: policy should focus on adapting to climate change
by Matt Daily, Reuters -- Jun 27, 2012
Apologies, if you already knew about this. I just heard about it for the first time, listening to Bill McKibben being interviewed on Up with Chris Hayes this morning.
Reality is really starting to hit home.
The Oil Obstructioneers must smell new profits, out there somewhere ...