ExxonMobil Acknowledges the Reality of Man-Made Global Warming

Steve KinsmanStarred Page By Steve Kinsman, 4th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Privately, fossil fuel companies were acknowledging the truth of man-made climate change as far back as 1981, but now for the first time, a major energy company has publicly admitted that global warming is real.

ExxonMobil spills the beans

ExxonMobil is the first energy company to publicly declare the reality of man-made global warming. In a report to shareholders, the company outlines the truth of the matter and suggests the steps it is going to take to deal with it.

Quoting TECH NEWS, "Exxon Mobil acknowledged global warming for the first time ever in a new report released by the company. Still, the company reports that it will not stop selling fossil fuels in the near future, despite the damage to the environment.
 
The admission was made in a report to shareholders. This marks the first time a petroleum company has acknowledged man-made global warming.
 
'Exxon Mobil takes the risk of climate change seriously and continues to take meaningful steps to help address the risk and to ensure our facilities, operations and investments are managed with this risk in mind,' company officials wrote in the report."

Deniers die hard

Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, a candidate for president, continues to deny climate change, regardless of the evidence. He says science does not support the claims and he characterizes those who believe in climate change as "flat earthers." Nothing like calling the kettle black.

In fact, of the seventeen people who are running for the Republican presidential nomination, only three - Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham and Chris Christie - acknowledge climate change as real.

Meanwhile, in the American west....

wildfires are ravaging the countryside from Southern California to the northern reaches of Alaska. There has never been a year like this. Record-setting hot weather up and down the entire west coast of North America, coupled with an ongoing four-year long drought that sees no end in sight, has fueled gigantic conflagrations.

Elsewhere, India and Pakistan have seen heatwaves more intense and deadly than any on record.

Warmer temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have wreaked havoc, as sea lion pups starve because their food source has migrated north. In the Arctic, walruses beach themselves by the thousands because the ice that supports their fishing habits is gone.

Wake up, deniers. To continue in your blindness is at best, ignorance, and at worst, rank dishonesty.

Links: The Climate Deception Dossiers
Climate Change Will Cause Mass Migrations in America
Ignoring Climate Change, Humans Race Toward their own Destruction

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Ted Cruz photo from wikimedia commons
Temperature readings from news10.net

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Retired
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Very forthright ... and somber.
I've shared this everywhere that I could ... but I think you know how it is ... preaching to the choir.
Thanks for the effort, Steve.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Wise words of warning Steve .
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Retired
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Well ... it's an acceptance of what's happening in the real world I suppose. But note the Exxon report doesn't elaborate on the phrase "man made". Pity.

Clearly, Exxon acknowledges the problem but it has no plans to do anything constructive about it. Oh well, I guess it's yet another case of one step forward followed by one step back.

Neverheless, thanks for the heads-up Steve.

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author avatar vandana7
4th Aug 2015 (#)

I agree to this. But in another way, we all are indirectly responsible for global warming. We are willing to have more children, and children need to go to school, so we need those vehicles, and children need more toys, and clothes, and as they grow up, vehicles, etc. All these requires increase in production, and that means using more of fossil fuels. We want choice as well. Therefore, some companies earn profits, whereas others producing same product find no takers. We are also willing to change our cell phones, television sets, computers as fast as possible, to keep up with our peers. Even when such things are not really necessary. We all want large mansions, even though we are just two members. Blame it on marketing. In India, the large mansions leave no room for rain water to seep into the soil, and when I raised the issue with the builder, he said why do you need so much water? Right! They need more profit by building large homes with 10 percent profit on cost of every square foot. The balance sheet is all that the shareholder looks at. Once the house is handed over, who cares how things will be in future. The director I spoke to knew what I was getting at - he is highly educated man. It is unlikely that he did not know how real estate and false demand created by marketers affects the water resources. But he dare not agree. And all that cement, paint, steel that is used to create those large homes that are unlikely to be used fully, they too use energy sources, including fossil fuels. The materials have to be transported for creating large homes that are not going to be used completely. As yet, very difficult to drill common sense in folks out here. As I said before, marketing is the department that can be taken to task for creating demand for unnecessary things including larger homes.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Aug 2015 (#)

The big oil companies are fighting a losing battle anyway as the tipping point for renewable energy, especially solar, to become cheaper than fossil fuels is near. Saudi Arabia itself is seeing the writing on the wall loud and clear and are going to solar energy in a big way. These developments will make "business sense" to these behemoths to switch the energy mix for survival. Consumers will soon cut the umbilical chord with big utility companies.

The tide is turning for decentralizing energy grids towards micro that will enable many to become power producers too, sort of leading to an era of unlimited energy from clean sources.

The trend is clear and I can see the trickle turning into a flood already, thanks Steve - siva

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author avatar Shamarie
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing another excellent article on climate change, Steve! It is a blessing that ExxonMobil publicly declare the reality of man-made global warming. I hope that more people and industries recognized climate change as a serious issue and not an imagination.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Aug 2015 (#)

You will note that despite the overwhelming evidence for man-made climate change, and despite the fact that now ExxonMobile acknowledges that evidence as true, Wikinut writer LeRain continues to ignore that evidence - even though she has been made aware of it - and continues as well to perpetuate the fiction that it is not real and that the planet is actually cooling.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Aug 2015 (#)

i put this on my G+ and twitter...thanks so much dear Steve for this important message...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Thank you cnwriter.

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author avatar Kristy_Ambrose
4th Aug 2015 (#)

let me add my voice to the chorus thanking you for this important news, Steve. This should have been front page news everywhere.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Aug 2015 (#)

You won't hear about it in the mainstream media, that's for sure. Thanks for commenting Kristy.

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author avatar snerfu
5th Aug 2015 (#)

America is burning...don't know if you will get a President who will care about all this.
Surely, there are easy ways to end all this over consumption of fossil fuels and when you find the man who will implement them, we all will be saved.

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author avatar Retired
5th Aug 2015 (#)

I wonder if ExxonMobil will now cease funding the denial industry? If you investigate virtually any of the prime deniers (individuals and organisations) you will find that they have received money from Exxon Mobil and other "big oil" and/or "big coal" companies,

Did you know that one sixth of all the energy generated in the United States is used to cool buildings? One thing that Americans can do to reduce their carbon footprint is cut back on their air conditioning!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Aug 2015 (#)

I didn't know that fact about air conditioning.

I commented on LeRain's latest denial article that "Ted Cruz may not believe in global warming, but ExxonMobil does," and I referred her to the facts I reveal in this article. She deleted my comment.

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author avatar Retired
5th Aug 2015 (#)

I've been away from my computer for a few days (have just moved house) and so missed LeRain's latest. I'll have a dig and try to find it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Aug 2015 (#)

Be prepared to have her delete any comment you might make.

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author avatar Carol Roach
7th Aug 2015 (#)

the future is scary

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Aug 2015 (#)

Indeed it is. If the Republicans take the White House and control both houses of Congress, it will be game over for the environment.

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author avatar M G Singh
9th Aug 2015 (#)

Well Steve , the future is scary. I wonder if we have a solution. Perhaps the human race is signing its own death warrant.

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author avatar Ptrikha
7th Sep 2015 (#)

Yes looks like we are in for very grave times.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Aug 2015 (#)

Perhaps it is.

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