Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ConocoPhillips chair mocks clean energy advocates as “hydrocarbon deniers” « Climate Progress
Oil prices and profits are on the rise again. The anti-science disinformation campaign funded in large part by Big Oil [Hey Joe: for all the blogs in my blogroll put together, in your imagination, what is the total amount of annual funding?] is having unimaginable success. And the powerful minority of do-nothing ideologues appear to have the upper hand in the Senate.
[Greenwire] HOUSTON — Leaders of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies used their addresses at CERAWeek, a sprawling conference sponsored by energy analysis firm IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, to warn against unbridled optimism about wind and solar energy. Khalid Al-Falih, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, deemed overreliance on renewable power dangerous, while ConocoPhillips Chairman James Mulva employed sarcasm to compare renewable boosters to those who won’t acknowledge climate change.

“We must overcome the opposition of the ‘hydrocarbon deniers,’ “ Mulva said, playing off the term “climate deniers,” used to describe skeptics about climate science. Hydrocarbon deniers, he said, are those who “believe that renewable energy will quickly and easily replace hydrocarbons and cure all that ails us."
Developers Lament Loss of Federal Wind [Scam] Subsidies in Canada - Green Inc. Blog -
The decision not to maintain the program, which was launched in 2007, means that there will be no support for new wind energy projects built after March 2011.
Why It's Hard to Trust Global Warming Science | Exposing Climate Fraud
With billions of dollars in grants from the federal government alone invested in proving global warming, there’s more than enough motive to illicit the kind of deception we saw in the Climategate scandal.

At this point, I would be more inclined to believe a scientist who told me that frogs eat bananas, than I would one who told me that carbon emissions were having a dangerous effect on the earth. Why? Because there’s no money on the line for discovering banana-eating frogs. While the parameters of scientific reality in this debate have become unrecognizably marred, the effects of money and greed on humans, scientists included, have not.

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