Exxon CEO On The Reality Of Global Warming

Curious what goes through the mind of Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded oil company in the world, when he ponders the alteration of the earth’s climate by CO2 emissions? In a talk before the Council on Foreign Relations last week, Tillerson said that the earth is definitely becoming hot, but that he has no fear because “we’ll adapt”:

So I’m not disputing that increasing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere is going to have an impact. It’ll have a warming impact.

We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this. 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. And so I don’t — the fear factor that people want to throw out there to say, ‘We just have to stop this,’ I do not accept.

  • Audio7

    Thanks for these words of wisdom from CEO Rex. We proles will just have to adapt.  No reason to worry. 

    • Liam_McGonagle

      I’ve already started experimenting with some changes to my genome to optimize caloric expenditure.  All it takes is a little effort.

  • Anarchy Pony

    What a scum fucking piece of shit.

  • Some Like It Hot

     What a joke, what sort of adaptations do you suppose he’s talking about. Buying a beach house in the new Alaskan Caribbean. Or taking all those record profits and buy up all the release on the new coast lines of the world. I reiterate, what a joke.

  • Andrew

    I say we make him adapt.

    • Anarchy Pony

      I’d like to make him breath from a tailpipe for a while.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    most of the actions needed to change weather for the better
    are in the hands of corporations and governments
    and this guy is representative of that cabal
    the lead lemmings on a march to extinction

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-Webb/53801531 Kurt Webb

    That talk really says a lot, I would love to see Alex Jones go ape-shit after skimming through it.

  • charlieprimero

    Global Warming is real because the Council on Foreign Relations and the CEO of a mega-corporation always have humanity’s best interests at heart.

    Thanks for reminding us.

    • Andrew

      Wrong.  Global Warming is false because it would be inconvenient for my beliefs in absolute individual freedom and the reality of money.

  • razzlebathbone

    “We’ll adapt.”

    As in, we’ll grow new lungs that can breathe methane. Riiiiight.

    This is why we need to actually teach evolution in schools. It’s not like in the cartoons.