31 Jul '14, 6pm

HELLO IRONY! Oil refinery asks gov't to protect it from rising seas @kuminaidoo @LeilaniMunter htt…

I pointed out last week that the major oil companies are actually much more willing than Republican politicians to admit the reality of climate change. I offered a few explanations as to why, but left out an important one: If you’re in business, you simply cannot afford to ignore the effects of climate change. The oil industry in particular builds expensive infrastructure, and its scientists and engineers use the best available science to design, situate, and manage that infrastructure. After all, you cannot make smart plans to exploit newly accessible Arctic oil if you don’t admit that the polar ice cap is melting. Here’s an ironic case in point, via the Sierra Club’s blog : An oil refinery in Delaware is asking taxpayers to pay for protecting it from rising sea levels. The refinery is on the waterfront, and rising tides and extreme storms could threaten it. The federal C...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/oil-refinery-threatened-b...

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