29 Jun '12, 8pm

Exxon's CEO is Right, We Will Adapt to Climate Change

Exxon's CEO is Right, We Will Adapt to Climate Change

I'm a day late to this image above and the social media outrage around it, but I've been thinking, and unfortunately ExxonMobil's CEO is right. That's the unfashionable thing to say in green circles, but he is right. Humanity has spent its time on this planet adapting. Both adapting the world we inhabit to meet our needs, on various timescales and over various areas of the globe, as well as adapting to the local conditions under which we live. And, we will adapt to climate change. But nevertheless, the statement is obfuscation of the highest order; it is literally true but contextually entirely false. And it is there where it's deep insidiousness resides. How many humans the planet can support in a world that is 2°C, 3°C, 4-6°C warmer on average—with all the ecosystem, biodiversity, agricultural changes that brings—is a very much open question. The odds are solidly in favo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/exxons-ceo-right...

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