Big Oil Takes a Little Step

On his always enlightening blog, Ottmar Liebert referenced an article on post-gazette.com where Kenneth Cohen, vice-president for public affairs at Exxon acknowledged that their views regading the degree to which fossil-fuel emissions are contributing to global warming are changing:

We know enough now […] that the risk is serious and action should be taken.

Sure, Big Oil is the master of PR spin and you’ve gotta wonder about their motives. But still, it’s hard not to get just a little excited that the daddy of all oil conglomerates — the largest company in the world, by revenue — is talking about alternative fuel sources like solar & wind power. It may only be a teensy, tentative step, but it does seem like a step in the right direction…

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