Thread regarding Chevron Corp. layoffs

Chevron Is Using Captain Planet and Batman Returns to Deflect Blame for Its Climate Denial

At first I thought this was a joke. It's not.

Some of the pop culture references contained in the brief are... pretty wild. There’s a cultural reference here for everyone. Did you like reading Calvin and Hobbes? There was a 1987 strip about climate change, so it’s not Chevron’s fault that the world kept using oil after that. A fan of the show Cheers? One character mentioned global warming in a joke in an episode in 1991, so don’t be mad at Chevron. Did you go see Prince of Tides, Batman Returns, and/or The American President when they were in theaters in the 90s? Those movies contained at least one reference to climate change, so clearly the world was paying attention to scientists’ warnings. Were you a 90s kid who watched The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, 90210, Frasier, Alf, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Planet, and/or Power Rangers? All those shows had a mention of global warming, so you really should have known better.

https://gizmodo.com/chevron-legal-defense-captain-planet-batman-climate-cha-1849535353

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Post ID: @OP+1iJQF5N8

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If it wasn't for deepwater and unconventionals, many conventional reservoir fields were in decline. So peak oil was a thing, but our industry evolved.

The ozone ho-e issue was resolved because the world came together to stop using ozone-depleting substances. Acid rain isn't as big of a problem in North America and Europe anymore because there was a decrease in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, mainly through the burning of coal.

Anyone who has spent time in the northern latitudes can tell you that glacial melt has increased.

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Post ID: @9fwx+1iJQF5N8

The docs released this week show that Shell and Esso, for all their faults, are light years ahead of us on climate work. We are playing catchup, as usual, wondering what in the heck is going on.

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Post ID: @2elh+1iJQF5N8

I guess the virtue signaling climate crisis shaming propaganda pushers have found us on the layoff.

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Post ID: @1eaz+1iJQF5N8

ironic so many focused on electric cars and 'warming up there', all the while, 'down here' goes to pot in lousy economy, more crime, and more 'warming' at ground level from big city decay and tent pollution...but oh yes, the biggest issue we have global warming! oh, ok...

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Post ID: @wrz+1iJQF5N8

I've been around for a while and this is what I can remember:
In the '60s, oil would be gone in 10 years
In the '70s, another ice age would happen in 10 years
In the '80s, acid rain would destroy all crops in 10 years
In the '90s, the ozone layer would be destroyed in 10 years
In the 2000s, all the glaciers would melt in 10 years
In the 2010s, the east and west coasts would be under water from rising sea levels in 10 years
None of this fear-mongering ever came true, BUT it did result in higher taxes every time. Wake up.

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Post ID: @uej+1iJQF5N8

"We thus conclude that the transition to clean energy business models is not occurring, since the magnitude of investments and actions does not match discourse," the researchers at Tohoku University and Kyoto University in Japan said.

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Post ID: @cay+1iJQF5N8

OP - so tell us when you sold your cars, stopped using natural gas to cook, turned off your water heater, rejected any and all goods at stores (shipped via fuel consuming trucks), ditto with every service industry. It is consumer demand from individuals like you that drives energy consumption and, huge surprise, there are companies that deliver energy supply. Have a good long look in the mirror and you will see whom is driving climate change.

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