How ‘Low Carbon’ Energy Became the New ‘Low Tar’ Cigarette | The Smirking Chimp

Why Morrison and Taylor talk is BULLSHIT

his rebrand was so consistent that ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods, Chevron CEO Michael Wirth, Shell Oil President Gretchen Watkins, BP America CEO David Lawler, and American Petroleum Institute President Mike Sommers all touted their commitment to a “low carbon” or “lower carbon” future in their scripted opening statements. And what are these low carbon solutions? Largely natural gas, which as science has repeatedly shown, is roughly as bad for the climate as coal when methane leaks and total emissions are added to the equation. Natural gas is so problematic that to meet the 1.5 C Paris goal, production will have to decline 3 percent per year to 2030, starting last year.

If there is one lesson to be learned from these executives, it is that their climate pledges depend almost entirely on convincing members of Congress that they are doing something that they are clearly not doing: significantly reducing emissions from their products over the next ten years.

Enter natural gas, the “low tar” cigarette of fossil fuels.

Source: How ‘Low Carbon’ Energy Became the New ‘Low Tar’ Cigarette | The Smirking Chimp

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