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Unfortunately we live in a world run by people who think physics is negotiable, that we can do a deal with the laws of nature. So buckle up.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 05:18:23 AM EST
Or they do not believe harshness of physics even if it is about to hit the planet ruthlessly. It will be the fault of liberals not believing in God and free markets!
by das monde on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 05:39:13 AM EST
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Or ... they know they have unlimited resources to utilize regardless of the catastrophe and it's the 99.99 % who will suffer.

ALL grovel before the GREATNESS of EMPEROR TRUMP! 😝
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 27th, 2016 at 11:40:36 AM EST
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I had a chance to ask former CEO of BP, John Browne, about how much has to be left in the ground.  He seemed to believe that if we left the coal in the ground that would take care of the problem.  But then, he's an oil and gas man.

The 1% may believe that they have the resources to the weather the Long Storms of climate change but I suspect they are stupidly overconfident and arrogant to a fault.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Fri May 27th, 2016 at 03:19:32 PM EST
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"The 1% may believe that they have the resources to the weather the Long Storms of climate change but I suspect they are stupidly overconfident and arrogant to a fault."

Part of the job description.

ALL grovel before the GREATNESS of EMPEROR TRUMP! 😝

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 27th, 2016 at 04:37:44 PM EST
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Had an oil and gas man ever opined that 40% of reserves would have to be left in the ground to save the climate he would NEVER have become CEO. He would probably be lucky to keep whatever job he had.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere." (But it helps!)
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 27th, 2016 at 05:56:55 PM EST
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John Browne was forced out of BP before the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico uncontrolled gusher.  He hasn't been a CEO for years.  At this point, he could say whatever he wants to but I guess he doesn't want to confront the possibility of stranded assents of in gas and oil.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Sat May 28th, 2016 at 04:47:48 PM EST
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If Emperor Trump starts fucking with our water policy, that will be real fun !!  😡

ALL grovel before the GREATNESS of EMPEROR TRUMP! 😝
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat May 28th, 2016 at 08:18:42 AM EST
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... it probably would, because while the oil reserves are mindblowingly huge, most of that oil will price itself out of the market compared to electric transport soon enough. That just leaves gas, and I don't think there is enough cheap gas to matter either.
by Thomas on Sun Jun 12th, 2016 at 06:38:26 AM EST
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