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Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault

By ThreeBays following x   2018 Mar 24, 1:29pm 1,904 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/22/17151532/climate-tutorial-san-francisco-oakland-lawsuits-judge-alsup-chevron-exxon

“Chevron accepts what the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has reached consensus on concerning science and climate change,” said Theodore Boutrous, who represents Chevron and is heading up the assorted legal team for the five oil companies that are defendants in this lawsuit. But, he said, that didn’t mean that a civil lawsuit was the right way to address climate change. “It’s a global issue that requires global action,” he said.

Over the course of two hours, Boutrous ran through the findings of the most recent IPCC report (released in 2013), acknowledging that global temperatures were rising due to carbon dioxide caused by human activity, that other factors were negligible, and that as a result, sea levels were rising. No time was given to any denials of climate science, with Boutrous sticking closely to the substance of the IPCC report. Even his attempt at implying that his client was not at fault was framed within the substance of the IPCC report; he said that the report never said “extraction or production” of oil was the cause of carbon dioxide emissions, but rather the “economic activity” that burned fossil fuels.
1   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2018 Mar 24, 1:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
he said that the report never said “extraction or production” of oil was the cause of carbon dioxide emissions, but rather the “economic activity” that burned fossil fuels.


For this line of defense to work he must agree with the report, duh.
2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (37)   2018 Mar 24, 3:19pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Taxation caused people to believe hoaxes like climate change and Chevron is ready to receive the abatement and rebate from the past 100 years of senseless illegal taxation without further compensation as an act of selfless Patriotism.
3   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Mar 24, 7:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If I was a dictator, I would increase the cost of gas to $9.99 per gallon.
4   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Mar 24, 7:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We don’t have an alternative source at the moment that will replace fuel.

Once that happens, gas will go away just like whale oil did.

Strategist says
If I was a dictator, I would increase the cost of gas to $9.99 per gallon.
5   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 24, 8:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He's not denying it because it is irrelevant to the basis of his arguments, so it really doesn't matter to concede a toothless point to gain the upper hand in the important point.
6   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Mar 24, 8:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
We don’t have an alternative source at the moment that will replace fuel.

Once that happens, gas will go away just like whale oil did.

Strategist says
If I was a dictator, I would increase the cost of gas to $9.99 per gallon.


You are right, I just want to bring about the change sooner. I hate breathing smog.
7   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (37)   2018 Mar 24, 9:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gasoline should be served with school lunches instead of milk because MAGA!

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