Climate change and Big Oil

When climate change activists launch their regular assaults on sceptics they often claim the sceptics are funded by big corporations with vested interests in promoting fossil fuel use.  They mean ‘Big Oil’.  They suggest that huge sums are diverted to sceptics to help them sow confusion and spread misinformation.

But as with so many of the claims made by the climate change activists who argue that mankind’s CO2 emissions are cooking the planet, the truth is very different.  Big Oil isn’t on the side of the sceptics.  Big Oil is on the side of the warmists in this debate.  If you want proof of how these supposed sworn enemies are actually working hand in glove with one another, Canada’s National Post very kindly published it back in January:

“The debate about climate change is over and we need to take action,” says Gerry Ertel, Shell Canada’s climate change expert.

Maybe this is an error of some kind?  No, it seems there’s more…

As for Shell, he’s proud that his company acknowledged the reality of climate change many years ago, and has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars on measures such as reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, increasing energy efficiency and working with governments.

It looks pretty clear that Shell is part of the ‘consensus’.  Now, why could that be?  Like so many big global corporations, Shell would not seem to have much in common with environmental activists and global warming campaigners.  There has to be some reason why Shell is so committed to reducing the emissions released by the very product they go out of their way to sell.  We don’t have to read too much futher to see what the motivation is:

Cap and trade is one of the five essential actions needed by Canada and the world to forestall the worst effects of increasing global temperatures caused by CO2 emissions, Ertel says.

Good old emissions trading.  The path from thin air to incredible riches.  While Ertel argues that cap and trade sets a firm greenhouse gas reduction, and that the market figures out the most cost-effective way to get there, the fact is the number of credits available means companies like Shell can actually emit more CO2 and sell credits to make extra cash on the side.  Governments know this, the IPCC knows this and the corporates certainly know this.

That’s why all the agreements that are made at soirees like Copenhagen are all about money and how business can cash in, and nothing to do with actions mankind can supposedly effect to stop the climate from changing.  The climate is not an issue, it’s just the contrived excuse that’s used to enable corporations to enrich themselves at the expense of taxpayers and consumers.  That’s why claims that Big Oil (to use the main example) is behind the sceptics are complete rubbish.  It’s simply not in Big Oil’s interest for this money train to come to an end.  In fact Big Oil’s interest is in more flawed science, scaremongering projections and international agreements to come to pass, because there is big money to be made from this carefully crafted international ponzi scheme.

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6 Responses to “Climate change and Big Oil”


  1. 1 DP111 02/02/2010 at 12:35 pm

    The big energy companies will also be responsible for collecting climate change levies from people via their utility bills. They will of course impose a 10% adminstrative charge for this. As trhw orek involves nothing but a simople change in code on the computer, they stand to gain tens of billions for no out;ay in energy or work. this is free money lifted out of the pockets of ordinary people.

    1. Scientists involved in this fraud must be dosnmissed

    2. Big companies involved in this fraud should be fined

    3. Politicians, who were the main agents of setting up the IPCC, and taxation programs based on the AGW fraud, should be tried for fraud, and hopefully, jailed.

  2. 2 DP111 02/02/2010 at 12:38 pm

    The big energy companies will also be responsible for collecting climate change levies from people via their utility bills. They will of course impose a 10% administrative charge for this. As the work involves nothing but a simple change in code on the computer, they stand to gain tens of billions for no out;ay in energy or work. this is free money lifted out of the pockets of ordinary people.

    1. Scientists involved in this fraud should be dismissed

    2. Big companies involved in this fraud should be brought to book in the courts, and hopefully, fined.

    3. Politicians, who were the main agents of setting up the IPCC, and taxation programs based on the AGW fraud, should be tried for fraud, and hopefully, jailed.

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    please ignore the previous comment.

  3. 3 DP111 02/02/2010 at 12:51 pm

    The AGW scam was an all governments initiated taxation scheme, via the IPCC – a specifically created UN agency, to rip off hundreds of billions from the taxpayer. So far though, it is the scientists who are being criticised, but they are bit players in this scam. “Scientists” whose jobs and promotion depended on getting grant money, could be easily bought off to provide the required answers. The money in grants allocations to scientists is worth less then peanut shells compared to what governments and big business planned to pocket from general taxation on energy, and further hidden levies on all energy usage on petrol diesel, gas and electricity.

    Every aspect of the economy – industry, agriculture, and transport would have been hit by the one the cleverest scams in all history. No wonder all governments, particularly our PM Brown (a Tax and Spend politician) , were so keen on AGW. Then there is the Futures trading market on energy, CO2, carbon, and a stock exchange to trade specifically on these. All Big business – oil and gas interests, banks, merchant banks, and financial houses, all support the AGW scam. As for the Oil and gas interests, they would continue to make their usual profits from the sale of energy, which is fair, but under the AGW scam, they would also be the main agents in the trade of CO2, and the collection of government/EU levies on energy usage– pure profit with no additional outlay.

    All people involved in this scam should be punished – big fines and substantial jail terms.

  4. 4 Eric Jones 15/02/2010 at 2:03 pm

    Excellent !!

    I have a very comprehensive page of links showing the history of carbon trading, starting with its inception by Enron and BP at a White House meeting in 1997.

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/sealed/gw/business.htm

    Shell sponsored all Guardian green blogs, including Monbiot’s for months up to Copenhagen.


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