Washington Post Is Super Excited That Even Companies Are Calling For Action On Hotcoldwetdry

And they want Republicans to take note. But, right off the bat, can anyone think of a reason why companies would pimp ‘climate change’? This is from the Editorial Board, which still refuses to demand that the WP stop using fossil fuels to conduct their business

Wake up, Republicans. Even corporations are calling for action on climate change.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S global-warming denial is becoming the fringe view it always deserved to be. It is not just environmentalists who want to move on climate change. Big corporations — even oil companies — are increasingly calling for action, too.

Declaring that “climate change is a major threat to the U.S. economy,” a group of chief executives on Wednesday teamed up with several prominent environmental groups to call on President Trump and Congress to “put in place a long-term federal policy as soon as possible to protect against the worst impacts.” The group, called the CEO Climate Dialogue, endorsed cutting the country’s planet-warming greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050. That goal is too modest; the United Nations warns that world governments must get to net-zero emissions by mid-century. But just reaching the 80 percent goal would require a huge transformation in the U.S. economy — and also on the part of some of the big companies calling for it. These include BP, Royal Dutch Shell, DuPont, Dominion Energy and Ford. (snip)

This trend is explainable in part because the science — and therefore the need to act — is increasingly undeniable. But it is also in the long-term interest of major corporations to plan for the inevitable transition to come. Addressing global warming can be an orderly, careful process, or it can be an expensive emergency effort thrown together once the consequences start getting really dire — when time will be short and options few. “Business needs and supports predictable and effective climate policies including an economy-wide price on carbon,” the group said. That is the right policy. These companies can prove their sincerity by throwing their lobbying power behind it — not just issuing statements.

Pretending to be believers in ‘climate change’ and calling for action is all about …… $$$$$. Why would Ford really care? They’re doing away with almost all of their sedan lines, focusing almost exclusively on SUVs and pickup trucks, not exactly known for great gas mileage. Dominion Energy sees a way to get some good press and to make some extra money, especially if they can get some sweet, sweet taxpayer funds from government. Fossil fuels companies are just looking for ways to diversify their portfolios, along with some good will from idiots like on the WP Editorial Board, while continuing to do exactly what they’ve always done.

Seriously, every once in a while I slap a ‘climate change’ theme up on Cafe Press and pimp it, making some extra cash. Why wouldn’t companies, whose job is to make money, patronize Warmists to do just that?

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7 Responses to “Washington Post Is Super Excited That Even Companies Are Calling For Action On Hotcoldwetdry”

  1. Kye says:

    The very first line of this silly article belies the entire agenda: politics not science. The WP editorial board immediately goes on the attack with “THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S global-warming denial is becoming the fringe view it always deserved to be.” which is totally 100% a lie, untrue, false. I don’t know anyone who has “global warming denial” unless skepticism regarding “man-made”, faked models, fudged numbers and phony statistics along with some silly notion that a “consensus” represents an actual scientific opinion is considered “denial”. In fact every conservative I know and even those Republicans (who BTW are no longer conservative) agree there is climate change. We disagree about the amount caused by humans, our ability or even need to correct it without pissing away trillions on silly ideas (like Solendra). Once the left settles down, stops using global warming as a “virtue club” to beat everyone who won’t fall in line over the head and pursues an intelligent investigation with an open mind we can approach the subject. Until then we are not moved by emotional threats, prognostications or attempts at belittling. Save that for the ten year olds.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Republican Party denies that humans burning fossil fuels is causing the rapid warming of Earth. For years, every major scientific body, every government, every major religion, most major corporations have understood what’s happening. But since 2008, not the GOP!

      And the Republican Party has taken control of America in a slow motion coup using state level gerrymandering, voter suppression and frankly, the clueless naïvete of the Dems. It’s how a state can have more total votes cast for Dems but end up with more Repubs than Dem reps! This is how a minority can rule a majority. And the Repubs did it all out in the open! And it was pure political genius, working from the ground up over decades.

      Besides ignoring global warming, they’re in a position to start carving into women’s rights, religious freedoms, freedom of speech, environment, worker rights/safety, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and especially make America the plutocracy that the rich can be proud of!

  2. Professor Hale says:

    “This trend is explainable in part because the science…”

    The “trend” is entirely explainable by the method used to appoint board members. They are people who are connected. Connected people tend to be liberal. Even if they don’t personally believe in Climate nonsense, they have learned to pretend that they do for reasons of domestic harmony. Liberal board members have a long history of using corporate resources to fund their personal charities (wealth transfer from stockholders to friends of the board members). There is nothing “new” about this at all.

  3. CC says:

    “Huge transformation of the US economy”, ie; rob US f_____g blind.

  4. Jl says:

    The Republican Party ignores that humans burning fossil fuels is causing the rapid warming of the earth because burning fossil fuels isn’t causing a rapid warming of the earth. And like most alarmists, J doesn’t realize he would only half way home even if his “warming rapidly” were true. It’s the alleged effects of warming, not the warming.

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