“Fear And Loathing….”

Thursday and I would like to give my readers something to think about….even if it hurts.

Some give us the image of a dead burnt planet if things spiral out of control….while others, including myself, do not see the dire outcome….that all the chest thumping about nukes is just bolstering and bullying as a tool of control.

But while the media and the government has everyone worried about the use and result of nukes a story has been missed….that of the ‘carbon bomb’…..

The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows.

The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows.

The exclusive data shows these firms are in effect placing multibillion-dollar bets against humanity halting global heating. Their huge investments in new fossil fuel production could pay off only if countries fail to rapidly slash carbon emissions, which scientists say is vital.

The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile but extraordinarily profitable, particularly when prices are high, as they are at present. ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron have made almost $2tn in profits in the past three decades, while recent price rises led BP’s boss to describe the company as a “cash machine”.

The lure of colossal payouts in the years to come appears to be irresistible to the oil companies, despite the world’s climate scientists stating in February that further delay in cutting fossil fuel use would mean missing our last chance “to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all”. As the UN secretary general, António Guterres, warned world leaders in April: “Our addiction to fossil fuels is killing us.”

Details of the projects being planned are not easily accessible but an investigation published in the Guardian shows:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/may/11/fossil-fuel-carbon-bombs-climate-breakdown-oil-gas

May I suggest that we need to worry more about certainties than maybes….

This planet is dying and we worry more about something that will not effect us…..shows just how messed up the world’s mental capabilities truly are.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

8 thoughts on ““Fear And Loathing….”

  1. “May I suggest that we need to worry more about certainties than maybes….”

    “This planet is dying and we worry more about something that will not effect us…..shows just how messed up the world’s mental capabilities truly are.”

    Maybe it’s me chuckster, but you continue to write ambiguously, even your propaganda is nearly impossilbe ‘at times’, and ‘somewhat’ etc. For instance, which thing/s exactly are you referring to as a “certainty”,…a “dying planet”…due to fossil fuels? capitalism? the CIA sponsored climate wars, to melt the Arctic (and correct for the complete lies of recorded human history backwards (but not hardly forwards?)

    And do we really need to ‘”radically slash carbon emissions” if we’re actually entering a new ice age (you know, minus the CIA sponsored “climate change”)? Are you committed to hide behind that mask forever, or just until the entire population knows what time it is?

    1. What you are saying this we just keep pumping crap into the air and smile, right? If you do not see a problem then you never will The only impossible thing is your denial. Be well chuq

  2. Nobody is going to even try to do something about global warming until the ice sheet has already covered their properties and by that time it will be too ;late to do anything. In fact, given the intransigence of some of the fossil fuel hogs, it is already a few seconds before midnight on the climate doomsday clock but it is still time enough to betray Ukraine and force them to concede to Russian demands and forestall the atomic catastrophe for a few months or years before Russia becomes aggressive against someone else. Given the unreliable nature of the human psyche, the cataclysmic third world war is no longer an “If” but is now a definite “When.”

    1. Betray Ukraine…..sorry that I do not buy into….all that cash wasted could have done good things here….but not to worry China looms. chuq

      1. That would have made things worse…..the world was close then as well and any action would have made the decisions easier. chuq

  3. I’m going to be selfish here, but I will be dead before all this is a reality, and I really hope everyone left behind me can sort it out. I had my time, and my time is almost done. Sorry.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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