Climate Change is a Threat that Dirty Oil/Coal does not want you to know about.
“Reposition Global Warming as Theory Rather than Fact”
It was a simple strategy of deception and it worked brilliantly!
The fact that we are still debating human’s influence on the climate 30 years later is exactly what they wanted.
They won, we lost, and our children, and our country, will suffer the consequences.
This goal of their strategy was to create an illusion of “doubt” about the cause of climate change in the mind of the public and policy makers and thus avoid any regulatory or competitive threats to their very, very profitable business model.
Oil companies knew this strategy of deception would work because the same strategy worked for tobacco companies for decades.
“Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the “body of fact” that exists in the mind of the general public.“
–Unnamed tobacco executive, Brown & Williamson (1969)
The doubt that was created about tobacco’s link to cancer helped to hold off meaningful regulation and taxation for a few decades, but eventually there were just too many dead or dying smokers and the ugly truth about cigarettes prevailed.
Oil companies have enjoyed similiar success through the means of deception, however, like tobacco, their time is up.
The climate system has already deteriorated considerably and it’s only going to get worse.
We CANNOT allow dirty oil and coal to continue to profit by polluting our atmosphere, wrecking the climate system and threatening our children’s future.
We have a civic and patriotic responsibility to our nation and a moral responsibility to our kids and theirs to protect them before it’s too late.
What should you do?
Start by educating yourself and watching “FRONTLINE: Climate of Doubt”
PBS airdate: Tuesday, 10/23 at 9 P.M. (check local listings)
Stay tuned to this Patch Blog for more information