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Forum Post: A Most Excellent Campaign: Exxon Hates Your Children

Posted 2 months ago on April 30, 2014, 2:29 p.m. EST by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT
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Here's a commercial that should play all around the world:

Exxon Hates

It's really excellent and at only 31 seconds long represents a significant milestone in truth told with absolute brevity. I'm sure you will enjoy it - I know I did.



I think I've faithfully reproduced content from the Oil Change International webpage where they respond to the Exxon statement of March 2014, where Exxon claims they do not believe humanity has the will or commitment to reduce carbon emisions, either on time or on budget. It is short, and with such an important issue any and every incentive to click through simply must be employed.

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Exxon to World: Drop Dead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 31 March 2014

Contact: Steve Kretzmann, Oil Change International, | steve@priceofoil.org, 202-497-1033

  • Exxon to World: Drop Dead
  • Oil Company Believes World Will Fail To Limit Climate Change to Safe Levels

WASHINGTON, DC —ExxonMobil released its carbon asset risk reports on Monday, in response to investor demand.

“If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading these reports, let me offer you a shorter version: Exxon to World: Drop Dead,” said Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International.

Exxon’s report, “Energy and Carbon – Managing the Risks” flatly states “we do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon- based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed to meet this carbon budget”.

Oil Change International Executive Director Stephen Kretzmann’s responded with the following:

“ExxonMobil is saying it doesn’t believe governments will keep their internationally agreed commitments to limit climate change to safe levels. This should not come as any surprise. Of course they don’t believe governments are going to address climate change adequately — they are in fact betting billions on the failure of climate and clean energy policy. And they’re shoring up their bet by buying politicians and spending millions to sow doubt and promote inaction.

Still, these reports represent the beginning of the next phase of the climate fight. Exxon is no longer ignoring or denying climate science. Now it is denying that the American people and people around the world have the will and the power to change our futures and save our children.

They are wrong and we look forward to proving it to them.”

Together with the Other 98% and Environmental Action, Oil Change International runs the “Exxon Hates Your Children” campaign, targeting the billions in government subsidies Exxon and other fossil fuel companies receive each year. More can be found at http://exxonhatesyourchildren.com

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wheehaw



and what a truly excellent campaign.

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[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 months ago

Good Post----signed

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I absolutely luv that commercial. It's fantastic.

[-] 8 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

I agree - it should be shown 24/7/365 - PRIME TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 months ago

Hey DKA, Agree. Nice to see you.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Hey Nevada - I C U R keeping up the good fight.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

LoL! The sarcasm is so sharp with that 30 second spot that you could shave your face with it.

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Gotta love well placed sarcasm. Sides I could use some extra mileage on my razors!!!!

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I know this must seem radical to some, whether one regards it as embodying some degree of subtlety or not. The salient point is that we must begin to understand what exactly is happening if we are to have any chance whatever of impacting events in a positive way.

Global Warming no longer hovers in the wings, it looms over the entire stage.

The fossil fuel industry absolutely demands a business as usual attitude. They will do everything in their power, from raising prices to bribing authority to engineering accidents, to ensure that their industry dominates for the foreseeable future.

They have no plan to offset the increase in atmospheric carbon.

They have no plan to regulate the global mean temperature.

They are reckless in the extreme, and there is no amount of talking that will change that.

That's just the way it is. It's time to accept that, and plan accordingly.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

LoL! That commercial always makes me laugh!

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I just found a grass roots organization actively opposing KXL out of Nebraska.

http://www.boldnebraska.org/

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 months ago

Excellent-----Momentum Is Building

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I am really surprised there was no forum post on it before the protest. The protest is over now.

I find that both unfortunate, and very curious.

I am refering to the http://www.boldnebraska.org/ thing which is over now of course.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

It is not difficult to understand that the ceos and the cfos and all those who have made it their lives work to promote the fossil fuel industry as the fundamental component of the global energy equation - they will not let go of all they have built.

They will not. They will not relinquish their status or their position - much less the wealth that their position generates.

They will die first.

The very same thing may be said of all of those who have with tremendous patience hijacked our economy and subverted our political and our judicial systems of government. They will not let go of all they have worked so hard for so long with such patience to create. They will not.

They will die first.

This is a fact with which we must absolutely come to grips.

Those who have slaved for so long and so hard and sacrificed so much will not see all that they have built taken away. Not now. Not ever. Not for any reason.

They will die first.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact, and then we must decide how we will act.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact, and then we must decide

that we must act.

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© D. Winter April 30, 2014

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

“we do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon- based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed to meet this carbon budget”.

It is a bit jaw dropping to recognize that this is the position of the fossil fuel industry and that they are currently expending tremendous sums of money to ensure that this . . . goal . . . is achieved.

That is what it is - their goal. And firms like Goldman Sachs are in on it -- right up to their necks.

  • In November 2011, Goldman Sachs was listed as the number 11 top global financier of coal-fired power plants in a report complied by various environmental groups entitled, Bankrolling Climate Change: A Look into the Portfolios of the World's Largest Banks. The report noted that Goldman Sachs spent $5,392 million euros on coal plants around the world since 2005.[72]

  • Goldman Sachs is a major financier of new coal plant construction. New coal-fired power plants being funded by the company include:

a list of some 34 projects.

In my view then, it is not just Exxon that hates your kids. It is this entire network of alliance, this . . . this Kochtopus . . . that hates your kids.

I say hate'm right back.

With a vengeance.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

If you haven't seen the commercial, honestly it's well worth it. Only 30 seconds of your time, 30 seconds of such brutal honesty it will, I am sure, make you smile.

It does me.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

The whole idea behind

is almost, not quite but almost

as good as that little 30 second commercial . . .

[-] -2 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago