If Revkin's assumptions are correct, this seemed to imply that the oil industry not only has reason to deny that the consumption of oil from current repositories contributes to global warming, but the oil industry also has reason to promote more global warming to create a better opportunity to obtain oil from the oil repository in the Arctic.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
More Incentives for GW
Andrew Revkin of the NY Times was on NPR yesterday, and talked about another incentive the oil industry has to deny/encourage global warming: the probable existence of large oil and gas deposits under the center of the Arctic ocean. (It's about 17.5 minutes into the program.) Not only that, but a melted Arctic ocean would make transportation of oil and gas easier as well. As someone put it on a listserv I'm on:
Posted by David Appell at 6/15/2006 07:26:00 AM