Friday, May 29, 2009
THE REGION OF ARKTOS
Arktos is the Greek word for bear. The Arctic (North Pole) was derived from this Greek word because of the polar bears that were found there. An enlighten person could then conclude that the Antarctic’s name (South Pole) came about because it means that there are no polar bears. As a side note, they do have penguins and the Arctic does not.
There are those that make the statement that they do not believe in global climate change yet there are plenty of images and factual documentation of the ice sheets melting and falling into the ocean at both ice capped poles. The polar bears are loosing their habitat at a very rapid pace endangering their survival as a species.
With this posting, I will be presenting examples on how you are being misled with information propagated by the hydro-carbon related industries i.e. Natural Gas, Coal, Gasoline, etc.
Let’s review the documented facts below:
Letter to Exxon Mobil from the U.K. Royal Society, September 4, 2006
“At our meeting in July, I also told you of my concerns about the support that ExxonMobil has been giving to organizations that have been misinforming the public about the science of climate change. You indicated that ExxonMobil would not be providing any further funding to these organizations.”
Senators Rockefeller and Snowe Letter to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. October 27, 2006
“We are convinced that ExxonMobil’s longstanding support of a small cadre of global climate change skeptics, and those skeptics’ access to and influence on government policymakers have made it increasingly difficult for the United States to demonstrate the moral clarity it needs across all facets of its diplomacy.”
Article by Jeffrey Ball in “The Wall Street Journal,” January 11, 2007
ExxonMobil has announced that they were no longer going to fund the organizations like the, “Competitive Enterprise Institute” and six other groups that have been active in the misleading and fabrication of misinformation related in the global climate change debate.
Now in conclusion to reiterate the above articles, ExxonMobil’s campaign to fund “think tanks” and organizations that have fabricated and spread misinformation about the scientific facts and policies of global warming is now widely known. ExxonMobil’s multimillion dollar campaign has undoubtedly contributed to public confusion and government inaction on global warming over the past decade, especially over the last eight years of the George W. Bush / Dick Cheney administration. Under increasing scrutiny and pressure over the past two years from scientists, policy makers and the public, the company was forced to reveal that they had stopped funding a handful of organizations identified as part of the company’s denial campaign on global warming.
It has also come to light that despite the rhetoric, ExxonMobil continues to fund the majority of the organizations which have been central to the global warming denial campaign that the company has run for the past 10 years or more.
So when you hear someone parroting the, “I don’t believe in that global warming crap,” ask them how if feels to be one of ExxonMobil’s stoogie bitches. At least those who are part of the fabricated false sciences being transmitted on conservative radio / television are getting paid for it. These other poor bastards that are passing on this misinformation without really understanding or knowing the science involved about the subject…are doing it for free.
There may come in our life time when the only polar bears seen will be in a Coca Cola ad. The only positive thing may be is when one of these uneducated poor souls could be correct when they refer to either one of the poles by just one name…Antarctic.