It is the arrogance of the oil industry that really causes the problems. We need generations of citizens building on the work of those environmentalists who have gone before. It worked to end the crimes of the tobacco industry. The oil industry will be even harder to crack. Its pockets are deeper. Its strategies are different.
And the oil industry has volumes of pseudo scientific studies that question its culpability. It is a long way from the oil fields of Texas to the melting glaciers of Greenland.
But a world of science says that greenhouse gas emissions are melting the polar caps. We are raising the level of our oceans. We are upsetting the critical balance of nature. Out of control fires are making it worse. Thousand-year storms are becoming too common. Placid rivers are overflowing. The politicians and their carbon emission targets are getting nowhere. It is action time.
I propose we take the petroleum industry to court for failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions. We need it to happen in other countries, too. It has to become a cause that the courts cannot ignore. We have to attack on all fronts.
We need lawyers with strength in environmental actions. We will probably end up before the supreme courts. The point is that the oil companies are knowingly destroying our planet. Every barrel of crude oil produced is adding to the burden.
We are coming through a world-wide pandemic and the oil companies have been making unconscionable profits. Hopefully we can come up with an ersatz crude that is not based on the crushed remains of long-ago dinosaurs. We will still need a few oil products.
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