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Exxon Mobil says urgent action needed to combat global
 Mike Johnston
 Feb 09, 2007 11:29 PST 
Note: Isn't this the same Exxon who was exposed bribing scientists to
lie about the true extent and danger of Climate Change only a week or
two ago? Yes, it is...MJScientific research indicates the risks from
global warming „warrant action now,” Kenneth Cohen, Exxon Mobil Corp.'s
vice president of public affairs, said in materials prepared for a
conference call today with reporters. New policies are needed to
„reduce the risk of serious impacts at a reasonable cost.” Cohen's
comments are the Irving, Texas-based company's most strident to date on
the topic of climate changes linked to the burning of fossil fuels such
as gasoline, coal and diesel.Exxon Mobil, pilloried by Greenpeace
throughout the 1990s as an enemy of environmentalism, has been
softening its stance on global warming since early 2000, when former
CEO Lee Raymond gave a speech in London that acknowledged the dangers
inherent in climate change. Temperatures have risen worldwide since the
industrial revolution of the 19th century ushered in more use of fossil
fuels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a
creation of the United Nations and the World Meteorological
Organization.If the warming trend continues, it could threaten food
production and fresh-water supplies, and spur malaria and cholera
epidemics, according to the panel. Exxon Mobil scientists participated
in some of the studies that led to the panel's report.

Posted By Mike Johnston to H2OPower at 2/09/2007 02:20:00 PM
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