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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

July 25, 2012

Full Article at http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz21dmTT31D

By Bill McKibben

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Given this hard math, we need to view  the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry,  reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the  survival of our planetary civilization. 
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In December, BP finally closed its solar  division. Shell shut down its solar and wind efforts in 2009. The five biggest  oil companies have made more than $1 trillion in profits since the millennium – there’s simply too much money to be made on oil and gas and coal to go chasing  after zephyrs and sunbeams.
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Climate change operates on a geological  scale and time frame, but it’s not an impersonal force of nature; the more  carefully you do the math, the more thoroughly you realize that this is, at  bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell.
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Full Article at http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz21dmTT31D

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