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BP Finally Admits Not All Oil Will Be Burnt


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BP Finally Admits Not All Oil Will Be Burnt

Andy Rowell

For some years now a growing number of activists, scientists and analysts have been warning that, if we are going to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celcius, that a significant quantify of fossil fuel reserves can never be burnt.

The latest warning came late last month from the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, who warned about the risks of climate change – or as he called it – the “tragedy of the horizon”.


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BP will continue to play chicken with the other fossil fuel companies to see how much money they can make before the music stops and they have to sit down. People are complicit too. After embracing efficiency in response to the '73 embargo, people got sucked into the SUV mode--lured by the "everyone's a soccer mom now" meme pushed by Detroit (in cahoots with Big Oil, no doubt).


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Nice of them to admit that, too bad the horses (CO2) have already been let out of the barn and the barn door's still open. Not to mention that the field's gate is also wide open.


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" if we are going to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celcius, that a significant quantify of fossil fuel reserves can never be burnt."

Not quantify, quantity.

"The response from Big Oil to Carney and others has been that the world needs oil so we will carrying on drilling regardless. The industry has essentially acted like a drunk in a bar and ignored repeated warnings that drinking too much could have catastrophic consequences. Instead of sobering up, it has carried on hitting the bottle."

Speaking of drinking too much, someone is apparently asleep at the C.D. editing desk.

"So we will carrying on?"

How about "So we will carry on."

The other day three articles had the same text spliced in.

These mistakes are becoming very regular occurrences. I don't always stop to point them out, but when they cause problems to the text and meaning of an article, then these errors should be corrected.

Other than that, the message the article conveys is good news.