Saturday, June 30, 2012


*Insert overly exaggerated cracking of knuckles here*

First real post since my leave. Let's do this.

From The Atlantic Wire: What Exxon's CEO Proposes We Do About Global Warming: 'We'll Adapt'

When asked what he felt would be the end result of unchecked global warming, Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson's assertion that the human race will do what we have always done and simply adapt has sent ripples of consternation through the webs of social networks and blogs.

And in a way, Tillerson is right. We will adapt. But what his offhand remarks fail to consider is the staggering amount of time it takes for an organism to adapt to intense climate change. The real question is, will we adapt quick enough?

Beyond his remarks regarding his faith in the evolutionary process, Tillerson goes on to discuss how he feels that science is not yet at a point where it can accurately predict the path and rate of climate change as effected by global energy companies like Exxon. So, if he believes climate change to be such a slow moving monster, what scientific proof does he have to support his belief that organisms will be capable of adapting as quickly, if not quicker, than the rate the environment changes around them? Sure, single celled organisms can adapt and change according to their surroundings at a remarkable rate, but such changes in genetic structure are a touch more complicated for more complex organisms like mammals.

Really, there's only one thing I have to say at the end of the day regarding Tillerson's comment. Whether you agree with him or not, you have to admit it takes a serious level of Sack to get up in front of the world like that and basically say "Fuck off and get used to it." You can't see it in the picture posted with the article, but I'm pretty sure Old Man Rex needs a wheelbarrow to carry around that much sack. Jesus Christ.

Three Monkeys Say: 'Scuse me! 'Scuse me! The man with big balls is here to testify!!

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