- Rex Tillerson, the head of the world’s largest oil company, admitted fossil fuels are causing climate change
- But, Tillerson blamed ‘lazy journalists’ and environmentalists ‘manufacturing fear’ for ‘overblown’ concern about the issue
- Scientists say the violent and sporadic weather this year is a taste of the impact of global warming
The CEO of ExxonMobile says fossil fuels might be causing the Earth to warm, but says a collaboration of scaremongering environmentalists, ‘lazy journalists’ and the ‘illiterate public’ are blowing the problem out of proportion.
Rex Tillerson, who leads the world’s largest oil company, believes the true impact of climate change cammot be accurately predicted by scientists. And whatever fallout might come from the, he said, humans will be able to adapt.
Meanwhile, scientists claim the disastrous effects of global warming are on display across the nation right now, as American celebrate the July Four holiday with record heat, dangerous thunderstorms and the remnants of horrific wildfire still burning in Colorado.
Tillerson dismissed the dire warnings about consequences of possible global warming.
‘We have spent our entire existence adapting. We’ll adapt,’ he said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
‘It’s an engineering problem and there will be an engineering solution.’
He added that the oil industry is capable of providing cheap, reliable and safe energy well into the future.
Fears about spills, environmental contamination and the disastrous effects of global warming are overblown by environmental groups that ‘manufacture fear’ and ‘lazy’ journalists who report their findings without checking that the claims are valid, Tillerson said.