In a recent Washington Post PR fluff piece on the notorious Charles Koch, the man behind a massive sum of money funding the political stalemate, Koch said: “I believe [the climate’s] been warming some. There’s a big debate on that.”
Outside of the bubble, there is no debate on climate change. It is real, it is happening, and it is man-made. Though we’ve reported on this issue frequently, oddly the world hasn’t changed its mind yet (???).
So we compiled a comprehensive list of major oil companies (!!!), and scientific, meteorological, and climatology organizations that have all made statements saying: climate change is real and it’s man-made.
Take their word for it, not ours.
“Rising greenhouse-gas emissions pose significant risks to society and ecosystems. Since most of these emissions are energy-related, any integrated approach to meeting the world’s growing energy needs over the coming decades must incorporate strategies to address the risk of climate change.” — [Source]
Translation: “Yes, climate change is real and man-made.”
“We recognize that human activity, including the burning of fossil fuels, is contributing to increased concentrations of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the atmosphere that can lead to adverse changes in global climate.” — [Source]
Translation: “Absolutely. Climate change is real and man-made.”
Royal Dutch Shell
“CO2 emissions must be reduced to avoid serious climate change. To manage CO2, governments and industry must work together. Government action is needed and we support an international framework that puts a price on CO2, encouraging the use of all CO2-reducing technologies.” — [Source]
Translation: “You bet your sweet ass climate change is real, and it’s man-made.”
“The use of fossil fuels to meet the world’s energy needs is a contributor to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs)—mainly carbon dioxide (CO2)—in the Earth’s atmosphere. …The responsibility of controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be shared equitably by the top emitting countries of the world through long-term and coordinated national frameworks.” — [Source]
Translation: “Yes, it’s real and man-made. But we’re not going to do anything about it. That’s the role of governments and politicians—who we’re funding to not do anything about it.”
“BP believes that climate change is an important long-term issue that justifies global action… The scale of this challenge is such that governments must act by setting a clear, stable and effective carbon policy framework.” — [Source]
Translation: “Er, of course it’s real. But we’re not responsible—the world’s governments are.”
U.S. National Academy of Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society
American Meteorological Society
Let’s not forget all of these…
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
- American Chemical Society
- American Fisheries Society
- American Institute of Physics
- American Quaternary Association
- American Society of Agronomy
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- American Statistical Association
- Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
- The Dept of Energy
- The Dept of Defense
- US Navy
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
- The National Weather Service
- National Association of State Foresters
- National Research Council
- National Science Foundation
And to add, just go ahead and include basically all of the scientific and meteorological organizations from every country in the world.
Is this still a debate?