Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shell's solution to CO2 emissions: butterfly nets.

(click ad, sorry for the bleed-through, but Time magazine is printed on one-ply TP these days) Previously in Shell's ridiculously cutesy-wootsy CO2 campaign, they gave us smokestacks spewing flowers. Now, catching gas with a net. "In the near energy future, we need to make carbon management happen." Yes, "we" do. Between Shell's butterfly hunts and bp's little buzzing bee, it appears Big Oil is trying to cute its way out of actually taking serious steps to help the planet it's killing.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Wendy said...

I totally agree with what you're saying... but 'big oil' isn't killing our planet. Every person who turns the ignition in their car is.

Someone will always be willing to provide the oil and the gas. You can't tax it out of business. But you can make it extinct with better technology.

So where's our better technology? Why are we funding every damn stupid thing in the world (via the friendly government) and not this?

It's why I blogged that I love a good oil crisis. It keeps us employed... and it gets people thinking about a better way.

10:59 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yes Wendy, all true. But oil companies spend nearly as much money advertising their "alternative energy" initiatives as they do on the actual programs——which adds up to a lot for the former, and not much for the latter. Which is their plan, right? Look good, without doing much good?

10:37 AM  

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