How The Bribes Are Bribing Us To Death On Climate Change.
Wherever you find politicians willing to sell out to big money, you find politicians dancing to the tune of Big Oil. The American Fossil Fuel Industry told us global warming was a hoax. They’re still telling us that. The hoax, it turns out, was the lie that there was no global warming — a lie that the industry spent hundreds of millions over decades to bribe politicians and the media. They succeeded in delaying action on global warming by at least three decades and maybe as many as five. That lie produced trillions in profits and brought us the climate crisis that is today killing millions and threatening all life on Earth.
Each American — man, woman, and child — paid around $2000 last year to subsidize the fossil fuel industry, according to an analysis this year by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Why are Americans Subsidizing Our Own Extinction? The media is being paid off to keep us in the dark and politicians are lining their pockets.
Worldwide, the fossil fuel industry’s lobbying power has gotten it about $6 trillion a year in subsidies; America’s $600 billion a year gift to the energy barons pours cash into this massively profitable industry at the rate of a million dollars a minute.
We’re funding our own suicide: the world’s largest fossil fuel companies right now have drilling and mining operations underway that, if completed, will push the world well past a catastrophic 2.7 degrees Celsius, the level that some scientists estimate could lead to a dinosaur-level extinction.
And while the fossil fuel companies all give lip service to becoming “carbon neutral” they’re entirely talking about their own operations, not the fossil fuel products their operations are producing. The United States could lead the world in getting off our fossil fuel addiction if only our politicians would stop taking money from the fossil fuel industry.
Scientists tell us if we don't get our act together now, the planet we're going to be leaving our kids and future generations will become increasingly uninhabitable. All because politicians take bribes from the Oil Companies without any concern for the future.