Chrysler has pumped $1bn into alternative fuels over a decade. But Mark Chernoby, who oversees green projects, is evasive about his company's attitude to global warming."I don't know that we've taken a position on it," he says. "If you look at the scientific community, you can see there's still a lot of debate about it." (My italics and bolding)
It seems that every corporation that has yet to accept the conclusion of the Stern Report- that climate change is not an economic obstacle but an opportunity to be embraced- is trotting out this same tired bullshit.
Can I just state clearly here that THERE IS NO DEBATE AMONGST SCIENTISTS ABOUT WHETHER CLIMATE CHANGE IS A REAL THREAT OR NOT.
Chrysler's line can be translated as "we do not want to have to face up to reality so not only are we are going to brazenly LIE through our teeth, we are going to spend money to tell all our customers that this is the case and also on attacking the credibility of climate science". Its worrying how often this position is seen amongst major corporations (not just US ones either).
I'm starting to think that climate change denial should be a worse crime than holocaust denial. Arrest the fuckers repsonsible for such policy, force them to attend lectures on environmental science and don't release them until they can produce a comprehensive document detailing the evidence for climate change and the threat it poses to civilisation.