TheVoiceOfJoyce UN’ s Guterres lashes out at oil company CEO’s at the Davos Economic Conference, accusing oil companies of following tobacco’s model and suppressing the science on global warming. He stated, rightly, that they should be held legally liable and accountable for the destruction of our Planet, since they peddled the “big lie”. The Fossil Fuel Industry’s business model is incompatible with life on Earth! Time is of the essence. Can we stop Planet Warming by 2030? That’s our goal. Can we save Island Nations? Ourselves?

Guterres said recent revelations that ExxonMobil knew back in the 1970s that its core product was “baking our planet”, made “big oil” similar to the tobacco companies that knew smoking led to cancer.

“Just like the tobacco industry, they rode roughshod over their own science. Big Oil peddled the big lie … And like the tobacco industry, those responsible must be held to account,” he said.

“Today, fossil fuel producers and their enablers are still racing to expand production, knowing full well that their business model is inconsistent with human survival. This insanity belongs in science fiction, yet we know the ecosystem meltdown is cold, hard scientific fact.”

The need to step up progress in the global battle to prevent a rise in temperature of more than 1.5C has been one of the themes of the Davos meeting but the head of the UN said many of the pledges made by companies to achieve net zero carbon amounted to greenwashing.

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