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Letter to Rex Tillerson 13-08-02 Run Run Run Run Runaway

Letter to Rex Tillerson 13-08-02 Run Run Run Run Runaway

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The Main Thing -- We cannot adapt to runaway feedback
The Main Thing -- We cannot adapt to runaway feedback

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Douglas A.

Grandt

PO Box 6603 Lincoln, NE 68506 August 2, 2013

Mr. Rex W. Tillerson ExxonMobil Corporation 5959 Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039 Re: The Main Thing -- We cannot adapt to runaway feedback Dear Mr. Tillerson, I will continue to remind you about your speech at the Boy Scouts of America Annual Meeting in May (video at http://bit.ly/rex-main-thing). Imagine yourself the captain of a ship of state leading a change of course toward a world of life-preserving carbon-free energy. I would like to challenge your theories on adaptation ... asking you to watch a video of respected scientists speaking about what is happening in a far away place we don’t normally think about, the once-frozen* Arctic. This 19 minute video http://bit.ly/arcticCH4 explains why the melting of the ice in the Arctic could bring us to a cataclysmic extinction if we continue on our path of expanding the infrastructure to burn fossil fuels and investing in more extraction of oil, coal and gas. *Dr. Natalia Shakhova says: “The total amount of methane in the atmosphere is about 5 giga-tons. The amount in the arctic shelf is hundreds to thousands of giga-tons. What divides the methane from the atmosphere is a very shallow water column and a weakening permafrost which is losing its ability to serve as a seal. We do not like what we see there; absolutely .. do .. not .. like.” Dr. Peter Wadhams says: “The rate of change that we’re generating in the current situation is between two- and three-hundred times faster than that experienced in any of the extinction events apart from the asteroidal impact. This is already a mass extinction event.” “Large instabilities in the atmosphere, which will affect agricultural production ... the global warming impact on agriculture is going to be very serious and it’s going to be difficult to see how to support even the present world population.” “I think that the concept of adapting to the climate change is a dangerous one because there is the potential for climate effects which humanity practically cannot adapt to.”

David Wasdell says:

Dr. James Hansen says:

Take a stand. Call on your colleagues to begin to Replace Refineries with Renewables. For humanity ...

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