Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Pope Francis has asked Oil Executives to a meeting, to come up with a plan to solve climate change and the world’s growing energy needs.
Pope Francis to Discuss Climate Change With Oil Company CEOs
By Kelly Gilblom and John Follain
2 June 2018, 01:28 GMT+10 Updated on 2 June 2018, 03:04 GMT+10
Oil company bosses will travel to the Vatican next week to discuss climate change with Pope Francis.
The meeting will be on June 8 and June 9 at the Casina Pio IV villa in the Vatican, with an audience with the Pope on the second day, according to a spokesman. It is being organized by a department headed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, who helped write Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on climate.
“We look forward to the dialogue, and the opportunity to discuss how we can address climate change and opportunities in the energy transition,” a spokesman for Equinor ASA, Norway’s largest oil company, said in an emailed statement on Friday.
“We’re hopeful that this kind of dialogue can help develop solutions to the dual challenge of managing the risks of climate change while meeting growing demand for energy, which is critical to alleviating poverty and raising living standards in the developing world,” Exxon said in an emailed statement. The company didn’t say if its CEO or senior executives will attend the meeting.
Can anyone think of a more fanatically green company than Google?
Back in 2014, top Google Engineers gave up on their project to find an economical way to convert the world to renewable energy, after they worked out that even fantasy innovations like self assembling wind turbines failed to make renewables economically viable.
It just can’t be done. There is no zero carbon solution to the world’s energy needs available with current technology, other than the solution greens don’t like to talk about.
If the problem was immoral opposition to renewables for selfish reasons, the Pope’s intervention would make sense. The Pope has substantial influence, many millions of people look to the Pope for moral guidance. But even the his holiness cannot bend the Laws of Physics.