Kudos to Exxon CEO for not appeasing climate alarmists

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Exxon’s Rex Tillerson is my current CEO hero: unlike his peers, he refuses to appease the climate change alarmists who attack the Big Oil. While companies such as Shell and BP are working together on a “climate strategy” to prepare for the United Nations’ climate talks conclusion in Paris this December, Tillerson refuses to join them. When many shareholders at the Exxon annual meeting this week praised these competitors and urged Exxon to display a more aggressive stance on climate change, Tillerson had this to say: “No thank you, that would not be us. We’re not going to be disingenuous about it. We’re not going to fake it. We’re going to express a view that we have been very thoughtful about. We’re going to express solutions and policy ideas that we think have merit. Just speaking out to be speaking out about it doesn’t seem particularly helpful to me.”

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