“We decided to change our name to “Beyond Petroleum” because it isn’t just land and sea that we destroy with our unsustainable oil drilling, exploitation, and depletion of finite natural resources, we also do our best to destroy the sky, climate, and ozone layer, damage people’s health, and wipe out wildlife”…
The above quote ought to be BP’s so called “green” slogan… Green as in ill, not earth friendly.
How much disinformation are we routinely being fed in the mainstream? PR (public relations) and marketing companies downplay disinformation by referring to it as a “spin”, or an “image”, but in reality, it’s a lie. In other words, an intentional tactic of deceit designed to be a gross propagandized manipulation to influence public opinion for the sole purpose of furthering the agenda and profit margin of corporate profiteers, with no consideration to any future health or environmental impact. Let’s take a look at “it” in action, using “big oil” company, BP, as an example. Remember when they changed their name from “British Petroleum” to “Beyond Petroleum”? Nice marketing “spin”, BP, not transparent at all. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/nov/20/fossilfuels-energy (if the links do not open in a separate window, use your browser’s back button to return).
BP’s catastrophic Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast spill recently hit its 4 year mark. Did aerially sprayed chemical dispersant “Corexit” solve the problem, or have long term damages been swept under the rug? This is an informative blog from 2010, with input and comments by actual Gulf residents about the extreme toxicity of “Corexit”: http://summerburkes.com/2010/07/corexit-and-agent-orange-not-so-different-just-ask-monsanto/
For a current status of the Gulf, here is a detailed update entitled, “Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The Gulf Is Still Suffering“, (but grab a box of tissues first, I cried while reading this): http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/20/3428269/bp-oil-spill-four-year-anniversary/
If we take some time and start connecting the dots, the smoke begins to lift and the connections become clear. Monsanto, (Bill Gates, Monsanto shareholder, funds climate engineering research 2010): http://news.sciencemag.org/2010/01/bill-gates-funding-geoengineering-research), Nalco/Monsanto VP/CFO Carl Casale, and Nalco’s nanotech chemical, “Corexit“, used in the BP Deepwater Horizon spill “clean up”. According to this detailed declaration of accountability with several verifiable references, BP is nothing short of a criminal entity: http://declarationofaccountability.com/problems-and-solutions/gulf-accountability The images of BP’s devastation to the Gulf of Mexico are absolutely heartbreaking.
The revolving door keeps on “spinning”, this is Carl Casale’s Forbes Magazine profile: “On October 31, 2013, the board of directors of Ecolab Inc. announced that it has appointed Carl M. Casale to the Ecolab board effective December 5, 2013. Since 2011, Mr. Casale, age 52, has been president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc., (CHS Inc. is a Fortune 100 business owned by US agricultural coops). Previously he spent 26 years with Monsanto Company in various management positions before being named Monsanto’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009. He was a member of the board of directors of Nalco Holding Company from 2008 until its merger with Ecolab in 2011“.–
“Eco-lab”? The name alone is an intentional disinformation “spin” since it’s designed to conjure up the notion that this company is ecology minded, when in fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-11-28/ecolab-s-nalco-dismissed-from-lawsuits-over-2010-bp-spill
Ecolab, (formerly known as Nalco, manufacturer of toxic “Corexit“), self description: “A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world“.–
This is an excerpt from a Takepart article entitiled, “Corexit: An Oil Spill Solution Worse Than the Problem?” “Kolian, 51, is convinced that his illnesses were triggered by a chemical product designed to disperse petroleum in water, a substance euphemistically marketed as Corexit. Now, three years after the disaster that left some 210 million gallons of Louisiana crude and 1.8 million gallons of dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, a growing body of evidence supports his contentions“: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/17/corexit-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill
“Corexit” makers are claiming to be a leader in “sustainability and food safety“? That sounds about as believable as the Monsanto “spin” of “feeding the world”, while patenting nature, bullying farmers, dominating the global market, and systematically destroying our organic crops, soil, and future sustainability, with their genetic mutations and warfare herbicide.
BP is included among the big oil companies notorious for funding “climate denial”, (along with the Koch brothers, except when they profited from Koch Weather Derivatives, of course): http://exiledonline.com/the-koch-brothers-dark-lords-of-derivatives/ and Exxon, (while openly calling climate change an “engineering problem”), http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/us-exxon-climate-idUSBRE85Q1C820120627, et. al, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-funds-contrariness-on/ Yet, when we dig a little deeper, we find that BP is simultaneously on the list of acknowledgements in Climatic Research Unit, “one of the most popular sources of climate research and data“: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/about-cru/history
Also, according to this ETC Group GeoMap, BP is first on the list of participants in a climate engineering program of “greenhouse gas mitigation”! http://www.etcgroup.org/files/PDFs/GeoMap-References.pdf So, BP, which is it, are you a climate science denier or a climate science supporter? Make a choice, you can’t be BOTH.
And now, after all of that, BP has a drone?! “FAA Green Lights BP Drone“: http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/articles/2014/06/10/faa-green-lights-bp-drone Excerpt: “The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that permission for the first commercial drone flights over U.S. soil had been granted to BP energy company and drone-builder AeroVironment“. — Connect the dots: http://coloradopublicbanking.blogspot.com/2013/10/weather-modification-climate-change.html
Our world has many ills, but unless we dare to look beyond the heavy veil of disinformation and see clear to prioritize, and address the most urgent issue of global climate engineering programs being funded and politically manipulated by BIG OIL, coal, biotech (big ag), et al., we’re wasting our time.
No matter where you may stand on the “climate debate”, the bottom line is, if we do not put our energy into saving our atmosphere, nothing else is going to matter because our planet will be rendered uninhabitable and all life, including the human species, will cease to exist.
Planet earth’s poor stewardship at our hands may naturally heal over time if we stop allowing industrialized pollution to run unabated and start cleaning up our mess; however, in the meantime “we” will have been successful in perpetuating chaos, suffering, and mass extinction… For what? A few measly bucks?
–Updated January 26, 2016