August 2011

Environment

Climate change 101: Impact on refiners

Here’s a different viewpoint on global warming

Gentry, J. C., GTC Technology US LLC

In some industrialized countries, there is a widespread view that greenhouse gases produced from burning fossil fuels will lead to ever increasing global atmospheric temperature changes. The scientific case for man-made global warming or climate change is not proven. If unchecked, global-warming advocates will burden the global economy with costly regulations on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, penalties on fuel consumption, premature introduction of unproven and uneconomical alternative energy schemes, and food shortages due to mandated use of bio-based fuels. The outcome will result in irreversible damages to many manufacturing industries and a decline in the global standard of living. R

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