On global warming and America’s exit from the UN’s Paris Climate Accord, replacing Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo is “definitely an upgrade.”
That’s how American Energy Alliance President Tom Pyle described the swap in a report by Michael Bastasch posted at CFACT.org.
Although he knew better, Tillerson continually played lip service to the global warming campaign. This harkens back to his time as CEO of Exxon Mobil. Global warming pressure groups began demonizing Exxon early on. They continue to spin conspiracy theories blaming the collapse of the warming narrative on America’s largest oil and gas company. Exxon threw in the towel long ago.
The truth is that the warming narrative is collapsing under the weight of its own bogus predictions. The truth is also that while free enterprise may be the most efficient and productive way to organize societies known to man, that doesn’t mean that businesses are necessarily courageous. On the contrary, many businesses are so focused on developing and delivering goods and services, that they will go along to get along with any powerful group capable of doing them harm.
We suspect that Rex Tillerson is well aware of the flaws in the warming narrative, but long ago decided he does not want the heat that comes with speaking up.
Mike Pompeo, on the other hand, opposed President Obama signing onto the Paris Climate Accord and supports the President’s decision to extricate America from it.
State Department bureaucrats hoping to outlast the President, or do an end run around him to keep America in Paris, just lost a great deal of ground.
That’s good news for those of us who care about sound science and constructive energy policies.