I would now like to profile the previous CEO of British Petroleum, John Browne. He served as CEO of BP from 1995-2007. He is the one who coined the phrase "Beyond Petroleum".
From MIT's Sloan School of Management
Lord Browne has turned a good many heads with his activism, achieving exactly what he set out to do — focus a global spotlight on the dangers of climate change. Fortune Magazine and CNN are just two of many media outlets that have put his warnings front and center. And Browne has written articles in such influential journals as Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
His case is this: The world must reduce carbon emissions by seven gigatons — 7 billion tons — a year. That's a massive amount if you consider that individually any of the following would eliminate only a single gigaton:
* Replacing fossil-fuel-burning power plants with 700 nuclear stations
* Increasing the use of solar power by a factor of 700
* Ceasing deforestation and doubling reforestation
If all three of these alternatives were accomplished, along with four more large-scale reallocations of capital and infrastructure, says Browne, the world would stabilize its carbon emissions. Unfortunately, he says, stabilizing emissions might not, at this late date, stop global warming.
Browne says that nations cannot afford to be paralyzed by the limitations of the Kyoto Protocol, the U.N. agreement to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. They must mobilize and start implementing solutions — immediately. He believes that any forward movement will take us closer to our goals. And if we expect the planet to survive, he warns, we must make every attempt to implement any changes we can.
John Brown was recently a member of the Board of Goldman Sachs (1999-2007), who if I recall, was heavily involved in writing the financial reform legislation recently passed. He is also known to have attended the Bilderburg Conference several times. I just want to know, as a citizen, who is writing the laws in our country? It is most obviously not our elected officials. Its seems to be they're being handed a stack of papers and being told how to vote on it. True reform is not going to happen in our country until we find the root of the problem and start asking the right questions. Why do the heads of multinational corporations, the United Nations, and the worldwide financial players seem to have vested interest in lowering the standard of living for everyone under the guise of environmentalism? What to they seek to gain? I could point out that regarding Kyoto, China and India were not required to meet the carbon quotas that the United States were, despite that these two nations are the biggest polluters on the planet! It's obviously not about the environment, but about power.
So we have this horrible oil spill that defies explanation. The President refuses to take control of the situation by sending in the Coast Guard to supervise putting down boom containment in the early days of the spill. Even the liberal media are watching astonished at the incompetence of their beloved President. Everyone knows that something here just doesn't add up. On David Horiwitz's NewsRealBlog, there's a rundown of Goldman Sachs former employees, highlighted by Glenn Beck, who are all in the Obama administraion:
I'm not saying that Goldman has anything to do with the spill, but I'm saying that this is a clear precedent that a private entity can be influential, if not instrumental, in writing legislation that winds up being the law of our land. Are the "powers that be" trying to use this crisis to revamp the need toBeck noted that: William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was a partner and managing director at Goldman; Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, spent 18 years at Goldman; Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Tim Geithner, is a former Goldman lobbyist; Philip Murphy, nominated for ambassador to Germany, is a former Goldman executive; Diana Farrell, deputy director of the National Economic Council, is a former Goldman employee; and Emil Michael, White House fellow, used to be an investment banker at Goldman.With so many Goldman alumni in the Obama administration, “if Goldman really are the bad guys, we have bigger problems than just regulation,” Beck said.