Petroleum industry faces challenge of change in confronting global warming

Click here to enlarge imageChange presents challenge, to us as individuals and as groups of people in organizations and institutions. The petroleum industry faces such a challenge of change. The issue of climate change, specifically potentially threatening "global warming," confronts the petroleum industry with the need to respond positively to public concern.Among the most extreme of the industry's critics are those who see climate change as the means to end the oil and gas industry. That would be change, indeed.In mid-December 1997, in Japan, the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) was agreed to by over 160 nations. The Protocol has b...

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