Ecosocialist Notebook

Greedy plutocrat quote of the decade

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson set a new standard for stupidity and greed at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Dallas on May 29. Opposing a resolution that called on the company to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, Tillerson, who is paid $35 million a year for this sort of thing, said:

“What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?”

As Ryan Koronowski commented on Climate Progress, what Tillerson really meant was: “What good is it to save humanity if profits suffer?”

I’d add: If we don’t save the planet, where does Tillerson think humanity will live?

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Ian

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