Chevron accepts what the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has reached consensus on concerning science and climate change.
Maar dat wil natuurlijk niet zeggen dat de oliemaatschappijen schuldig zijn:
Even his attempt at implying that his client was not at fault was framed within the substance of the IPCC report; he said that the report never said “extraction or production” of oil was the cause of carbon dioxide emissions, but rather the “economic activity” that burned fossil fuels.
Die redenering klinkt bekend in de oren, de sigarettenindustrie gebruikte een vergelijkbare stelling:
We’re just making the cigarettes, people are choosing to smoke.