Saturday, February 26, 2005

Consumer Awareness: Esso / Exxon Mobile

While the rest of the world is trying to stop global warming and protect the planet for future generations, Esso/Exxon Mobil is busy drilling for more oil and polluting the atmosphere. What's worse, Esso/Exxon Mobil is doing its best to stop other countries' attempts to prevent the world from heating up.

Here are five reasons why Esso/Exxon Mobil is worse than other oil companies.
1.Esso/Exxon Mobil tries to convince the public that global warming isn't happening even though Esso/Exxon Mobil is one of its main causes. It spends millions of dollars on misleading propaganda every year.

2.Esso/Exxon Mobil has played a leading role in sabotaging international attempts to stop global warming. It would rather sell more petrol than protect future generations.

3.Esso/Exxon Mobil doesn't believe renewable energy has a future. "With no readily available economic alternatives on the horizon, fossil fuels will continue to supply most of the world's energy needs for the foreseeable future." --Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil CEO, 1997

4.Esso/Exxon Mobil is the biggest oil company in the world - its profits totaled more than US$12 billion in 2000. If anyone can afford to help stop global warming it's Esso/Exxon Mobil.

5.Esso/Exxon Mobil was one of the main financial contributors to George Bush's election campaign. As soon as George Bush became president, he announced that the US would pull out of international agreements to stop global warming - exactly the position that Esso/Exxon Mobil was promoting.

The lesser of many evils, Shell, is recommended over most other oil giants. If you can make the choice, the world would be a better place if you chose alternatives to Esso/Exxon Mobile.

It may seem daunting, but when these corporations notice even a three percent drop in their sales, they start reconsidering their actions.

For more information on Esso/Exxon Mobile you can either visit their site, or Stop Esso (the site where this information originated)

For more information on other products to boycott go to Boycott Bu$h.

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