How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.
ExxonMobil is the world's most profitable corporation. Its sales now amount to more than $1bn a day. It makes most of this money from oil, and has more to lose than any other company from efforts to tackle climate change. To safeguard its profits, ExxonMobil needs to sow doubt about whether serious action needs to be taken on climate change. But there are difficulties: it must confront a scientific consensus as strong as that which maintains that smoking causes lung cancer or that HIV causes Aids.Jesus. That's a pretty big obstacle right? I mean, there's a consensus, and there's a consensus. Why, in years to come I'm sure it will be filed alongside the "world is round"* assertion . Don't worry though, ExxonMobil haven't let that get them down. They've paid money to lots of organisations to shed doubt upon, marginalise, ridicule, and more or less deny that such a consensus exists.