Exxon-Mobil believes the world is doomed to drought, floods, massive refugee crises, disease, and rising sea levels. According to its “outlook for energy: a view to 2030,” global CO2 emissions will rise 30 percent by 2030. That will effectively make holding global average temperatures to 2 degrees over pre-industrial levels — what the IPCC says is necessary to avoid catastrophe — impossible. To hit that target, global emissions must peak by 2015.
Of course Exxon doesn’t put it that way. They just cheerfully chatter on about all the great energy they’re going to sell to meet all that demand — that is, the role they’re going to play in rendering the earth hostile to their grandchildren.