Peak Oil

Someone should tell the chimp:

The head of one of the world’s biggest oil companies has admitted that the threat of climate change makes him “really very worried for the planet”.

In an interview in today’s Guardian Life section, Ron Oxburgh, chairman of Shell, says we urgently need to capture emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which scientists think contribute to global warming, and store them underground—a technique called carbon sequestration.

“Sequestration is difficult, but if we don’t have sequestration then I see very little hope for the world,” said Lord Oxburgh.

—The Guardian, Thursday

Also covered in Forbes and sent out on the AP newswire… yet if Google is to be believed, it didn’t rate a mention in a single US news outlet.

Now, maybe it’s just me, but I think that when the head of a major oil company says that our only hope to avoid environmental disaster is to engage in some kind of science fiction project to store CO2 underground, I think that’s big news.