ExxonMobil: The Day is Today-- Stop Global Warming!

Feature story - May 25, 2004
On the eve of ExxonMobil's annual shareholder meeting in Dallas, Texas, we projected 100 foot images of floods, storms and other impacts of global warming on the building where shareholders will gather, warning that Exxon's policies on global warming are a risk to both their investment and the planet.

Greenpeace projects images of global climate change on the side of the Meyerson Symphony Hall, site of ExxonMobil's annual general meeting.

On the eve of ExxonMobil's annual shareholder meeting in Dallas, Texas, we projected 100 foot images of floods, storms and otherimpacts of global warming on the building where shareholders willgather, warning that Exxon's policies on global warming are a risk toboth their investment and the planet.

The Greenpeace projections follow the weather disaster theme of the new Hollywood blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow, - a fictional film about global warming that opens nationally on Friday.

ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company, has done more than any other corporation to stall ways of tackling global warming, like the Kyoto Protocol. Exxon continues to deny the international scientific consensus that global warming is real and frequently pays scientists to try to confuse the public about the reality of global warming. At the same time, ExxonMobil is suing Greenpeace in a lawsuit aimed at silencing us from exposing Exxon's corrupt environmental policies.

The case stems from a peaceful protest that occurred at ExxonMobil's headquarters in May 2003 when activists, some dressed in colorful tiger costumes, declared the HQ a "global warming crime scene." The activists were protesting ExxonMobil's blatant efforts to undermine the Kyoto Protocol and other solutions to global warming, as chronicled in Denial and Deception. Texas authorities have charged the protesters with criminal offenses that could be treated as felonies, potentially subjecting them to significant prison terms. This case is part of an alarming trend of U.S. and local law enforcement, along with its close allies in industry, using heavy-handed legal tactics to deter peaceful protest.

We need to send a strong message that the day is today and ExxonMobil needs to use its resources taking action to fight global warming, not blocking Greenpeace from our right to peaceful protest.

  • ExxonMobil'sblatant efforts to undermine the Kyoto Protocol and other solutions toglobal warming are chronicled in the report, Denial and Deception.