2012-03-05 15:54:31Oilman on Climate Change
Brian Purdue

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This has been posted on Crock of the Week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXTCai_NAFk

It would make an excellent post on SkS.

2012-03-05 16:29:21
Andy S

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Its quite a good video, I agree. I don't know whether to do a separate post on this or whether to include a link to it on my pending post changing climates, changing minds (personal) since that deals with my own transition from ignoramus to lukewarmer to warmist, as an oilman myself. Despite the stereotype, not every petroleum geologist is a climate denier, especially in Europe, and I know several oil people in Canada and the US who are as concerned as anybody here by the climate crisis, some of them active on blogs. Bryan Lovell, the guy in the video, has a book I have read "Challenged by carbon" which is worth a mention, although it is not a very good book. But if Brian P or anyone else wants to do a post on this video, please go for it.
2012-03-06 07:06:52
Brian Purdue

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The video is yours Andy if you want to include it in your post.

2012-03-06 07:47:21
Andy S

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Actually Brian, I have decided not to, since I don't want to clutter my post. So go ahead and make a blog post if you like. 

2012-03-06 13:06:17
Brian Purdue

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Rob H is the one that handles videos from “The Peters”. I would be happy for him to do post if he thinks it’s appropriate for SkS.

2012-03-06 13:37:12
Glenn Tamblyn

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Fantastic video! This is the sort of guy we need out there arguing the case. Not stepping outside his field but within it clear, believable and professional

 

Oh, to see him go up against Plimer!!!

2012-03-06 16:02:29
Andy S

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The first time I saw this particular video was on DotEarth. The publishers' page for his book is here. He got into a discussion/argument within the AAPG with their policy on climate change at the same time as  I did in 2006 but he did a better job than me, since I was a lukewarmer at the time. Still, the deniers lost that one and the AAPG decided to drop its denialist stance, the last scientific organisation of any standing to do stop denial, I think. 

Lovell has another lecture here, which I haven't watched yet (it's an hour and a half long and probably recaps stuff I've already heard him say). Personally, I don't think he adds a lot to the PETM story but where he comes from (BP, Cambridge University) is interesting and he did a lot to get some of the big oil companies (including Exxon) away from their simplistic denialist stance by organising a meeting of geologists and oil execs in London in 2003.

I can do a post on all this unless anyone else wants to. 

2012-03-07 08:50:17
Brian Purdue

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I have already expressed my opinion about the video and a full-blown post is a very good idea because it sends a clear and strong message to the target audience – the undecided.

2012-03-11 12:41:47
dana1981
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Go for it Andy.