quarta-feira, fevereiro 11, 2004

Um cheirinho a [dr.] Rosas

Na sequência do post anterior, aqui ficam dois belíssimos nacos de prosa de dois responsáveis dos FoE.

Tony Juniper, Vice-chair of Friends of the Earth International:
"This report should send shivers through the boardrooms of oil companies all over the world. For the first time, the long-term effect of one company, ExxonMobil, on climate change has been identified and its products' impacts assessed. We hope this assessment will bring forward the day when the victims of climate change can take legal action against ExxonMobil for the damage its activities have caused and will cause in the future. Exxon shareholders should warn the company that the stance it is taking on global warming is leaving it vulnerable to legal action and require an assessment of their exposure. Other companies that have contributed to climate change would also be well-advised to consider whether they face similar risks."

Jon Sohn, Director of the Climate Change Campaign of Friends of the Earth US:
"ExxonMobil is sticking its head in the sand just like tobacco companies that knew the harmful impacts of their product and ultimately paid the price. ExxonMobil's greenhouse gas contribution is staggering and shareholders can vote for resolutions that force the corporation to take action now."

Então, cheira ou não a [dr.] Rosas?
"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)