Dear BP ChairmanCarl-Henric Svanberg,
So. BP is not like the other oil companies. It cares about the “small people.” Well I enclose a picture of two small people that I care about.
If YOU cared about them, you’d be getting your company out of the deadly, dirty fuels business that is coating the dreams of their future in a filthy, oily sludge.
If you cared about these small people, you’d be getting out of the business that sent America to war for more oil, only to have the oil pay back its thanks by invading America’s shores.
If you cared about these small people, you’d admit what you know: that an alternative future is not only possible, it’s happening. That Spain is generating more than half of its power with wind on some days. That China is building a new windmill every four hours. That wecould have a 95% renewables energy mix worldwide by 2050 using existing technology and create MORE jobs doing so than on the current dirty, deadly path.That America’s addiction to oil is unnecessary, making the horrific stories of human suffering, wildlife deaths, and the loss of jobs in the Gulf all the more tragic.
You’d apologise for Katrina, and the more frequent and more deadly Katrina-like events that these small people will see in their lifetimes.
You’d apologise not for an oil spill, but for all the ways you are knowingly screwing up the planet these small people will live in with your crude oily slime.
Apology. Not. Accepted.