Oh how greenies hate the fossil fuel industry. Big coal, big oil, they just love to hate them. They’re just big, evil corporations who are out to poison the planet, just to turn a profit. To some, the meat industry is also evil. Some of these greenies are vegetarians who think it’s just wrong to eat animals, but not all impose this ideology on others. I can respect that. Some of these however, do impose this view and think anyone who eats meat is themselves evil. When you ask them, “what’s the point in abstaining from meat, seeing as anything brought at the supermarket is already dead?”, they’ll tell you that buying meat feeds the demand for it, and hence the industry. How is this different to fossil fuels?
Some environmentalists have their own solar panels, use renewable energy. Good on them, they live as they preach. Others however, don’t and love to hate big oil, assisted by their impression that they’re funding every scientist skeptical of global warming. There is some hypocrisy there, in helping to fuel a demand for a product that they regard as being evil to traffic. If there was a sin in the fossil fuel market, then it would be shared equally by the big companies and the consumers.