Rex Tillerson Quotes

Clearly there’s going to be an impact. So I’m not disputing that increasing CO2 emissions are in the atmosphere is going to have an impact. It will have a warming impact. It’s an engineering problem and it has engineering solutions.

This quotation was very important in the history of global warming and weather change. At the time, most Republicans and large business executives rejected the overwhelming scientific evidence and testimony that the increased global warming was real and was caused by human activity. However, Tillerson with his scientific engineering training realized that rejection of the science was absurd and dangerous. He thought that it was manageable through science and technology whereas many environmentalists rejected that view with the same type irrationality of the Republican deniers. Tillerson was only one Republican executive but his admission had a profound effect on others. The global warming denial politicians however paid him little heed as for them the issue had become ideology and not science or rationality.

Rex Tillerson, CEO, Exxon, Quoted on Al Jazeera, April 30, 2014

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Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
  • Born: March 23, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corp. (2006–)

Rex Wayne Tillerson is an American energy executive who served as the 69th United States Secretary of State from February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, under President Donald Trump. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Tillerson was chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, holding that position from 2006 until 2017.