Is there hope? - Page 2

Public disagreement, locally, about saving the planet from the worst impacts of climate change

But Pope said he's happy to work with O'Reilly on policies that support their areas of agreement, which even includes instituting a carbon tax.

Their clash didn't just focus on global warming; it also focused on the oil industry's wanton exploitation of people and ecosystems around the world, from propping up despotic regimes and sponsoring human rights abuses in oil-rich countries to leaving toxic messes in Ecuador and elsewhere.

Pope called for the oil industry to set aside 10 percent of its profits to create a global trust fund for dealing with its impacts and for international operating and cleanup standards that would prevent oil companies from exploiting weak or corrupt governments. "Chevron has to come to the table with the global community." Pope said.

O'Reilly never responded directly to the suggestion.

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