The big question is: “Wold T-Rex have said what he said if he was still a the helm of Exxon?” CEO’s of big public companies tend to play it safe and avoid exposing their inner convictions for fear of being shitstormed. Having an opinion is only for those that are sufficiently independent. Which is why so many prefer to duck and wait out the storm. It’s like feeding a crocodile hoping it will eat you last. But eat you it will.
"With respect to our ability to influence it, I think that's still an open question," Tillerson said.