Although there are three key appointments Pruitt at EPA, and now Tillerson at State and Perry at Energy there are some concerns among those of us who hope that Trump will swiftly kill the climate dragon. Tillerson as ExxonMobil head had praised the Paris Agreement. He called for a carbon tax back in 2009 and in recent speeches he has reiterated support for measures on climate change – this is from a speech in London in October of this year we must continue to lower emissions. At ExxonMobil, we share the view that the risks of climate change are serious and warrant thoughtful action. Addressing these risks requires broad-based, practical solutions around the world. Importantly, as a result of the Paris agreement, both developed and developing countries are now working together to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while recognizing differing national responsibilities, capacities and circumstances. In our industry, the best hope for the future is to enable and encourage long-term investments in both proven and new technologies, while supporting effective policies. Which is what we are doing. We have long supported a carbon tax as the best policy of those being considered. It may be that such statements were made to please particular constituencies (including the Rockefeller family which, like other scions of those who made their fortunes out of oil, is now deep green). It may also have been to take the heat off Exxon which his more openly sceptical predecessor, Lee Raymond, attracted. Even if that is the case, it might be said Tillerson lacks some moral fibre.