You’ve seen the news headlines about global warming and how carbon-based fuels like oil are a huge piece of the problem. That’s not hyperbole. That’s scientific fact. If environmentalists had their way, we would stop using older energy sources today and rely entirely on renewables like solar and wind power. That’s a great dream, but it’s just that — a pie-in-the-sky dream. Oil giant BP ( NYSE:BP ) recently explained the problem with that goal. Here’s what you need to know to understand why oil giants like BP and ExxonMobil ( NYSE:XOM ) are still putting big money to work in a dirty, out-of-favor industry…and how you can benefit. Global warming is real The science behind global warming is incontrovertible. The process of burning carbon-based fuels like oil releases carbon dioxide that increases the impact of the greenhouse effect. Humans didn’t cause the greenhouse effect; it’s a natural process […]