Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 28 Feb 2017, 07:33

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 07 Aug 2005
Posts: 127
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 13:08
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate citizens because they have opposed government action to limit global warming by undermining scientific research that characterizes the issue as severe. However, these same oil companies have also invested millions of dollars in scientific research to address the long term effects of climate change.
Which of the following best explains the apparent discrepancy in the situation described above?
A. The oil companies only recently began investing in scientific research to address climate change issues.
B . The research dollars invested by the oil companies are specifically earmarked for developing practical technologies that might be used to combat global warming.
C. The government action opposed by the oil companies would negatively impact their profits.
D. The scientific research that characterizes global warming as a severe problem has not been definitively proven.
E. The oil companies don't believe that any scientific research related to climate change will ultimately serve their interests.
If you have any questions
New!
VP
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 1459
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 263 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - oil company [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 13:17
Path wrote:
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate citizens because they have opposed government action to limit global warming by undermining scientific research that characterizes the issue as severe. However, these same oil companies have also invested millions of dollars in scientific research to address the long term effects of climate change.
Which of the following best explains the apparent discrepancy in the situation described above?
A. The oil companies only recently began investing in scientific research to address climate change issues.
B . The research dollars invested by the oil companies are specifically earmarked for developing practical technologies that might be used to combat global warming.
C. The government action opposed by the oil companies would negatively impact their profits.
D. The scientific research that characterizes global warming as a severe problem has not been definitively proven.
E. The oil companies don't believe that any scientific research related to climate change will ultimately serve their interests.

C.
Oil companies opposed government actions now because the actions affect their profit.
SVP
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 1575
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 150 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 15:21
Gotta be C .... i hope !
Manager
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 178
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 22:48
i think its B
Director
Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Posts: 763
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 197 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - oil company [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 03:12
Path wrote:
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate citizens because they have opposed government action to limit global warming by undermining scientific research that characterizes the issue as severe. However, these same oil companies have also invested millions of dollars in scientific research to address the long term effects of climate change.
Which of the following best explains the apparent discrepancy in the situation described above?
A. The oil companies only recently began investing in scientific research to address climate change issues.
B . The research dollars invested by the oil companies are specifically earmarked for developing practical technologies that might be used to combat global warming.
C. The government action opposed by the oil companies would negatively impact their profits.
D. The scientific research that characterizes global warming as a severe problem has not been definitively proven.
E. The oil companies don't believe that any scientific research related to climate change will ultimately serve their interests.

I Pick B.
VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1473
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 13

Re: CR - oil company [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 03:13
Path wrote:
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate citizens because they have opposed government action to limit global warming by undermining scientific research that characterizes the issue as severe. However, these same oil companies have also invested millions of dollars in scientific research to address the long term effects of climate change.

Which of the following best explains the apparent discrepancy in the situation described above?

A. The oil companies only recently began investing in scientific research to address climate change issues.

Even if they recently began investing, they are still doing what the government is doing and yet they oppose the governmental aciton. The issue still remains. Out.

B . The research dollars invested by the oil companies are specifically earmarked for developing practical technologies that might be used to combat global warming.

This does not address the issue either. This in fact creates a bigger issue. If the pvt companies are still doing the exact same thing as what the Govt is doing then why are they criticizing Govt action. Issue still remains. Out

C. The government action opposed by the oil companies would negatively impact their profits.

This makes sense. That's why they are opposing govt action

D. The scientific research that characterizes global warming as a severe problem has not been definitively proven.

Irrelevant.

E. The oil companies don't believe that any scientific research related to climate change will ultimately serve their interests.

This seemed close. However it says ANY scientific research - and hence by that token, the dollars the oil companies are themselves investing would not be of any consequence. Therefore it would still remain unclear why they are opposing Govt action when they are themselves invesitng money with the same objective despite not having faith in the outcome of the research. OUt
Manager
Joined: 07 Aug 2005
Posts: 127
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - oil company [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 06:13
GK_Gmat wrote:
Path wrote:
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate citizens because they have opposed government action to limit global warming by undermining scientific research that characterizes the issue as severe. However, these same oil companies have also invested millions of dollars in scientific research to address the long term effects of climate change.
Which of the following best explains the apparent discrepancy in the situation described above?
A. The oil companies only recently began investing in scientific research to address climate change issues.
B . The research dollars invested by the oil companies are specifically earmarked for developing practical technologies that might be used to combat global warming.
C. The government action opposed by the oil companies would negatively impact their profits.
D. The scientific research that characterizes global warming as a severe problem has not been definitively proven.
E. The oil companies don't believe that any scientific research related to climate change will ultimately serve their interests.

I Pick B.

Reason?
Director
Joined: 26 Mar 2006
Posts: 647
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 06:25
Will go for 'C'
Manager
Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Posts: 81
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 06:31
I pick B because the companies are already researching on ways to combat global warming and hence do not need to follow the goverment policy actions.
C is not a good choice because why would companies oppose something ....if opposition would affect them adversely?
Director
Joined: 26 Mar 2006
Posts: 647
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 06:47
Dear Abiswas - You may want to revisit the passage once again.

The so called poor corporate citizens defy the scientific reasoning that portrays global warming as severe. In other words, on the face they don't recognise global warming as potential threat but in reality they do so by investing millions to address its issues....

That's how I thought 'C' to be more approriate than the others
Director
Joined: 31 Mar 2007
Posts: 585
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 12:55
I picked C

Although this CR is horrible, definately not OG
Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 200
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 17:24
I pick B because the company is already contributing towards Global Warming thru their investment in climate change.
Manager
Joined: 07 Aug 2005
Posts: 127
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2007, 18:55
OA is B, though I had picked C.

Below is my explanation, not OE.
We have to address both the statements why company is opposing and why company is investing.

C - explains why company is opposing gov actions but it does not explain why companies are investing in research.

B - Companies are investing to combat the global warming, this statement matches with the argument "to address the long term effects of climate change". They are preparing for long term but at the same time ignoring the immediate concern.
01 Oct 2007, 18:55
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
17 Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate 10 08 Oct 2012, 06:47
1 Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate 14 26 Sep 2010, 11:02
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate 8 28 Jun 2010, 11:24
Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate 5 10 Oct 2009, 20:02
3 Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate 11 27 Jul 2009, 21:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Certain oil companies have been called poor corporate

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.