2018-09-05

Why is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

Questions from the Union of Concerned Scientists that I can answer, part one of what will probably be a series unless I die of boredom first. In more detail:
Nearly 90 percent of ExxonMobil’s 2017 donations to climate science denier groups went to the US Chamber of Commerce and three organizations that have been receiving funds from the company since it started bankrolling climate disinformation 20 years ago: the American Enterprise Institute, Manhattan Institute and American Legislative Exchange Council
which essentially answers the question by denying the antecedent, if that's the right phrase. None of the four named organisations are actually "Climate Science Denier Groups" they are very much broader groups who may have also taken somewhat regrettable positions on GW. And, as UCS themselves manage to note, Exxon quite ALEC anyway.

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Is it really so ridiculous to suggest Corbyn is literally Hitler?

3 comments:

David B Benson said...

UCS asks the wrong questions so therefore promotes wrong answers, i.e., policies. I view UCS as part of the problem.

Tom said...

I've been trying to make the same point as your OP for a decade. You did it more succinctly, which for some reason makes me jealous. Soul of wit are we now, eh?

Russell Seitz said...

Next in The Telegraph,

IS CORBYN GODWIN'S GODCHILD?

Meanwhile, the Telegraph continues to embrace the views of Jeremy's brother the climate crank/