Friday, May 18, 2007

ExxonMobile's still denying global warming...

...and funding it too! The Mother Jones blog announced that ExxonMobile claimed to have stopped funding the denial of global warming but is continuing to do just the opposite. According to Greenpeace, "Exxon spent $2.1 million last year on 41 groups who are leading the climate sceptic industry" last year. It has dropped funding for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), it continues to fund The Heartland Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the George C Marshall Institute, the American Enterprise Insitute, and many other groups at the heart of Global Warming denial who have participated a plan to eliminate the Kyoto Protocol.

Mother Jones deems it "pseudoskepticism" and compares it to the strategy used by those in the tobacco industry to "cast doubt over the danges of smoking." Luckily, the government didn't let the tobacco industry get away with it, and now they are not letting ExxonMobile either. The chairman of the House Science oversight committee Brad Miller requested a list of "global warming skeptics" it has funded yesterday.

The most important thing is keeping these lies in the public. We cannot stop bugging ExxonMobile, and other gas companies of the like, about whom they are funding. We cannot allow gas companies to fund the denial of global warming just because they might get a better profit off a misinformed public.

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