Saturday, February 03, 2007

Exxon linked to climate change pay out

A think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil fuels.


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"The purpose of this project is to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the IPCC process, especially as it bears on potential policy responses to climate change," said the memo, which was sent to a professor at Texas A&M University.

(Via Unknown Country.)


Contrary to appearances, this is actually pretty heartening news. It means Big Oil is getting scared . . . and not a little desperate.

6 comments:

Chris said...

So, 10,000.00 USD is the going price for a soul...

Mac said...

So, 10,000.00 USD is the going price for a soul...

It would appear so.

W.M. Bear said...

A paltry $10K? Surely a company like Exxon can probably afford to buy the ENTIRE think tank or even a government. (No, wait, I think it already did that!)

Dustin said...

I just saw this and wrote about it, too. What a joke. I think you're right, they're a bit scared about what's coming, and probably rightly so.

How the government became so screwed up and twisted is really beyond me if you look at how it started..but...a topic for another day.

WM, notice the article said "additional payments" also. I think anyone who gets on the news or gets some publicity gets even more! ;-)

Mac said...

I think you're right, they're a bit scared about what's coming, and probably rightly so.

They're not a "bit" scared -- they're *really* fucking scared. They're already busy inflating their lifeboats ...

Dustin said...

Or buying their super ships, being the rich snobs that they generally are. Noah's Ark style and all, you know?