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 Nine of Out Ten Climate Denying Scientists Have Ties to Exxon Mobil Money
Nine of Out Ten Climate Denying Scientists Have Ties to Exxon Mobil Money
Once you crunch the numbers, however, you find a good proportion of this new list is made up of a small network of individuals who co-author papers and share funding ties to the oil industry. There are numerous other names on the list with links to oil-industry funded climate sceptic think-tanks, including more from the International Policy Network (IPN) and the Marshall Institute. picked by zircon77777 5 months ago
tags global warming exxon mobil climate change
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 JBlair
5 months ago
Why am I not surprised?
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 redstorm
5 months ago
*ushers in the conspiracy theorists*
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 chilehea...
5 months ago
Exxon/Mobil has managed to avoid paying the fines levied against them from the Exxon Valdez oil spill from more than 20 years ago. Can we really expect any kind of ethical behavior from oil companies? With their ability to bribe politicians and fund propaganda, the only thing we can really do to deal with them is to stop using their products and adopt different sources of energy.
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 pfanning
5 months ago
You know, when I was a kid it was all about an impending ice age. Now, as an adult, I'm told it's actually global warming that will soon doom us all. No word on what happened to the ice age. Guess I must have slept through it. Meanwhile, the local weather guy still can't get the forecast for tomorrow right.
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 qpon
5 months ago
7 degrees of Exxon Mobil?

A $300 billion international company that sells something harvested in the environment that supposedly affects the environment has 'ties' to lots of environmental scientists.

Say you're a gigantic oil company. The entire world is in an emotional frenzy over some new scientific study that demonizes your company. Meanwhile, there are scientists out there out of the mainstream who produce studies skeptical of these new findings...

... gee, it would probably be a good idea for you to fund those scientists to further their research that could potentially exonerate your company's industry.

But as this article proves using a whopping zero evidence - other than opinion linking to thin straw man data - the chicken clearly came first. To them it doesnt make any sense for ExxonMobil to do such a wacky thing, clearly they were paid to be skeptical ... they couldnt possible be paid because they're skeptical... right?
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 delta
5 months ago
« qpon : they were paid to be skeptical ... they couldnt possible be paid because they're skeptical... right?
More like they were not paid to be corrupt, they were payed because they are corrupt.
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