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Exposing ExxonMobil's GW Disinformation Campaign
Besides the Bush Administration's
efforts to withhold and distort science
on global warming, Exxon, who today
released earnings figures that broke
their previous record for profits by any
corporation in history, has been paying
many pseudo-science hacks to argue
the facts and keep the public confused.
Here is a comment from Robert F.
Kennedy Jr. on the matter.
“Exxon has responded to roars of recent outrage over its anti-social antics by announcing that it has stopped funding the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has collected over $2 million from the oil giant since 1998 to weave lies about climate change - and 4-5 other groups that Exxon refused to name. Exxon’s new contrition is hardly sincere. The company still continues to fund 40 other groups in its unrelenting campaign of deception… As evidence of the company’s insincerity, Exxon’s chief executive and CEO Rex Tillerson, on Friday told world leaders in Davos that oil companies should not be held esponsible for global warming. The blame, he argued, rests instead with the very consumers and government officials his company has spent millions of dollars manipulating and defrauding. America is a decade late in addressing the serious threat from global warming largely due to ExxonMobil’s campaign of deliberate deception. ExxonMobil’s conduct amounts to a war on civilization. The company can’t simply sweep this legacy of fraud and villainy under the rug with a paid op-ed campaign in the New York Times, or with oily statements shifting the blame to consumers. The company needs to cease its campaign of deception completely if it is to genuinely atone for its crimes against humanity.”
Found on the Climate Crisis Coalition website on 1/30/07, originally posted to the Huffington Post"