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British Royal Society: Exxon misrepresents climate issues

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Britain’s Royal Society, of which both Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were members, has asked Exxon Mobil to stop financing groups that create a “false sense somehow that there is a two-sided debate going on in the scientific community,” about the effects of global warming.

Spokespeople for Exxon deny having control in the disinformation campaigns of front groups like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, International Policy Network, and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. But Exxon also played innocent when it’s PR firm DCI got busted creating the “homemade” video, "Al Gore’s Penguin Army." The Wall Street Journal blew the cover on that one by tracing the IP address of the video’s creator. If my PR firm did something that careless, I’d want my millions back.

Additional Reading:
Exxon Secrets: How ExxonMobil Funds the Global Climate Change Skeptics

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