Group Promoting Climate Skepticism has Extensive Ties to Exxon-Mobil

From The Raw Story:

A group promoting skepticism over widely-accredited climate change science has a web of connections to influential oil giant Exxon-Mobil, Raw Story has found.The organization is called the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), apparently named after the UN coalition International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). An investigation into the group reveals its numerous links to Exxon-Mobil, a vehement opponent of climate legislation and notorious among scientists for funding global warming skeptics.

“Exxon-Mobil essentially funds people to lie,” Joseph Romm, lauded climate expert and author of the blog Climate Progress, told Raw Story. “It’s important for people to understand that they pay off the overwhelming majority of groups in the area of junk science.”

The NIPCC’s signature report, “Climate Change Reconsidered,” disputes the notion that global warming is human-caused, insisting in its policy summary that “Nature, not human activity, rules the planet.” Many of its assertions have been challenged by, among others, the scientists’ blog RealClimate.

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2 Comments on "Group Promoting Climate Skepticism has Extensive Ties to Exxon-Mobil"

  1. infojunkie | Dec 12, 2009 at 1:55 am |

    Compare those paltry sums with this: “the European Commission's most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that's not counting funds from the EU's member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA's climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA's, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.”

    Money does not always equal bias, it just points at something worth looking into more carefully.

  2. infojunkie | Dec 12, 2009 at 1:57 am |

    Sorry: source for that is… That article has its broadly-stated opinions that are irrelevant, so I'm asking you to just look at the facts therein. Do you disagree that FAR greater sums are given to people trying to prove AGW?

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