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Google search of the day: “Exxon behind Climategate?”

Published 06th December 2009 - 8 comments - 1979 views -

Search and enjoy!

The skeptics on this forum debate endlessly and cannot come up with the goods when challenged. See Federico's open challenge to the skeptics and see how they lost their dignity. My posts have been commented on and links have been posted on it. My trouble is, I would take those links seriously had they not been funded by Exxon and other such.

So while you search and find out who is behind this Climategate nonsense, here is what I found (courtsey of Jim Hoggan's blog). These are some of the institutes actively engaging in 'debunking' science:


Center for a Constructive Tomorrow: owns and operate, which has been a main clearinghouse for the right-wing climategate echo chamber. is managed by Marc Morano, former aide to Republican Senator James Inhofe. CFACT has received grants from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and well-known right-wing foundations like the Carthage Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.

American Enterprise Institute: Offered to pay "experts" $10,000 to write papers that countered the IPCC reports. AEI has received close to half a million from oil-giant ExxonMobil, former Exxon Chairman Lee Raymond sits on AEI's board of directors.

Media Research Center: run by Brett Bozell, this group also operates the popular right-wing blog, The Media Research Center has received over $257,000 from oil-giant ExxonMobil since 1998.

Cato Institute: Is the main front group for the most prolific climate denier, Patrick Michaels. Cato is the second largest recipient of funding the foundations run by Koch Industries Inc. (the largest private energy company in the United States).

Heartland Institute: Organizes a "denier conference" every year for the past three years. Used to receive funding from ExxonMobil, still recieve grants from tobacco companies and are also a major recipient of grants from the foundations run by Koch Industries Inc. (the largest private energy company in the United States).

Heritage Foundation: Heritage is massive and operates on about $50 million a year. They have received significant funding from ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and other fossil fuel companies.

National Center for Policy Analysis: the NCPA is a small, but very vocal Dallas, Texas-based freemarket think tank and has received over $540,900 from oil giant ExxonMobil since 1998.

Competitive Enterprise Institute: The CEI is well-known for its public efforts to aggressively counter the scientific evidence for human-induced climate change, especially after their infamous set of television ads with the tag line "C02, We Call it Life." Since 1998, the CEI has received over $2 million in funding from oil-giant ExxonMobil.

Oh and in another news skeptics have found two new spokepersons: Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Oh boy!


Category: Climate Politics, | Tags: climategate, exxon, cop15, climate change, skeptics,


Vitezslav Kremlik on 06th December 2009:


1) I replied to Federico’s defence of Hockestick in my posts here

and here

But you cowards did not come and react. I take it as that you admit, you were wrong and you have nothing to say in your defence.

2) In my next post I will trash you funny belief, that Hockeystick was confirmed by independent research:

3) Exxon rules! Exxon managed to uncover the Climategate swindles of alarmists. Exxon deserves a Pulitzer Prize.

When you react to my criticism of Hockeystick, you will earn the right to speak again. Until then, you are just a hysteric loser. Sorry.

BigPhil55 on 06th December 2009:

I think you will find Exxon is featured as a supporter of the fraudsters, they a mentioned in the email’s.

Mike on 06th December 2009:

Hemant shows his true colours. What a complete nut.

Hemant Anant Jain on 06th December 2009:

Cowards. Nuts. Ha ha ha.
Looks like a harmless google search has got under your skin Mike and Vitezslav.
Vitezslav, why don’t you put your proposal about the Pulitzer where someone may hear you. Or are you afraid of the large scale public insult that you will attract?
Mike, thanks for crosslinking my other post. The comments under that post simply demonstrate how much of a, to use your own words, nut you are.
I mentioned somwhere that you skeptics can fall to any level.
Supporting Exxon like this is quite deep.
I am hoping you fall further.

Eamonn Fitzgerald on 06th December 2009:

I see the hand of Exxon at work here, too: “Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges”

Hemant Anant Jain on 06th December 2009:

Fact A: The carbon footprint of the conference will be massive. And yes, that is bad.

Fact B: This post is about the misinformation and climategate and Exxon and oil lobby.

If you studied logic, A is not necessarily equal to B.

But I can understand that logic and common sense is the last thing climate skeptics seem to possess.

Hemant Anant Jain on 06th December 2009:

Eammon, as to your point:

alışveriş on 17th December 2009:

Thank you very much for the excellent and useful subject.

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