cite as: F. Bi. 2008. ExxonMobil stops funding climate inactivists… again? Intl. J. Inact., 1:54
From Reuters, an article with a curious headline:
Exxon again cuts funds for climate change skeptics
“Again”? The first thing I thought when I saw the headline was, “wait, is this like the ‘global warming came to a halt in 1998… and it came to a halt in 2007, again’ thingy?” Well, yes and no:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp is pulling contributions to several groups that have downplayed the risks that greenhouse gas-emissions could lead to global warming, continuing a policy started in 2006 by Chief Executive Rex Tillerson. […]
The groups Exxon has stopped funding include the Capital Research Center, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Frontiers of Freedom Institute, the George C. Marshall Institute, and the Institute for Energy Research, according to Exxon spokesman Gantt Walton. […]
Tillerson has said that nations should work toward a global policy to fight climate change and in 2006 the company stopped funding a handful of groups that were climate change skeptics.
In other words, ExxonMobil didn’t do a thorough job the last time when they said that they’d stop funding inactivist groups — they didn’t cut the funding of all the groups, only some of them.
So I guess the question now is this: Which inactivist groups are ExxonMobil still funding?