Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Fraser Institute in Exxon's Pocket?
Desmogblog links to a new Union of Concerned Scientists report on how ExxonMobile replays the tobacco lobby's tactics to create uncertainty on climate science. Haven't had a chance to read the whole report yet, but have come across one fascinating tid-bit already. The list of "Groups and Individuals Associated with ExxonMobil's Disinformation Campaign" has some Canadian content in the form of the Fraser Institute. Between 1998 and 2005 Exxon donated $120,000 to the institute for "climate change work", including "research" by the infamous Tim "I'm not funded by the Oil Lobby" Ball.