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The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which widely publicizes its belief that the earth is not warming cataclysmically because of the burning of coal and oil, says Exxon Mobil Corp. is a "major donor" largely as a result of its effort to push that position.

...even I would be supportive of the CEI. Once again, such an "independent think tank" (CEI seems copy-pasting Exxon's policy straight from the higher ups) is releasing an extremely misleading and dishonest description of the worries of millions of people. The key word here is "cataclysmically" - try to define that. It's a pretty honest description I could agree with and I have actually posted diaries in the same vein: battling some of the exaggerations that are rampant in climate science. The CEI, however, pushes an agenda that is without "cataclysmically" entirely. Bah.

From CEI:

Among numerous recognitions, Greenpeace featured Mr. Ebell and three of his CEI colleagues in "A Field Guide to Climate Criminals" distributed at the UN climate meeting in Montreal in December 2005. Rolling Stone magazine in its November 17, 2005 issue named Mr. Ebell one of six "Misleaders" on global warming in a special feature, along with President Bush, Senator James Inhofe, and Michael Crichton. In November 2004 as a result of a BBC Radio interview, seven members of the British House of Commons from all three major parties introduced a motion to censure Mr. Ebell "in the strongest possible terms." In its May 22, 2004 special Issues and Answers issue, National Journal profiled Mr. Ebell as one of ten people who would lead the global warming debate during the next presidential administration. The Clean Air Trust in March 2001 named Mr. Ebell its "Villain of the Month" for his role in convincing the Bush Administration not to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

Just have a look at their guy... Pictures, thousand words.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 03:37:23 AM EST

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