Exxon’s latest disclosures show it is still funding climate denial groups, DeSmog Blog revealed in a blog post last week, in spite of a 2008 promise to cut off the flow of financial support.
“Organizations including the American Enterprise Institute, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce—all organizations with a record of misinformation on climate science—all received grants in 2015 from ExxonMobil,” DeSmog reports. “The 2015 tally brings the total amount of known Exxon funding to denial groups north of $33 million since 1998.”
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In a 2008 corporate responsibility report, the global fossil giant promised to “discontinue contributions to several public policy groups whose position on climate change could divert attention from the important discussion on how the world will secure energy required for economic growth in an environmentally responsible manner.” But the latest disclosures “show it continues to support organizations that claim greenhouse gases are not causing climate change, or that cuts to emissions are a waste of time and money,” DeSmog writes.
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