Since there is a philosophy discussion going on elsewhere…
Anyway, a bit of the story:
Scientists accuse Exxon Mobil of discrediting global warming
[i]WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. gave $16 million to 43 ideological groups between 1998 and 2005 in a coordinated effort to mislead the public by discrediting the science behind global warming, the Union of Concerned Scientists asserted today.
The report by the science-based nonprofit advocacy group mirrors similar claims by Britain’s leading scientific academy. Last September, The Royal Society wrote the oil company asking it to halt support for groups that “misrepresented the science of climate change.”
Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the scientific advocacy group’s report.
Also, yes, I’m fully aware, the groups decrying Exxon Mobile are themselves decried by those that don’t support the view that global warming is something we need to worry about.