How ExxonMobil Boosted Old-School Sceptics’ Attacks on Michael Mann

http://desmog.uk/2015/05/14/how-exxonmobil-boosted-old-school-sceptics-attacks-michael-mann

Our latest DeSmog UK epic history post examines the troop of climate sceptic scientists funded by ExxonMobil to attack Michael Mann’s hockey stick graph. Neoliberal think tanks saw a significant boom period in the 2000s thanks to ExxonMobil’s continued spending to fuel the fire against the climate science consensus. As per the Climate Action Plan – written in 1998 as a blueprint for sceptic industry action – the think tanks gathered together a group of hand-picked “independent” scientists who were “not usually published in the mainstream journals”. Tags: ExxonMobilFraser Instituteross mckitrickWillie Soonmichael mann

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