The climate deniers have been out in force leading up to the Paris climate change conference – just as they were in Copenhagen in 2009.
The Funding of Influential Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy
In a sentence buried at the very bottom of a story making headlines nationwide, Politico revealed for the first time one of the funders of Columbia University’s influential Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP).
The funder: ExxonMobil, the company embroiled in a New York state Attorney General investigation for its extensive internal knowledge of the impacts of climate change since the 1970s, followed by Exxon’s funding of climate change denial campaigns to the tune of $31 million. Politico got its numbers from ExxonMobil’s 2014 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments report.
While Politico reported on Exxon’s grievances about the Los Angeles Times’ two–part investigation conducted by students and staff at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism that exposed what Exxon knew about climate…
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