Royal Society to Exxon: Stop Funding Climate Change Denial

Via Making Light:

The Royal Society—the world’s oldest learned society—has publicly taken on Exxon. Just so you know: this is the first time in the Royal Society’s 364 years that they’ve done something like this.

Britain’s leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.

In an unprecedented step, the Royal Society, Britain’s premier scientific academy, has written to the oil giant to demand that the company withdraws support for dozens of groups that have “misrepresented the science of climate change by outright denial of the evidence”.

Scientists also strongly criticise the company’s public statements on global warming, which they describe as “inaccurate and misleading”.

http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1876538,00.html

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