CBC Fifth Estate - The Climate Denial Machine (Nov 15/06)

Posted on Thursday, November 16 at 10:03 by bracewell
Climate Change Denial Talk Tape

The Fifth Estate's Bob Mckeown investigates these so-called climate change deniers or skeptics in a documentary that will air on CBC Television. Bob joined us from our Ottawa studio.

The Royal Society of Britain .. recently wrote a stern letter to ExxonMobil telling the oil giant to stop, quote, "misrepresenting the science of climate change by outright denial of the evidence."

The organization further accused ExxonMobil of making inaccurate and misleading public statements on climate change.

And it claimed ExxonMobil paid nearly three million dollars to groups that work to misinform the public and policy makers on the science of global warming---small change for a company that posted ten and a half billion dollars in profits last year.

ExxonMobil was somewhat chastened---but that hasn't stopped critics from saying the company has played a key role in creating a debate and helping to amplify the voices of a small group of maverick scientists who maintain that global warming is not a threat. Or if it IS a threat, there's nothing we can do about it because it's not our fault. Fifth Estate on CBC_NewsWorld
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