Bush Set for Climate Change U-Turn

January 15, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

George Bush is preparing to make a historic shift in his position on climate change when he makes his State of the Union speech later this month. British officials are hoping that Bush’s belated new stance by the United States will lead to a breakthrough in talks to a successor treaty to the Kyoto agreement … Read More

Exxon’s 3D PR Strategy on Climate

January 12, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

There is a classic industry public relations tactic called the 3 technique – Deny, Delay and Dominate. For years Exxon has pursued this strategy over climate change very aggressively. The company has denied for years that climate change is a problem or even man-made, and by so doing it has delayed any action. One of … Read More

Chrysler Questions Climate Change

January 11, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

“Green” cars may all be the rage at the Detroit motor show, but Chrysler’s chief economist Van Jolissaint has launched a fierce attack on “quasi-hysterical Europeans” and their “Chicken Little” attitudes to climate change. Mr Jolissaint was speaking at a private breakfast where the chief economists of the “Big Three” US car firms presented their … Read More

UCS Attacks Exxon For Misleading Public Over Climate

January 4, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The Union of Concerned Scientists has become the latest in a long line of organizations to criticize Exxon Mobil for spending millions of dollars to manipulate public opinion over climate change. Drawing parallels with the tactics of the tobacco industry, the UCS’s report is called “Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s … Read More

ExxonMobil Wins Worst EU Lobby Award

December 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

ExxonMobil was the clear winner of the Annual Worst EU Lobbby Awards for continuing to fund climate skeptics. Over 9400 people took part in an online poll to decide the winners of the awards. Exxon polled nearly half of all votes cast.

Exxon Still Funding the Sceptics

December 7, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Exxon is still spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund both European and American organisations that seek to cast doubt on the scientific consensus on global warming, according to a new report by Corporate Europe Observatory, a Brussels-based watchdog. “ExxonMobil invests significant amounts in letting think-tanks, seemingly respectable sources, sow doubts about the need … Read More

Climate Sceptic Alert: “The Mad Monckton”

November 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 5 Comments

Just when you thought the debate on climate change was done and dusted, an annoying climate sceptic has popped up trying to continue the oil industry’s campaign to deny and delay action on the issue. For the last couple of Sundays, Christopher Monckton has written in the Sunday Telegraph, the torch-bearer of the old guard … Read More

Exxon: We Are Not Climate Sceptics

September 22, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Here’s one to make you laugh or cry. For years, Exxon or Exxonsarous as it is sometimes known, has been the vanguard of the climate septics. It has funded some 40 right wing think tanks and front groups in an attempt to derail action on climate change. It has had undue influence at the White … Read More

Royal Society Tells Exxon: Stop Funding Climate Sceptics

September 21, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Britain’s leading scientific body, the Royal Society, has challenged ExxonMobil to stop funding climate sceptics who are attempting to undermine the scientific consensus on global warming. In an unprecedented step, the Royal Society, demands in its letter that the company withdraws support for dozens of groups that have “misrepresented the science of climate change by … Read More

Gore: US Still In Denial on Climate

June 23, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Al Gore, in London for a meeting with British Chancellor Gordon Brown, said that President Clinton’s failure to get Kyoto ratified was due mainly to the fact that many people in the US were then, and to a certain extent still are, in a state of denial about the severity of the crisis.