|01-12-2007, 11:40 AM||#1|
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Exxon cuts ties to global warming skeptics
Now there is a nice nail on the coffin for the skeptics. But I'm sure humans have nothing to do with the CO2 levels (unprecedented in the history of the globe from the perspective of total and accelerated increase), and that all the models describing the effects of CO2 are baseless.
NEW YORK - Oil major Exxon Mobil Corp. is engaging in industry talks on possible U.S. greenhouse gas emissions regulations and has stopped funding groups skeptical of global warming claims — moves that some say could indicate a change in stance from the long-time foe of limits on heat-trapping gases.
Exxon, along with representatives from about 20 other companies, is participating in talks sponsored by Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. The think tank said it expected the talks would generate a report in the fall with recommendations to legislators on how to regulate greenhouse emissions.
Mark Boudreaux, a spokesman for Exxon, the world’s biggest publicly traded company, said its position on climate change has been “widely misunderstood and as a result of that, we have been clarifying and talking more about what our position is.”