Originally posted by sonhouse
On the other hand, you are quite willing to believe Exxon funded climatologists, why do you believe the Guardian?
The Guardian link I looked at is at the bottom of the OP link you posted. It says this:
"According to Greenpeace, the company spent more than $30m on think tanks and researchers that promoted climate denial over the years."
The link I posted says this:
"Four big international companies, including the oil giant Exxon Mobil, said yesterday that they would give Stanford University $225 million over 10 years for research on ways to meet growing energy needs without worsening global warming."
When I wrote less than half I should have said about 7 times less. Notice that they are getting their information from Greenpeace. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund donates money to Greenpeace.
It isn't about believing The Guardian, it is Greenpeace since that is their source of information. That is why I am skeptical that Exxonmobile really funded climate deniers at all. It is all alleged by a leaked e-mail. For all we know Exxonmobile wanted the leak.
Why would Exxonmobile have even felt threatened by a carbon tax? The tax would affect all carbon containing fossil fuels which would harm coal the most leaving less competition from that heavy carbon fuel. Aside from that increase in profit all oil would be taxed equally so the tax would simply be passed to the consumer. Same thing with Natural gas, but natural gas would be taxed less than the other fossil fuels because it contains less carbon than all the other fossil fuels. Exxonmobile produces more natural gas than any other company in the USA. $$$$$$$$$$$$$
What company produces the most natural gas in the world?