‘False’: Mike Shellenberger takes down the ‘The Exxon Climate Denial Myth’ – Exxon in ‘many cases advocated for climate policy!’
Mike Shellenberger, the President Breakthrough Institute, and a man who Time Magazine called 'Hero of the Environment': 'The picture painted of Exxon seeking out & funding "climate change deniers" to mislead public & prevent climate policy is false.'
'The picture painted by @insideclimate is that Exxon was paying people to lie about climate while acknowledging it privately...In reality, Exxon funded conservative think tanks that were mostly *not* "climate deniers" — & in many cases advocate climate policy!'
But it was always obvious from looking at who Exxon funded that vanishingly few people were "climate change deniers." A vast Exxon conspiracy to deceive public about climate turns out to be... a lukewarmish NYT ad & sunspots research.'