Climate Change: Ideology vs. Corporate Pragmatism

Wed, 2006-03-15 09:34Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change: Ideology vs. Corporate Pragmatism

Look here for an analysis of the Bush administration's deepening isolation on climate change - even the business community is taking another side.

But be warned, the piece is authored by Eugene Linden, whose book The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather and the Destruction of Civilizations is currently winning rave reviews. That either makes Linden an impressive expert in the field, whose well-researched earlier work is winning professional acclaim, or a left-wing ideologue. Read the book before you decide.

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The DeSmog UK epic history series continues with a look at what happened when environmentalists attended an ExxonMobil meeting in Dallas, Texas.

ExxonMobil and other industry hardliners came together in 1998 to create an “Action Plan” to combat America’s growing fondness for fighting climate change.

This plan would provide a blueprint for undermining the climate movement over the next four years.

But, the environmentalists were well-organised. Having bought shares in ExxonMobil, they attended the corporation’s first...

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