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Exxon pulls the plug on climate flat-earthers...Reports that Exxon has stopped funding some groups that lobby against action on climate change have had a guarded welcome from environmentalists.

ExxonMobil shocked environmental campaigners when it announced in May that it would stop funding groups that deny human-made climate change.

In a corporate citizenship report, published ahead of its annual general meeting, the US oil and gas giant said that it would suspend donations to public policy groups “whose position on climate change could divert attention from the important discussion on how the world will secure the energy required for economic growth in an environmentally responsible manner”.

It is a new tune for a company that environmental activists, like Greenpeace, have long criticised for denying the long-term implications of its fossil fuels business on the planet. But does Exxon’s move signify a radical change in the company’s attitude to climate change, or is this merely an astute public relations approach to deflect attacks from campaigners?

Exxon has reportedly dropped nine groups, including the Capital Research Center, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Frontiers of Freedom Institute, George C Marshall Institute and the Institute for Energy Research. The company has not yet named the remaining groups.

Read more @ Climate Change Corp.

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