The moranos, moncktons, and wattzers have nothing but their paranoia and loathing for others. Well, they also have an acquiescent equally self-interested public that simply does not want to know about this challenging threat to our way of life. Thereby making them an easy mark.
(the following is a teaser, please link to their full article):
The group's members included senior scientists and engineers from nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company, including Exxon, Mobil, Amoco, Phillips, Texaco, Shell, Sunoco, Sohio and Standard Oil of California and Gulf Oil, the predecessors to Chevron, according to internal documents obtained by InsideClimate News and interviews with the task force's former director.
An InsideClimate News investigative series has shown that Exxon launched its own cutting-edge CO2 sampling program in 1978
in order to understand a phenomenon it suspected could harm its business... The previously unpublished papers about the climate task force indicate that API, the industry's most powerful lobbying group, followed a similar arc to Exxon's in confronting the threat of climate change. ...