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Catalyst Organization Behind #ExxonKnew Acknowledges It Knew Too

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A key organizer and funder of the “Exxon Knew” campaign – which hinges on the debunked allegation that ExxonMobil knew about climate change long before the public and subsequently tried to cover up this knowledge and mislead the public – also credits itself for its “early recognition” of the issue in the 1980s. In an essay detailing the rationale behind its grantmaking, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) states that it knew about climate change before the public or governmental bodies:

“Beginning in 1986, the RBF made grants to Sweden’s Beijer Institute to promote research on global warming. These grants evidence the Fund’s early recognition of the significance of climate change, which was not yet understood by the public or recognized by national and international governmental bodies.”

It’s interesting that a group that manufactured an entire campaign to sue oil and natural gas companies for climate change on the basis that they “knew” about it before anyone else, could be charged with a similar allegation.

Continue reading at EID Climate.

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