Climate Activists Attack Oil Company for Supporting Seatbelts and Wildlife Conservation

Climate activists Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran took to Twitter Wednesday, posting links to a new cache of Mobil documents that they hoped would help expand their #ExxonKnew campaign to include #MobilKnew. The activists allege that the documents, which explain grants given to various organizations by the Mobil Foundation in the 1990s, show that Mobil was also trying to manipulate information about climate change.

In reality, the activists exposed how they mislead the public by cherry-picking and manipulating documents to fit their preconceived narrative.

Though the activists are trying to promote the documents as a slam dunk, they haven’t been able to demonstrate that the Mobil Foundation’s support for these projects influenced the scientists’ findings in any way.

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