According to the Washington Post, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has offered $10,000 to academics willing to contribute to a book on climate-change policy. And in case you didn't know, AEI has received funding from Exxon for several years. Basically, they want to find scientists who will debunk the concerns over carbon dioxide and other gasses linked to global warming.
Then to top it off, Exxon finished with another record breaking year for 2006 with profits reaching close to $40 billion. How many of you have had to reduce gas usage or even had to get rid of a car because you just couldn't afford the gas anymore? If you don't, then you're reading the blog of someone who had to do just that.
Exxon is a cash cow more interested in lining their pockets than helping the people of this country or the environment. That money could be better spent on research to find cleaner burning fuels. Research that has been held back by these major oil companies, I'm betting.
But today I have only one weapon and that's my voice.
Exxon, I protest.
*Image from Associated Press