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2015 FOIA request revealing Exxon funding of Smithsonian climate researcher Soon

This document reveals that Exxon Mobil funded Wei-Hock Soon, a part-time researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. A 2015 Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Soon received funding from fossil-fuel interests but he subsequently failed to disclose in a string of scientific papers. The document shows that Exxon contributed $55,000 to Soon […]

2008 financial contributions from Exxon to Dr. Willie Soon

This compilation of documents contains contracts and correspondence related to scientist Wei Hock “Willie” Soon, his climate change research and his relationship with the corporate oil industry. Willie Soon’s climate change research has been consistently cited by parties seeking to doubt the human effect on climate change. Coincidentally, documents reveal that Soon received massive funding from the oil industry, especially Exxon, in relation to […]


2000 ExxonMobil Global Climate Change: A Better Path Forward

This pamphlet is a collection of information aimed to highlight uncertainty around climate models and whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change. The article offers alternative theories and research, many of which are supported by Exxon rather than independent scientists. “A Better Path Forward” includes a forward by then Exxon CEO Lee Raymond and underestimate […]