George C. Marshall

Climate Denial

The George C. Marshall Institute has been a member of Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations, since 1998. In 2006, the coalition’s website stated that the coalition “pools together information from experts both inside and outside of the coalition and serves as a clearinghouse for information on global warming science and policy proposals”.

An investigation by CIC as shown that from 1997-2015 the combined grants from ExxonMobil to CHC members top 11 million dollars. Since its inception, the organization has used a variety of tactics to distort public opinion on climate change and influence decision making in Washington. For decades the coalition has authored bias reports, held briefings on Capital Hill, and released weekly newsletters attacking “climate change alarmists”. Originally founded by Consumer Alert, the coalition and its website is now funded by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Myron Ebell, former head of Trump’s EPA transition team and CEI’s director of the Center for Energy and Environment, is the chair of the CHC.

Funding

The George C. Marshall Institute has received $445,000 from ExxonMobil. Of that total, $495,000 worth of grants were earmarked for climate change programs.

2005 Exxon Climate Grants

$90K grant listed as "Climate Change" Worldwide Giving Report lists $90K as "General Operating Support" https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1019881-2005-exxon-giving-report.html#document/p3/a258101

2004 Exxon Climate Grants

2003 Exxon Climate Grants

2002 Exxon Climate Grants

2001 Exxon Climate Grants

 

George C. Marshall Institute News

 

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