Here’s one reason people are dubious about global warming: about $8.6 million pumped into 40 think tanks by ExxonMobil from 2000 to 2003. I suppose less than $9M over 3-4 years is peanuts to a corporation that size, and could be considered a sound PR investment.
Maybe for the current executives and big shareholders, who will all be dead before the largest effects of global warming come into play. I’m not so sure about the rest of us.
PS: Link found on Bruce Sterling’s Viridian Notes.