If fossil fuel money is dirty when skeptics take it, why isn’t it dirty whenGreenpeace helps itself to the Rockefeller fortune? Why isn’t it dirty when Rajendra Pachauri (the chairman of the IPCC) uses it to fund his annual sustainability conference – both via direct sponsorships from oil companies, and via grants from the Rockefeller Foundation (see the bottom of my blog post here)?
If people really believe that oil money taints things, why doesn’t anyone care about the 40 years of oil funding that has gone to the World Wildlife Fund? The WWF’s first corporate sponsor was Shell – see my blog post:http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2012/04/11/the-wwfs-vast-pool-of-oil-money/
Why isn’t there more concern about the $25 million in fossil fuel funding the Sierra Club took recently – see my blog post:http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2012/02/17/big-oil-money-for-me-but-not-for-thee/
My background is investigative journalism. It seems to me the environmental press corps has been overlooking some profound shortcomings in the greens’ standard arguments about fossil fuel funding.