Is Big Oil behind Global Warming Scaremongering?

Richard Henry Lee
If the website, Exxon Secrets, is correct, then Big Oil has switched sides and now forecasts unprecedented global warming.

A new MIT
study warns that global temperatures might increase twice as much as originally predicted.
The new projections, published this month in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate, indicate a median probability of surface warming of 5.2 degrees Celsius by 2100, with a 90% probability range of 3.5 to 7.4 degrees. This can be compared to a median projected increase in the 2003 study of just 2.4 degrees.
But as discussed in an article at the WattsUpWithThat website, the MIT study is full of holes. In particular, the temperatures have been dropping since the original study in 2003, not rising as models had predicted.

But these scary predictions can be dismissed on other grounds. It appears that Big Oil has its sticky fingers all over this study. According to the Exxon Secrets
website, the lead author, Andrei Sokolov, is merely a tool of Exxon Mobil since he works at MIT, and that educational institution has received almost $1 million from the oil giant.

Exxon Secrets makes a habit of smearing any and all climate researchers who disagree with the “scientific consensus” that humans are causing unprecedented global warming. It is therefore quite amusing that they are now smearing one of their own.

We also wonder how long it will take for the Exxon Secrets website to be "updated". We grabbed a screenshot just in case.
If the website, Exxon Secrets, is correct, then Big Oil has switched sides and now forecasts unprecedented global warming.

A new MIT
study warns that global temperatures might increase twice as much as originally predicted.
The new projections, published this month in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate, indicate a median probability of surface warming of 5.2 degrees Celsius by 2100, with a 90% probability range of 3.5 to 7.4 degrees. This can be compared to a median projected increase in the 2003 study of just 2.4 degrees.
But as discussed in an article at the WattsUpWithThat website, the MIT study is full of holes. In particular, the temperatures have been dropping since the original study in 2003, not rising as models had predicted.

But these scary predictions can be dismissed on other grounds. It appears that Big Oil has its sticky fingers all over this study. According to the Exxon Secrets
website, the lead author, Andrei Sokolov, is merely a tool of Exxon Mobil since he works at MIT, and that educational institution has received almost $1 million from the oil giant.

Exxon Secrets makes a habit of smearing any and all climate researchers who disagree with the “scientific consensus” that humans are causing unprecedented global warming. It is therefore quite amusing that they are now smearing one of their own.

We also wonder how long it will take for the Exxon Secrets website to be "updated". We grabbed a screenshot just in case.