Long List Of Warmist Organizations, Scientists Haul In Huge Money From BIG OIL And Heavy Industry!

Reader Jimbo left a comment which I’ve upgraded to a post.

Below he presents a list of 25 examples where climate alarmism organizations and scientists were more than happy to take in big money from Big Oil and industry. Even Michael Mann (Example no. 19) benefitted from the Koch Brothers!


By reader Jimbo

We are often called fossil fuel funded climate change deniers. So you can imagine my shock when I came across these past and present takers of fossil fuel money. Imagine if skeptics hauled in such money.

1. Climate Research Unit (CRU)

From the late 1970s through to the collapse of oil prices in the late 1980s, CRU received a series of contracts from BP to provide data and advice concerning their exploration operations in the Arctic marginal seas. Working closely with BP’s Cold Regions Group, CRU staff developed a set of detailed sea-ice atlases,

This list is not fully exhaustive, but we would like to acknowledge the support of the following funders (in alphabetical order):
British Petroleum…Greenpeace International…Reinsurance Underwriters and Syndicates…Sultanate of OmanShell……

2. Sierra Club
TIME – 2 February 2012

Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry
TIME has learned that between 2007 and 2010 the Sierra Club accepted over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy—one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S. and a firm heavily involved in fracking…”

3. Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
[Founded by Teri under Dr. Rajendra Pachauri chairman of the IPCC]

2011: Star Partner – Rockefeller Foundation
2007: Partners – BP
2006: Co-Associates – NTPC [coal and gas power generation] | Function Hosts – BP
2005: Associate – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, India | Co-Associate Shell

4. Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project
Berkeley Earth team members include: Richard Muller, Founder and Scientific Director……Steven Mosher, Scientist…

Financial Support First Phase (2010)
…Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000) The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($50,000)…
Second Phase (2011)
…The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($50,000)…
Third Phase (2012)
…The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($50,000)…Anonymous Foundation ($250,000)…
Fourth Phase (2013)
…The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($100,000)…

5. 350.org

350.org caught up in fossil fuel ‘divestment’ hypocrisy
[Rockefellers Brothers Fund] RBF has given 350.org $800,000 in recent years and almost $2 million to the 1Sky Education Fund, now part of 350.org, according to foundation records.”

6. Union of Concerned Scientists

The 2013 Annual Report PDF

UCS thanks the following companies that matched members’ gifts at a level of $1,000 or more….Chevron Corporation…”

Annual Report 2002 PDF

The Union of Concerned Scientists gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and foundations for their generous contributions of at least $500 during our fiscal year 2002 (October 1, 2001–September 30, 2002)…”

Friends of UCS

The Friends of UCS provide substantial support for the ongoing work of the organization…Larry Rockefeller…Matching Gift Companies…BP Amoco Matching Gift Program…Philip Morris Companies, Inc…”

7. University of California, Berkeley
CalCAP, Cal Climate Action Partnership

What is CalCAP?
The Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) is a collaboration of faculty, administration, staff, and students working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at UC Berkeley.”

8. University of California, Berkeley
UC Berkeley News – 1 February 2007

BP selects UC Berkeley to lead $500 million energy research consortium with partners Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, University of Illinois.”

9. Climate Institute
About Us

The Climate Institute has been in a unique position to inform key decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions…

American Gas FoundationBP…NASA….PG&E Corporation [natural gas & electricity]Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Shell Foundation…The Rockefeller Foundation…UNDP, UNEP…”

10. EcoLiving

…EcoLiving provides events and hands-on workshops to teach Albertans about ways to reduce our collective ecological footprint, create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings, and share information about local environmental initiatives and services…”

2008 Sponsors: …ConocoPhillips…Shell 2009 Sponsors: …ConocoPhillips Canada…2013 Sponsors:…Shell FuellingChange…”

11. Nature Conservancy
Climate Change Threats and Impacts

Climate change is already beginning to transform life on Earth. Around the globe, seasons are shifting, temperatures are climbing and sea levels are rising…… If we don’t act now, climate change will rapidly alter the lands and waters we all depend upon for survival, leaving our children and grandchildren with a very different world…”

12. Washington Post – 24 May 2010

…What De Leon didn’t know was that the Nature Conservancy lists BP as one of its business partners. The Conservancy also has given BP a seat on its International Leadership Council and has accepted nearly $10 million in cash and land contributions from BP and affiliated corporations over the years….The Conservancy, already scrambling to shield oyster beds from the spill, now faces a different problem: a potential backlash…”

13. America’s WETLAND Foundation

Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding To Climate Change Through Coastal Habitat Restoration”


Coastal habitats are being subjected to a range of stresses from climate change; many of these stresses are predicted to increase over the next century The most significant effects are likely to be from sea-level rise, increased storm and wave intensity, temperature increases, carbon dioxide concentration increases, and changes in precipitation that will alter freshwater delivery…”


World Sponsor: Shell
Sustainability Sponsors: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil
National Sponsors: British Petroleum”

14. Green Energy Futures
About Us

Green Energy Futures is a multi-media storytelling project that is documenting the clean energy revolution that’s already underway. It tells the stories of green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities.
Gold Sponsor: Shell”

15. World Resources Institute

WRI engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.

ACKNOWLEDGING OUR DONORS (January 1, 2011 – August 1, 2012 PDF 5MB

Shell and Shell Foundation…ConocoPhillips Company…”

16. Purdue Solar
Navitas Takes 1st at SEMA 2013

Last week, Purdue Solar Racing took home first place in the Battery Electric division at the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon. The winning run reached an efficiency of 78.1 m/kWh (a miles per gallon equivalency of approximate 2,630MPGe)…”

17. AGU Fall Meeting
9-13 December 2013
Thank You to Our Sponsors

The AGU would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support the
2013 Fall Meeting and the events at the meeting.
ExxonMobil…….BP, Chevron…..Mineralogical Society of America…”

18. Science Museum – Atmosphere
About our funders

…exploring climate science gallery and the three-year Climate Changing… programme. Through these ground-breaking projects we invite all our visitors to deepen their understanding of the science behind our changing climate.

We believe that working together with such a wide range of sectors is something that we’ll all need to be able to do in our climate-changing world….

Principal Sponsors: Shell…Siemens…”

19. Dr. Michael Mann
WUWT – October 15, 2013

…it is enlightening to learn that his current employer, Penn State, gets funds from Koch, and so does where Dr. Mann did his thesis from, the University of Virginia. Those darn facts, they are stubborn things. See the list that follows…”


Jimbo October 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

Why stop at Koch funding?
Exxon Mobil Corporation
2012 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
…..Pennsylvania State University [$] 258,230…”

20. Stanford University
New York Times – 21 November 2002

Exxon-Led Group Is Giving A Climate Grant to Stanford
Four big international companies, including the oil giant Exxon Mobil, said yesterday that they would give Stanford University $225 million over 10 years for research on ways to meet growing energy needs without worsening global warming….In 2000, Ford and Exxon Mobil’s global rival, BP, gave $20 million to Princeton to start a similar climate and energy research program…”

21. National Science Teachers Association – Jun 11, 2012
by Wendi Liles

You are invited this summer to the 4th Annual CSI: Climate Status Investigations free climate change educator professional development in Wilmington, DE…. You will also get to participate in a climate change lesson with the staff from Delaware Nature Society to investigate the effect of climate change on their urban watershed…..a few fun giveaways thanks to our sponsors-DuPont, Agilent Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, Delaware Nature Society…”

22. Duke University

ConocoPhillips Pledges $1 Million to Climate Change Policy Partnership at Duke 2007

ConocoPhillips, the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States, has pledged $1 million to support an industry-university collaboration working to develop policies that address global climate change, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday.”

23. Alberta Water Council PDF

Growing demands from an increasing population, economic development, and climate change are the realities impacting our water allocation system.
…Breakfast Sponsor: ConocoPhillips Canada…River Level Sponsors….ConocoPhillips Canada”

24. University of California, Davis
Institute of Transportation Studies PDF

10th Biennial Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy
Toward a Policy Agenda For Climate Change
Asilomar Transport & Energy Conferences
VIII. Managing Transitions in the Transport Sector: How Fast and How Far?
September 11-14, 2001. Sponsored by US DOE, US EPA, Natural Resources Canada, ExxonMobil, and Chevron (Chair: D. Sperling)…”

25. Washington Free Beacon – 27 January 2015

Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company
Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons
A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle……The Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council, Food and Water Watch, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Center for American Progress were among the recipients of Sea Change’s $100 million in grants in 2010 and 2011….“None of this foreign corporation’s funding is disclosed in any way,” the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote of the company in a report last year…”


23 responses to “Long List Of Warmist Organizations, Scientists Haul In Huge Money From BIG OIL And Heavy Industry!”

  1. Jimbo

    Hi Pierre, thanks.

    “Imagine IF skeptics hauled in such money.”

    1. Dick Cobus

      If you try to “click” on hyper link you get a Blacksmith Site??? have to go to http://vimeo.com/47182591. Please forward P. Gosselin. Thanks

  2. Jimbo

    In a fossil fuel funded related issue here is what was reported back in 2013.

    May 2013
    The Guardian
    The giants of the green world that profit from the planet’s destruction

    The Nation
    Time for Big Green to Go Fossil Free

    The Nation
    Why Aren’t Environmental Groups Divesting from Fossil Fuels?

    Other worthy reads:
    “Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication”

    “Big Green Hypocrites”

    “The Wrong Kind of Green”

    “Meet the “1%” Funding Anti-Fracking Hysteria”

  3. Pops

    Excellent! I’ve been looking for such a list. Now to make a few folk eat a little crow.

    1. Jimbo

      Do as we say and not as we do. Here are just a few notable people in the great global warming debate. Here is what they did while telling us about the dangers of man’s greenhouse gases.

      Al Gore
      Daily Mail– 30 January 2013
      Al Gore brushes off critics of his sale of Current TV to oil-backed Al Jazeera by saying he ‘understands the criticism but disagrees with it'”

      Dana Nuccitelli
      Dana is a Guardian environmental contributor and has worked for Tetra Tech oil and gas services company since June 2006. In June 2012 it was announced that Tetra Tech had acquired Rooney Engineering. “REI has worked on projects across the United States, including in Alaska and the Gulf Coast, but many of the firm’s current clients are strategically located in the Bakken and Niobrara shale oil regions.”

      Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
      On the 20th April 2002 Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri was elected Chairman of the IPCC.

      In 2005 Pachauri set up a residual oil extraction technology company called Glorioil. It advised and gave technical assistance to oil companies on extracting residual oil from fields which would otherwise have been abandoned. Pachauri is no longer linked with the now defunct firm now re-named Glori Energy based in Houston, Texas……

      2007 – “Glorioil delivers state of the art bio-technology solutions to improve and increase recovery from mature oil wells. Operating from our new state of the art 20,000 sf headquarters in Houston, TX, GloriOil is ready to discuss and apply this breakthrough technology to increase recovery from your mature assets today.”

  4. dennisambler

    The BP Princeton donation in 2000 went to their Climate Institute. Michael Oppenheimer went to Princeton from Environmental Defense in 2002, he has been a major player in the IPCC from its invention and was involved in its foundation via UNFCCC. He co-founded the Climate Action Network of NGO’s.

    Stephen Schneider was at Stanford where the Exxon largesse went and was until his untimely death a significant player in promoting scary AGW. He founded the journal Climatic Change, where Oppenheimer is now co-editor with Gary Yohe, another IPCC stalwart. Amongst the deputy editors is Naomi Oreskes and on the editorial board are Peter Gleick, Phil Jones, Tom Karl, Rik Leemans and a full host of IPCC authors. You could describe it as the house magazine.


  5. ES

    This lady has done an excellent job of finding out who funds who though the tax system.
    200 Climate Campaign Groups All Funded by a Single Source: The Rockefeller Brothers.


    She has been working on it for years. See more at rethink campaigns.


    1. Jimbo

      Unbelievable.! I’ve bookmarked those pages, thanks. The first 21 of the 200 reads.

      200 Climate Campaign Groups All Funded by a Single Source
      The Rockefeller Brothers
      American Council on Renewable Energy
      Architecture 2030 Inc.
      Better World Fund
      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
      Center for American Progress
      Center for Climate Strategies
      Clean Energy Group
      Climate Change Organization
      Earth Island Institute
      Georgetown Climate Center (Georgetown University)
      Local Governments for Sustainability
      National Environmental Trust
      National Wildlife Federation
      Natural Capitalism Solutions
      Public Interest Projects
      Resource Media
      Seventh Generation Advisors
      Smart Power Connecticut Inc.
      Stichting Triodos Renewable Energy for Development Fund – Netherlands
      World Resources Institute
      National Religious Partnership for the Environment

      If only we had similar lists for Shell, BP etc.

  6. Peter Whale

    So Michael Mann is a Koch sucker who’d have guessed?

  7. Mike Heath

    Does anyone feel a book coming on?
    It looks to me like a lot of stuff that needs connecting up and explaining with a bit of history and context.

    Suggested titles:
    How green is my money? (Too much of a Welsh flavour probably)
    Of pots and kettles. (Perhaps too subtle or too simple)

    All you cultured ones, probably could come up with a really good suggestion!

    1. DirkH

      So I thought of “Green Inc.” – analogous to Murder Inc. – and somebody already wrote it.

    2. DirkH

      My idea was Green Inc., analogous to Murder Inc. But the book already exists. My comment about it vanished probably because of the Amazon link. So you gotta look it up there yourself.

    3. DirkH

      Well third try. “Green Inc.”. Already exists. Look it up on Amazon.

      1. Graeme No.3

        I guess that “Money, Money, Money” would provoke the ABBA lawyers.

  8. Henning Nielsen

    Very valuable work here. Thanks Pierre & Jimbo.

  9. Stephen Richards

    The Steven Mosher of whom I am aware is not a scientist. He is an english or English literature teacher who saw a bandwagon passing with his mate howsyerfather on and jumped.

    1. AndyG55

      He’s a frontman, a salesman.

      Nobody in their right mind would ever hire him as a scientist…

      He is currently hired by BEST !!!

  10. Ulrich Elkmann

    So the Leftists and Warmmongers were right all along: the Kochs are evil. Just look at the list of liars, forgers, crooks & nincompoops they fund and what those do with all that money.

  11. John Shade

    Another piece of the jigsaw that we shall need to understand the astonishing political success of the climate scare conjecture over CO2. Well done Jimbo, Pierre,and the lady at Fair Questions. It has been a political success but a major failure intellectually and morally.

  12. mwhite

    Big story on the BBC today


    Food fight: Row over saturated fat advice

    1. DirkH

      ..and after one and a half sentences (“But many experts have come to the defence of the original guidelines.
      Prof Christine Williams, at the University of Reading, says the claim that evidence was insufficient is “misguided and potentially dangerous”.”)
      they simply churn out the same stuff they always peddled… This is so inept it’s amusing.

  13. KenW


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