Union of Concerned Scientists backtracks on GE donations claim

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:00 in Earth & Climate

The Union of Concerned Scientists has revised its report accusing GE of distorting the public debate on climate changeThe Union of Concerned Scientists has revised a report accusing major US companies of distorting the public conversation about climate change, saying it made a mistake counting donations from General Electric to thinktanks.The survey of 28 companies found a big gap in some instances between corporate messages on climate change and less visible activities, with some companies quietly lobbying against climate policy or funding groups which work to discredit climate science.The campaign group concluded that such confusion set back efforts to address climate change.The Guardian reported on the study last month.But the campaign group said on Wednesday it had been wrong to count funds GE gave to four conservative thinktanks that work to undermine climate science and block action on climate change. It also released a revised version of the report.The group...

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