Exxon's Lickspittles: the big lies and greater frauds of the global warming denial movement

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DeSmogBlog Book Title Search: Take II

The early suggestions for a DeSmogBlog book title have been fabulous – as you can see from the headline on this blog post.

I especially like the use of “lickspittle,” which leads in my handy Rodale Synonym Finder, to a host of other great words: “toady,” “sychophant,” “backslapper,” “brown-noser” and (Archaic) “parasite” and “leech.”

It got me thinking about the flatterers and courtiers in the denial movement and about the selfish and thin-skinned captains of industry who pay for their counsel. We have a situation in which Exxon executives employ “intellectual” lackies to come up with clever arguments as to why oil companies should go on doing exactly what they want. Then, those same executives appear to take seriously the resulting smog from kowtower tanks like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Heritage Foundation

The result, when this starts to happen, is always the same. A king who surrounds himself with with apple polishers and yes men is destined to get the kind of bad advice that will lead the kingdom into decline – perhaps not immediately, but inevitably.

But I digress. We’re looking for book titles or for your reaction to some of the titles that we are already considering. Here’s a new list. Vote, rewrite or create. The three best suggestions will be rewarded with one of the great climate science books we have in the existing DSB library.

Climate of Change

A look into the world of global warming science and it’s opposition

 

Climate of Denial

 

Climate Science Fiction

Exposing the PR Campaign to Deny Global Warming

Courting Climate Chaos

Exploring the PR Campaign to Bamboozle the World about Climate Change

 

Exxon’s Lickspittles

The big lies and greater frauds of the global warming denial movement

 

Fossil Fools

The PR Tactics used to Bamboozle the World about Climate Change

Lies and Ignorance

Manufacturing Doubt

Exposing the PR Campaign to Confuse People about Climate Change

Spinning Climate Change

Who Convinced Us to Ignore Global Warming; and How

 

The Smogscreen

How polluters push climate fraud as fact

 

You Can’t Spin Mother Nature

Exposing the PR Campaign to Deny Climate Change

 

 

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