And Dr Higgs has been heavily involved with the fossil fuel industry. He most probably counts among one of those scientists whom Bill McGuire describes as "a few maverick scientists" and "oil company apologists".Fundamentally, the physics of infrared radiative transfer eventually dominates the sway of any political bias - every time. Even ExxonMobil has finally admitted to funding climate change denial propaganda and the energy company might help to reverse the ongoing trend. I have a wait-and-see attitude here. Clearly, Putin and Saudi Arabia doesn't want Europe's addition to diminish.
"From the 1980s to mid 2000s, the company was a leader in climate change denial, opposing regulations to curtail global warming. ExxonMobil funded organizations critical of the Kyoto Protocol K and sought to undermine public opinion about the scientific consensus that global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels."