Exxon Chooses U.S. Climate Negotiator
The fact that Harlan Watson, the lead U.S. climate negotiator in Montreal, has been obstructing negotiations should hardly come as a surprise – as the Washington Post reveals he was hand picked by Exxon Mobil oil for the role. Of all the politically dastardly and potentially ecologically deadly things for a U.S. President to do – in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence that indicts your oil cronies as the cause of massive planetary harm – send a lackey to spearhead the efforts of honest and noble people to do something about climate change. We live in evil times full of evil little leaders.
Climate Official's Work Is Questioned
Environmentalists are unhappy with the job the lead U.S. climate negotiator, Harlan Watson, has been doing in the ongoing Montreal talks on how to combat global warming… Watson's position and the environmentalists' reaction should hardly be surprising — considering his apparent popularity with the oil industry. A Feb. 6, 2001, fax sent to the White House by oil giant Exxon Mobil proposed involving Watson more closely in international climate negotiations.