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Here’s What Happened to the Exxon-funded EU Think Tanks After It Pledged Not To Fund Climate Denial

This is the second part of DeSmog UK’s series mapping Exxon’s ties to EU think tanks and lobby groups. Here we explore what happened to Exxon’s EU think tank ties after it pledged to stop funding climate denial.

Pressure is mounting on ExxonMobil to explain why the oil giant funded climate denial around the world years after its own scientists established global warming was real.

Exxon has a long history of funding climate denial and last September it was revealed that it did so despite a full scientific knowledge about the impacts of manmade climate change in the 1970s’ and ‘80s.

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Tomasz Teluk

Tomasz Teluk


  • Ph.D., Jagiellonian University. [1]


Paul Reiter


Paul Reiter


  • Ph.D., Medical Entomology, University of Sussex (1978). [1]


Paul Reiter is a researcher with a private research foundation called the Institut Pastuer in Paris, France and is the chief of their “Infectious Disease Unit.”. [2]

Anthony Lupo

Anthony Lupo


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (1995). [1]
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (1991). [1]
  • B.S., Meteorology, State University of New York at Oswego (1988). [1]
  • A.S., Mathematics/Science, Cayuga County Community College (1986). [1]


William Gray

William Gray (1929-2016)


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences (1964).[1]
  • M.S. University of Chicago (1959), in Meteorology. [1]
  • B.A. George Washington University (1952). [1]

William Gray was a Faculty member of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO from 1961 to 2005. [1]

Joseph D'Aleo

Joseph (Joe) D'Aleo


  • BS, MS, University of Wisconsin. [1]
  • Attended Doctoral program at NYU

Note: While some sources mention that Joe D'Aleo attended studies at NYU, it is unclear if he graduated.


Joseph D'Aleo is a former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College.

Robert E. Davis

Robert E. Davis


  • Ph.D., climatology, University of Delaware (1988). [1], [2]
  • B.S., meteorology, Pennsylvania State University (1982). [1], [2]
  • Masters of Science in climatology, Pennsylvania State University (1985). [1], [2]


Robert. E. Davis is a professor at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D in climatology from the University of Delaware.

Bob Carter

Robert (Bob) Carter (Deceased)


  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Palaeontology, 1968.  [1]
  • B.Sc. (Hons), University of Otago, Geology, 1963.  [1]



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