When agendas fund the facts

Brian Krause

Addressing issues brought up in Alex PongratzâÄôs Oct. 8 letter to the editor, the author attacks Al GoreâÄôs environmental credibility, claiming that âÄúGlobal warming is not the end of the world; it is a money-making deal Al Gore is cashing in on.âÄù He then invites readers to come to a sponsored presentation of Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) to learn âÄúthe facts about global warming.âÄù Speaking of money and credibility, exxonsecrets.org claims the national CFACT organization has received over $582,000 from Exxon Mobil Corp. since 1998. In addition, the national CFACT organization is a member of the âÄúCooler Heads Coalition,âÄù a group whose goal is âÄúdispelling the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific and risk analysis.âÄù I do agree with Pongratz on one issue: Everyone should try to educate themselves about global warming through facts and statistics. But please get your facts from somewhere that isnâÄôt funded to forward an economic agenda. Brian Krause University undergraduate student