11 March 2004 I do indeed support the campaign to boycott Esso (ExxonMobil). I do not purchase petrol from this company, and have not done so for more than 2 years now. This corporation (whatever its motives and I cant judge these), has consistently ignored, undermined or in other ways distorted, the emerging international scientific knowledge which clearly points towards a significant and growing human influence on global climate through our emissions of greenhouse gases. It is my personal view that this reality and future prospect requires serious and sustained efforts on the part of all nations, organizations and individuals to reduce the underlying causes of human-induced climate change. ExxonMobils position and explicit political lobbying thwarts rather than progresses such actions. Mike Hulme
Mike Hulme is a professor of Climate Change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He was educated at Madras College, St.Andrews, and at the universities of Durham and Wales (Swansea). In 1988, after four years lecturing in geography at the University of Salford, he became for 12 years a senior researcher in the Climatic Research Unit, part of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. In October 2000 he founded the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, a distributed virtual network organisation headquartered at UEA, which he directed until July 2007.