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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.