There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2021.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
American Petroleum Institute
| Not just a river in Egypt|
|♫ We're not listening ♫|
The American Petroleum Institute is a lobbying and public relations firm for the oil and gas industry, and an ardent global warming denialism group. They had supported Rick Perry in the 2012 Republican primary, and more recently announced a strong "voter education campaign" in the face of the 2016 election.
As a sideline they also grade engine oil and set technical standards for the oil industry.
Evidence for API's global warming denialism
In a 1998 memo, the API stated that:
“”Victory Will Be Achieved When:
In 1958, the animated short subject Destination Earth, made by John Sutherland Productions, was financed by the API. The film was intended to show school kids about the wonders of crude oil and its many by-products. In recent years, clips from this short (which has lapsed into the public domain) have been used in peak oil documentaries such as The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004),Collapse (2009) , and Anima Mundi (2011)
- Official website
- The animated short Destination Earth on the Internet Archive (via Prelinger Archive)
- Think Progress: Rick Perry’s First Stop In New Hampshire Is Funded By Big Oil
- Climate Change News: Oil lobby prepares to sway US presidential race
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446320/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 IMDb listing for "The End of Suburbia"
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1503769/ IMDb listing for "Collapse"
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275517/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1 IMDb listing for "Anima Mundi"