Or, put another way, those that question the reality of man made global warming have to be diving in the deep pockets of Big Oil. An interesting premise, and of course totally plausible.
However, this news story tells us a different story Global firms seek climate deal.
What global firms are we talking about here?
A group of more than 500 international companies has urged the United Nations to agree a strong new climate deal to help combat global warming.
The group called for "immediate and deep" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, as world leaders meet at the UN in New York for climate change talks.
The companies are members of the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
They include Tesco, German insurer Allianz and oil giant Shell.
An oil company? Flies in the face of the usual arguement.
Now, surely there is a profit motivation behind all this. There always is.
So how would Shell profit from this?
By the driving up of oil prices? I would think this is likely.
You will buy less but pay more for it. Shell will produce less, thereby reducing costs, but given increased pricing will still be raking in the profits.
That is just one scenario. I am sure there are others.