o I’ve decided to try the “ZOMG” prefix for these things, instead of postfixing a mark of interrogation. Perhaps it makes things clearer. Anyway, the latest breathless nonsense is ExxonMobil and Sierra Club Agreed on Climate Policy—and Kept It Secret from Bloomberg (h/t JS). Why is it nonsense? Firstly, they’re pretending this is news. It isn’t news: this is essentially a re-tread of How two ExxonMobil and Sierra Club lawyers agreed on a carbon tax which is a much better article and more than a year old. Notice that it doesn’t make any foolish claims about secrets. Secondly, Exxon’s support for a carbon tax in 2009 was public; see the Calgary Herald: Exxonmobil corp., the world’s largest crude oil refiner, supports taxing carbon dioxide as the most efficient way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive said, via the highly-sekrit [[carbon tax]]. Note that precedes the document Bloomberg swoons over by months.