Environmental Politics

"A Newspaper Apologizes to United Nations' Climate Chief"

The UK's Telegraph newspaper apologized to IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri and retracted an entire article accusing him of conflict of interest after an independent audit cleared him. The news discredited voices in the fossil-fuel-funded climate denial movement, who have promoted smears against climate science as the mainstream media have unskeptically echoed them.

Source: Green (NYT), 08/27/2010

Obama Admin Urges High Court to Toss Greenhouse Gas 'Nuisance' Ruling

"The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to toss out an appeals court decision that would allow lawsuits against major emitters for their contributions to global warming, stunning environmentalists who see the case as a powerful prod on climate change."

Source: Greenwire, 08/27/2010

"Covert Operations" -- Billionaire Brothers Kingpins of Science Denial

Billionaire Brothers David and Charles Koch, who own the petroleum-based Koch Industries, are among the top ten air polluters in the country and stout opponents of environmental regulation. Their empire has vastly outdone ExxonMobil in funding opposition to legislation to control climate change and has been dubbed by Greenpeace a "kingpin of climate science denial."

Source: New Yorker, 08/26/2010


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