"Lawmakers Seek Information on Funding for Climate Change Critics"

"Democratic lawmakers in Washington are demanding information about funding for scientists who publicly dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change.

Prominent members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate have sent letters to universities, companies and trade groups asking for information about funding to the scientists.

The letters came after evidence emerged over the weekend that Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, had failed to disclose the industry funding for his academic work. The documents also included correspondence between Dr. Soon and the companies who funded his work in which he referred to his papers and testimony as 'deliverables.'"

John Schwartz reports for the New York Times February 25, 2015.


"Willie Soon Attacks Funders of Climate Denial for 'Lack of Courage'" (DeSmogBlog)

"CU-Boulder's Roger Pielke Jr. Targeted By Congressman Over Research Funding" (Boulder Daily Camera)

"UD's David Legates Caught in Climate Change Controversy" (Wilmington News Journal)

"Republican Senate Environment Chief Uses Snowball as Prop in Climate Rant" (Guardian)

"Rep. Grijalva Asks for Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures from GOP's Go-To Climate Science Witnesses" (Hill Heat)

"Smithsonian's Inspector General to Probe Willie Soon" (InsideClimate News)

"Democrats on Climate 'Witch Hunt', Conservatives Say" (Politico)

"Sen. Markey To Investigate Industry Funding of Climate Studies" (The Hill)

"Democrats Target Climate-Deniers-for-Hire" (New Republic)

"Dem ‘Witch Hunt’ Forces Scientist Out Of Global Warming Research" (Daily Caller)

Source: NY Times, 02/27/2015