"Think-Tanks Take Oil Money and Use It To Fund Climate Deniers"

"An orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming, environment experts claimed last night.

The attack against scientists supportive of the idea of man-made climate change has grown in ferocity since the leak of thousands of documents on the subject from the University of East Anglia (UEA) on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit last December.

Free-market, anti-climate change think-tanks such as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the US and the International Policy Network in the UK have received grants totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds from the multinational energy company ExxonMobil. Both organisations have funded international seminars pulling"

Jonathan Owen and Paul Bignell report for the UK Independent February 7, 2010.

See Also:

"Anatomy of IPCC’s Mistake on Himalayan Glaciers and Year 2035" (Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media)

"IPCC Slips on the Ice With Statement About Himalayan Glaciers" (Climate Science Watch)

"How Corporations Secretly Move Millions To Fund Political Ads" (Raw Story)

"Signs of Damage to Public Trust in Climate Findings" (Dot Earth)

"American Opinion Cools On Global Warming" (SPX)

"The Leak Was Bad. Then Came the Death Threats"


Source: Independent, 02/08/2010