“A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.
Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, received a total of $1.25m from Exxon Mobil, Southern Company, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a foundation run by the ultra-conservative Koch brothers, the documents obtained by Greenpeace through freedom of information filings show.
According to the documents, the biggest single funder was Southern Company, one of the country’s biggest electricity providers that relies heavily on coal.
The documents draw new attention to the industry’s efforts to block action against climate change – including President Barack Obama’s power-plant rules.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
“Smokey Joe” Barton is known for apologizing to BP after the 2010 Oil spill, and harassing climate scientists.
Turns out he’s also been a key connection between the tobacco industry and the climate denial industry. Archival footage from ABC News on the tobacco wars of the 90s turns up sequences of Smoky Joe in action on behalf of Big Cancer.
Dana Rohrbacher is angling to be chairman of the Science and Technology committee.
Richard Alley is the highly regarded expert on paleo-climate from Penn State.
On November 17, Alley gave testimony before the committee.
Watch Rohrbacher try to beat brains with bluster – I think Alley is wayyy to good humored and patient with him.
NAS member Richard Alley presents on 4.6 Billion Years of Earth’s Climate History: The Role of CO2, during the Symposium—Earths, Moons, Mars & Stars at the National Academy of Sciences 152nd Annual Meeting.
A widely circulated piece of climate denial nonsense purports to use legitimate evidence from greenland ice cores to debunk the record of global warming.
Displaying temperature records out of context, and making the claim of legitimacy by citing the data, and it’s primary author, Dr Richard Alley, this popular propaganda piece pretends to be based on actual evidence, when it is anything but.
Launching the 1.5 Degrees International Conference the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford was proud to present a special evening of keynote speeches and discussion from some of the key figures behind the historic Paris Climate Agreement on 20 September 2016. Keynote speeches were given by Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate negotiations, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA and IPCC scientist, and Janos Pasztor, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change.
The evening was opened by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson and moderated by the award winning Environment Correspondent at the Financial Times, Pilita Clark. It featured a poem by Hazim Azghari, ECI MSc student and an introduction from Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI.
Naomi Klein delivered a stinging rebuke to Australia’s approach to refugees and climate change, as well as criticising interventions from the Institute of Public Affairs, in a fiery episode of ABC’s Q&A on Monday night.
The Canadian journalist, author and winner of the 2016 Sydney peace prize appeared on the panel alongside two panellists from the free-market thinktank the IPA, as well as Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese and writer Don Watson.
A dispute on climate change policy was provoked by a question from audience member Jim Sandford, an economist with the leftwing thinktank the Australia Institute.
The Marrakech climate summit has begun in an atmosphere of celebration. Almost 200 nations marked the entry into force of the Paris Agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Opening the proceedings the UN’s climate change chief, Patricia Espinosa reminded the delegates that they needed to walk the talk.
“Early entry into force of the Paris agreement is a clear cause for celebration, it is also a timely reminder of the high expectations that are now placed upon us all. Achieving the aims an…
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