Silencing skeptics – financing alarmists

I daresay that most fossil fuel money was long ago driven from the debate or switched sides out of self-interest/self-preservation. It’s high time we question the motives of the Big Money on the alarmist side.

Watts Up With That?

Will Congress, media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding?

money-speaks-truth-silentGuest opinion by Paul Driessen

Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face unprecedented manmade climate change catastrophes.

The letters allege that the targeted researchers may have “conflicts of interest” or may not have fully disclosed corporate funding sources. They say such researchers may have testified before congressional committees, written articles or spoken at conferences, emphasizing the role of natural forces in climate change, or questioning evidence and computer models that emphasize predominantly human causes.

Mr. Grijalva asserts that disclosure of certain information will “establish the impartiality of climate research and policy recommendations” published in the institutions’ names and help Congress make better laws. “Companies with a direct financial interest in climate and air quality standards…

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