”Ilmastonmuutoskriitikkojen” takaa löytyy suuri raha

4.4.2010 – Pisnes äs jyysyäl – öljyfirmojen disinformaatiokampanja on jatkunut jo vuosikymmeniä.

Greenpeace Says Climate Denialism a 20–Year Industry:

Current efforts to deny climate science are part of an organized campaign that dates back 20 years, when the fossil fuel industry first formed a lobbying apparatus to stifle action on global warming, the environment group Greenpeace said on Wednesday.

In a report titled ”Dealing in Doubt: The Climate Denial Industry and Climate Science,” the group accused ExxonMobil of being the ringleader of what it called a ”campaign of denial.”

Exxon was a prominent member of the now-defunct Global Climate Coalition, one of the first industry groups established in 1989 to refute findings of the then-newly formed UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Since Exxon’s 1998 merger with Mobil, the oil giant has spent $23 million on stoking opposition to climate action, Greenpeace said. It continues to fund 28 groups that run denial campaigns, according to the report, though the oil giant is hardly alone in betting against climate change.

The report said that the think tanks at the forefront of challenging the science of warming — such as the Heartland Institute, the Cato Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) — receive a majority of their climate-related funds from a raft of utility, coal, oil and car interests.

Pelkkä sana ”ilmastonmuutos” on Suurella rahalla syötetty kieleemme. Alun perin puhuttiin ilmaston lämpenemisestä, mikä on jo puolta täsmällisempää.

Ns. climategatekin oli suureksi osin uutisankka:

”Climategate” Researchers Largely Cleared
Investigation Finds No Evidence Supporting Allegations of Tampering with Data or Peer Review Process

(CBS/ AP) The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world’s leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.

The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they’d seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.

In their report, the committee said that, as far as it was able to ascertain, ”the scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact,” adding that nothing in the more than 1,000 stolen e-mails, or the controversy kicked up by their publication, challenged scientific consensus that ”global warming is happening and that it is induced by human activity.”

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