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Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies 504

Honken writes with a report from The Guardian that "'One of the world's most prominent scientific figures to be sceptical about climate change has admitted to being paid more than $1m in the past decade by major US oil and coal companies.' This somewhat contradicts that [Harvard researcher Willie] Soon in a 2003 US senate hearing said that he had 'not knowingly been hired by, nor employed by, nor received grants from any organisation that had taken advocacy positions with respect to the Kyoto protocol or the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.'"
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Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @01:21PM (#36625444)
    I tried searching for global warming experts at www.hotornot.com, but those people didn't appear to be educated in much of anything besides cosmetology and binge drinking.
  • by Biff Stu (654099) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @01:54PM (#36625934)

    I have heard this idea before. It assumes that all the climate researchers are somehow in collusion on a vast conspiracy. The problem with your idea is that the top tier universities are full of egotistical bastards who would gladly screw their peers in order to demonstrate that they are smarter than everyone else. These professors tend to do pretty well with grant money and anything that enhances their fame just ensures that the money keeps coming, even though this may be at the expense of others.

  • by secretcurse (1266724) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @03:01PM (#36626864)
    I agree. We're definitely not spending enough money on our military here in the US...

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