[ASC-list] Climate sceptic funded out of US

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Fri Feb 17 04:07:59 UTC 2012


This doesn't surprise me in the least and is going on a lot more than I
think any of us realise.  The trouble is it will destroy the credibility of
science and scientists.


Susan Kirk   
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> Interesting story in the SMH today.
> 
> Documents show that Professor Bob Carter, a leading climate change
> sceptic  is paid a monthly retainer by the US Heartland Institute.
> 
> Heartland is a conservative think tank, and is paying Carter $US20,000
> as part of a program to pay "high-profile individuals who regularly
> and publicly counter the alarmist [anthropogenic global warming]
> message".
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> Here's an extract from Wikipedia on Heartland:
> 
> In the 1990s, the group worked with the tobacco company Philip Morris
> to question the science linking secondhand smoke to health risks, and
> to lobby against government public health reforms.[6][7][8] More
> recently, the Institute has focused on questioning the scientific
> consensus on climate change, and has sponsored meetings of climate
> change skeptics.
> 
> Sounds like we have out own 'doubt-mongers' right here at home ....
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> http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/scientist-denies-he-is-mouthp
> iece-of-us-climatesceptic-think-tank-20120215-1t6yi.html
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> Carter writes regularly for News Ltd.
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