The sponsored denial industry

Guardian Unlimited: George Monbiot on climate change and oil giant ExxonMobil

This is a lengthy article, which appeared in today’s G2 supplement in the Guardian, by George Monbiot. It is about the “global warming denial” industry, which is based around organisations in receipt of corporate funding, which promote isolated (and sometimes retracted) pieces of research which goes against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and is caused by human activity. These organisations include major US conservative think-tanks. (I notice that one of the websites mentioned has already posted a snide remark about the article on their front page, denouncing it as “moonbattery” without actually attempting to address the facts he laid out.)

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  • George Carty

    Well the article is of course literally “moonbattery”, as the word “moonbat” is itself derived from George Monbiot’s name…