How much evidence do we need that Polluters and Anti-Environmentalists are funding scientists who will deny human activity is causing global warming?
It’s interesting the climate change deniers lost someone they thought was an ally, UC Berkeley Physics Professor,“Richard Muller” Muller wasn’t a denier per se, but he was a skeptic. More than just interesting, it is telling that the denier industry is now claiming Muller’s work is flawed because the answer it provided didn’t suit what they want the truth to be.
Thinking he could be used to help the fossil fuel industry push for more polluting and the destructing of the EPA, the Koch Brothers, champions of right-wing causes and polluting industries like Coal, arranged to have the Charles G. Koch Foundation provide Dr. Muller a grant for the Earth Surface Temperature Project.
But now that the project has led to even more evidence that Global Warming is real and human activity is causing it, the right has abandoned him. Still, with $37 billion in annual revenues, the fossil fuel industry will certainly find some scientists in some disciplines that will assist with their disinformation program. Remember the success that Big Tobacco had in bribing scientists to claim tobacco smoking was perfectly safe and nicotine was not addictive.
Interestingly, many of the same “Science Foundations” and PR firms that led the Tobacco is Safe disinformation effort are now working for Big Coal & Oil.