S. Goldenberg:"Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks"

"Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks" Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 February 2013 08.39 EST [size=85]<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/14/funding-climate-change-denial-thinktanks-network?intcmp=122">
In light of my recent attention to Donna LaFramboise's] style of "investigative advocacy" it was interesting reading how Suzanne Goldenberg presented her subject matter. No anthropomorphizing into a villainous cartoon character. No injection of her own melodramatic vision of the world. Just the facts in a clear understandable and information laden article. Now this is how a serious investigative journalist writes. Keep Suzanne in mind next time you read some of Donna's sci fi. ;)
also see: Donors Trust distributed millions to anti-climate groups]
Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science. . . The millions were routed through two trusts, Donors Trust and the Donors Capital Fund, ... Whitney Ball, chief executive of the Donors Trust told the Guardian that her organisation assured wealthy donors that their funds would never by diverted to liberal causes. "We exist to help donors promote liberty which we understand to be limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise," she said in an interview."
"..."Here is the thing. If you look at libertarians, you tend to have a lot of differences on things like defence, immigration, drugs, the war, things like that compared to conservatives. When it comes to issues like the environment, if there are differences, they are not nearly as pronounced." By 2010, the dark money amounted to $118m distributed to 102 thinktanks or action groups . . ." "The funding of the denial machine is becoming increasingly invisible to public scrutiny. It's also growing. Budgets for all these different groups are growing," said Kert Davies, research director of Greenpeace, which compiled the data on funding of the anti-climate groups using tax records. . ."
Might this have something to do with WUWTzer's hatred of Greenpeace? Why can't we all get along? Why can't WUWTzers appreciate that we need Greenpeace every bit as much as we need oil drillers? {after all we are talking about our life support system!} Why don't "man-made global warming skeptics" complain about all the secrecy surrounding their own Brain-trusts?
"These groups are increasingly getting money from sources that are anonymous or untraceable. There is no transparency, no accountability for the money. There is no way to tell who is funding them," Davies said. . . {It goes on for another seven-hundredish words, very informative.}
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