"The Global Climate Coalition had in their possession scientific information that substantiated our cautious findings and then chose to suppress that information." - Benjamin D. Santer
"The IEA is delaying the change to a renewable world. They continue touting nuclear and carbon-capture-and-storage, classical central solutions, instead of a more neutral approach, which would favor new solutions." - Rudolf Rechsteiner, Swiss parliamentarian and a member of Energy Watch
The International Energy Agency (IEA) systematically underestimated the potential of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Senior staff of the International Energy Agency is drawn from the fossil-fuel industry.
Entities that pushed the Global Climate Coalition agenda include:
IceCap.us, Climate Depot, International Climate Science Coalition, Fred S. Singer's SEPP, Climate Change Fraud, Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr., Accuweather Global Warming, Tropical Cyclone - Ryan Maue COAPS, Warwick Hughes, Metsul's Meteorologia, CO2 Science, Anthony Watts Surface Station, Omniclimate, Greenie Watch, Energy Tribune, AMSU Global Daily Temps, Science and Public Policy Institute, Powerlineblog, Climate Debate Daily, Global Warming Science, Gore Lied, Watts Up with That?, Junk Science, Heliogenic Blog, EcoWorld.com, The Resilient Earth, Australian Climate Madness, Hall of Record, Global Warming Skeptics, James Spann's Blog, Science Bits, Climate Realists, Bob Carter's Wesbite, Climate Research News, Climate Cycle Changes, CO2web, Green Hell Blog, Climate Resistance, The Heartland Institute, John Coleman's Corner, The Reference Frame - Lubos Motl, I Love My Carbon Dioxide, Climate Skeptic, Marshall Institute, John Daly, The Inhofe EPW Press Blog, The Chilling Effect, William M. Briggs, Statistician, Climate Debate Daily, The Week That Was by Fred Singer, John McLean, Michael Crichton, Peden's Middlebury Community Network, World Climate Report, The Weather Wiz, Dr. Roy Spencer, Prometheus, The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, Warmal Globing, Ice Age Now, Climate Audit, Tom Skilling's Blog, Global Warming Hoax, CFACT, Gary Sharp, Carbon Folly, Planet Gore, American Thinker, Newsbusters.org, Business & Media Institute, Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Bolt, Christopher Booker, Drudge Report
2000 Zionists have established a commanding presence at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Center for Security Policy, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
2007 Utah Families Foundation received $40,000 from PhRMA, $30,000 from Barr Pharmaceuticals, $27,500 from Sepracor, $25,000 from Eli Lilly, $25,000 from Becton Dickerson, and another $25,000 from AstraZeneca. Senator Orrin G. Hatch helped found Utah Families Foundation. Pharmaceutical and health-product corporations have donated $1.25 million directly to Senator Orrin G. Hatch's campaigns since 1998, and paid for seven trips he took in 2006 alone.
"Corporations wanting help in advancing their agendas often turn to think tanks. In addition to providing the appearance of independent support for corporate policies, think tanks combine a scholarly image with expertise at how to play the media and policymakers alike. To give just one example, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute is holding a conference in New York this week, featuring a persistent if increasingly-isolated group of global warming skeptics. Heartland has a long history of being well-funded by the tobacco industry and fossil fuel companies. Not that Heartland discloses which corporations and foundations fund its operations; it, like many think tanks, prefers secrecy." - Bob Burton March 6, 2009
"Many of the estimated 37,000 French journalists see themselves more as intellectuals than as reporters. Instead of merely reporting events, they often try to analyze developments and influence readers with their own biases. At the same time, many political or economic journalists are educated at the same elite schools as the politicians they cover. As a consequence, many reporters do not necessarily regard their primary role as being that of a watchdog or a counterweight to the political and economic powers in place." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 16 July 2008
"German policy research institutes influence decision making of the federal and state governments, and their work is becoming more visible in the German media. Many receive government funding, and most maintain close ties with universities. German think tanks include major foreign policy institutes, peace research organizations, economic research institutes, party foundations, and non-traditional think tanks." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 5 March 2008
According to the Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the French and the Germans are biased. Any individual that does the rudimentary critical thinking on this issue will realize that there is absolutely no difference between the French, the Germans, the English and the Americans or for that matter any other social culture or group when it comes to bias.
The oil and coal industries spend $427 million in the first six months of 2008 in political contributions, lobbying expenditures and advertising to oppose climate action.
2009 Consumer Energy Alliance launches an ad campaign supporting tar sands oil. Consumer Energy Alliance members include American Petroleum Institute, BP, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil and US Chamber of Commerce.
FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are lead partners in a network which includes the Tea Party Patriots, Grassfire, Conservatives for Patients' Rights, 60. FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are sister groups split from Citizens for a Sound Economy founded by David Koch and the support of ExxonMobil. FreedomWorks receives funding from tobacco conglomerate Philip Morris and Richard Scaife. FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity work closely with the American Petroleum Institute.
CO2 Is Green and Plants Need CO2 is a project by H. Leighton Steward. H. Leighton Steward is a director at EOG Resources, formerly Enron Oil and Gas Company, and an honorary director of the American Petroleum Institute.
"We find it dismaying that the Chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored. " - Peter Darbee, PG&E CEO, letter withdrawing PG&E from US Chamber of Commerce September 2009
The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CSEC), is a front group for the Nuclear Energy Institute(NEI). Nuclear Energy Institute showcases former Greenpeace activist turned corporate public relations consultant Patrick Moore. NEI was created by the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton.
The World Climate Report blog is produced by New Hope Environmental Services. Patrick Michaels, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute founded New Hope Environmental Services. Cato Institute funding supported the 'extensive background research' for his 2009 book, 'Climate of Extremes.'' Cato Institute corporate sponsors include General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen and the American Petroleum Institute.
The top ten list of climate lobbying firms includes Ogilvy Government Relations, Patton Boggs, Bracewell & Giuliani, and Hunton & Williams. Hunton -- the firm behind the Water Policy Institute -- counts Cleco, FirstEnergy, the Gas Processors Association and Koch Industries among its climate lobbying clients.
ExxonMobil funding of climate change skeptics (1998-2014 = $30,925,235)
"Is it not a little unseemly for Washington to be suddenly shocked at the fact that those with interests in what governement does seek out like-minded advocates?
Bent on becoming an opinion journalist, I landed a syndicated column. But I could never live on what it paid alone. I affiliated with the Cato Institute, which always encouraged my work. I ghostwrote Op-Ed articles, drafted political speeches, prepared internal corporate briefings and strategized business media campaigns.
All the while, I also wrote commentary and opinion pieces. Virtually everyone I worked with, or wrote for, had an ax to grind. Think tanks and opinion journals have explicit ideological perspectives, which they support through fund raising. Politicians, PR firms, companies and associations have explicit agendas.
What is an aspiring ideologue to do if he believes something in principle and the person or group willing to offer support to write about it has an economic interest in the outcome? Many supposedly "objective" thinkers and "independent" scholar/experts these days have blogs or consulting gigs, or they are starting nonprofit Centers for the Study of (...). Who funds their books, speeches or other endeavors? Often it's those with an interest in the outcome of a related debate. The number of folks underwriting the pursuit of pure knowledge can be counted on one hand, if not one finger. " - Doug Bandow, former Op-Ed columnist and Cato Institute affiliate
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