Wonkette - Climate Change Denying Scientist Is Bought And Paid For, Surprise!
No surprise, one of the few scientists who rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by humans, works for big oil. Doktor Zoom has more on this, rather unsurprising, but still extremely important story,
In what could turn out to be helpful news for the reality-based community, a new trove of documents show that one of the leading “scientific critics” of global warming has been funded directly by the fossil fuel industries. Wei-Hock Soon, who goes by “Willie,” has traded on his position as a part-time employee of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to present himself as a legitimate scientist who’s simply not convinced that human activity is responsible for climate change, which has made him very popular with conservative groups and politicians. But documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that his research was directly paid for by industry sources, to the tune of over $1.2 million. Worse, he’s published at least 11 papers that failed to disclose those payments, a serious no-no in scientific ethics.
Say, New York Times, please share with us a paragraph that should make us all say “yikes!”