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The Ongoing War on Climate Skeptics

Edward A. Reid Jr.
Posted On:
Jun 14, 2016  at  at 9:24 AM
Climate Change

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D, AZ), February 23, 2015 Letters to 7 Universities regarding professors who had testified before Congress regarding climate from a skeptical perspective, “demanding information on funding sources, financial disclosure guidelines, and all draft testimony or exchanges relating to the testimony of certain researchers who have testified before Congress on climate change issues.”

  • University of Maryland, Professor David Legates
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Wei-Hoc Soon, Professor Richard Lindzen
  • University of Colorado, Professor Roger Pielke, Jr.
  • University of Alabama, Professor John Christy
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Judith Curry
  • Arizona State University, Professor Robert Balling
  • Pepperdine University, Professor Steven Hayward

No similar letters were sent to the universities employing scientists who testified consistent with the Administration position.

Senators Edward Markey (D, MA), Barbara Boxer (D, CA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI) February 25, 2015  Letters to 100 fossil fuel companies, trade groups and other organizations regarding climate related funding, ” to determine whether they are funding scientific studies designed to confuse the public and avoid taking action to cut carbon pollution, and whether the funded scientists fail to disclose the sources of their funding in scientific publications or in testimony to legislators.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI), May 29, 2015 Op-Ed, Washington Post suggesting RICO prosecution of fossil fuel companies.

Climate scientists’ letter to President Obama and Attorney General Lynch requesting RICO prosecution of climate skeptics, September 1, 2015 (Signers: Jagadish Shukla, Edward Maibach, Paul Dirmeyer, Barry Klinger, Paul Schopf and David Straus, George Mason University; Edward Sarachik and Michael Wallace, University of Washington; Alan Robock, Rutgers University; Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland and William Lau, University of Maryland; Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research; T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University and Vasu Misra, Florida State University; Ben Kirtman, University of Miami; Robert Dickinson, University of Texas; Michela Biasutti and Lisa Goddard, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Mark Cane, Columbia University; and. Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research.

NY Attorney General Schneiderman investigation of Exxon Mobil, November 4, 2015

Wanted posters of climate skeptics displayed in Paris, France during COP 21, December, 2015.

Activist demands to rescind COP 21 credentials of climate skeptics, December, 2015