by James Stafford, Oil Price:
The shocking news this week (at least to the Guardian) is that secret funding helped build a vast network of climate denial think tanks.
The Guardian reports that “conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120 million to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change.”
The key objective: to “redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarizing ‘wedge issue’ for hardcore conservatives.”
Various media outlets have been discussing this for some time, and certainly no one is surprised. But the Guardian article paints this in a different light. It’s not talking about the obvious “visible” funding for anti-climate change camps provided by the Koch brothers or the oil industry in general.