Wednesday, December 25, 2013
...Organizations Bankrolling Climate Change Denial Revealed in New Study...! Conservatives politicians in deep...!
Organizations Bankrolling Climate Change Denial Revealed in New Study
By James A. Foley
Dec 20, 2013 05:10 PM EST
A new report in the journal Climatic Change details the sources of funding for climate change deniers. The study is the first peer-reviewed analysis of the funding organizations behind the climate change counter-movement.
Environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle of Drexel University conducted the study during a year-long fellowship at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Brulle found that a number of well-known conservative organizations are at the backbone of the anti-climate change campaign, but that the money these organizations use to fund the counter-movement comes to them as "dark money" or through concealed funding efforts.
"The climate change counter-movement is a well-funded and organized effort to undermine public faith in climate science and block action by the US government to regulate emissions," Drexel University wrote in a statement. "This counter-movement involves a large number of organizations, including conservative think tanks, advocacy groups, trade associations and conservative foundations, with strong links to sympathetic media outlets and conservative politicians."
This movement, however misguided, has stalled efforts to create solutions to human-caused climate change, Brulle said.
"The climate change counter-movement has had a real political and ecological impact on the failure of the world to act on the issue of global warming," Brulle said. "Like a play on Broadway, the counter-movement has stars in the spotlight - often prominent contrarian scientists or conservative politicians - but behind the stars is an organizational structure of directors, script writers and producers, in the form of conservative foundations. If you want to understand what's driving this movement, you have to look at what's going on behind the scenes."
...so...! the ones supposed to be protecting this World and this Garden of EDEN, the only home for us all, are the ones doing the CONTRARY...!
And the ones that have more reasonable thoughts, and World preservation desires and Science studies, would not be expected to...!!!