Monday Liars Club


A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.

Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, received a total of $1.25m from Exxon Mobil, Southern Company, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a foundation run by the ultra-conservative Koch brothers, the documents obtained by Greenpeace through freedom of information filings show.

According to the documents, the biggest single funder was Southern Company, one of the country’s biggest electricity providers that relies heavily on coal.

The documents draw new attention to the industry’s efforts to block action against climate change – including President Barack Obama’s power-plant rules.

Unlike the vast majority of scientists, Soon does not accept that rising greenhouse gas emissions since the industrial age are causing climate changes. He contends climate change is driven by the sun.



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9 Responses to Monday Liars Club

  1. Den says:

    Still moving, ugh, I am shot, sprained a groin muscle, neck muscle and my ulnar nerve is angry, despite that, back to it again. ugh, ugh.


  2. º¿carol says:

    jimhitchcock says:
    February 22, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Where are you at in True Blood?

    We have the last and final season. There are 4 discs and we just started disc #2.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Still cold here, way below zero overnight. Lots of sun today which while I like it assures that the furnace doesn’t come on. Thermostat is in the LR with faces south. Cold in this computer room.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just over 40 minutes on the sticks today.

    Again observed Venus, Mars and Uranus.


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