Never Believe a Source with "Truth" in its Name

on

Brace yourself for a new den of deniers and then click on www.envirotruth.org. Envirotruth rounds up the usual suspects of climate science “sceptics” in a “myth-busting” campaign to confuse and deny the current worldwide consensus on the impact of climate change. Print a list of the 60 “accredited experts” who signed the sceptics’ letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week and then check off the names as you read through Envirotruth. You won’t find all 60 – some of those signatories were tricked into putting their name on that letter – but you’ll sure see some familiar faces.

Speaking of which, Envirotruth is a creature of the National Centre for Public Policy Research, home of our favourite climate science disinformation officer, Amy Ridenour. According to www.Sourcewatch.org, the Ridenour household struggles by pretty successfully by peddling their anti-science point of view. In 2002, NCPPR President Amy carried home $150,000 US for her duties and hubby David Ridenour added $130,000 US to the family pot – only a small part of which was reported to have come directly from ExxonMobile.

This is not to suggest that Amy ‘n’ Dave have sold out – they may well be loopy and ill-informed as a matter of professional pride. But you can imagine that someone – even someone as clever and literate as Amy Ridenour – might avoid reading the deSmogBlog’s wrap-up Is Climate Change Real?, when the inevitable result would be having to admit that your quarter-of-a-million-dollar annual family income is predicated on the biggest scientific lie of the century.

Related Posts

Opinion
on

This isn’t the first time the science denial group has attempted to undermine the idea that climate scientists overwhelmingly agree humans are causing climate change.

This isn’t the first time the science denial group has attempted to undermine the idea that climate scientists overwhelmingly agree humans are causing climate change.
on

Some residents of Dimock, Pennsylvania have not had clean water for 14 years because of Cabot Oil & Gas’ fracking operations. A “historic” plea caps off the landmark fracking case and will result in the restoration of clean drinking water.

Some residents of Dimock, Pennsylvania have not had clean water for 14 years because of Cabot Oil & Gas’ fracking operations. A “historic” plea caps off the landmark fracking case and will result in the restoration of clean drinking water.
on

"Lack of regulation makes for a Wild West of sustainable fund management", Edward Lander from Ethical Consumer said.

"Lack of regulation makes for a Wild West of sustainable fund management", Edward Lander from Ethical Consumer said.
on

Leaders in the state’s environmental justice movement see signs their pressure is bringing accountability for both government and polluters.

Leaders in the state’s environmental justice movement see signs their pressure is bringing accountability for both government and polluters.