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CEI argues IPCC science without any scientists

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who not even the likes of ExxonMobil want to be associated with anymore, has issued a media advisory today offering up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available for comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

With the IPCC report coming from scientists, you would think the CEI would be offering up scientists as global warming “experts.

Think again.

Here’s some background information on each of their so-called “experts.”

Myron Ebell
Ebell is listed as the CEI‘s “director of energy and global warming policy.”Here’s a great video (one of DeSmog’s favorite’s) of Ebell. So what exactly are Ebell’s credentials as a “global warming expert?” First, you will notice in the video that Ebell admits he is not a scientist. Here’s the sourcewatch scoop on Ebell.

Bottom line, he’s not a scientist.

Iain Murray
Listed as a “Senior Fellow ” at the CEI, Murray’s background and expertise in the science of global warming includes working for the British Department of Transport on railroad privatization. As far as any scienttific background, Murray hails a Diploma from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Bottom line, not a scientists.

Marlo Lewis
Listed as a “Senior Fellow” at the CEI, Mr. Lewis holds a Ph.D in government and a BA in political science.

Bottom line, not a scientist.

Chris Horner
Also listed as a “Senior Fellow” at the CEI. He’s a lawyer.

Seriously.

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmog. He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning. Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks. Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder. Prior to DeSmog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health. In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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