Not even the White House buys Avery and Singer's 'research' anymore

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Here’s a headline from the UK‘s Telegraph that we haven’t seen in quite a while: ‘Global Warming is Good and Not our Fault.’

I quite honestly thought we were past this, but it seems Dennis Avery and Fred Singer can still eke out a headline once in a while.

Avery and Singer are grandfathers of the climate denial industry and their antiquated ‘research’ spun in the name of science, is a reflection of just how long in the tooth they have become when it comes to the issue of climate change.

The Telegraph claims Singer and Avery are “leading researchers” who believe that, “global warming is an entirely natural phenomenon and its effects can even be beneficial.”

Heck, not even George W. Bush buys Avery and Singer’s spin anymore. Unfortunately, though, the UK Telegraph does, or at the least thinks such a headline will goad a few more people to buy their newspaper.

Either way, as the public becomes more and more educated about the realities and science of global warming, outrageous headlines such as this and tired, old arguments such as Singer’s and Avery’s are likely to elicit more eye-rolling and groans than anything else.

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

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 DeSmogBlog, 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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