"ZERO Oil Money" Behind Singer/Avery Denier Text: Funding Came From Natural Gas

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The climate change denial book of the year, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, has attracted a fair amount of abuse (see this great layman’s review in the Daily HaroldRealClimate.Org), but one of the authors’ sons has posted a legitimate objection to the DeSmogBlog’s early response that the book was the work of paid oil industry apologists.

In an email correspondence today, Alex Avery, a research director at the Exxon-funded Hudson Institute, said: “The book by (Alex’s father) Dennis and Fred (Singer) was done entirely on funding from Wallace Sellers, a Hudson board member. There’s ZERO oil industry money behind it and your accusation is a desperate, factless assertion that is made because you can’t make a substantive science argument to refute Dr. Singer’s and Dennis’ claim that the warming we’ve observed over the 20th century is part of the natural climate cycles readily observed in the geologic/historical record.

Wallace Sellers, as it happens, is not in the OIL industry. But he IS the Chairman of Natural Gas Services, Inc., of Midland, Texas.

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