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Loopy Larouchians on the "Copenhagen scandal"

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Another day; another wacky denier website

The Schiller Institute, a project of the failed politician (and spouse of Lyndon Larouche) Helga Zepp-Larouche, has launched a new website dedicated to denying climate change and attacking the Copenhagen climate conference.

Copenhagenscandal.org reads like a hastily (but expensively) assembled collection of denier tracts, including recent speeches from Christopher Monckton, the Third Viscount Monckton of Benchmark Crude, and the denier for hire, Dr. S. Fred Singer.

According to the website, and to a ponderous news advisory issued in Copenhagen, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has nothing to do with protecting the environment. It’s all a crafty plan to establish a world dictatorship.

If that makes no sense to you, reading the 1,700-word news advisory probably won’t help. And if it DOES make sense to you, you’ve probably read something exactly like it a hundred times before.

So, on the face of it, this is all crazy enough to be dismissed out of hand. But it is another indication of the money that is being spent on denial and the enthusiasm that has been engendered by the theft and distribution of the University of East Anglia emails.

That said, the attention being paid to this issue is, on one hand, drifting away as the assembled conference goers and the media turn their attention to the actual issues of the Copenhagen climate summit. On the other hand, the UNFCCC has announced a press conference Saturday entitled “THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR A COPENHAGEN AGREEMENT,” to be hosted by IPCC Chair Dr. Rajendra Pachauri. It appears that he, at least, is still convinced that a rearguard action is necessary against the small, well-funded and resilient denier horde.

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