From yesterday's Democracy Now! news you can rely on: http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/31/headlines
Report: Global Warming Skeptics Bankrolled by Koch Industries
A new report from Greenpeace has identified a privately owned US company with ties to the oil and chemical industry as the paymaster of global warming skeptics in the United States and Europe. According to Greenpeace, Koch Industries has spent nearly $48 million since 1997 to fund groups that question global warming.
Koch dwarfs even ExxonMobil in the denial racket. For more info go here: www.greenpeace.org/kochindustries and here: http://members.greenpeace.org/blog/greenpeaceusa_blog/2010/03/30/wanted_climate_denial_kingpins_and_their
UK Panel Clears “Climategate” Scientists
In related news, a British parliamentary panel has looked into the so-called “Climategate” controversy and found no evidence to support the charge that a prominent British research center misrepresented data related to global warming. Last year hackers broke into the computer system of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and then released emails from the center’s top scientists. Deniers of global warming had claimed the stolen emails provided evidence of an effort to silence academics who have questioned or downplayed human-driven climate change.