Leaked Email Reveals Who’s Who List of Climate Denialists

Originally shared by Edward Morbius

Leaked Email Reveals Who’s Who List of Climate Denialists

A network of pundits and scientists is consulted about stopping release of “Merchants of Doubt,” a documentary film that exposes their work.

In the months before the debut of the new documentary film “Merchants of Doubt,” long-time climate denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the documentary’s release.

“Can I sue for damages?” Singer asked in an email last October. “Can we get an injunction against the documentary?”

Among the shills uncovered is Judith Curry, whom AGW denialists have been eager to trot out as a plausibly moderate skeptic with legitimate-sounding credentials.

Curry is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. During a January 2014 hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Curry said the problem of climate change has been “vastly oversimplified.” She said scientists should pay more attention to the role of natural variability in the climate system and the uncertainties in climate modeling. She also said the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is overly confident in attributing most of the warming to human activity.

Others on the list:  

1.  Ron Arnold (Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Liberturdian think tank)

2.  Timothy Ball (University of Winnipeg)

3.  Joseph “Joe” Bast (president and CEO of the denialist Heartland Institute, )4.  Joe Bastardi (denialist WeatherBELL Analytics LLC)

5.  Michael Bastasch (denialist The Daily Caller)

6.  William Briggs (Cornell University) 

7.  Russell Cook (denialist GelbspanFiles.com)

8.  Joe D’Aleo (denialist Icecap.us)

9.  James Delingpole (British denialist climate writer)

10.  David Paul Driessen (denialist Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Liberturdian think tank)

11.  James Enstrom (denialist Scientific Integrity Institute)

12.  Steve Goddard (real name: Tony Heller, denialist Real Science blog)

13.  Pierre Gosselin (NoTrickZone.com denailst blog)

14.  John Ray (Greenie Watch denialist blog)

15.  William Happer (Princeton University)

16.  Jim Lakely (denialist Heartland Institute, Liberturdian think tank,

17.  denialist blog Somewhat Reasonable)

18.  Patrick J. Michaels (denialist Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, Liberturdian think tank)

19.  Steven J. Milloy (Murray Energy Corp, coal extractor, JunkScience denialist blog, American Petroleum Institute)

20.  Christopher Monckton (denialist Science & Public Policy Institute think tank)      

21.  Marc Morano (Where to start:  Rush Limbaugh, “Swift Boater”, denialist Senator Inhofe staffer, denialist blog ClimateDepot, denialist Center for a Constructive Tomorrow, Liberturdian think tank, ExxonMobil / Cheveron sponsored) 

22.  Joanne Nova (Australian climate denialist)

23.  Roger Pielke (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies)

24.  Thomas P. Sheahen (Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, chairman of Fred Singer’s Science and Environmental Policy Project BoD)

25.  S. Fred Singer (one of the earliest and most vocal scientists in the climate denial campaign.)

26.  Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon (received hundreds of thousands of dollars from fossil fuel interests to publish “deliverables” in the form of articles about the solar-warming theory in scientific journals)

27.  Roy Spencer (former senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

28.  James Taylor (denialist Heartland Institute, Liberturdian think tank)

29.  Anthony Watts (denialist blog Watts Up With That)

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