Another questionable friend of the Friends of Science

Thu, 2006-06-22 16:40Kevin Grandia
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Another questionable friend of the Friends of Science

In our continuous quest to debunk the debunkers, the DeSmogBlog has uncovered another questionable connection between an oil company funded front group and the Alberta-based Friends of Science.

Thanks to a helpful tip from one of our fans, and a little of our own digging, we have found that one of the signatories to a recent Friends of Science letter to PM Harper is Australian climate change “skeptic” Dr. Bob Carter. Dr. Carter is connected to the energy sector funded think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).

Under the guidance of Dr. Carter, the Australian-based IPA has been running a long-time disinformation campaign in an attempt to discredit the science behind climate change. With the backing of companies like the Western Mining Corp., Mosanto, Caltex, Esso Australia and Woodside Petroleum, the IPA has put out numerous reports that have every appearance of being authoritative in the area of climate change science, but are just another slick PR front group bringing into question the science backing man-made global warming.

Keep those tips rolling in everyone!
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It's amazing what qualifies for a tax break in Australia these days.

The climate science misinformation promotion unit at the Institute of Public Affairs, a Melbourne-based “free market” think tank, are currently passing the hat around to raise cash to publish a book on climate change.

The IPA has been pushing and promoting climate science denial since the...

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