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That Time When a Koch-Funded Washington Lawyer Made a Secret Plan to Derail the Kyoto Protocol in Europe

This DeSmog UK epic history post recalls the transatlantic effort by the European sceptic Benny Peiser and Washington lawyer Chris Horner to bring down the Kyoto Protocol.

Prior to teaming up with Lord Lawson at the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Benny Peiser was working with Julian Morris at his free market think tank, the International Policy Network (IPN). But, at the same time, Peiser was an advisor of the IPN’s rival British sceptic organisation, the Scientific Alliance.

The Scientific Alliance worked closely with the Virginia-based George Marshall Institute, an ExxonMobil-funded free market think tank that can claim to be among the first to attack the science of climate change.

David Bellamy

David Bellamy


  • Honorary Dr. of Science, Bournemouth University (1999). [1]
  • BSc., PhD., OBE, Hon: DSc., DUniv., FLS, FIBiol. [2]


The Observer Confirms Source of U.K. Suit Funding

Dimmock, Durward, et al, are disrobed.

For a background on the issue, check our earlier posts here and here.

And here's further background on the “Scientific Alliance” and Robert Duward…

Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen


Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen


  • Doctorate in “International Relations researching into environmental issues in international and also national politics.”
  • Ph.D. in “marine pollution control in the Law of the Sea negotiations.”
  • Master's Degree, physical geography.
  • Master's Degree, social science.

Source: [1]


Benny Peiser

Benny Josef Peiser


  • Ph.D. , University of Frankfurt (1993). Peiser studied political science, English, and sports science. [1], [2]


Lies, Damned Lies and "Sound Science"

Let's get up a great big hand for one of the best European climate change dissemblers, the previously unremarked Scientific Alliance.

The Alliance appears to be one of those “intellectual” sweatshops that industry cobbles together in the guise of a think tank. In these vacuous vessels, said intellectuals-for-hire produce dogma on demand – questionable “scientific” material designed to excuse their industrial financiers from taking any responsibility for the environmental costs they are dumping on society.

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