The National Post, Canada's second national newspaper, ran a column today
written by Steve “the Junkman” Milloy
. The guest editorial attacks the State of California's request for General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and the Association of Automobile Manufacturers to disclose financial payments made to many of the more notorious climate change “skeptic.”
Milloy, a climate change “skeptic” himself, is appalled that such documents should be exposed, and it sounds like GM
et al. will be this fighting this one tooth and nail.
While Milloy is trying to spin this as an attempt to “silence the skeptics,” reporting of funding sources by scientists is also a matter of full disclosure and allows a fuller context to the information the public uses to make decisions on important issues like climate change.