Hypocrisy in more ways than one
From Washington Times: Excerpt: Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said 25 or 30 of the scientists may have received funding from Exxon Mobile Corp. Exxon Mobile spokesman Gantt H. Walton dismissed the accusation, saying the company is concerned about climate-change issues and does not pay scientists to bash global-warming theories.So what if scientists received funding from big, bad oil companies? What about activist scientists who receive billions in grant funding, by pushing the global warming religion? I suppose their motives are pure and altruistic?
These supposed scientists built their careers and reputations on conjuring datasets, computer models, scenarios and reports – all claiming that modern civilization’s use of hydrocarbons is about to destroy the planet, and all financed by well over $100 billion in US, UK, EU and other taxpayer money.How about scientists motivated by honest research? That would be a novel idea.
Do you think Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider who sought to dismiss 25-30 of the 400 scientists expressing skepticism for their funding source, applied the same standard of suspicion of motive on Al Gore:
Mr. Gore is poised to become the world's first "carbon billionaire," profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, has claimed that Mr Gore stood to benefit personally from the energy and climate policies he was urging Congress to adopt.
Mr Gore had said that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is.
"Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?" Mr. Gore said. "I am proud of it. I am proud of it."
Hmmm....scientists who receive 10's of thousands in research funding from oil companies vs. scientists paid billions in tax-paid grant funds and investors poised to make billions in green technology, fueled by catastrophic global warming alarmism?
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