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Why did Jerry Taylor change his stance on Climate Change? - Skeptical Science. Jerry Taylor was once a very vocal active Climate Change denier.

Why did Jerry Taylor change his stance on Climate Change? - Skeptical Science

As staff director of the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and vice president of the Cato Institute, it was his job be take this stance, but he did this, not because it was simply a job, but because he was truly convinced that he was right. Today he is director of the Niskanen Center.

Their stance is that global warming is quite real and that “industrial emissions of greenhouse gases are the main cause”. What is truly fascinating is that a vocal climate change denier deeply invested in that stance changed his mind. Washington Post Writer Finally Discloses He's a Shill for Fossil Fuel Industry. In his latest column repeating his clients’ attacks on climate change policies, lobbyist and Washington Post writer Ed Rogers finally disclosed to readers that his lobbying firm “represents interests in the fossil fuel [industry].”

Washington Post Writer Finally Discloses He's a Shill for Fossil Fuel Industry

Rogers is the chairman of BGR Group, a top lobbying firm that has received more than $700,000 from the energy industry in 2015. Rogers has personally lobbied this year for Southern Company, one of the largest electric utility companies in the U.S. CRACKED! Top Climate Scientist Admits to Ongoing Geoengineering - Chemtrails Project UK. Professor Tim Lenton (Chair in Climate Change/Earth Systems Science, University of Exeter) provided one of the many positive outcomes of this summer’s climate change conference in Paris.

CRACKED! Top Climate Scientist Admits to Ongoing Geoengineering - Chemtrails Project UK

You may have missed this major admission from Professor Lenton which we originally broke in our Paris Report, so we revisit it here and round off with a little more discussion. It Wasn't Only Exxon That Knew About Global Warming Since the 1970s. It wasn’t just Exxon that knew fossil fuels were cooking the planet.

It Wasn't Only Exxon That Knew About Global Warming Since the 1970s

New investigative reporting by Neela Banerjee with Inside Climate News revealed on Tuesday that scientists and engineers from nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company may have for decades known about the impacts of carbon emissions on the climate. Between 1979 and 1983, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the industry’s most powerful lobby group, ran a task force for fossil fuel companies to “monitor and share climate research,” according to internal documents obtained by Inside Climate News. According to the reporting: Like Exxon, the companies also expressed a willingness to understand the links between their product, greater CO2 concentrations and the climate, the papers reveal. Some corporations ran their own research units as well, although they were smaller and less ambitious than Exxon’s and focused on climate modeling, said James J.

Bruce S. Ted Cruz Challenged Science At His Climate Change Hearing. Science Won. “Facts matter, science matters, data matters.

Ted Cruz Challenged Science At His Climate Change Hearing. Science Won.

Busted: Academics-for-Hire Exposed for Failing to Disclose Fossil Fuel Funding. A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies’ commercial interests.

Busted: Academics-for-Hire Exposed for Failing to Disclose Fossil Fuel Funding

Posing as representatives of oil and coal companies, investigators from Greenpeace UK asked academics from Princeton and Penn State to write papers promoting the benefits of CO2 and the use of coal in developing countries. The professors agreed to write the reports and said they did not need to disclose the source of the funding. Citing industry-funded documents—including testimony to state hearings and newspaper articles—Professor Frank Clemente of Penn State said: “In none of these cases is the sponsor identified. All my work is published as an independent scholar.” Let’s Talk for Real — About Humans and Climate Change. By Foster Gamble Climate change may be the hottest topic on the table, reaching a level of religious zealotry on both sides of the issue.

Let’s Talk for Real — About Humans and Climate Change

It’s remarkable that something with such dire implications can be so void of respectful dialogue and intellectual rigor. Foster sorting years of research for this blog Leslie, Rob. Ted Cruz Lies Again About the Science of Climate Change. How the Oil & Gas Industry Turned Colorado From Blue to Red. If money is speech, then it stands to reason that a very small number of very wealthy people can effectively drown out the voices of the multitude on issues they determine worthy of a shout via their checkbooks.

How the Oil & Gas Industry Turned Colorado From Blue to Red

Currently in Colorado, the issues where this money/speech is reaching the highest decibels are oil and gas extraction, aka fracking, and education issues such as the 2013 battle over Amendment 66 and the ongoing push by some for a school voucher system or other form of school choice. Even before the Supreme Court’s controversial “Citizens United” ruling, campaign finance laws had blurred the lines between dollars and words. It never seemed to matter that polls have long shown nearly 80 percent of us disagree with this notion that money is simply an extension of the voice we use to express our views and should therefore be unlimited. And that’s where this investigation comes in, because that room, or some wall-less facsimile thereof, does exist.

About Those Facts. Exxon Advertised Against Climate Change for Decades After Top Executives Knew Burning Fossil Fuels Would Warm the Planet. Digging into big coal's climate connections. Have you heard about the group that has abused open records laws to harass climate scientists across the United States?

Digging into big coal's climate connections

The organization behind North Carolina’s ban on using sea level science to inform coastal planning? European Budgets Cut Back on Green Solar and Wind Energy. On Jan. 30, a letter arrived at 10 Downing Street from 101 Members of Parliament, addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron.

European Budgets Cut Back on Green Solar and Wind Energy

Its message: Stop taxpayer subsidies for wind power. The call is being echoed across Europe, where governments are reconsidering what they — and taxpayers — can afford in terms of green-energy initiatives in an age of austerity. In the boom times before the global economic crisis, European governments were eager to pump cash into renewable sources of energy to make them competitive with fossil fuels and meet carbon-dioxide-reduction targets. But with pensions, health care and education budgets already feeling the chill, lavish spending on clean energy has become harder to justify.

Greece, France and the U.K. have slashed subsidies for solar power since the recession began in 2008, and even economic powerhouse Germany has announced it will eliminate government support for solar panels by 2015. Clean energy has certainly provided ample fuel for global posturing. Renewable energy losing its shine in Europe. BERLIN -- For British entrepreneur Timothy Porter and millions of other Europeans who get generous financial incentives for solar panels, the sun has been very lucrative.

Not only does the government pay Porter for producing solar energy he produces, at far higher than the market rate for electricity, but he can also use what he generates for himself. Europeans learning the hard truth about wind and solar energy. Although blades on the 150-foot wind turbines at the new German offshore Riffgat power plant 9 miles off the North Sea island of Bokum are finally turning, there is one big problem. They are doing so only because they are being powered by onshore fossil-fueled generators to prevent the rotors from corroding in salty air.

And why might that be? Well although they otherwise function perfectly, the underfinanced grid operator hasn’t yet connected a power line because of problems attracting investor financing. Prospective investors attribute their reluctance to a lack of market confidence. While half a dozen wind farms are still being built in the North Sea, there are no follow-up contracts.