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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Follow the money.
Among the accusations made against those who disagree with AGW is that the "skeptics" are being paid to cause dissension - usually by Exxon/Mobile, but by big industry in general. Scientists who dare to disagree with the status quo are accused of being in the "pockets of Big Oil." It doesn't matter if it's true or not, the accusation is enough. I'm seeing uncomfortable parallels to false accusations of sexual assault. The accusation is enough to presume guilt, and even if the person is found innocent, they are often branded for life.
Follow the money, we are often told, and you'll find your answer. Well, here's a couple of numbers for you.
$50 billion vs $19 million
Take a while guess as to which side is better funded?