“Leading Climate-Denier Harvard Scientist Caught Accepting Bribes from Fossil-Fuel Corporations as well as the Koch Brothers.“
Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
“He has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work.” ~ NY Times.
A reminder: last year was the warmest atmospheric year on record, despite no El Nino.
The leading climate change denier 1) accepted money from the Koch Brothers, 2) is not a climatologist, 3) did not disclose the conflicts of interest in his funding. 4) this is not a surprise:
“The whole doubt-mongering strategy relies on creating the impression of scientific debate…Willie Soon is playing a role in a certain kind of political theater.”
“…Dr. Soon also received at least $230,000 from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation…Though he has little formal training in climatology.”
- People who have not sufficiently studied the topic.
- People who have studied the topic but lack the ability to comprehend such a vast and complicated subject.
- People who have studied the topic, are capable of understanding it, but are lying for some gain.
Two great comments, from Reddit, on climate change skepticism: