Pew Centre on Global Climate Change is Big Oil Funded (Updated)

This just in from the Bishop Hill Blog: – Bishop Hill blog – Pew Centre is big oil�funded.

The India Times reports that the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, one of the most active green think tanks, has had its purse strings cut by its parent body the Pew Charitable Trusts. In the absence of anything better, the Centre has decided to take up funding from a number of big businesses, including Shell, and has rebranded itself the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

Presumably we are going to hear little more about the Center, now that it is big-oil funded? Or will its output be written off as untrustworthy?

The open question is, why did the Pew Charitable Trust cut the money strings, did they discover the AGW hoax?  The temperatures are falling while the CO2 is increasing, it is becoming hard to sustain the deception! It looks like the Pew Charitable Trust Board came to their senses.  Bravo!  The left discounts anything funded by “big oil” so, will they now believe the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions? Just asking.

H/T to Dixon for this link.

Update (11-14-11, 10:00)  One reason that Pew is abandoning the global warmers is that the next UN IPCC report will say:  “Climate change signals are expected to be relatively small compared to natural climate variability over the coming two to three decades. ” In other words the impact of CO2 is so small we will not see it for the next 20-30 years. It is going to be hard for the warmer to sustain the AGW hoax for 20 plus years.  That is a generational gap. Seem to me the people are catching on to the warmers, except for Nevada County’s local left, they are pretending nothing has changed.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to Pew Centre on Global Climate Change is Big Oil Funded (Updated)

  1. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    Thx Russ

  2. It will be interesting to see how the hoaxers spin the oil money.

  3. gjrebane says:

    To the liberal money is not fungible – getting money from the government doesn’t force you to sing the government’s song (it is non-corrupting money), but getting money from private interests and you’re immediately compromised. That’s the way their minds work.

  4. Sean says:

    It makes perfect sense that the oil companies fund climate advocates. Most oil companies do not have large oil reserves any more, These are held by state owned entities. They do have pretty large reserves for natural gas however. They are well aware that if you get rid of a lot of coal fired power generation, you have to replace it with something. Wind is at best a partial solution, solar is restricted to when the sun shines (mostly) and nuclear is extraordinarily slow and cumbersome to permit. The solution that is easiest to implement is natural gas and there is a lot of it all of a sudden. If you want to sell a lot more gas, get it into base power generation and it will be cleaner then coal. Perhaps you can push its use so hard that you get rid of the glut and then you can make real money.
    So the real question is not why oil money is going to environmentalist causes. That’s easy to understand. But this is very much like the blue dress with the stain on it. The champions for a liberal cause turns out to have the same weaknesses as the enemies of the liberal causes. The consequence of these weaknesses is loss of credibility for the cause overall.

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