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Scandal and Intrigue: The Climate Conspiracy

TreeHugger reports on a "secret" climate conspiracy:\r\nOne of the most interesting things about the recent uptick in climate skeptic activity (or...


TreeHugger reports on a "secret" climate conspiracy:
One of the most interesting things about the recent uptick in climate skeptic activity (or denier, or denialist, if you will), is the repetition of accusations of a gigantic climate conspiracy being perpetrated by the world's scientists and Governments. Angry commenters have told us that it's all about the money, and that lobbyists for Wall Street are colluding to make billions off carbon trading-all the while dismissing documented evidence that the fossil fuel lobby is actively seeking to derail climate science. Now Adam Stein, with help of the Center for Public Integrity, has revealed the full extent of how deeply the climate policy process has been infiltrated by lobbyists.
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