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Koch & Exxon-Funded Scientist Challenged By Students at Climate Denial Event

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- 1839 days ago -
Basically, Willie Soon, a Smithsonian Institution astrophysicist, is an expert in whatever problems vested industries will pay him to deny.

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Ellen m (215)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:49 am
"I am as as qualified as anyone on the planet on this topic."!
I bet there are 6th graders out there who would have cut this dumb ass down to size and ripped him a new one with their intellect quicker than he got those words out.

Thanks for my morning laugh Judy ;-)

Roger G (154)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:17 pm
noted, thanks!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
Thank you! (N, P, T)

Mike M (43)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:51 pm
He is just a meat puppet and you can guess were they shove their hand so he will spew the wisdom they paid him to say

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:12 pm
There is none so blind as those who have eyes to see but will not perceive; or ears with which to hear but refuse to listen.

Munro Tapper (80)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:22 pm
Ugh. To the puppet show. How long will this shame and this sham continue?

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:05 pm
Apparently, Dr Soon's tactic of claiming that all other scientists are taking corporate money is a case of "the BIG lie," something so outrageous that people have trouble conceiving of it as a lie.

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:09 pm
Oh, by the way:
One of the Koch brothers funded a piece of research, I believe it was last year, that a mid-western professor named Muller carried out. Muller began as a climate change denier, but his study made a believer of him. Mr. Koch spent no money spreading that info around!
Truth, ethics and the like are irrelevant, when one's only goal is to simply get richer!

Patricia N (9)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:54 pm
All anyone has to do is ask the people who have lived in the arctic for generations. They are a witness to the melting of the ice much earlier than ever and to seeing land that has never been seen before because the ice is gone. Just watched a doc on that a couple nights ago. Of course the deniers would not dream of visiting there and talking to those people because after all they aren't "educated".

Many F (139)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:50 am

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:16 am
Good for the students. They need to put Exxon in their place.

David C (133)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:58 am
thanks...good for the students.....

Judy C (97)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:05 pm
It's good that this "scientist's" name is being publicized. That may put a dent in his credibility. Of course, the people who would believe him are probably either accidentally or willfully ignorant.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 7:42 am
So, what we have here is some industry people donating strings-free money to places that have material they happen to agree with. And that goes both ways. It seems the the argument they could have won is "conflict of interest", being students, they missed it. I wonder how many people who commented drive a SUV?

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 11:57 am
The fossil fuel industry, lead by Exxon and the Koch Brothers, can buy anything it seems.
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