Claim: 'Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change' (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian)
Dr. Lubos Motl responds: 'Congratulations to all of us. A possible problem – one pointed out to me by the Galileo Movement via Twitter – is that I may find out that we just "may have received" the billion instead of the phrase "did receive" it.' -- 'The funding of climate skepticism work is at most something of order $10 million a year and much if not most of the most influential work is being done on a budget that is smaller than that by additional orders of magnitude...This figure should be compared to $80 billion that have been paid to promote the climate hysteria pseudoscience, mostly in the recent decade or two...If Suzanne Goldenberg believes that the purpose of this funding is to change people's minds, well, then I must say that the climate skeptics are more efficient by almost 4 orders of magnitude.'
Climate Depot Response: This new study and the media reports surrounding it are pure bunk! The study counts all money raised by all conservative groups as somehow being for global warming issues! But the study itself admits this is not true: Excerpt: 'It was not always possible to separate funds designated strictly for climate-change work from overall budgets, Brulle said. 'Since the majority of the organizations are multiple focus organizations, not all of this income was devoted to climate change activities.'
After UK Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg makes a large, fraudulent claim about climate change spending, it gets very quietly ‘fixed’ with the addition of weasel words ‘may’ and ‘up to’
The climate alarmists act like the usual leftist managers, throwing a vast majority of the funds to the sewerage system.
The inefficiency of the climate delusions is staggering – well, it’s only partly due to their being extremely lousy managers. The main reason why their propaganda doesn’t work is that their claims are self-evidently ludicrous and most people, especially intelligent enough but ordinary people, simply are able to see through the fog. It’s simply a bad investment to spend money by trying to convince other people about this nonsense