UN IPCC Lead Author Oppenheimer: Barbra Streisand gave me quarter of a million dollars — ‘So what?’
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New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin asked Prof. Michael Oppenheimer about his association with Environmental Defense Fund and his advocacy role as a scientist during a March 30, 2015 streaming interview at Pace University.
Oppenheimer responded: “I have been attacked plenty, but we are all…People who want to disagree with me, they will say things like I worked for EDF…Barbra Streisand, once gave EDF a few hundred thousand to support my work, and then it’s like so what?” — “It’s very hard to catch me saying something that is wrong, because I don’t.”
Climate Depot Response: ‘So what?’ That is the point. All scientists have biases — both personal, professional and funding — to some extent. Why does the media and the climate establishment act like it is only skeptical scientists that should be placed under funding scrutiny?
Despite his own well-funded activist background, Oppenheimer, has a history of smearing skeptics as having a “financial interest” in promoting skepticism. In 2006, Oppenheimer told Tom Brokaw that many skeptics had a “financial interest” in the status quo and therefore reject man-made global warming claims.
Oppenheimer has the audacity — despite having drawn nice salaries from Environmental Defense – to tell the media that skeptics are all in the pay of big oil. See: Climate Cash: Enviro Activist Michael Oppenheimer of EDF wins 2010 greenie Heinz Awards (Each Heinz Award recipient receives $100,000!)
Reality Check: Streisand admitted key climate role and gave at least a quarter of a million dollars to fund the climate activism of a lead author of the UN IPCC.
Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC Lead Author Michael Oppenheimer ‘was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at Environmental Defense Fund’
Streisand: ‘My Foundation started supporting climate change work in 1989, when I donated a quarter of a million dollars to support the work of environmental scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer at EDF. Since then, I, and others have spent countless millions on this issue.’
The green group, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) hosted the Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies, the perch of UN IPCC lead author Michael Oppenheimer, a media favorite.
Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton, was a paid partisan of the environmental pressure group Environmental Defense. And Oppenheimer was the holder of the “Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies” at the Environmental Defense Fund.
From EDF 1997: The Streisand Foundation’s initial grant to EDF of a quarter million dollars in 1989 established the Environmental Defense Fund’s Barbra Striesand (sic) Global Atmospheric Change Chair. A subsequent donation of $500,000 raised in conjunction with Ms. Streisand’s 1994 concerts underwrote much of the EDF research leading up to the Kyoto meetings. Her recent gift assures that EDF’s policy and technical teams can be present at the Kyoto meetings. “The Kyoto Summit will be historic,” said Oppenheimer. “Until now, participating countries observed greenhouse gas emission guidelines only on a voluntary basis, and this is the chance to make these essential rules legally binding. The Earth’s climate urgently needs a Kyoto treaty with strong controls on greenhouse gas pollutants.”
Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer ‘was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at Environmental Defense Fund’ – AGU’s ‘Fundamentalist committee member Michael Oppenheimer has a history in the radical environmental movement. He was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at the Environmental Defense Fund’
Barbra Streisand blasts Sen. Inhofe on climate change – But Inhofe is Correct! – Reality Check: Sen. Inhofe is exactly correct. Streisand is part of global warming activism. Barbra Streisand funded lead author UN IPCC scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer while he was at Environmental Defense Fund. Streisand has been a key player in climate change activism. – See: Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer ‘was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at Environmental Defense Fund’
The Woman UN IPCC warmist Michael Oppenheimer answers to — Barbra Streisand — weighs in: ‘In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I can’t comprehend how there are still climate change deniers out there’ – Streisand: ‘No matter how loud Mother Nature screams, we never seem to listen. We’ve got to get serious about investing in solutions to this serious threat before it gets any worse’ — ‘My Foundation started supporting climate change work in 1989, when I donated a quarter of a million dollars to support the work of environmental scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer at EDF. Since then, I, and others have spent countless millions on this issue’