This is the story of a group of men who for decades have been trying to make all of us doubt the effects of climate change.
That uncertainty has been created by the oil companies, among other things, with the help of fast-talking and convincing debaters from conservative think tanks .
One of them is Marc Morano. He is head of communications at the think tank CFACT. For many years he has been involved in the climate debate, although he answers the question of whether he has a research and climate background:
– I’m not a researcher, but I occasionally appear as one on television.
Meet Marc Morano and get the full story of the campaign against the climate in the video above.
Climate Depot Note: This is the same old “Merchants of Doubt” argument on Danish TV. Rebuttals here:
Merchants of ‘smear’ movie slanders eminent Physicist Dr. Fred Singer – Singer Fires Back!
Dr. Singer: ‘I would prefer to avoid having to go to court; but if we do, we are confident that we will prevail.’
‘Oreskes book “Merchants of Doubt” contains a number of serious scientific errors; also, it is not in accordance with the kind of scholarship expected from an academic historian. Instead of primary sources, she relies on secondary and even tertiary sources who have obvious, demonstrated agenda.’
New Warmist film by Sony Pictures, ‘Merchants of Doubt’, portrays Marc Morano as evil nemesis/arch-enemy of climate change promoters – Morano is ‘a grinning-skull nihilist’
Global warming movies sets out to smear skeptics, but ‘features ‘a semi-affectionate portrait of professional attack dog Marc Morano’
Watch: Communications expert interviews Morano about climate debate & being number ONE ranked ‘climate contrarian’ in the media
2019 Study in Journal Nature ranks Climate Depot’s Morano as NUMBER ONE ‘climate contrarian’ in the media! (#1 out of 386 skeptics)
Fellow Skeptic Steven Hayward of the Powerline Blog wrote: “Marc Morano is number one” and added: “Morano is truly the Pete Rose and Hank Aaron of climate contrarians.”
Warmist Randy Olson commented on the study: “Does climate community realize Marc Morano is most prolific voice of skepticism by a looooong way? He has 35% more articles than any others. There should be an Institute for the Study of Morano.”
Olson added: “In 2007, I had climate “contrarian” Marc Morano in my movie “Sizzle”, In 2010, I warned of his media savvy, today he is a Fox News regular & most prolific skeptic in this new article.”
Skeptic Jo Nova comments: “Marc Morano tops the Nature blacklist, and no man deserves it more. Congratulations Marc!”
Newsweek Mag. also reported on the new study and featured Climate Depot prominently.
Warmist Randy Olson Warns: DO NOT DEBATE MARC MORANO…He’s a great communicator, but is not bounded by the truth’ (Email Olson: [email protected])
‘If you do (debate him), and you lose, which you almost certainly will, don’t say we didn’t warn you’
“I’m not a scientist,” Morano jokes, flashing a huge, telegenic grin, “but I play one on TV.”
‘Merchants of Doubt’ director Kenner, 65, does admire people such as Marc Morano, a professional climate-change denier and founder of the Climate Depot Web site who is, arguably, the star of Kenner’s film. After a stint in the 1990s reporting for Rush Limbaugh, Morano worked briefly as a flack for Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), who famously called global warming a “hoax.” These days, Morano most often pops up on TV shows arguing against the science of climate change. In front of Kenner’s camera, Morano makes for a jocular — and weirdly unapologetic — advocate for what can only be called ignorance.
‘Kenner blames the Marc Moranos of the world, who are paid to sow not just doubt but fear.’
Curry on ‘Merchants of Doubt’: ‘Censorship and propaganda; lets call a spade a spade.’
Curry: ‘I’ve met Marc Morano a number of times. He is actually quite broadly knowledgeable about climate science and the associated politics. He is the one ‘doubter’ in this whole piece that actually has some influence in the current climate debate.’ – ‘And coming sometime next fall (I think; no release date set) is Marc Morano’s film Climate Hustle; check out the trailer. Seems to more entertaining anyways than ‘Merchants of Doubt.’