One of the greatest inanities that occurs in the climate wars is the claim that skeptics are lavishly funded by “big oil” or other political interests. t is a claim that is made multiple times daily and blogs and newspaper articles and magazine articles and yet where is the evidence that such a thing is a reality?
I’m often targeted as being in the pay of one of those interest and yet when you look at my reality I had to beg for help to get to Bristol, to visit the Mann and Cook lectures. I relied on the good graces of our daily readers for which I thank you.
So with this huge disparity it struck me as ironic that this ad appeared at the top of WUWT today. It likely appeared because I’m traveling and came from a new IP address. I had never seen it before but I’m not at all surprised that it would show up given the content and nature of this blog.
A look at the EDF finances page is quite telling:
Above are screencaps of their finances, on the page are also a number of PDF’s reporting their income.
With the kind of money that EDF gets on an annual basis one wonders why they have to resort to begging for a dollar. One also wonders who would be stupid enough to send money to these people when clearly they have more than they need. Money sent to a private organization won’t make a dent in temperature, even if there was a temperature rise worth worrying about.
Back in 2009 Jo Nova did a report that tracked the amount of money in climate, and produced this graph
I believe that technology and prosperity building are the way forward, and with those, the worries over posited man-made climate change will solve themselves in the future.