LIVE AT 1PM EST ‘Climate Incorporated – Billions and Billions’

One of the most common accusations against climate change skeptics is that they are in the pocket of “big oil” and other corporations. These claims are often made without evidence and are used as a smear tactic to imply that climate skeptics receive dirty money.

In reality, climate skeptics receive a negligible amount of funding compared to the vast amount of money invested in climate research and political causes. The argument is pointed at the wrong side.

In a recent article titled “Politics, cash, fame: what motivates climate change deniers,” author Roland Lloyd Parry parrots the claim that climate skeptics are purely motivated by greed.

In episode 50 of Climate Change Roundtable, Anthony Watts, Sterling Burnett, and Linnea Lueken will explore the issues surrounding climate funding and why there is a disparity between reality and perception in the climate funding world.

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Steve Case
February 3, 2023 8:34 am
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Climate Change

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 USGCRP Budget Crosscut by Agency
Since 1989 it totals up to well over $50 Billion.

February 3, 2023 8:37 am
Bill Toland
February 3, 2023 8:59 am

The idea that all climate sceptics are funded by Big Oil is a ludicrous conspiracy theory peddled by climate alarmists which is designed to deflect attention from their own funding.

Reply to  Bill Toland
February 3, 2023 9:09 am

I was funded by medium oil for many years. It was called a job. Nobody leant on me to jump on any bandwagon and up until Climategate exposed the idiocy, dishonesty and incompetence of the AGW pseudo – scientists I was in the lukewarm camp but with the proviso it may be warming and humans may or may not be responsible but I kinda like the idea of warm but if we want to retain our western democracies then we had better build some nuclear power stations. I did not realise until I did some very simple calculations how silly renewables really are. If big oil were to write me a big check -bigger than my paltry pension I would quite happily push the skeptic view but no amount of cash would make me spout warmunust guff.

Reply to  Bill Toland
February 3, 2023 9:15 am

BS, Bill.

I’ve been funded by BIG OIL! for well over 20 years

Of course, I’m still waiting for the cheque, but other than that, I’m calling BS on all sceptics not being funded by BIG OIL!.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Redge
February 3, 2023 12:47 pm

I, too, have had a long financial history with Big Oil, ever since I got my first car in 1969.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Bill Toland
February 3, 2023 12:31 pm

I have never been funded by big oil, or big coal. I was under some pressure from big gas earlier, but that turned out to be the bean casserole I had for lunch.

Leo Smith
February 3, 2023 9:22 am

My mother left me a wedge of Shell Oil shares. They pay for my heating oil and diesel costs.

February 3, 2023 10:41 am

When you know that you can’t support your claims, the first tactic of the scoundrel is to attack his opponents directly.

Bruce Cobb
February 3, 2023 11:36 am


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