big green…funded by big tobacco, big oil…funny hypocrites. Thanks to Donna, and enjoy your Oz trip, I guess Broome is a bit too far off the beaten track, despite our great weather. Will be following the action anyway.

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A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.

A month ago I was contacted by a journalist who works for Greenwire, an American publication that describes itself as the “leader in energy and environmental policy news.” He sent me a series of questions, one group of which read as follows:

Many of these groups (Heartland, CEI, etc.) get donations from foundations linked to the fossil fuels industry. Should that in your opinion cast any doubt on their motives in questioning climate change? Or is that unimportant?

CEI stands for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Like the Heartland Institute, it is a think tank that believes societies prosper when governments reduce – rather than expand – red tape. It believes in the power of ordinary people and small businesses to create jobs and the sort of…

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Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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