Saturday, March 08, 2008

Global Warming - Follow the Money........

....You'll be surprised where the trail leads (unless you're me that is). The New York Times has a good article by John Tierney today about the influence of money in the Great Global Warming Debate (no, it is not over) and how the skeptics are portrayed (unfairly) as "fronts for big oil" or "tools of big corporations." Where the big money is really being made is on the other side of the debate. He also cites the example of the dietary fat wars of the 70's to illustrate the same phenomenon:
".....the money from food companies was trivial compared with the money being doled out by government agencies. One of the researchers who’d supposedly been bought off noted that he’d received $250,000 from the food industry in his career versus $10 million from government agencies — and wondered why this didn’t make him a “tool of government.”

It's working the same way with ethanol and it worked the same way with recycling. Read the whole thing.
(via Instapundit)
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