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Truth behind climate skeptics

China Daily | Updated: 2013-02-28 07:37

It's not surprising to know that anonymous, shady trusts and organizations have been secretly but generously funding climate change skeptics and their campaigns.

Even in the absence of specific information about the nefarious designs of such organizations and climate change skeptics, many people across the world had had a strong suspicion that a dirty business was well and truly afoot in the US and through the Washington Consensus to deny the devastating effects of climate change and the role of a few rich and greedy humans in it. Evidence was never lacking.

It was reassuring, however, to have our suspicions confirmed by a reliable source, that is, the Guardian Weekly's Suzanne Goldenberg - and that too on the newspaper's front page.

Similarly, from north of the US, Stephen Leahy's "Canada's spy chiefs target anti-frackers" adds to the convincing evidence against rich misologists. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the method used to obtain shale gas. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is hot on the trail of environmental activists. Let us hope that for once the Mounties don't succeed in their task, which would help the greedy billionaires and millionaires.

Dave Diss, via e-mail

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(China Daily 02/28/2013 page9)

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