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Fossil fuel firms paid climate change denier Wei-Hock Soon

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2442

A prominent climate change denier was exposed last week as having received around £800,000 from the fossil fuel industry.

Wei-Hock Soon has starred in conferences, been interviewed on TV, and been brought in to testify in the US congress and state governments. 

Almost all scientists agree that human activity has caused carbon emissions which lead to global warming.

But Wei-Hock Soon blames it on the sun. In at least 11 papers he failed to disclose the conflict of interest his receipt of the money caused.

Soon’s work has often been questioned. But it is useful for those who profit from pollution.

Meanwhile, the Tories are determined to push through fracking.

This will lead to more carbon emissions.

Campaigners are preparing to march in London next month to demand the government takes action on climate change.


TIME TO ACT 
on climate change

Saturday 7 March
Assemble 12.30pm, Lincolns Inn Fields, London WC2A
Demonstration called by the Campaign Against Climate Change
Details at timetoact2015.org

 


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