Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The funding of poor dr. Willie Soon : over 1.000.000 US $ from the fossil fuel industry

Greenpeace USA released an overview of the funding of dr. Willie Soon, one of the leading climate sceptics. Soon received over 1 million US $ dollar from the fossil fuel industry.

Well worth reading for anyone who thinks climate sceptics don’t publish in peer review literature because they lack sources.

h/t David Appel


  1. Wow 1 Miljoen!!

    Nu even de andere kant van de medaille:

    "What De Leon didn't know was that the Nature Conservancy lists BP as one of its business partners. The Conservancy also has given BP a seat on its International Leadership Council and has accepted nearly $10 million in cash and land contributions from BP and affiliated corporations over the years." (


    "Energy company BP has committed to a five-year renewal of a joint research partnership with Princeton University that identifies ways of tackling the world's climate problem. It will support Princeton to at least its current level of funding for the years 2011 to 2015."


    "Exxon-Led Group Is Giving a Climate Grant to Stanford"

    Splinter, balk, oog.

  2. Trying to change the subject does not alter the fact Willie soon received > 1.000.000 US $ for... Well i'm not sure for what actually, it wasn't for practising science in any case.

  3. No change of subject which you apparantly loath, dear Jules, which is: fundings by the evil fossile industry.

    BTW, did you know that the Climate Research Unit (CRU) in the UK was set up in 1971 with funding from Shell and BP? And was still being funded in 2008 by Shell, BP, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and UK Nirex LTD (the nuclear waste people in the UK)....

  4. Nope, still doesn't alter the fact Soon received > 1.000 k US $ for not producing anything scientific in the field of climate change.