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Another Broken Arrow in the Climate-Hysterics’ Quiver April 29, 2017 8:00 AM | Tagged as Brulle
WSJ 28 April 2017 “A Climate Hysteric’s Fake Enemies List” by Steven J. Allen
With the help of Mr. Allen, The Biz Bucks Guy has found a relatively new fake news story, at least news as of 2014. It seems one sociologist Robert Brulle did a “study” in an attempt to quantify the amount of money being donated to opposing climate-change hysteria. He claimed 91 conspirator organizations, for eight years ending in 2010, had devoted some $900 million annually to fight climate-change science. Brulle’s study has been re-directed through many media.
However, it seems his study has not passed peer review.
For one, he confused income of these organizations with spending by them. Second, he presumed all of their income was spent on a single issue, fighting climate-change hysteria. Mr. Allen is an officer of one of these 91 “conspirators”. Mr. Allen’s organization did their own study of these 91 alleged vicious, malevolent, science-fighting groups. A better number is about 6% of what Brulle proffered. For Mr. Allen’s organization, they devote only about 10% of their spending toward climate science.
In addition, Mr. Allen quotes another study that shows those organizations that support the hysteria, spend some $1.7 billion annually
But the real kicker in Mr. Allen’s article shows the federal government for the past two decades has spent $166 BILLION on supporting policy of climate hysteria. So who really is influencing the climate science? Add both sides of the non-profits together and you don’t even get into the policy-shaping ball game, compared to your own tax dollars at work for the "hysterics".
Once again, an oft-used arrow in the climate-hysterics quiver has been broken. The quiver is full of broken arrows, e.g. the Mann study showing the infamous hockey stick which the UN IPCC has dropped from their more recent studies. Referring to The Biz Bucks Blog of last week (My New Best Friend, Steve Koonin, April 21, 2017), when will we have a real debate among honest scholars on climate. The Biz Bucks Guy has been advocating that for a decade.
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