Sunday, September 13, 2015

Surprise! Anti-Science Attorney Horner Funded By Coal Industry

Christopher Horner is an attorney famous for his harassment campaign against climate scientists. He is the one who coined the term 'Climategate' when the hacked East Anglia emails were released. He has pursued FOIA campaigns against universities and scientists with demands for their data that apparently have been designed to interfere with their work. He has demanded access to emails and, when denied that access, filed litigation to force compliance. He has also been a promoter of the tin-hat conspiracy theory that climate science is a plot to enact a world government and has called climate scientists 'communists.'

Now, we find out he is funded, at least in part, by the coal industry. Alpha Natural Resources, a coal company, recently went bankrupt. In it's filings it listed Horner as a recipient of funds at both his home address and work address.

We now have proof the coal industry is funding an attack campaign on science. And note, this is not just about working to win the public's mind, this was a coordinated effort to sabotage the scientific process. This was pure anti-science and it was funded by the fossil fuel industry.

Truthfully, is anyone surprised?

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