Thanks for this. It's disconcerting to see an 
11-year-old article that describes a situation 
as if it were today. Nothing's changed.

--- authfriend wrote:
> Excerpts from "THE HEAT IS ON: The warming of the world's climate 
> sparks a blaze of denial" by Ross Gelbspan, from Harper's magazine, 
> December 1995
> For the most part the industry has relied on a small band of skeptics—
> Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, Dr. Pat Michaels, Dr. Robert Balling, Dr. 
> Sherwood Idso, and Dr. S. Fred Singer, among others—who have proven 
> extraordinarily adept at draining the issue of all sense of crisis. ...
> But while the skeptics portray themselves as besieged truth-seekers 
> fending off irresponsible environmental doomsayers, their testimony 
> in St. Paul and elsewhere revealed the source and scope of their 
> funding for the first time....Lindzen, for his part, charges oil and 
> coal interests $2,500 a day for his consulting services; his 1991 
> trip to testify before a Senate committee was paid for by Western 
> Fuels, and a speech he wrote, entitled "Global Warming: the Origin 
> and Nature of Alleged Scientific Consensus," was underwritten by 
> OPEC....

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