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Unforced variations: May 2012

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New open thread for this month: misrepresentations of wind farm impacts on local climate? Clouds and contrarians? or whatever…


401 Responses to “Unforced variations: May 2012”

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    dbostrom says:

    A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists is remindful of other meticulous studies of the obvious, along the lines of confirming that cockroaches spread disease.

    Leading Companies Contradict Own Actions on Climate Science, Policy
    Half of Reviewed Companies Misrepresented Climate Science Despite Publicly Expressing Concerns

    WASHINGTON (May 30, 2012) – Many of the country’s leading companies have taken contradictory actions when it comes to climate change science while pumping a tremendous amount of resources into influencing the discussion, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

    The science advocacy group examined 28 companies in the S&P 500 that participated in climate policy debates over the past several years. All of them publicly expressed concern about climate change or a commitment to reducing emissions through websites and public statements, but half (14) also misrepresented climate science in their public communications. Many more contributed to the spread of misinformation about climate science in less direct ways, such as through political contributions, trade group memberships, and think tank funding.

    Report:

    A Climate of Control: How Corporations Have Influenced the U.S. Dialogue on Climate Science and Policy


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