The David Suzuki Foundation should be careful about throwing stones at climate change skeptics
The cheek of it all. Here is the chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, James Hoggan, himself the President of a Public Relations firm, claiming that the debate about the veracity of man-made climate change (AGW) is largely a public relations stunt by industry front groups conducted in community newspapers. The secret of their power, Hoggan argues, lies solely in the ability to hide the source of their funding---the oil, coal and gas industry. Billions are being spent in a misinformation campaign that dwarfs that of the tobacco industry to protect its profits by underwriting organizations like the “Friends of Science” , right-wing think tanks and phony grass-roots efforts that pack town halls and stack meetings with industry employees in a strategy called “astro-turfing”. The result is to create an “echo chamber” of congruent voices that seem to argue that science is just a point of view.