DeSmogBlog: Led by led by Jim Hoggan. Hes a public relations man, based in Vancouver. His firm is James Hoggan and Associates. He sits on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation. His clients include or have included the National Hydrogen Association, Fuel Cells Canada, hydrogen producer QuestAir, Naikun Wind Energy and Ballard Fuel Cells. Mr. Hoggan, in other words, benefits from regulatory policy based on climate change science.<quoted text>What's your source for the speakers? Only a portion has PhD's.
Have a ball with this one:
DeSmogBlog's benefactor is John Lefebvre, a lawyer, internet entrepreneur and past-president of NETeller, a firm that has been providing secure online transactions since 1999. Lefebvre is facing substantial prison time after pleading guilty to federal money-laundering charges.
The DeSmogBlog is operated by a small group of public relations people who specialize in attempting to discredit respected scientists and policy analysts who disagree with alarmist global warming theory. Ironically, DeSmog Blogs favorite tactic is to claim scientists and policy analysts who disagree with alarmist global warming theory are funded by dirty money. The revelation of the blogs major source of funding as a convicted money launderer may undermine DeSmogs attempts to smear the integrity of respected, law-abiding scientists who disagree with them.
Seems it is in DeSmogBlog's best monetary interests to smear anyone who disagrees with the "settled" science. And they truly do use "dirty" money to do this. So it seems ironic that you would use a site that receives money from "big green" and it's major benefactor is a felon to make point that skeptic scientists take money from "big oil" and therefore can't be taken seriously.
So, have a ball with that one.