Saturday, February 16, 2013

In the UK, the right of wealthy donors also fund campaigns against policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The dramatic presentation by the guard hidden network of funding for climate change skeptics in the United States reveals an overhaul that also exists in the United Kingdom, where wealthy donors campaign finance law secretly very professional against policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The main lobbyist for suchsceptics UK is the Global Warming Policy Foundation, founded by Lord Lawson, a conservative neighbor. The foundation was officially launched by an article in the Times of Lawson November 22, 2009, just three days after the e-mails were hacked from the University of East Anglia were published on the web in order to take territorial negotiations in the United Nations on climate change in Copenhagen in December.

Lawson uses the article to accuse climate scientists of "manipulating" the global temperature records and refuse external control of the raw data, and called for "an open and reasoned debate" on national and international policies of climate change.

But despite his apparent enthusiasm for greater transparency of climate researchers, Lawson was very explicit about how the foundation is financed. According to the latest annual accounts, the Foundation received ? 12,161 of expenses for the year ended 31 July 2012.

As the annual fee is "at least 100 pounds," it seems that the foundation has more than 120 members.


donor is kept secret. Foundation website says it is "largely funded by voluntary contributions from a number of individuals and charitable foundations" and "do not accept gifts from energy companies, or whether any person a substantial interest in a business energy. "

Lord Lawson has refused to disclose the names of donors. When interviewed by BBC Radio 4 in October, said he trusted his friends who "tend to be wealthier than average and more intelligent than the average person."

The Guardian was able to discover evidence in March that one of the secrets founding donor Michael Hintze is a wealthy businessman who also gave large sums to the Conservative party.

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