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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:59 PM

Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial think tanks

Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned.


The millions were routed through two trusts, Donors Trust and the Donors Capital Fund, operating out of a generic town house in the northern Virginia suburb+s of Washington DC. Donors Capital caters to those making donations of $1m or more.


"The funding of the denial machine is becoming increasingly invisible to public scrutiny. It's also growing. Budgets for all these different groups are growing," said Kert Davies, research director of Greenpeace, which compiled the data on funding of the anti-climate groups using tax records.

"These groups are increasingly getting money from sources that are anonymous or untraceable. There is no transparency, no accountability for the money. There is no way to tell who is funding them," Davies said.


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Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #1

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:05 PM

1. How interesting--I note that the funding from identifiable sources declined

as the unidentifiable money inputs grew. Geez--makes ya wonder where all that unidentified funding comes from…

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