The Independent has wheeled out the tired old "sceptics funded by big oil" story. Bob Ward is predictably impressed.
And they have both made complete fools of themselves.
The story is this:
- the Koch brothers control The Knowledge and Progress Fund
- The Knowledge and Progress Fund gave money to The Donors Trust
- The Donors Trust gave money to the American Enterprise Institute.
However, if you look at the AEI's climate change pages, you will see that their involvement in the area is thin to say the least.
And the first article on the page is entitled "Weather Change: Temperatures are Increasing and Humans are Playing a Role".
The article was written by Steve Connor, the Independent's science bod.
Science ain't what it used to be.