Oil Lobby Dirty Tricks Department Working Overtime

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Flying in the face of cyclonic winds, floods, droughts, hottest-ever and coldest-ever days, plus salinisation of coasts thanks to sea level rise, the climate skeptic brigade is up to its dirty tricks again. Just as they did a few weeks before Copenhagen, prior to the climate conference about to take place in Durban they have released some hacked emails where climate scientists say not nice things about each other. The idea is to cause rifts in what is proving to be a solid global tidal wave against the oil and coal lobbies whose empires are threatened. The suspicion is that huge sums of money have exchanged hands to discredit the scientists who are raising climate alerts.