Monday, February 01, 2010

Climate change lobbyists

Dr. R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:
Today, the power of sceptics has become extremely high because economic interests which resist change support them on a substantial scale. The Center for Public Integrity in Washington D.C. issued a report in March 2009, in which it reported that 770 companies had hired an estimated 2304 lobbyists to influence federal policy on climate change. That represented a 300 per cent increase in numbers in just five years, amounting to four climate lobbyists for every member of Congress.
Although certainly correct about the number of lobbyists, he might want to take a second look at exactly what they are lobbying for.

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