Posted by: Barry Bickmore | December 7, 2010

The Monckton Files: Pot, Meet Kettle

Lord Monckton Presents CFACT’s Kook of the Week.

Enough said.


  1. Well, I’m not sure what happened, I could hear Lord Bunkum clearly, but the soundtrack of the clip was muffled so badly, it was indecipherable, a bit like trying to listen to someone who’d been swallowed by a whale. Perhaps CFACT didn’t want us to hear what the guy was saying?

    For new readers, CFACT

    Statement of Purpose
    Prospering Lives.   Promoting Progress.   Protecting the Earth. 

    In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world’s pressing concerns. A number of leading scientists, academics, and policy leaders would also agree with them and soon joined their effort, along with thousands of citizens from around the country.

    Today, this Washington DC-based group is a highly respected organization and its voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship. ….. and “Just the Facts” national radio commentary, CFACT has and continues to offer genuine positive solutions to today’s global challenges…..

    If only any of this BS were actually true.

    What they don’t mention is who funds them:

    Carthage Foundation $1,305,000
    Exxon Mobil $467,000
    Sarah Scaife Foundation $535,000

    The Carthage Foundation is part of the Scaife Family foundations and is chaired by Richard Mellon Scaife.

    The Sarah Scaife Foundation is financed by the Mellon industrial, oil, and banking fortune. At one time, its largest single holding was stock in the Gulf Oil Corporation.

    Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science

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