Frogblog covers Muriel Newman’s column in the Dom yesterday: “Climate change, we didn’t do it” [whew! back to my environmentally pollutive and destructive ways then].
Muriel’s source for this assertion is the recent (and delightfully innocuously named) International Conference on Climate Change. The purpose of the conference is to promote doubt over the increasing scientific consensus on climate change.
The conference is organised by the right wing think tank the Heartland Institute who assert:
Frogblog also note that as reported in The Independent the Heartland Institute has some big name sponsors including Exxon, the oil giant, and Philip Morris, the tobacco company. Turns out that Muriel aside, there’s another curious link back to little old New Zealand.
There amonst the list of sponsors (PDF link) of Heartland’s anti-environment conference is our very own Business Round Table. Fancy that.