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John asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 10 years ago

How much funding did the Anthropogenic Global Warming Alarmist Lobby get vs the Skeptics?

Over the 10 year skeptics have got $50 million which stopped at 2009 bringing the amount to zero. For comparison sakes we will account $5 million/ year from industry and $0/year from government funding to skeptics. Alarmists get $79 billion a year from the government and $2 billion from industry that makes it $81 billion/year. Currently its 16,200 x the funding skeptics get at their peak funding. Now its infinite times since now they get $0.

Lets now compare per capita. We will use the biased 97% study (This is not supported by the amount of peer reviewed literature) to avoid more crying from the left. If 97 out of 100 are supporters and 3 out of 100 are skeptics.

That will still leave

$835,051,546.40 per % of climate scientists that are pro AGW.

That will leave $1,666,666.70 per % of climate scientists that are Skeptics.

Since now they compare an equal amount of people we can now truly compare the proportions.

An average climate scientist that supports AGW would recieve 501 times more funding per captia than those who don't.

This figures include the $600 million Big Oil paid to the AGW Alarmists.

12 Answers

  • Ben O
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    When their side is getting funded, climate change believers seem to hit a mental block as if their brains were somehow hard wired to believe that it's impossible for money to possibly affect the outcome of research or the resultant spin.

    When the shoe is on the other foot and industry is funding research, alarmists seem to have another mental block and believe beyond a shadow of doubt that funding actually drives the outcome of research.

    For many people, climate change is more of a cult than a science - rationality has to be suspended.

  • 10 years ago

    Four companies sponsor Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project:


    General Electric

    Sluberger (Oil Field Services company)


    These are four companies heavily vested in our dependence on fossil fuels. But the program is managed by a major university.

    In what column are you putting the research funded by the GCEP?

    The truth is that your rant makes no logical sense. There are not two sides of scientific research. For all it's funding prior to 2002, Exxon was not able to disprove AGW. The physics are the same whoever funds it. If you look at propaganda, then you do have agendas and your spending calculations are totally wrong. But science is science as even Exxon understands.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    there is not much funding for people who want to study why the earth is flat either.

    if you want to follow the money, see the PR lobby denying AGW. Start with Exxonsecrets

  • andy
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    You are correct. Also, the 98% are those that responded to a survey where they only got roughly half of the surveys back. It is like the AGW crowd sending surveys to climate economists and getting less then half of the surveys back yet they say all economists believe in AGW. They also say that all of the main science groups agree on AGW. I know for sure that the Mechanical Engineering group is still very divided over this issue and it is mainly political. It is funny how those that no longer need the research grants finally say that yes we are warming but man's role is a lot less then the main stream figures.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Who knows? Look how much of our money Obama gave Solyndra and they just kept most and used the rest to hold fund raisers for his re-election.

    The whole AGW hoax has drained so much money from us all over the years we could have fed the whole world with the waste.

    Such as shame. We really can't afford to waste money and time this way. The only people coming our ahead are the scam artists themselves. Al Gore for one, but there are many.

    It was good to know for a fact that it was all a big scam, but that won't bring the money back. It's gone.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The "Anthropogenic Global Warming Alarmist Lobby" does not get any funding. Period.

    Are you asking how much money scientists get?

    Scientists get money to do research. It is illegal for scientists to accept money for predetermined results.

    Do you have a source for your your $50 million figure for skeptics and your $79 billion for scientists from government or $2 billion for scientists from industry? I thought so!

    Nevertheless, for the sake of argument, lets suppose that your figures are basically correct, but most of the scientists in the 3% club, like Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen and John Christy get there money from the pool for scientists and that big oil pays those who sell out $1 million per year. That would mean that 50 scientists have sold out to big oil.

    That actually sound right! And these 50 scientists who sold out to big oil can take all of their share of the $50 million home. There sponsors do not want them to spend that money on research, because, if they did, they would find out that global warming is happening

    And we are causing it

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Yahoo Answers is about asking questions that you are unsure of the answer or are interested in getting others opinion. This is a RANT (and a very poorly constructed one at that), which is against community guidelines.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    From whom? you denialists are funded by big oil and still fail to come up with any convincing argument, whereas the facts speak for themselves

  • ?
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Nice little rant. Had to read it three times and still don't understand it. Try posting it in the Grammar section first and then come back here.

    As a good denier, you fail to provide any links (let alone a credible one) which back up your claims.

  • 10 years ago

    So Big Oil paid AGW 'alarmists' $600,000,000 ?


    Looks like I needn't bother showing what a nutter you are. Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for no links, references or sources. Just pulled out the numbers out of a magic sock right?

    Source(s): life, common sense
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