Climate change denial organizations funded in secret by wealthy conservatives | PRI.ORG
Wealthy conservatives are funding climate change denial organizations, often more than a $1 million at a time, to try to keep the United States government from cracking down on business like oil companies. But the identities of these donors remain unknown.2008: Gore unveils $300m advertising blitz to force climate debate | World news | theguardian.com
...Conservatives are not the only group using anonymous donors, but their ideologies, many of which contradict scientific facts, are the most dangerous and should not be treated equally with messages backed by science, Goldenberg said.
"I think as a society we’d be concerned if organizations were taking secret money to go out and say, 'hey, smoke as many cigarettes as you like, it won't hurt you. hey, be afraid when you use a public washroom, you can get HIV aids from toilet seats,'" Goldenberg said. "I think it's a very different thing when you're talking about putting out information that is factually incorrect, and you're doing that in a secretive fashion."
[Suzanne Goldenberg] Al Gore, elevated to almost prophetic status for his campaign against global warming, on Sunday night unveiled a new $300m advertising blitz intended to force a debate on climate change during the presidential elections.