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Climate scientists have found a new love & home on Al Jazeera America (unlimited funding from Qatari petro-dollars) http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/al-jazeeras-climate-activist-fans-dont-care-about-the-networ …Al Jazeera's Climate Activist Fans Don't Care About The Network's Ties To Oil-Rich Qatar
Climate activists, though, don’t see a problem: Reporting on, or even talking about, climate change over Al Jazeera airwaves, they say, is an improvement from what viewers see on the networks or the three leading cable news channels — no matter the source of funding.
“I think it’s wonderful,” said Michael Mann, a climatologist at Pennsylvania State University who was also a guest on the Inside Story climate panel. “What it says is that it shouldn’t be a matter of your politics or your monetary bottom line as to whether or not you believe in the science of climate change.”
“It shouldn’t matter whether or not you stand to profit from the continued sale of fossil fuels,” Mann said, when asked about issue of Qatari funding. “This is a network built on oil money from an oil-driven economy, but they don’t see the need to deny the reality of climate change.”