Over at DesmogBlog, I saw an interesting video that covers some of the history of climate change denialism, starting with its roots in tobacco-lung cancer denialism.
Interesting how some of the names are so familiar, such as Steve Milloy and Myron Ebel.
Is “sociopathic whore to industry” too strong a term for those characters? Real people die as a direct result of their actions, and it is next to impossible to believe that they don’t know full well of exactly that consequence.
A name missing from that list with Milloy and Ebel is Fred Singer, also very active in the tobacco propoganda wars. Something tells me he is just a senile crackpot though, but personal motives are very hard to divine without personal aquaintance.