a preliminary data analysis by the Carbon Brief has revealed that nine of the ten most prolific authors cited have links to organisations funded by Exxon Mobil, and the tenth has co-authored several papers with Exxon-funded contributors.Keep in mind that the flooding from the Mississippi River that is currently moving slowly towards New Orleans and Morgan City is the most severe since the massive 1927 flood. The water comes from melting snow and heavy rain in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This is not the normal Mississippi flood.
The top ten contributors are alone responsible for 186 of the papers cited by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. The data also shows that there are many other familiar climate sceptic names among the major contributors to the list.
Dr Sherwood B Idso is the most cited academic on the list, having authored or co-authored 67 of the 938 papers we analysed, which is seven percent of the total.
Idso is president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, a thinktank which has been funded by Exxon Mobil. Idso has also been linked to Information Council on the Environment ( ICE ), an energy industry PR campaign accused of "astroturfing".
The second most cited is Dr Patrick J Michaels - with 28 papers to his name. Michaels is a well known climate sceptic who has revealed that he receives around 40% of his funding from the oil industry.
Third most cited is Agricultural scientist Dr Bruce Kimball - the list shows that all of his cited papers were co-authored with Dr Sherwood B Idso.
OK. So it's an outlier. There is always an extreme case. But why did the tornadoes hit the America Southeast this year also?? And why was the snowfall in the Northeast this year so extreme??
That's an awful lot of coincidences for one year. And the Global Warming skeptics are ALMOST ALL being paid by the oil companies to provide FUD.