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GWPF Debunk Fake Guardian Claims About Funding

June 5, 2022
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By Paul Homewood

 

 

This article appeared in the Guardian last month:

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/04/climate-sceptic-thinktank-received-funding-from-fossil-fuel-interests

 

GWPF responded the next day:

 

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https://www.thegwpf.org/donations-and-our-funding-policy/

 

Needless to say, you won’t see this in the Guardian!

39 Comments
  1. GeoffB permalink
    June 5, 2022 10:37 am

    Pot calling the kettle black (no offence intended),,,,Grantham Institute funded by Jeremy Grantham and XR funded by Christopher Hohn and the Childrens Investment fund foundation.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 5, 2022 12:45 pm

      In light of Ben Pile’s exposé of the funding of XR-style agit-prop groups we need to promote the fact that the WEF and NWO elites want to infiltrate our (dying) democracy and replace it with their own autocracy. To this end they are spending huge amounts of money from all sorts of dubious sources – many being antithetical to our way of life..

  2. June 5, 2022 10:45 am

    Presstitutes and hacktivists working for a dying legacy media. Absolute scum.

  3. Cheshire Red permalink
    June 5, 2022 11:15 am

    So what if they did? O&G companies are entitled to promote their industries just as renewables companies are.

    There’s no ‘story’ here at all regarding funding. Renewables UK pays out fortunes for positive media coverage and political influence, same as every other industry campaign group. I don’t see the Guardian complaining about that.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 5, 2022 12:51 pm

      And every time Helena Horton fills up her car she is doing the same (and if she’s plugging in her EV instead she is supporting gas-generated power).

      • StephenP permalink
        June 5, 2022 10:01 pm

        And likely from coal if the electricity is via the Dutch interconnector.

    • Gamecock permalink
      June 5, 2022 2:01 pm

      Agreed, Red. “Gotcha politics” requires an actual transgression.

  4. Kelland Hutchence permalink
    June 5, 2022 11:31 am

    Yet more fake news and misinformation from those masters of deception: the dear old joke of a daily rag that calls itself The Guardian (of what? you might well be tempted to ask!). But it’s good to know it’s as cash strapped and desperate as ever.
    That reminds me – I really must send them some cash. No, not those idiots, I’ll be sending it to the GWPF of course!!

  5. Richardw permalink
    June 5, 2022 11:51 am

    And it’s ok that the Guardian is part funded by Bill Gates?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      June 5, 2022 5:38 pm

      Did you mean ‘propped up from going bankrupt by the world’s most evil man, Bill Gates’?

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 6, 2022 10:06 am

      Next time (if ever) you go on Wikipedia you might notice how often links lead to Guardian articles now. Strange eh?
      https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jimmy-wales

      • catweazle666 permalink
        June 6, 2022 2:54 pm

        There may be a reason for that.
        Enter “jimmy wales guardian director” into your favourite search engine.

      • catweazle666 permalink
        June 6, 2022 2:55 pm

        Sorry Ray, didn’t read your link properly!

  6. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    June 5, 2022 12:24 pm

    Graudian lying again, from its tax dodging base in the Cayman Islands? I’m shocked, I tell you, astounded!

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      June 6, 2022 8:37 am

      You can’t dodge taxes in the Cayman Islands. You still get taxed on your UK income.

  7. Phil O'Sophical permalink
    June 5, 2022 12:36 pm

    Aside from being wrong, it shows that they believe that funders call the tune. So let’s talk about their funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  8. John Wallace permalink
    June 5, 2022 1:12 pm

    “Needless to say, you won’t see this in the Guardian!”
    Not even in their ‘comments’ section because, unlike most other reputable newspapers, the Guardian does not have a comments section. Funny, that.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      June 6, 2022 6:52 am

      Has “Komment macht Frei” ceased?

  9. June 5, 2022 1:23 pm

    Maybe the GWPF should welcome the publicity, apart from an interview or two on TalkRadio the MSM seems to ignore them. They need to “get down wid da kids” and get on youtube or TikTok, here is a recent example from the Heartland Institute:

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    June 5, 2022 1:41 pm

    And in its weather section it advertises 350ppm as the ‘safe’ level of CO2. They’re lying. It’s 310.

  11. Tim Spence permalink
    June 5, 2022 1:51 pm

    Defamation and the Guardian have a lot of previous form. They should be sued out of business.

  12. catweazle666 permalink
    June 5, 2022 4:05 pm

    Perhaps it can be pointed out that the erstwhile “Manchester Guardian” as a result of the wealthy 19th century Manchester cotton industry was partially dependent on slave labour and hence supported the Confederates in the American Civil War.

    Not a lot of people know that!

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      June 5, 2022 6:45 pm

      The Koch Brothers were also renewable energy titans …… Besides ,Sierra Club , Nature Conservancy , Conservation International and the WWF have all variously received millions in direct traceable donations from oil corporations or the gas industry

      Suffice to say it is doubtful you will read of these embarrassing revelations in The Guardian https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2012/02/17/big-oil-money-for-me-but-not-for-thee/

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      June 5, 2022 7:19 pm

      Long before Al Gore sold his cable television channel to fossil fuel exporter powerhouse Qatar for a tidy profit , his family were long time shareholders and beneficiaries of Armand Hammer’s company Occidental Petroleum . Gore Sr. resided on Occidental’s board of directors ..Hammer’s father Julius Hammer was the founder of the U.S Communist Party and the Hammer family enjoyed a fruitful business relationship with Joseph Stalin’s genocidal slave labor dictatorship ..
      Not a lot of people know that
      ” How the Gores , Father and Son Helped Their Patron Occidental Petroleum ‘ https://publicintegrity.org/politics/how-the-gores-father-and-son-helped-their-patron-occidental-petroleum/

      • Duker permalink
        June 6, 2022 1:05 am

        The Gore family’s connection to Occidental was initially connected to Oxys coal interests in Tennessee.
        Strangely Armand – (Arm and Hammer )Hammer was a mega capitalist and considerable donor to Republican politicians

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        June 6, 2022 7:06 am

        It was actually zinc ore mining near to one of the Gore family’s
        properties ..

        Armand Hammer donated enormous sums to the Democratic Party

      • Duker permalink
        June 8, 2022 6:26 am

        Not so. he got into trouble over his republican donations via others and another large one for the GOP in his will.

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        June 9, 2022 2:44 pm

        Yes Armand Hammer was a Republican donor and he was faced with serious charges albeit pardoned for illicit funding …..You are still denying the truth [ ” Not so ” ] that Hammer and Occidental lavished money on to the Democratic Party when in fact this is not repudiated…. Gore Sr worked as a CEO in the coal subsidiary firm of Occidental after he retired from Washington politics. Here is an account of the shady circumstances of the Gore family zinc mining deal with Occidental :

        ” In the 1960’s ,Gore informed Hammer that zinc ore had been discovered near the Gore farm in Smith County [ Tennessee ] . Hammer ,who owned Occidental Minerals [ a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum ] bought the land for $160 000….after buying the land Hammer ..offered instead to let Gore buy it from him .Then ,once ownership transferred to Gore , Occidental [paid] Gore $20 000 per year for the mineral rights to mine it .After the first payment Gore Sr sold the land to his son for $140 000 .Gore has received a $20 000 check in the mail every year since ……..[ After ] Gore became part of the Democratic ticket in the summer of 1992 [ around the time Al Gores global warming crusading was becoming more ostentatious ] Occidental has given more than $470 000 in soft money to various Democratic party committees and causes ” https://publicintegrity.org/politics/how-the-gores-father-and-son-helped-their-patron-occidental-petroleum/

        You may also be interested to know that as Vice President , Al Gore was instrumental in the Clinton administrations privatized transfer of the United States governments $3.65 billion in the Californian Elk Hills oilfield to …..Occidental Petroleum . On the day the deal was signed Captain Planet Al Gore delivered an impassioned sermon bemoaning the burgeoning crisis of global warming…..

        Gore personally creamed an absolute fortune [ reportedly somewhere between $75 – 100 million ] from the sale of Current TV to the state media company of petro – powerhouse Qatar. while the hypocrite was proselytizing his documentary An Inconvenient Truth ..No wonder Richard Branson jokingly replied ” How do you spell profit ” [ followed by laughs all round ] when asked by an interviewer if he felt Al Gore was a prophet

  13. Hugh Sharman permalink
    June 5, 2022 6:59 pm

    The Koch Brothers ARE indeed heavily invested into “green” power generation as well as oil and gas! Sensible chaps!

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      June 5, 2022 7:21 pm

      There is only one ‘Koch Brother alive

  14. June 6, 2022 7:29 am

    This is an asinine and unacceptable argument which needs to be called out for what it is. So what if an industry tries to defend itself? !!!

    What about the funding by the climate industry of “selective” and compromised research?

    I have been told because I have worked in the oil industry none of the science based arguments I present are relevant because somehow my past changes physics and geological history as well as the fact that I am by default biased (without any requirement for proof)! I have tried on several occasions to engage with the person saying ok, let us assume what you say is correct and I am biased because of the source of my income, but then surely that same argument applies to those in the pay of the climate industry? Suffice to say not once has that reasonable stance been accepted. Clearly the asininity gives a free pass to them all
    accepting them as saints totally above reproach…especially Mann!

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      June 6, 2022 8:42 am

      Greens simply believe. They have never used reason or facts – look at their long-term opposition to nuclear power or the absurd scares over acid rain or the ozone layer, their weird hatred of pesticides and general chemophobia.

  15. dodgy geezer permalink
    June 6, 2022 9:00 am

    There is no point in responding to these allegations. Once made, they are taken to be true, no matter what the facts are.

  16. It doesn't add up... permalink
    June 6, 2022 12:01 pm

    I presume that GWPF think they would not get a fair hearing at IPSO, or in the courts if they launched a potentially expensive libel action.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 8, 2022 8:53 am

      Almost (but not quite!) impossible to believe but…… “IPSO regulates most UK newspapers and magazines (but currently not the Guardian, Independent or Financial Times) If the publication you want to complain about is not a member of IPSO you can contact them directly.”
      What does that say about the Independent, Guardian and the FT? Indeed what does it say about IPSO?

  17. June 6, 2022 4:26 pm

    Lets not forget the Rockefeller Foundation. It provides a lot of funding to environmental groups such as the Sierra Club. https://www.rbf.org/grantees/sierra-club-foundation By Guardian Standards, then much of the environmental movement is funded by big oil.

  18. EppingBlogger permalink
    June 6, 2022 8:42 pm

    I was surprised how long it took to find the website of GWPF. Could it be that Google suppress their website in response to searches. Clearly the Guardian has made a story from nothing. I wonde rwhy they might do that!

  19. June 7, 2022 7:39 am

    As always the damage is done by the initial publication of the article.

    Even if the Guardian did publish a retraction and accept that they were wrong, few will notice particularly as retractions are pushed into a small section with no large headline.

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