The Meaning of Corporatism

356 Enviro-critical Websites and additional info about the organized enviro-critical movement

Pierre Trudeau: Eco-fascist

A Primer for the Paris Climate Talks

Jorge Bergoglio's Green Encyclical

Environmentalism and Aboriginal Supremacism (Part 2): The Mobilization of Aboriginal Opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

Environmentalism and Aboriginal Supremacism in Canada - Part 1 - Idle No More

Of Buffalo and Biofuel - More Tales of Environmentalism in Alberta

War on Coal

In Praise of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (Bill C-38)

Environmentalism and Edmonton Land Use Politics

The "Tar Sands" Campaign and the Suppression of North America's Energy Potential

Desertec and Environmentalism's North African Campaign

The Environmental Movement in Alberta

Environmentalism 400 BC

Spirit of NAWAPA

Waldheim's Monster:
United Nations' Ecofascist Programme

Early 19th Century British "Environmentalism"

Environmentalism's Appropriation of Christianity

Environmentalism's Environment

The Continental Counter-Enlightenment

The American Eco-Oligarchy update

If Only This Were About Oil

BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A HECTARE

Who is Affraid of The Big Green Wolf

The Gore Presidential Bid

The Groundbreaking Career of Doctor Science

The English Environmental Elite, Global Warming, and The Anglican Church

The Great Global Warming Hoax

The American Oligarchy's Economic Warfare Campaign on British Columbians



The Online Enviro-critical Community

By William Kay

Table of Contents

356 Enviro-Critical and/or Climate-Sceptical Websites

78 Funded Enviro-Critical Organizations

115 Philanthropic Donors to the Enviro-Critical Movement

2 Concluding Criticisms

Enviro-Critical and/or Climate-Sceptical Websites

(About this List)

The starting place for compiling this list were the “blogrolls” or “links” sections of the better known climate-sceptical and/or enviro-critical websites. Many of the websites listed there have blogrolls of their own, which were also surveyed. Overall, about 100 such lists were perused. Only websites appearing on these lists were selected for the list below.

About 20 blogrolls contain over 100 entries each but there is a lot overlapping content. Moreover, the lists tend to be poorly maintained and thus include many broken links and dud sites. They also include websites with little enviro-content.

The Lord Monckton Foundation website has an impressive 300 hyperlinks, but over half of these link not to websites but to individual articles, papers, and data-sets, or to pro-global warming sites including one that calls Lord Moncton a “purple crested crackpot.” In fairness to Lord Monckton, he is not advertising his list as being exclusively a roll call of enviro-critical/climate-sceptical sites. Only about 70 of his entries fit this definition, which still makes it one of the longest such lists on the Internet.

U Climate is a noble effort to produce a universal climate website collection. The site claims to draw postings from 150 climate sites but actually seems to draw from about 100. Of its 52 skeptical sites, 2 are not sceptical. Nevertheless, U Climate is a great idea and a site worth visiting.

None of the lists perused contain over 90 currently-active, enviro-critical/climate-sceptical websites. The list below is four times longer than any other. This reflects a community that really does not know itself.

True, the list below could be pared back. It includes multiple projects that trace to common sources. For instance, four websites are produced by the Center for Organizational Research and Education; however, in this and other instances, each website is a stand-alone, semi-independent project and thus appears as a separate entry. In other cases where multiple websites replicate a single source, only the presumed master site is listed.

A greater quandary is the dormant website. The exemplar of this phenomenon is World Climate Report. This seminal website is the most common resident on sceptics’ lists despite being dormant since 2012. Regarding the list below, if a website has not had a fresh posting since 2013, it was usually struck. Applying this rule excluded several dozen websites that appear regularly on sceptics’ lists.

A still greater quandary relates to websites whose enviro-critical information constitutes only a small portion of the website’s overall content. While no strict cut-off line was drawn, this concern excluded scores of websites.

On the other hand, the ultimate list of climate-sceptical/enviro-critical websites is probably over ten times longer than the one offered below. The reasons for this are:

  1. While almost all websites listed below hail from the English-speaking world, the list does contain entries from Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, Italy, South Africa, India, Argentina, Venezuela, etc. The Internet’s limited robot translation services renders sleuthing about in foreign languages problematic. Deeper investigation would no doubt generate many more entries. The Eco Tretas site alone links to 27 Portuguese eco-sceptical sites.

  2. Scores of the websites listed below issue forth from the libertarian fountainhead. Libertarians oppose government intervention into the market, and such intervention is precisely what environmentalists aim to increase. There are many libertarian websites. The Atlas Economic Research Foundation alone founded 400 libertarian think-tanks across 80 countries. While many libertarian sites are listed below, a full inventory of such sites, even winnowed to those with significant environmental commentary, was beyond the scope of this project.

  3. Similar to the previous point, there exist a large number pro-free-enterprise, limited-government, traditional-values, and/or classical-liberal pressure groups and webzines, each with a substantial Internet presence. Such groups lack the doctrinal purity of outright libertarians and tend to focus on practical political problems. Nevertheless, they all resist environmentalism. The State Policy Network is a coalition of 130 said groups. The Federalist Society has 75 chapters and other offshoots. Only a few representatives of this genre appear on the list below. As well, many Tea Party groups are not listed but could be.

  4. Several of the listed sites are part of a little-known, grassroots groundswell opposing wind power – i.e. the form of electrical generation most favoured by climate activists. The European Platform Against Windfarms has 957 member organizations. The North American Platform Against Wind Power links to 120 supporting organizations but includes few from the 50-member Ontario Wind Resistance. Across the globe at least 1,500 structured organizations oppose wind power. One problem here is that some of these organizations are green NIMBY groups sporting names like Forest Ecology Network and Save Our Lakes.

  5. While the list below includes a few mainstream media pundits and journalists, as a general rule such persons are not included. Celebs often do not have independent websites and are only contactable through their overlords and hence are incommunicado. Nevertheless, Tom Stossel, Rush Limbaugh, and about 40 others rightly belong on this list.

  6. This list does not include any of the hundreds of associations representing the oil, gas, nuclear, coal, pipeline, forestry, fishing, construction, and mining industries. Too often such groups espouse an appeasing Corporate Social Responsibility line. The problem is not, as the enviros allege, that big industrial firms lavish funds onto the enviro-counter movement. The problem is that they are not spending enough to ensure their own survival.

About 150 of the entries below are for simple blogs, meaning “web-logs” of individuals unconnected to any larger, funding agencies. Some blogs have blossomed into substantial enterprises. Jo Nova was selected top Australian blog in 2014 after receiving 600,000 hits. This website launched The Sceptic’s Handbook (Volumes 1 and 2), 200,000 copies of which have been distributed. Watts Up With That is the clear champion in this regard. Its 263 million cumulative hits have earned it numerous Internet awards.

Jeff Id relays how in the heyday of the Climate Gate scandal his blog (The Air Vent) peaked at 15,000 hits a day but has since quieted down, in part due to his own divided efforts. Real Science’s producer openly bemoans his inability to attract funders for his site. The Climate Scepticism initiative was launched because its producer felt the climate blogosphere was getting so crowded individual bloggers could no longer maintain visibility. So far this coalition project has attracted seven “sceptics” – two of whom are too sketchy to make it onto the list below.

Dozens of the website producers have hard copy books on the market and several websites are entirely devoted to advertising recently published books. Presumably all bloggers would welcome greater success in the conventional publishing and media realms, but obscure sites such as Green Corruption Files and No Tricks Zone often make for the most interesting reading.

  1. ABC Newswatch www.abcnewswatch.blogspot.com
  2. Accuracy in Media www.aim.org
  3. Adam Smith Institute www.adamsmith.org 
  4. A Chemist in Langley https://achemistinlangley.wordpress.com
  5. A Skeptical Mind www.a-sceptical-mind.com
  6. Africa Fighting Malaria www.FightingMalaria.org
  7. Alan Moran www.regulationeconomics.com
  8. Alex Cull https://alexjc38.wordpress.com
  9. Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions www.wiseenergy.org
  10. American Energy Alliance www.americanenergyalliance.org
  11. Americans for Limited Government https://getliberty.org
  12. Americans for Prosperity https://americansforprosperity.org
  13. Americans for Tax Reform www.atr.org
  14. American Elephant http://americanelephant.wordpress.com
  15. American Legislative Exchange Council www.alec.org
  16. American Policy Center www.americanpolicy.org
  17. American Resources Policy Network www.americanresources.org
  18. American Spectator www.spectator.org
  19. American Thinker www.americanthinker.com
  20. An Honest Climate Debate https://anhonestclimatedebate.wordpress.com
  21. Andrew Bolt https://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/andrewbolt/  
  22. Anton Lang https://papundits.wordpress.com
  23. Art Horn www.theartofweather.com
  24. Atlantic Institute of Market Studies www.aims.ca
  25. Atlas Economic Research Foundation www.AtlasUSA.org
  26. Aussie Madness www.aussiemadness.com
  27. Australian Climate Madness www.australianclimatemadness.com
  28. Australian Climate Sceptics Party www.theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.ca
  29. Australian Environment Foundation www.aefweb.info
  30. Australian TEA Party www.austeaparty.com.au/web/
  31. A walk on the Natural Side www.perhapsallnatural.blogspot.com
  32. Ayn Rand Institute https://ari.aynrand.org
  33. Barrett Bellamy Climate www.barrettbellamyclimate.com
  34. Beacon Hill Institute www.beaconhill.org
  35. Bert Kelly Research Centre www.bertkelly.org.au
  36. Bjorn Lomborg www.lomborg.com
  37. Birdnow’s Aviary www.tbirdnow.mee.nu/
  38. Big Green Radicals www.biggreenradicals.com
  39. Bishop Hill (Andrew Montford) www.bishophill.squarespace.com
  40. Bread and Butter Science www.breadandbutterscience.com/Index.htm
  41. Breitbart Media www.breitbart.com/
  42. Bruderhiem Rural Electrification Association www.bruderheim-rea.ca
  43. Bryan Leyland www.bryanleyland.co.nz
  44. But Now You Know www.butnowyouknow.net
  45. Climate Conservative Consumer www.c3headlines.com
  46. Capital Research Center (Greenwatch) www.capitalresearch.org
  47. Canada Free Press www.canadafreepress.com
  48. Carbon Sense Coalition www.carbon-sense.com
  49. Carlin Economics and Science www.carlineconomics.com
  50. Catallaxy files www.catallaxyfiles.com
  51. Cato www.cato.org
  52. Center for Industrial Progress https://www.industrialprogress.com/      
  53. Center for Organizational Research and Education https://coreprojects.com
  54. Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise www.CDFE.org
  55. CFACT www.cfact.org
  56. Chemically Green www.chemicallygreen.com
  57. Chiefio (Musings of the Chiefio) https://chiefio.wordpress.com
  58. Christopher Booker www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/
  59. Citizen Power Alliance www.citizenpowerallianceblog.blogspot.com
  60. Citizen’s Alliance for Responsible Energy www.responsiblenergy.org
  61. Carboniferous-Period www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carboniferous_climate.html
  62. Climate Audit www.climateaudit.org
  63. Climate Change Dispatch www.climatechangedispatch.com
  64. Climate Change Facts www.climatechangefacts.info
  65. Climate Change Predictions www.climatechangepredictions.org
  66. Climate Change 101 www.climatechange101.ca
  67. Climate Common Sense www.climatecommonsense2.com
  68. Climate Conservation Group www.climateconversation.wordshine.co.nz
  69. Climate Contrarian https://climatecontrarian.blogspot.com
  70. Climate Debate Daily www.climatedebatedaily.com
  71. Climate Depot www.climatedepot.com
  72. Climate Dice and Butterfly https://sites.google.com/site/climatediceandthebutterfly/
  73. Climate Edinburgh www.climateedinburgh.blogspot.com
  74. Climate, Etc. (Judith Curry) https://judithcurry.com
  75. Climate Gate www.theclimategatebook.com
  76. Climate Guy www.climateguy.blogspot.ca
  77. Climate Lessons www.climatelessons.blogspot.com
  78. Climate of Sanity and Freedom www.defyccc.com/search/
  79. Climate Observer (Tisdale) www.climateobserver.blogspot.com
  80. Climate of Sophistry www.climateofsophistry.com
  81. Climate Realists of Norway www.klimarealistene.com
  82. Climate Resistance www.climate-resistance.org
  83. Climate Sanity https://climatesanity.wordpress.com
  84. Climate Scam www.climatescam.com
  85. Climate Science Coalition of America www.climatescienceamerica.org
  86. Climate Sense www.climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com
  87. Climate Science Blog www.climatescience.blogspot.com
  88. Climate Skeptic www.climate-skeptic.com
  89. Climate Skeptic Shop www.climateskepticshop.com
  90. Climate Scepticism www.cliscep.com
  91. Climate Views www.climateviews.com
  92. Climate 4 you www.climate4you.com
  93. Clive Best www.clivebest.com
  94. Club for Growth www.clubforgrowth.org
  95. Colder Side of Global Warming www.colderside.com
  96. Cooler Heads Coalition www.globalwarming.org
  97. Competitive Enterprise Institute https://cei.org
  98. Congress of Racial Equality www.CORE-online.org
  99. Conscious www.climate.conscious.com.au
  100. Cornwall Alliance www.cornwallalliance.org
  101. Cosmic Tusk www.cosmictusk.com
  102. Coyote Blog www.coyoteblog.com
  103. CO2 Coalition www.co2coalition.org
  104. CO2 Insanity https://co2insanity.com
  105. CO2 Science Magazine www.co2science.org
  106. CO2 Web www.CO2web.info
  107. Cranky Old Crow https://crankyoldcrow.wordpress.com
  108. Crisis and Energy Markets www.caem.org
  109. Daniel Ben Ami www.danielbenami.com
  110. David Archibald www.davidarchibald.info
  111. Defy Climate Cult and Alarmism www.defyccc.com
  112. Delingpole www.jamesdelingpole.com
  113. Deltoid www.scienceblogs.com/deltoid/
  114. Die Klimaziebel www.klimazwiebel.blogspot.com/
  115. Die Kalte Sonne www.kaltesonne.de
  116. Digging in the Clay https://diggingintheclay.wordpress.com
  117. Discovery Institute www.discovery.org
  118. Don Aitken www.donaitkin.com
  119. Don Easterbrook www.myweb.wwu.edu/dbunny/index.html
  120. Donner und Doria www.donnerunddoria.welt.de/    
  121. Dr. Ross McKitrick www.rossmckitrick.com/
  122. Dr. Tim Ball www.drtimball.com
  123. Duane Pendergast www.computare.org
  124. Ecofascism www.ecofascism.com
  125. Ecolopedia www.ecolopedia.fr
  126. Eco-Imperialism (Paul Driessen) www.eco-imperialism.com
  127. Ecology: Myths and Frauds www.mitosyfraudes.org
  128. Ecomyths www.ecomythsmith.blogspot.ca
  129. Eco Tretas www.ecotretas.blogspot.com
  130. Eco-Tyranny www.eco-tyranny.com
  131. EIKE Klima http://www.eike-klima-energie.eu
  132. Enthusiasm, Skepticism, etc. https://enthusiasmscepticismscience.wordpress.com
  133. Energy and Environment http://eae.sagepub.com
  134. Energy and Environment Legal Institute www.eelegal.org
  135. Energy in Depth www.energyindepth.org
  136. Energy Matters (Euan Mearns)  www.euanmearns.com
  137. Environmental Policy Alliance www.environmentalpolicyalliance.org
  138. EPA Abuse www.epaabuse.com
  139. EPA Facts https://epafacts.com
  140. Errors in IPCC Climate Science www.warwickhughes.com
  141. EU Referendum www.eureferendum.com
  142. European Platform Against Windfarms www.epaw.org
  143. Eyes on Browne https://eyesonbrowne.wordpress.com
  144. Fair Questions www.fairquestions.typepad.com
  145. Federalist Society www.fed-soc.org
  146. Fenbeagle https://fenbeagleblog.wordpress.com
  147. Forecasting Principles www.forecastingprinciples.com
  148. Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity www.franklincenterhq.org
  149. Fraser Institute www.fraserinstitute.org
  150. Free Republic www.freerepublic.com
  151. Free to Choose Network www.freetochoosenetwork.org
  152. Freedom Foundation of Minnesota www.freedomfoundation.publishpath.com6
  153. Freedom Works www.freedomworks.org
  154. Friends of Science www.friendsofscience.org
  155. Frontier Centre for Public Policy https://www.fcpp.org
  156. Frontiers of Freedom www.ff.org
  157. Frontier 2000 www.frontier2000.net
  158. Galileo Movement www.galileomovement.com.au
  159. Gary Sharp www.sharpgary.org
  160. Gelbspan Files www.gelbspanfiles.com
  161. Geocraft www.geocraft.com
  162. George Marshall Institute www.marshall.org
  163. Global Climate Scam www.globalclimatescam.com
  164. Global Governance Watch www.globalgovernancewatch.org
  165. Global Warming and the Climate www.global-warming-and-the-climate.com
  166. Global Warming Hoax www.globalwarminghoax.com
  167. Global Warming Issues www.mclean.ch/climate/global_warming.htm
  168. Global Warming Policy Foundation www.thegwpf.org
  169. Global Warming Skeptics Forum www.globalwarmingskeptics.info
  170. Global Warming Solved www.globalwarmingsolved.com
  171. GMO Pundit www.gmopundit.blogspot.com
  172. Gore Lied www.algorelied.com
  173. Green Agenda www.green-agenda.com
  174. Green Decoys www.greendecoys.com
  175. Green Corruption Files www.greencorruption.blogspot.com
  176. Green Spirit www.GreenSpirit.com
  177. Greenie Watch www.antigreen.blogspot.com
  178. Green World Trust www.greenworldtrust.org.uk
  179. Grumpy Denier https://grumpydenier.wordpress.com
  180. Habitat 21 www.habitat21.co.uk
  181. Harmless Sky www.ccgi.newberyl.plus.com  
  182. Heartland Institute www.heartland.org
  183. Heritage Foundation www.heritage.org
  184. Hide the Decline www.hidethedecline.eu
  185. Hooterville Gazette www.hootervillegazette.com
  186. Hudson Institute  www.hudson.org
  187. Ice Age Now www.iceagenow.info
  188. Ice Cap www.icecap.us
  189. I Hate Al Gore www.ihatealgore.com
  190. I Love CO2 www.iloveco2.com
  191. I Love My CO2 www.ilovemyco2.com
  192. Independent Institute www.independent.org
  193. Independent Women’s Forum www.iwf.org
  194. Inhofe, Senator www.inhofe.senate.gov
  195. Institute for Energy Research www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/  
  196. Institute for Free Enterprise www.unternehmerische-freiheit.de
  197. Institute for Humane Studies at GMU https://theihs.org
  198. Institute for Liberty www.instituteforliberty.org
  199. Institute for Private Enterprise www.ipe.net.au
  200. Institute of Economic Affairs www.iea.org.uk
  201. Institu Juan de Mariana www.juandemariana.org
  202. Institute of Public Affairs www.ipa.org.au
  203. Institu Bruno Leoni www.brunoleoni.it
  204. ICSC www.climatescienceinternational.org
  205. Jennifer Marohasy www.jennifermarohasy.com
  206. John Coleman www.johncolemanblog.com
  207. John Locke Foundation www.johnlocke.org/
  208. JoNova www.joannenova.com.au
  209. Judith Curry https://judithcurry.com
  210. Junk Science www.junkscience.com
  211. Ken’s Kingdom https://kenskingdom.wordpress.com
  212. Kev Gillett www.kevgillett.net
  213. Kill CARB www.killcarb.org
  214. Knowledge Problem www.knowledgeproblem.com
  215. Landscape and Cycles www.landscapesandcycles.net/
  216. Lavoisier Group www.lavoisier.com.au
  217. Looking for Patterns in Instrumental Data www.l4patterns.com
  218. Lord Monckton Foundation www.lordmoncktonfoundation.com
  219. Luke-warmers https://thelukewarmersway.wordpress.com
  220. Mackinac Center for Public Policy www.mackinac.org
  221. Manhattan Institute www.manhattan-institute.org
  222. Manic Bean Counter https://manicbeancounter.com
  223. Mannkal Economics Education Foundation www.mannkal.org
  224. Marcel Crok www.staatvanhetklimaat.nl
  225. Mark Musser www.rmarkmusser.com
  226. Mark Steyn www.marksteyn.com/
  227. Marita Noon https://energymakesamericagreat.org  
  228. Martin Durkin www.martindurkin.com
  229. Master Resource www.masterresource.org
  230. Media Research Center www.mrc.org
  231. Melanie Philips www.melaniephillips.com
  232. Mercatus Center www.mercatus.org
  233. Michael James Barker https://michaeljjamesbarker.wordpress.com
  234. Michele Malkin www.michellemalkin.com
  235. Middlebury Network www.middlebury.net/op-ed/global-warming-01.html
  236. Minnesotans for Global Warming https://m4gw.com 
  237. Moderating Climate Change Hysteria www.renewable.50webs.com
  238. Mostly Harmless 101 www.mostlyharmless-room-101.blogspot.com
  239. MRC Newsbusters www.newsbusters.org
  240. My Garden Pond https://mygardenpond.wordpress.com
  241. National Association of Scholars www.nas.org
  242. National Black Chamber of Commerce www.nationalbcc.org  
  243. National Center for Policy Analysis www.ncpa.org
  244. National Center for Public Policy Research www.nationalcenter.org
  245. National Wind Watch www.wind-watch.org
  246. New Climate Model www.newclimatemodel.com
  247. New Nostramedus of the North www.newnostradamusofthenorth.blogspot.com
  248. Next Grand Minimum https://nextgrandminimum.wordpress.com
  249. New Zealand Climate Science Coalition www.nzclimatescience.net/
  250. Nick Cater Lucky Culture www.luckyculture.com.au
  251. Nir Shaviv www.sciencebits.com
  252. No B-S here https://tthomas061.wordpress.com
  253. No Hot Air www.nohotair.co.uk
  254. No Tricks Zone www.notrickszone.com
  255. Nofrakkingconsensus www.nofrakkingconsensus.com
  256. Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change www.nipccreport.org
  257. North American Platform Against Wind Power www.na-paw.org
  258. North Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment www.vasee.org
  259. Not a Lot of People Know That https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com
  260. Numberwatch www.numberwatch.co.uk
  261. Observatory ARVAL www.oarval.org
  262. Omnilogos www.omnilogos.com
  263. Ontario Wind Resistance www.ontario-wind-resistance.org
  264. Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine www.oism.org
  265. Pacific Legal Foundation www.pacificlegal.org
  266. Pacific Research Institute www.pacificresearch.org
  267. Paradigm and Demographics www.paradigmsanddemographics.blogspot.ca
  268. Park Privatization www.parkprivatization.com
  269. Paul MacRae False Alarm www.paulmacrae.com/
  270. Perpetual Motion (Colin McInnis) www.colinmcinnes.blogspot.ca
  271. Peter O’Neill’s Blog https://oneillp.wordpress.com
  272. Pete’s Place www.petesplace-peter.blogspot.com
  273. Plants Need CO2 www.plantsneedco2.org
  274. Pointman’s https://thepointman.wordpress.com
  275. Polar Bear Science https://polarbearscience.com
  276. Policlimate www.policlimate.com
  277. Pope’s Climate Theory www.popesclimatetheory.com
  278. Population Research Institute www.pop.org
  279. Popular Technology www.populartechnology.net
  280. Power Line www.powerlineblog.com
  281. Principia Scientific International www.principia-scientific.org
  282. Property and Environment Research Center www.perc.org
  283. Quadrant https://quadrant.org.au
  284. Rational Optimist www.rationaloptimist.com 
  285. Real CO2 www.realco2.de
  286. Real Science https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com
  287. Reason www.reason.org
  288. Rebel Media www.therebel.media
  289. Redneck USA https://redneckusa.wordpress.com
  290. Red State www.redstate.com
  291. Resilient Earth www.theresilientearth.com
  292. Richard Tol www.richardtol.blogspot.com
  293. Ric Werme www.wermenh.com
  294. Right Side News www.rightsidenews.com
  295. Roger Helmer www.rogerhelmermep.co.uk
  296. Roy Spencer www.drroyspencer.com
  297. Science and Environment Policy Project www.sepp.org
  298. Science and Public Policy Institute www.scienceandpublicpolicy.org
  299. SciMed Skeptic https://scimedskeptic.wordpress.com
  300. Science Skeptical www.science-skeptical.de
  301. Scragged www.scragged.com
  302. Sixty Plus Association www.60plus.org
  303. Shub Niggurath Climate https://nigguraths.wordpress.com
  304. Skeptic’s Corner www.jer-skepticscorner.blogspot.com
  305. Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council www.sbecouncil.org
  306. Small Dead Animals www.smalldeadanimals.com
  307. Solar Cycle 24 www.solarcycle24com.probojards.com
  308. Spiked www.spiked-online.com
  309. Spiel Climate www.spielclimate.blogspot.com
  310. State Policy Network www.spn.org
  311. Statistics and Other Things https://statpad.wordpress.com
  312. Steve Goreham www.stevegoreham.com
  313. Stockholm Initiative www.klimatupplysningen.se
  314. Stop These Things www.stopthesethings.com
  315. Strata-Sphere www.strata-sphere.com
  316. Sunrise’s Swansong https://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com
  317. Sunshine Hours https://sunshinehours.wordpress.com
  318. Tallbloke’s Talkshop https://tallbloke.wordpress.com
  319. Talking About the Weather www.talkingabouttheweather.com
  320. Terri Jackson’s Scientific Blog www.scientificqa.blogspot.com
  321. Texas Public Policy Foundation www.texaspolicy.com
  322. The Air Vent https://noconsensus.wordpress.com
  323. The Blackboard www.rankexploits.com  
  324. The Carbon Sense Coalition www.carbon-sense.com
  325. The Climate Bet www.theclimatebet.com
  326. The Energy Advocate www.energyadvocate.com
  327. The Fraudulent Climate of Hokum Science http://fraudulentclimate.atspace.com/
  328. The Hockey Schtick www.hockeyschtick.blogspot.com
  329. The Inconvenient Skeptic www.theinconvenientskeptic.com
  330. The Little Skeptic www.littleskepticpress.blogspot.com
  331. The Right Climate Stuff www.therightclimatestuff.com
  332. The Scientific Alliance www.scientific-alliance.org
  333. The Tropical Meteorology Project https://tropical.atmos.colostate.edu/     
  334. The View From Here https://hro001.wordpress.com
  335. Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy www.thomasjeffersoninst.org
  336. Tim Worstall www.timworstall.com
  337. Tom Nelson www.tomnelson.blogspot.com
  338. Tory Aardvark www.toryaardvark.com
  339. Trust Yet Verify https://trustyetverify.wordpress.com
  340. TWAWKI www.twawki.com
  341. uClimate www.uclimate.com
  342. Undue Influence www.undueinfluence.com
  343. Unsettled Climate https://unsettledclimate.org
  344. US Action News www.usactionnews.com
  345. Virginia Institute for Public Policy www.virginiainstitute.org
  346. Washington Legal Foundation www.wlf.org
  347. Washington Policy Center www.washingtonpolicy.org
  348. Watts Up With That www.wattsupwiththat.com
  349. We Are Narrative www.wearenarrative.wordpress.com
  350. Weather Action www.weatheraction.com
  351. Weather In Canada Observer www.weather-in-canada-observer.com
  352. Web Commentary www.webcommentary.com
  353. What Really Happened www.whatreallyhappened.com
  354. Wind Action www.windaction.org
  355. Where is the AGW https://wobleibtdieglobaleerwaermung.wordpress.com
  356. Wrong Kind of Green www.wrongkindofgreen.org

Funded Enviro-Critical Organizations

(About this List)

This second list is culled from the first list. It contains the websites of the larger funded organizations devoting significant resources to criticizing the environmental movement.

Before plunging into this list, it is important to remind that between these large funded organizations and the solo-operator blogs, the main list above also contains another 100 entries defying easy classification.

Scores of websites such as Popular Technology and International Climate Science Coalition are well-produced, seemingly professional, collective affairs yet do not appear to be from funded organizations – or at least not funded to the extent of a Fraser Institute or Heritage Foundation.

Another genre of enviro-critical/climate-sceptical website consists of alternative commercial media outlets who, without significant philanthropic or tax-deductible funding, have succeeded in attracting sufficient readership and advertising to employ full-time staff. Examples include: Spiked!, US Action News, American Spectator, American Thinker, Brietbart, Canada Free Press, Rebel Media, and Right Side News. While these are for-profit media businesses, there is no lumping them in with the mainstream media oligopoly. At the same time, they are clearly a class apart from the run-of-the-mill blogs.

Yet another difficult-to-define genre of website belongs to a gallery of academics, writers, and journalists who have acquired quasi-celebrity status, at least within the enviro-counter movement, and yet who remain for the most part independent. We have in mind here the likes of Judith Curry, Ross McKitrick, Nir Shaviv, Richard Tol, Steve Milloy, Jo Nova, Mark Steyn, Paul Driessen, James Delingpole, Marita Noon, Matt Ridley, Michelle Malkin, Marc Morano, Donna Laframboise, Bjorn Lomborg, etc.

  1. Accuracy in Media
  2. Adam Smith Institute
  3. Africa fights Malaria
  4. American Energy Alliance
  5. Americans for Limited Government
  6. Americans for Prosperity
  7. Americans for Tax Reform
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council
  9. American Policy Center
  10. American Resources Policy Network
  11. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
  12. Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  13. Ayn Rand Institute
  14. Bert Kelly Research Centre
  15. Capital Research Center
  16. Cato Institute
  17. Center for Industrial Progress
  18. Center for Organizational Research and Education
  19. Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
  20. Citizens for a Constructive Tomorrow
  21. Citizen Power Alliance
  22. Club for Growth
  23. Competitive Enterprise Institute
  24. Congress of Racial Equality
  25. Cornwall Alliance
  26. CO2 Coalition
  27. CO2 Science
  28. Discovery Institute
  29. Energy and Environment Legal Institute
  30. Energy in Depth
  31. Federalist Society
  32. Franklin Center for Government and Public Accountability
  33. Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
  34. Fraser Institute
  35. Freedom Works
  36. Free to Choose Network
  37. Friends of Science
  38. Frontier Centre for Public Policy
  39. George Marshall Institute
  40. Global Warming Research
  41. Heartland Institute
  42. Heritage Foundation
  43. Hudson Institute
  44. Independent Institute
  45. Independent Women’s Forum
  46. Institute for Economic Affairs
  47. Institute for Energy Resources
  48. Institute for Free Enterprise
  49. Institute for Humane Studies (GMU)
  50. Institute for Liberty
  51. Institute for Private Enterprise
  52. Institute of Public Affairs
  53. Institute Bruno Leoni
  54. John Locke Foundation
  55. Lavoisier Society
  56. Lord Monckton Foundation
  57. Mackinac Center
  58. Master Resource
  59. Media Research Center
  60. Mercatus Center
  61. National Association of Scholars
  62. National Black Chamber of Commerce
  63. National Center for Public Policy Research
  64. National Coalition for Policy Analysis
  65. National Wind Watch
  66. North American Platform Against Wind Power
  67. Oregon Institute for Science and Medicine
  68. Pacific Legal
  69. Pacific Research
  70. Population Research Institute
  71. Property and Environment Research Center
  72. Reason Foundation
  73. Sixty 60 Plus
  74. Small Business and Entrepreneurial Council
  75. Texas Public Policy Foundation
  76. Thomas Jefferson Institute
  77. Washington Legal Foundation
  78. Washington Policy Center

Philanthropic Donors to the Enviro-Critical Movement

(About this List)

A rare hat-tip must go out regarding the third list. The environmental movement devotes substantial resources to monitoring its adversaries. Source Watch maintains a data base of 4,000 Wikipedia-style articles on critics of the environmental movement. Greenpeace’s Anti-Environmental Archives warehouses 27,000 documents. Even more useful is the dogged investigative work done by Desmogblog and Conservative Transparency. The list below is drawn mainly from Desmogblog, Source Watch, and Conservative Transparency commentaries on the funding of the groups appearing on the list above.

Many of the groups listed below are run by very private people. If no website is listed alongside the foundation, it is because no website can be found. Those with websites often provide no contact information. Many are contactable only through the regular postal service, and some make it clear they do not read unsolicited requests for money.

Where available and useful, additional information appears alongside the name of the funding agency.

Note: Several donors are not original sources of funds but are intermediaries.

Also note: At least four of these groups (Fairbrook, Rotella, Walton, and Windway) also fund green NGOs.

  1. Abstraction Fund – Rosenwald family (Sears) – Nina Rosenwald www.gatestoneinstitute.org
  2. Aequus Institute – Aequus Foundation
  3. Alan and Hope Winters Foundation
  4. Allegheny Foundation – Scaife family
  5. American Action Network https://americanactionnetwork.org
  6. American Chemistry Council www.americanchemistry.com
  7. American Future Fund www.americanfuturefund.com
  8. American Petroleum Institute www.americanpetroleuminstitute.com
  9. Armstrong Foundation www.armstrong.com
  10. Arthur N. Rupe Foundation www.rupefoundation.org
  11. Aurea Foundation – Peter Munk
  12. Barbara and Barre Seid Foundation
  13. Barney Family Foundation www.barneyfamilyfoundation.org
  14. Bill and Berniece Grewcock Foundation
  15. Blair Foundation
  16. Bochnowski Family Foundation – James J. Bochnowski
  17. Bradley Foundation – Harry Bradley www.bradleyfdn.org
  18. Brady Education Foundation www.bradyeducationfoundation.org
  19. Castle Rock Foundation – Coors family
  20. Center for Independent Thought www.centerforindependentthought.org
  21. Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation www.charleskochfoundation.org
  22. Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust
  23. Chase Foundation of Virginia – Derwood Chase Jr.
  24. Chiaroscuro Foundation www.chiaroscurofnd.org
  25. CIGNA Foundation www.cigna.com
  26. Claws Foundation – Free Enterprise Action Fund – Susquehanna Investments – Arthur Dantchuk, Jeffrey Yees, and Alan P. Dye
  27. Concerned Women for America www.cwfa.org
  28. Cornerstone Foundation www.cstonefoundation.org
  29. Crossroads GPS – Republican Party Super PAC
  30. DCI Group – Republican Party PR firm www.dcigroup.com
  31. Deramus Foundation
  32. Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
  33. Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation www.dbdvfoundation.org
  34. Donors Capital Fund www.donorscapitalfund.org
  35. Donors Trust www.donorstrust.org
  36. Dunn’s Foundation for the Advancement of Right Thinking – William Dunn
  37. Dorothy and Joseph Moller Foundation
  38. David H. Koch Charitable Foundation www.kochfamilyfoundation.org
  39. Earhart Foundation
  40. Ed Uihelm Family Foundation
  41. Freedom Partners www.freedompartners.org (Koch-related)
  42. F.M. Kirby Foundation www.fdnweb.org/kirby/
  43. Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice www.edchoice.org
  44. Foundation for Economic Education www.fee.org
  45. Fairbrook Foundation – Aubrey Chernick
  46. Fairchild-Martindale Foundation
  47. George Edward Durell Foundation
  48. Gilder Foundation – Richard Gilder
  49. Howard Foundation
  50. Hickory Foundation – Virginia Gilder
  51. Herrick Foundation – Todd Herrick
  52. Holman Foundation
  53. Independent Women’s Voice www.iwvoice.org
  54. Jaquelin Hume Foundation – Hume family (Basic American Foods)
  55. JM Foundation www.fndweb.org/jm/ 
  56. John Templeton Foundation www.templeton.org
  57. John W Pope Foundation https://jwpf.org
  58. Joyce and David Rumsfeld Foundation www.rumsfeldfoundation.org
  59. John Dawson Foundation
  60. Joe R. Lee Family Foundation (Clarion Fund)
  61. Kovner Foundation www.thekovnerfoundation.org
  62. Kantner Foundation www.kantnerfoundation.org
  63. Lilian S. Wells Foundation – Marion Wells
  64. Lovett and Ruth Peters Foundation - Dan Peters
  65. Lowndes Foundation – William Lowndes III
  66. Leadership Institute www.leadershipinstitute.org
  67. Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation – connected to www.fosterfriess.com
  68. MacLellan Foundation www.maclellan.net
  69. Marshall Heritage Foundation
  70. My Wireless.org – Act Wireless www.actwireless.org
  71. National Association of Manufacturers www.nam.org
  72. National Christian Foundation www.nationalchristian.com
  73. Neal and Jane Freeman Foundation
  74. Newton Becker Foundation
  75. Orville and Ruth Merillat Foundation
  76. Peter Peterson Foundation www.pgpf.org
  77. Paul Singer Foundation https://thepesfoundation.org (Singer heads Manhattan Institute)
  78. Philanthropy Roundtable www.philanthropyroundtable.org
  79. Philip McKenna Foundation
  80. phRMA www.phrma.org
  81. Pierre Goodrich Foundation – connected to www.libertyfund.org
  82. Ravenal Curry Foundation – Ravenal B. Curry III
  83. Reams Foundation
  84. Richard Aster Jr. Foundation
  85. Richard Devos Foundation www.dbdvfoundation.org (Amway)
  86. Reynolds American www.rjrt.com
  87. Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation
  88. Robert and Star Pepper Foundation
  89. Robert P. Rotella Foundation
  90. Same Line Foundation
  91. Sarah Scaife Foundation – largest of four Scaife foundations
  92. Searle Freedom Trust www.searlefreedomtrust.org
  93. Sidney Swensrud Foundation
  94. Smith Richardson Foundation www.srf.org – Richardson family (Vick’s)
  95. State Policy Network - www.spn.org
  96. Stiles Nicholson Foundation www.stiles-nicholson.org
  97. Stuart Family Foundation - Robert D. Stuart (Quaker Oats)
  98. Sweetfeet Foundation
  99. TC4 Trust - Koch family
  100. The Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation
  101. The McWethy Foundation
  102. The Randolf Foundation – Richardson family
  103. The Robertson-Finley Foundation
  104. The Roe Foundation – Thomas Roe (founder of State Policy Network)
  105. The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation www.krieble.org
  106. Tepper Family Foundation
  107. The Weiler Foundation
  108. Thewes Family Foundation
  109. The Whitcomb Charitable Foundation
  110. Walton Family Foundation www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org
  111. Wellspring Committee
  112. William Donner Foundation www.donner.org
  113. William E. Simon Foundation www.wesimonfoundation.org
  114. Windway Foundation – Kohler family
  115. Woodhouse Family Foundation

Concluding Criticisms

One could spend a long time praising the above websites. Amongst their other accomplishments, the online enviro-critical community have demolished the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) hypothesis and have broadcast this message to millions of people despite concerted opposition from the mainstream media and elite academia. The science is settled – CAGW is a joke.

This leads to one of two principal criticisms of the online enviro-critical community; namely, that too much attention is given to Climate relative to other aspects of environmentalism.

Granted the climate industrial complex is a $1.5 trillion a year monster profoundly warping energy policies around the world, but the global recycling industrial complex also garners at least $200 billion per year. Most recycling, like renewable energy, would not happen, and need not happen, but for the relentless lobbying and lying of the international environmental movement. The online enviro-critical community rarely broaches the topic of recycling, and no websites are exclusively devoted to this topic while scores of enviro-critical websites are dedicated to Climate.

Likewise, only one website listed above (GMO Pundit) focuses on environmentalism’s attack on genetically modified foods. Only one website (Population Research Institute) focuses on combatting environmentalism’s overpopulation campaign – a massive crusade engendering cultural changes few people dare fathom.

Moreover, land-use policy remains the primary interest of the environmental movement. The economic consequences of this endeavour exceed all other aspects of environmentalism combined. Land-use policy affects housing costs, food prices, resource development, construction activity, and commercial overhead. Environmentalism’s sequestration of land materially harms most of the world’s population.

While many of the above websites do take on the land issue, one has to hunt for such articles and essays; and land use is rarely a designated topic, or the sole concern, of a website. The only real example of the latter is the tepid: Park Privatization. The Cato Institute has a sub-section within their Energy and Environment section devoted to Urban Growth and Transportation, which carries articles on point. More germane information is found in the Adam Smith Institute’s The Green Noose (urban greenbelts) and in the Institute for Energy Research’s The Economic Effects of Unlocking Federal Lands.

Climate-dedicated outfits like Friends of Science and Global Warming Policy Forum are increasingly straying off the reservation to expose bogus pollution scares and academic perfidy. This is a good thing. The solution is not to let up on the Climate hoax but to expand the overall reach and scope of the online enviro-critical community.

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The second criticism involves political terminology. The three primary political traditions are: Socialism, Conservativism, and Liberalism (or Left, Right, and Centre, respectively). If you find this an oversimplification, then you must surely reject the rigid Liberal-Conservative (or Left-Right) binary into which enviro-criticism is squished.

The above labels are historic terms relating mainly to economic policy. The essence of Socialism remains public ownership of the commanding heights of the economy – at least of the major financial and industrial sectors. Liberalism, or the policy of the Centre, advocates minimal government intrusion into the market and the leaving of economic activity, as much as possible, in private hands. The original Conservatives advocated keeping most property, certainly land, in private hands, but they also demanded strong governmental control of business activity.

During the first half of the 20th century, the most militant, and successful, faction of Europe’s Conservative movement became known as the “fascists.” This was not a fringe movement. Circa 1941 fascist regimes ruled every country in Europe save Russia and Britain. While many fascist parties and leaders perished in the Second World War, the political tradition and its base, Europe’s landed estate, rose from the ashes.

Through Orwellian linguistic manipulation the terms “Left” and “Liberal” were appropriated by what had hitherto been called the Conservative movement across much of the English-speaking world. Now we have “liberals” calling for ever more stringent state regulation. Now we have a “radical left” dominated by billionaires, aristocrats, and established churches.

Neo-fascism (i.e. environmentalism) is often described as “left-liberal” but leftism and liberalism is precisely what it opposes. This muddled discourse allows neo-fascists to masquerade as the freedom-loving friends of the common folk. This is a movement that restricts economic freedom in order to suppress what they perceive as unneeded and disruptive growth in full knowledge that such restrictions will immiserate broad swaths of the population.

The enviro-critical movement is almost unanimous in the view that environmentalism is some leftish liberal affair. Red-baiting abounds. Mark Musser and John Ray (Greenie Watch) deserve credit for correctly connecting modern environmentalism to classical fascism, but both insist on sledgehammering the triangular peg of proper political terminology into the binary slot of Cold War anti-communism.

Traditional leftists are found on the main list above (Michael James Barker, Climate Guy, Wrong Kind of Green, Climate Resistance et al.) and their sites make for interesting reading. Wrong Kind of Green, despite being militant environmentalist agitprop, and despite being run by yet another counterfeit Indian, is a treasure trove of dirt on Big Green.

Barker’s excellent “environment” section exposes another part of the problem. Here we have someone who is convinced environmentalism is dominated by reactionary plutocrats with fascist roots, and who is convinced that “overpopulation” is a myth central to their agenda, but who cannot take the next step and acknowledge that Peak Oil, Acid Rain, Global Warming, and the entire “ecological crisis” are also myths.

The enviro-critical movement is now almost unanimous in the opinion that environmentalism is a project of certain wealthy elites. This is no secret. The controlling minds of giant philanthropic trusts and major multinational corporations are required by law to make public their contributions to green NGOs, and they usually comply. One could compile a list of 500 extremely wealthy individuals, from Prince Albert to Tom Steyer, who have publically plunged into the green pond. This is not a milieu where one finds radical levellers. These people are obviously not “leftists.”

Calling actual socialists “reds” is fair comment. Calling neo-fascists masquerading as leftists “reds” is aiding and abetting the enemy.




  

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Gasman's The Scientific Origins of National Socialism

Darwall's The Age of Global Warming

Musser's Nazi Oaks

Biehl and Staudenmaier's Ecofascism Revisited

Nickson's Eco-fascists

Gasman's Haeckel's Monism and the Birth of Fascist Ideology

Delingpole's Watermelons

Dowie's Conservation Refugees

Macdonald's Green Inc.

Laframboise and McKitrick on the IPCC

Markham's "Environmental Organizations in Modern Germany"

Petropoulos' Royals and the Reich

Plimer's Heaven and Earth: Global Warming the Missing Science

Dominick's German Environmental Movement 1871 to 1971

Jacoby's Hidden History of American Conservation

Cahill's Who Owns The World

The Persistent Profundity of Professor Mayer

Fascism 101 (Oxford Handbook)

The Nazi-Enviro Connection: Uekoetter's "Green and Brown"

US "Environmentalism" in the 1930s (Review of Phillips' "This Land, This Nation")

Gibson's Environmentalism

"The Deniers" Condensed
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Review of Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Review of The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

Bramwell's trilogy on The Hidden History of Environmentalism

Review of Degregori's Agriculture and Modern Technology

Review of Nichols Fox's Against the Machine

Review of Brian Masters' The Dukes

Review of Joel Bakan's The Corporation

Review of Michael Crichton's State of Fear

Review of Paul Driessen's Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death

Review of Janet Beihl's Finding Our Way

Review of Bradley's Climate Alarmism Reconsidered

Review of Pennington's Liberating the Land

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