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Lawson Stands By Academic William Happer Embroiled in Latest Oil Funded Denial Scandal

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Lord Lawson has taken the extraordinary decision to stand by a “distinguished” academic advisor to his charity who has become embroiled in a new scandal about climate denier groups being secretly funded by oil companies.

The former chancellor and chairman-for-life of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has dug in his heels after a member of his Academic Advisory Council agreed to secretly channel oil money to another anti-science front group.

Professor William Happer, of Princeton University, was contacted by an undercover Greenpeace UK investigator posing as a representative of a fictional Middle East oil company.

Lord Lawson Denier Charity Investigated As Advisor Accepts Cash from Coal Company

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EXCLUSIVE by BRENDAN MONTAGUE in PARIS

Lord Lawson's climate denial charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation is helping a Charity Commission inquiry after one of its academic advisors was exposed as willing to author a report praising carbon dioxide while hiding donations from an oil company. 

An undercover investigator from Greenpeace UK posed as a representative for a Middle East oil company and agreed a deal with GWPF's Professor William Happer which would see the academic advisor author the report if a donation was made to the US-based CO2 Coalition. 

Lawson is the chairman for life of the GWPF, which was founded ahead of the 2009 Copenhagen Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in a bid to undermine efforts to reach an international agreement to reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.

Prankster Protesters Posing as Coal Profiteers Punk Climate Denial-a-Palooza

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BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND KYLA MANDEL IN PARIS

Coral Bleach, from the Billionaire United Mining Services, arrived this morning at the Heartland Institute's much vaunted Day of Examining Data repleat with an emerald-studed hard hat, high-viz jacket, and furs. But her excitement soon turned to dissapointment.

The fearless champions of freedom of speech at the Chicago-based free market think tank were quick to call the security at the California Hotel in Paris - and two undercover police officers touting walky-talkies were not far behind.

For Ms Bleach was a fraud, a prankster, a troublemaker - of the most curteous and humourous kind. Deborah Hart, 45, from Australia is co-founder of the ClimActs protest group and author of the popular children's book on climate, Guarding Eden.

How Amber Showed Red Light to Green Policies Ahead of COP21

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BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND KYLA MANDEL IN PARIS

Amber Rudd is expected to arrive back in Paris today to lead Britain's negotiators at the climate COP21 talks as her own energy policy appeared to be in complete disarray.

The secretary of state for energy and climate change has attacked climate deniers and has favourably quoted Margaret Thatcher’s famous address to the United Nations in 1989 to assert a Conservative brand of environmentalism.

However, as she settled down to head the team of delegates from her department in negotiations with the United States, China and other leading emitters, her own house was very far from being in order.

Obama's Secret Plot to Launch Communist World State at Paris Climate Conference*

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BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND KYLA MANDEL IN PARIS

Barack Obama is leading a clandestine international project to establish a Communist-fascist world government through the United Nations COP21 climate change conference in Paris. That's the reality that Viscount Monckton wakes up to every day.

The president of the United States is working alongside an international network of “totalitarians” who hope to impose their will on the people of the world by introducing international courts perportedly to enforce climate change regulations, he told DeSmog UK today. 

A “small group of malevolent scientists” had fraudulently falsified scientific data, while other researchers had become “useful idiots” or had been bullied into supporting the climate change “hoax” to provide a pretext to form the new communist and fascist global state, Monckton claimed. 

Cameron's Climate Call KO'd by Expert James Hansen

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BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND KYLA MANDEL IN PARIS

David Cameron flew into Paris to warn negotiators at the COP21 talks that politicians will be betraying future generations unless they deal with climate change.

But the prime minister’s emotional appeal was swiftly undermined when Dr James Hansen, the grandfather of climate science, said the UNFCCC was discussing measures that are “half arsed, half baked” and we are therefore “screwing the next generation.”

Hansen was as far back as 1988 the first to warn world leaders that global climate change was already taking place, and could soon result in catastrophic floods, drought, sea-level rise and extinctions.

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