Lord Lawson: An Honourable Man

The DeSmog UK inaugural series begins with the shrewd Lord Lawson speaking alongside the grandfather of American climate denial S Fred Singer at an event held by the oil and tobacco funded Institute of Economic Affairs. In this rip-roaring yarn we are introduced into the strange world of corporate anti-science. Lawson and his charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation say its it's not funded by an energy company nor anyone with a “significant” interest in energy. So why has Lawson come out of retirement to fight on the issue of global warming? For the public good? How does this sit with his life's work - introducing neoliberalism, an economics based on the idea that people are only incentivised by money?

Photo: Financial Times via Flickr

In this series

Lord Lawson’s trustees at his climate science denying charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation...
By Kyla Mandel, 5 Feb, 2016
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By Kyla Mandel, 4 Feb, 2016
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By Kyla Mandel, 29 Jan, 2016
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By Kyla Mandel, 8 Jan, 2016
Lord Lawson has taken the extraordinary decision to stand by a “distinguished” academic advisor to...
By Brendan Montague, 10 Dec, 2015
Lord Lawson’s climate denying Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has been accused of wasting...
By Brendan Montague, 17 Aug, 2015
Lord Lawson has become the most influential and respected climate denier in the world with the...
By Brendan Montague, 17 Sep, 2014
Lord Lawson is the latest leader in the long history of climate denial. In the past, such anti-...
By Brendan Montague, 4 Sep, 2014
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Lawson achieves his first major political victory by ensuring a powerful Parliamentary committee...
By Brendan Montague, 3 Sep, 2014
The once chancellor to Thatcher and father of Nigella Lawson stages a remarkable political...
By Brendan Montague, 31 Aug, 2014