Searching for ‘Data,’ Anti-Exxon Researcher Taps Blog that Bragged about Suppressing Climate Dissent
Environmental activist Geoffrey Supran is up to his old tricks again, asking a left-wing website for data to support his next big project. One of Supran’s previous papers was a smear on ExxonMobil’s record on climate change, for which he and his coauthor were heavily criticized for using biased data. Those data were obtained from the environmental group Greenpeace.
This week Supran contacted Ryan Koronowski publicly on Twitter for access to a data spreadsheet entitled “federal climate deniers 2017.” The data were cited in an article by ThinkProgress, a self-proclaimed progressive news site and editorial project of the Center for American Progress (CAP), where Koronowski is a research director. CAP is also funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Family Fund, two major players in the current climate litigation campaign attempting to force energy companies to pay for global warming.
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