Some two thousand researchers who study climate change gathered in Copenhagen this last week to look at the most recent data and findings. This was billed as a scientific precursor to the “battle” of Copenhagen which will occur in December when the politicians will seek to agree a successor to Kyoto – a well known (and very failed) inter-governmental agreement.
The scientific conference was sponsored by a variety of rent-seekers and business interests, including oil and gas companies. These included Vestas Wind Systems (they have installed over 35.000 wind turbines in 63 countries – every one of them earning subsidies from Government no doubt), Velux (securing work in part through grant farming customers), Rockwood International, Novozymes, Maersk Oil, DONG Energy and of the leading engineering groups in Europe - COWI.
After criticism climate realists for receiving funds from the corporate world, it suddenly appears that it is appropriate for the climate alarmists to receive corporate support too.
Interestingly, a conference of climate change realists being held in New York at the same time was not sponsored by any corporations.