About Russell Cook

Russell Cook is a semi-retired graphic artist. His collection of articles and blogs about the Gelbspan/Gore/Ozone Action/Greenpeace accusation can be seen here: http://gelbspanfiles.com/?page_id=86

Making my Case for Me

When I say there is only one source for the idea that a fossil fuel industry conspiracy exists where skeptic climate scientists are instructed and paid to lie to the public about the settled science of catastrophic man-caused global warming, I’m not exaggerating in any way. Today, I offer a one-two punch: first, part of a presentation at The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment in Boulder where I will highlight a particular line with red letters which inadvertently proves my point, made by a “doctor of Rhetoric and Composition.” Then, a days-old video I was alerted to which features not only a couple of the usual suspects whose efforts to smear skeptic climate scientists date from nearly a decade / nearly two decades back, but also a line seen within the video dating from the 1991 origins of the smear. Continue reading

Hired Guns

Enviro-activists love to say greedy fossil fuel industry executives hired lying shill scientists to misinform the public away from believing the settled science of catastrophic man-caused global warming. Yet the only thing which remotely looks like evidence to confirm this conspiracy is a worthless set of memos supposedly leaked out of the Western Fuels Association having the strategy to “reposition global warming as theory rather than fact.” That’s all the enviro-activists have. The impression I get from digging through all of this accusation is that we actually have the exact opposition situation ….. Continue reading

Inconvenient Opportunity Gone Missing

I attended Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” movie last week (only one other person was in the audience; it’s already gone from that theater), for the express purpose of seeing how he chose to expand on an apparently hugely damaging accusation made within his 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth” movie; specifically that skeptic climate scientists were comparable to shills employed by the tobacco industry to spread lies, as implied from a pair of leaked memos from both industries. How did Gore do on that in his sequel? Continue reading

Repetitive Al Gore

Al Gore’s sequel to his 2006 movie is coming out today, and in his various promotions for it, he repeats basically the same standard message he’s had for years to whoever is listening, such as what we see in this weeks-old video. But one of his repetitions is not merely something he created for this current promotional tour. It is far older than that. Continue reading

Banishing Questions and/or Dissenting Viewpoints

Using my online platform here to have a link I can place in my main Twitter account to show who blocks me from their Twitter accounts, for what reasons. Images are from most recent to oldest, click each to enlarge; my tweets which apparently triggered the blocks are under each one. Combine this with my dissections of Ross Gelbspan’s ‘industry-corrupted skeptic climate scientists’ accusation, and it becomes ever more obvious that supporters of the global warming issue do all they can to stifle fair, open debate. Continue reading

The First, Last, and Only Accusation Against Skeptics, Redux

I’m not kidding. Forget the #ExxonKnew effort to re-invigorate the otherwise 25 year-old accusation that skeptic climate scientists are paid corrupting money by fossil fuel companies to lie to the public about the certainty of catastrophic man-caused global warming. Revisit my first post on this and then look at what popped up only late last week, and the appearance that there’s only one bit of  supposedly “smoking gun” evidence supporting this accusation is impossible to miss. Continue reading

Spreading the ‘Crooked Skeptic Climate Scientists’ Accusation within the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

I detailed how Ross Gelbspan is found directly in IPCC climate scientist Dr Michael Mann’s emails in my August 7, 2013 post. In two of my other posts here, I showed how IPCC Vice Chair Jean-Pascal van Ypersele had prominently accused a particular skeptic scientist of industry corruption, and how Ypersele cited Naomi Oreskes for his insinuation that the ClimateGate email leaks were the result of an effort “‘organized’ to undermine efforts to tackle global warming.” I can additionally add that the then-Chairman of the IPCC also suggested in regard to the ClimateGate email scandal, “it was entirely possible that ‘corporate interests’ had had a hand in the leak.” (full text here).

Now, let’s briefly examine one more time where the ‘crooked skeptics’ accusation was passed around. Continue reading

Teach the Collegians Well

A follow-up on my March 10, 2017 GelbspanFiles post, where I explored how college students get swept up — seemingly without question — into regurgitating global warming political tangents; specifically, the notion of ‘Big Coal & Oil’ paying skeptic climate scientists to lie. I suggest that college students don’t simply cough up this stuff out of the blue, they’re taught do so by their professors. But first, I have something of an error to admit to ….. which, unfortunately, does nothing to help either the student or professor I wrote about. Continue reading