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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Gelbspan Files

By Rich Kozlovich

For all the reading I do on this subject I'm embarassed to say I've not seen this site until now, but I'm inclined to think it's new. Please allow me to introduce you to the Gelbspan Files. There are two questions that need to be asked and answered before you delve into this site: Who is Ross Gelbspan and who is who Is Russell Cook?

So, who is Ross Gelbspan?

According to his bio as of May 2013, he’s a 73 year old retired journalist.....who became concerned about global warming and wrote a book titled “the Heat Is ON; The High Stakes Battle Over Earth’s Threatened Climate. He helped manage to promote the global warming movement by “grossly exaggerat[ing] the threat and certainty of future global warming, it also unambiguously stated in its book jacket’s inside sleeve (falsely, as it turned out) that Gelbspan himself was a Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist, and finally because it described an alleged conspiracy led by the coal industry to pay scientists to “reposition global warming” as a theory rather than a fact"……"On page 34 of The Heat is On, Gelbspan quotes from supposedly secret memos produced by a trade association for the coal industry, alleging a campaign to mislead and confuse the public about the science of global warming. Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth, the book that accompanied his award-winning documentary film by the same title, says the memo“was discovered by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ross Gelbspan.” That is now the widely accepted legend."....To Read More...

And who is Russell Cook?

"I am neither a scientist nor a trained journalist. I received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and an Associates degree in graphic arts from the Al Collins School of Graphic Design. I am no different than what many people on Earth are, a common citizen having reasonably adequate enough education and an inquisitive enough mind to observe and question contradictory stories in the media about global warming.

For the past three years I have conducted research on an essentially full-time basis into the accusation that skeptic climate scientists are paid by industry to lie. I’ve shared my findings in numerous online articles at,,, and elsewhere. My conclusion can be readily summarized: the accusation appears to be a false claim, a myth generated by a small group of enviro-activists with significant direction from ex-Boston Globe reporter Ross Gelbspan.

I’ve been a nature-loving cheapskate recycler all my life. Until recently, I didn’t really give a rip about global warming because I remembered the big global cooling craze back in the ‘70s. Plus, I was aware of the skeptic scientists’ viewpoints I’d seen in an April 2000 PBS Nova/Frontline program, so I reasoned that the science in the issue was anything but settled"......To Read More.....

Please enjoy:

Think about that line of reasoning for a moment. If you are fearful of climate catastrophe, wouldn’t you welcome the critics’ good news? Enviro-activists don’t, and I don’t try to analyze why. What I can do is tell how particular people reveal a one-and-the-same character assassination effort against critics of global warming and ozone depletion. Continue reading

In my previous blog post, I showed how one anonymous op-ed writer tried to casually drop the “reposition global warming as theory rather than fact” phrase into his piece to insinuate skeptic climate scientists received illicit industry money in exchange for the promise to lie to the public. Now, watch how Greenpeace used the phrase to say the Koch brothers are guilty of corrupting those skeptics. The phrase is heard and seen just 34 seconds into this video, right after a cute but rather defamatory setup of Charles and David Koch….. Continue reading

.. without having it look like propaganda at its finest. I say it can’t be done. Continue reading

For believers in the idea of catastrophic man-caused global warming, it remains as real as can be if critic scientists can be dismissed as industry-funded shills paid to lie to the public. But the belief in that accusation is merely a belief without evidence to support it. So, when they see statements and illustrations like this one Continue reading→

No need to trust me on this, let your fingers do the internet walking, and let your critical thinking do the analysis. Continue reading

If five different instances of leaked memos from‘anti-global warming’ interests are supposed to be proof that skeptic climate scientists are paid to lie the public in a manner parallel to the way shill experts were paid to lie by the old tobacco industry, wouldn’t that be more devastating if there was actual proof within the ‘anti-global warming’interests’ memos to back up that corruption accusation?Continue reading

Such is the sheepish statement we should be hearing from enviro-activists accusing MIT’s Dr Richard Lindzen of being an“oil industry paid shill.” Continue reading

Since I’ve been labeled an “investigative journalist”, I’ll briefly dispute it, and then describe how no less than Democrat New York Senator and global warming believer Chuck Schumer says people like me are journalists. Continue reading

I’ve already detailed critical problems with Gelbspan’s narratives about his ‘discovery of skeptic corruption odyssey’ in my January 22, 2014and May 9, 2014blog posts, regarding the way he supposedly found out that skeptic climate scientists were ‘paid industry money to lie’, and regarding the questionably short time frame in which this took place. In a nutshell, his narratives about the situation surrounding his attendance at the 1995 Minnesota Public Utilities hearings where skeptic scientists testified are crippled with unexplained contradictions. Now, in a pair of guest comments intended for courtesy of Dr Michaels’recollection of his encounter with Gelbspan at those hearings, we have a new major problem. Continue reading

Ever since Gelbspan’s “The Heat is On” book came out in 1997, he’s been lauded as a ‘journalist exposing the corruption of skeptic climate scientists’ in one form or another. But there’s a problem with that ‘journalist’ label itself, and there’s a bigger problem concerning the contradiction of what professional journalists should do, compared with what Gelbspan failed to do, a detail pointed out by atmospheric physicist Dr Singer back in 1997. Continue reading

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for finding my GelbspanFiles blog and reproducing material from it! It is relatively new, but as can be seen in the Archives tab there, my work on dissecting the smear of skeptic climate scientists goes back over 5 years.

    Such things take a while, but I'm gaining faster momentum when it comes to convincing more people about just how big of a wipeout the smear is. Please do keep an eye out for further announcements at my two Twitter pages @questionAGW & @GelbspanFiles or at my blog.