Marketing Professor Scott Armstrong at the New York Climate Change "Skeptics" Conference

Wed, 2008-02-13 15:20Kevin Grandia
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Marketing Professor Scott Armstrong at the New York Climate Change "Skeptics" Conference

Scott Armstrong is a Marketing Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is listed as a speaker at the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change:”

Will Alexander

Scott Armstrong

Dennis Avery

Tim Ball

Calvin Beisner

Sterling Burnett

Bob Carter

Michael Fox

Vincent Gray

Chris Horner

Madhav Khandekar

Ross McKitrick

Patrick Michaels

Marc Morano

Robert M. Murphy

Todd Myers

Tim Patterson

Benny Peiser

Paul Reiter

Arthur Robinson

Joel Schwartz

S. Fred Singer

George Taylor

Comments

Hi Kevin,

This funding thingy needs clearing up doesn’t it? Take a look at the Suzuki Foundation (your president James Hoggan sits on the board) which is funded by 3 energy companies (at last count!):

annual report for 2005/2006 lists at least 52 corporate donors including: Bell Canada, Toyota, IBM, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Microsoft, Scotia Capital, Warner Brothers, RBC, Canon and Bank of Montreal.

The David Suzuki Foundation also received donations from EnCana Corporation, a world leader in natural gas production and oil sands development, ATCO Gas, Alberta’s principle distributor of natural gas, and a number of pension funds including the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Employees’ and Pensioners’ Charity Trust. OPG is one of the largest suppliers of electricity in the world operating 5 fossil fuel-burning generation plants and 3 nuclear plants.

But Mr Suzuki apparently claims in radio interviews it’s difficult getting corporate funding! I think there’s a story here Kevin, go to it Son.