Many of the faithful have denigrated skeptics by calling them names, throwing insults, and basically crying for their beheading at the new Spanish Inquisition. Surprising if you believe in AGW. If indeed it is a "fact", why are threats and insults needed?
As more and more of the research that has gone into AGW is being called into question, these same faithful have started a new tactic. Impugn the reputation. Malign the skeptics accusing them with association and payoffs from Big Oil (or other corporate money bags).
Having done a little research, I have discovered that there is indeed a lot of money in the AGW debate. So much so that even Christ would be tempted! The figures are astounding! To wit:
1: a scientist who received $19 million in research grants between 2000 and 2006, six times the amount doled out to him during the previous decade.(1)
2: $3 billion ear marked in appropriations (that is billion with a bee) (2)
3: $2 billion allocated through 3 programs (3)
4: $3 billion by Richard Branson (4)
5: $100 million from Exxon Mobile (paltry in comparison, but that is big oil!) (5)
This does not include other sources not enumerated, but almost equally as large. And where is all this money going to?
AGW proponents! Yep, the ones accusing all of being corrupted by money (from big oil!) are in actual fact the ones being corrupted by money (some of it even from Big oil!).
Now do you see why they accuse the skeptics of it? Because of the embarrasment as these figures come out and show they are the ones cooking the books for the almighty dollar (or Yen, Euro, or Pound). Hypocrites? Sure! Liars? Not most of the faithful, just willing stooges for the ones pocketing the money and counting on their converts to do their bidding!
The whole AGW affair does stink to high heaven. And the stink is coming from East Anglia, NASA, and the Met. Where money has subverted real science. Indeed, they are the real deniers. The deniers of real science and their own sins.