Thursday, June 18, 2015

Smithsonian Continues To Be Less Than Transparent

By Gary Snyder


With a checkered past  (here, here, herehereherehere  hereherehere ), the Smithsonian gets caught again. 

Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics failed to disclose the source of his support. A climate-change skeptic, Dr. Soon may have been compromised by his funding sources. According to the Guardian, Soon has received more than $1.2 million from ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute, the Southern Company, and the Koch family. He not only received the funding, but delivered research papers to a variety of professional or academic journals without disclosing his energy industry financial support. 

Additional funding came from anonymous donors, including contributions from the Donors Trust, which, too, has been strongly associated with the Koch brothers.






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