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Archive for November 30th, 2009

BPSDBWhile the administrative effort imposed by these legal moves can be burdensome, there was a much more sinister tactic available to the tobacco industry – baseless accusations of scientific fraud made against individual researchers.

Tobacco, part 4: subpoenas and legal chill


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  • The meme
  • Whistleblower
  • The Code
  • Official inquiries
  • Ironic and illustrative
  • Harassment & intimidation

Mark Lynas’ articleLeaked emails mark dangerous shift in climate denial strategy” noted: “Instead of targeting high-profile science communicators like Al Gore, climate deniers are now encouraging mistrust of those who collect and interpret global warming data.”

New to climate change Denial perhaps, but not to the anti-science Deniers, or many of the individual Deniers who are veteran tobacco lobbyists.

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