Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.
I've learned from fifteen years in the eco-trenches that the fight to protect our planet from pollution is more than just a fight against ExxonMobil or Charles and David Koch; it's ultimately a fight against the Reagan legacy.
It's about an hour into the after-party when someone in the middle of the room, near a giant projector screen playing vintage television ads, begins banging his glass and yelling for everyone to be quiet.
The price of an energy source should reflect not just its production costs but its impact on health, natural resources, and aesthetics. Without those inclusions, fossil fuels will be enjoying an economic advantage they don't deserve.
Why did the media that covered Climategate not question the fact that the allegations about the integrity of climate science was coming from a network of climate deniers and oil-industry funded skeptic groups?