If you are interested in the climate change denial industry, you need to check out two crucial new pieces, which are running in conjunction.

First, the American News Project’s "Smoke and CO2: How to Spin Global Warming," which highlights the the historical links between the effort to deny tobacco science and the effort to deny climate science. Eye-opening:

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Second, a report from the Center for Public Integrity called "Global Warming: Heated Denials, The Organized Effort to Cast Doubt on Climate Change," by Lisa Chiu. It covers the history of the movement and the relationships between funders and shills.

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Some day we’re going to look back and be mortified that we allowed these charlatans and hucksters to bamboozle us into essentially wasting 10 percent of the 21st century dithering.