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Russell Cook


Contact Russell Cook @questionAGW

Unpaid private citizen activist, blogger

Russell Cook is an unpaid advisor to Heartland regarding the origins of false 'industry corruption' accusations leveled at global warming "skeptics." Among those occasional contributions is "Merchants of Smear," which was published as a Heartland Policy Brief in 2014. In 2013, Heartland created the bare-bones online structure for his blog, which has a regular outlet for Cook to provide myriad detail on the way corporate collusion accusations against skeptic scientists and places like Heartland fall apart, and who the people are behind these false accusations.

Cook is the author of numerous articles at American Thinker, RedState, Breitbart, Global, WattsUpWithThat, PBS Ombudsman Letters, and elsewhere. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and his associate degree in graphic arts from the Al Collins School of Graphic Design. He may not have any climate science expertise, but that is no barrier  for anyone when it comes to asking the simple question of whether evidence exists to prove that skeptic climate scientists engage in a pay-for-performance arrangements with fossil fuel corporations.

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 14, 2017
By Russell Cook
It is a propagandist’s dream to live in relative obscurity while seeing his work repeated and embraced across the land. Let me show you how it is not Ross Gelbspan I dwell on, but his words and the outgrowth from them.
May 28, 2015
By Russell Cook
Financially speaking, Merchants of Doubt, which purports to debunk global warming skeptics by revealing their nefarious sources of funding, is a dud.
February 26, 2015
By Russell Cook
A brief word of explanation about the first part of that title, it’s a variation of the “Resist, we much” teleprompter reading gaffe by the Reverend Al Sharpton, where he meant to say “Resist, we must” on his TV show.
February 13, 2015
By Russell Cook
What made Brian Williams inject himself into an Iraq war incident? Perhaps the reason is as simple as a juvenile desire to remain in the center of adoring attention.
September 19, 2014
By Russell Cook
For about two decades we’ve been told the science behind human-caused global warming is settled, and to ignore skeptic scientists because they’ve been paid by industry to manufacture doubt about the issue.

2018 By the Numbers

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