Unpaid private citizen activist, GelbspanFiles.com 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 GelbspanFiles.com 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 Warming.org, 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.