The denialists based in the right-wing think-tanks might get money from tobacco firms and oil companies but they do have one outstanding environmental credential. They recycle their garbage. Their lies about no climate change since 1998, using satellites to gain a different picture of temperature change, ocean temperatures showing no change and sea levels not rising went through a booming period of interest 4-5 years ago, were thoroughly refuted, but have staged a garbage-based comeback in recent times. It is important to understand that for the most part the people propounding these stories are telling untruths – they are not only just gullible and dimwitted. The facts on these issues are nicely set out on this Department of Climate Change webpage. Worth reading and reflecting on. What are the motives of those ignoring the refutations? What motivates those who persist in making claims that are known to be false?