Edward Maibach, The Center for Climate Change Communication & That Letter

More details on the “inadvertently posted” RICO letter.


By Paul Homewood



We have already seen that the lead signatory of the letter calling on Obama to launch a RICO investigation into climate sceptics, Jagadish Shukla, has been paying himself $500,000 a year out of government climate grants.

Let’s look more closely at another signatory, a certain Edward Maibach, like Shukla, a Professor at George Mason University, where he is also Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication.

Maibach, you may be surprised to learn, is no climate scientist, but has a BA in social psychology from University of California, and a PhD in communication research from Stanford University.

According to the Centre’s blurb:

Ed joined the George Mason University faculty in 2007 to create the Center for Climate Change Communication. Trained in public health and communication, he has extensive experience as an academic researcher and as a communication and social marketing practitioner in government…

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