Willie Soon Harvard Smithsonian Documents Reveal Southern Company Scandal

All the Willie Soon documents are organized and attached below.

This post will be updated as this investigation proceeds…

Just wanted to get something up tonight…and since the stories were supposed to be embargoed for midnight…alas…(btw, it is amazing how many folks are jamming on the web on a Saturday…not a bad news day after all.)

Here is the first wave of press:

New York Times, Justin Gillis, John Schwartz, “Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher” Feb 21, 2015

Boston Globe, Sylvan Lane, “Senator Edward Markey to investigate energy companies” Feb 21, 2015

The Guardian, Suzanne Goldenberg, “Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry” Feb 21, 2015

Inside Climate News, David Hasemyer, “Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel Fingerprints on Contrarian Climate Research” Feb 21, 2015

The new Willie Soon documents:  These documents are the latest returns on the December 2009 Greenpeace records request to Smithsonian Institution. This file is exactly as the documents were sent to Greenpeace – 131 pages with a Document Cloud index on the right column to the beginning of each separate document.

Here I have rearranged the new documents in chronological order by corporate funder:

Southern Company related documents:

Smithsonian shall not identify Southern Company 

Letter from Alcock to Southern Company, January 2008 “per your request” 

Proposal to Southern Company, January 2008 

Contract btw Smithsonian and Southern Co., Feb 2008 

“Year 1 Report” to Southern Company, January 2009

Proposal to Southern Company, March 2010 

Budget for Southern Company Proposal, March 2010 

Agreement between Smithsonian and Southern Company, July 2010

Final Report for Southern Company, May 2011 

Proposal to Southern Company, September 2011 

Agreement between Smithsonian and Southern Company, October 2011 

Final Report to Southern Company, November 2012 

ExxonMobil related documents:

Proposal to ExxonMobil, February 2008

Smithsonian reroutes Exxon’s Grant to Unrestricted Contribution 

Thank you from CfA to Exxon for “general operating support” 

Exxon Grant letter to Smithsonian, March 2009

Charles G. Koch Foundation related documents:

Proposal to Charles G. Koch Foundation, July 2008 

Letter from Charles G. Koch Foundation confirming grant to Smithsonian, September 2009

Charles G Koch Foundation grant to Smithsonian, November 2010 

Donors Trust related documents:

DonorsTrust letter confirming grant to Smithsonian, November 2010

Final Report to Donors Trust, January 2012

DonorsTrust grant to Smithsonian, February 2012 


Other key resources:

Greenpeace letter to IRS, Feb. 20, 2015

Greenpeace letter to House Science Committee on Exxon, Feb. 20, 2015

Greenpeace letter to House Science Committee on transparency, Feb. 20, 2015 (142 pages)

Posted by Kert Davies