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As with many public debates, the debate on climate change has a number of participants whose activities are influential, secretive and unethical. In the climate change debate, some fossil fuel corporations have funded apparently unrelated bodies which claim to have some scientific expertise or which claim to represent citizens' interests. The purpose of this activity is to provide sources of commentary which can be cited in media coverage. This paper examines three ways in which public debate and news coverage on climate change are shaped by the activities of climate change deniers in cooperation with fossil fuel companies.

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Karoly, David 2008. ‘Warming trend has not been reversed’ The Australian, 29 April.
McCright, Aaron M. and Riley E. Dunlap, 2003. ‘Defeating Kyoto: The Conservative Movement's Impact on US Climate Change Policy’, Social Problems, Vol. 50, No. 3, August.
Mooney, Chris 2005) The Republican War on Science, New York: Basic Books.
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Ward, Bob 2006. Letter to Nick Thomas, Esso UK, September.
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Antilla, Liisa 2005. ‘Climate of scepticism: US newspaper coverage of the science of climate change’, Global Environmental Change 15: 338-352.
Begley, Sharon 2007. ‘The Truth About Denial’, Newsweek, US Edition, 13 Aug.
Boykoff, Maxwell T. and Jules M. Boykoff, 2004. ‘Balance as Bias: global warming and the US prestige press’, Global Environmental Change Vol. 14 Issue 2: 125-136.
Chapman, Phil, 2008. ‘Sorry to ruin the fun but the ice age cometh’, The Australian, 22 April.
Gelbspan, Ross 1997 The Heat is On, Reading (Mass): Addison Wesley Publishing.
Gelbspan, Ross 2005 Boiling Point, New York: Basic Books.
Hamilton, Clive (2007) Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change, Black Inc. Agenda: Melbourne.
Jacques, Peter, Riley Dunlap, Mark Freeman 2008. ‘The organisation of denial: conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism’ in Environmental Politics, Vol. 17. No. 3: 349-385.
Karoly, David 2008. ‘Warming trend has not been reversed’ The Australian, 29 April.
McCright, Aaron M. and Riley E. Dunlap, 2003. ‘Defeating Kyoto: The Conservative Movement's Impact on US Climate Change Policy’, Social Problems, Vol. 50, No. 3, August.
Mooney, Chris 2005) The Republican War on Science, New York: Basic Books.
Pearse, Guy 2007 High and Dry, Camberwell: Viking.
Sawer, Marian 2004. ‘Populism and Public Choice in Australia and Canada: turning equality-seekers into “special interests”,’ in Marian Sawer and Barry Hindess,(Eds) (2004) Us and Them: Anti-Elitism in Australia, Perth: API Network.
Ward, Bob 2006. Letter to Nick Thomas, Esso UK, September.
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