Typical of the slander that Skeptics like to indulge in is the claim that scientists are making up global warming simply to earn a salary and get funding from the government. Other than the slanderous arrogance such an accusation is based on there is a logical flaw in it.
There is a wide assortment of scientists and other professionals who are either directly employed by the government or receive research grants such as nuclear physicists, astronomers, medical personnel, chemists, biologists, etc. Are we supposed to assume that their respective fields are fraudulent just because they have a salary? Are we supposed to believe that the moon landing was faked just because NASA received billions of dollars and their scientists, engineers, and technicians had good salaries?
Skeptic organizations and individuals, on the other hand, are well funded by oil and coal corporations with an estimated 558 million dollars, from 2003 to 2010, having been spent on the denial of global warming. Much of that money goes to conservative ‘think tanks’ which create dozens of talking points and pass this information on to conservative websites and their viewers. They also invite well paid professional speakers to speak at political ‘grassroots’ events.