I would be happy to leave funding sources and related ad hominem attacks out of climate discourse completely, but, given these attacks seem to be an element of, oh say, 99% of all media articles on the topic, why is the scrutiny completely directed at skeptics? Sure, ExxonMobil has probably spent a couple of million dollars funding skeptics. But here is an example of $1.3 billion put behind the alarmist position. And this is just one such example. Gore just raised a $5 billion fund whose success or failure entirely depends on alarmists winning the political debate. These are direct incentives powerful people now have to lobby the government for climate "action" of some sort, whether or not it makes sense, just as ADM lobbies Congress for corn ethanol subsidies that have been proven to make no sense environmentally or economically.