- 2015-01 Tell the Smithsonian: Drop Willie Soon "Dr. Willie Soon — an astrophysicist employed by the Smithsonian – is a go-to "scientist" for climate deniers in Congress, despite his lack of climate credentials. Worse yet, he's received research grants exclusively from fossil fuel companies and dark money groups since 2002. [..] Now The Boston Globe is reporting that Soon just published a paper on climate change without disclosing his fossil fuel funding — a violation of the journal's ethics code and a no-no in the science community. [..] Tell the Smithsonian: Don't lend your good name to fossil fuel-funded climate denial. Drop Dr. Willie Soon."
- 2015-01-26 [L..T] Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules "In a note at the end of the paper, all four authors claimed no conflicts of interest on the published study. But Kert Davies, executive director of the Climate Investigations Center, an organization based in Virginia, said Soon's long track record of accepting energy-industry related grants indicates otherwise and might constitute a violation of Science Bulletin's disclosure policy. [..] In a letter to Science Bulletin, Davies points to the more than $1 million Soon has received from companies and interests supporting studies critical of climate change."
- 2015-02-22 [L..T] Willie Soon is going down "Soon is a dishonest hack, one of the climate change deniers who exploited his prestigiously titled position as a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (Oooh! Sciencey!) to claim authority in attacks on more credible climate scientists, and he’s been very popular on the denialist side of things. [..] Now his own boss is admitting that he violated disclosure principles by failing to reveal his industry connections."
- 2015-02-22 [L..T] Scientist Took Money From The Fossil Fuel Industry "One of the world's most prominent climate researchers publishing scientific papers that doubt humanity's role in climate change has received at least $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry to fund his research and salary, according to documents revealed this weekend."