As for background story, there's a character on the internet who personifies the Republican/libertarian echo-chamber's approach to confusing climate science awareness by throwing as much excrement as it as possible and then ignoring all opportunities to educate himself. His name is Steven Goddard, no, not the respected late rocket scientist Robert Goddard, just some schmuck desperately trying to steal some luster off another's great name, (like the George C. Marshall Institute, which has absolutely nothing to do with the man who died in '59).
At first it was a mystery, who was this character? By and by it turned out to be one Tony Heller. You may ask who is Tony Heller? Beats me. It only get's interesting because now another Tony Heller has stepped up to the internet plate with his website Exposed: https://TonyHellerakaStevenGoddardisNotaSociopath.wordpress.com
Who is this Tony Heller Exposed? Well he claims to be the dude hiding behind Steve Goddard's name. Yeah, it's twisted. In his own words: "Exposed is me, the person behind Steve Goddard, an over-the-top-climate denying troll. I'm blowing the whistle on myself and sometimes others." To learn more about Tony aka Goddard aka Heller visit here.
In truth, I'm not sure what to make of his blog, except that more people ought to be aware of it. Why? Because it seems to me there are some good lessons in this approach - that is, in watching how one of the clowns comes clean, or is it tastes some of his own vile poison? You decide. Here are a few snippets: