Incentives create a type of behavior. If you want to achieve something which requires influencing public opinion then you create think tanks, grass root’s organizations, facts & figures. You stigmatize, engage in lawfare and personalize attacks. You seek to reward those espousing the cause and cause harm to those who stand against it. This of course includes spreading lies and disinformation. It’s a standard modus operandi which cuts across subject areas. This is why you have to be skeptical when examining data and theories of the world. Data and theories of the world are the building blocks of your cognitive frameworks and mental models. These in turn shape your understanding and actions.
Given how our brains are wired, you have to be doubly skeptical about something that confirms your prejudices. It drops your defenses. Similarly you have to review and follow the thoughts of those you disagree with. You have to in order to mitigate the tendency to discount evidence that contradicts your beliefs and to test your assumptions.
The linked videos are by some of the biggies on the skeptical side of the anthropogenic global warming debate. If you’ve not read/watched their work in its entirety then you’ve probably only been exposed to straw man propaganda. If you are not truly familiar with their work, then check out some of these:
$79bn of funding from the US government alone to prove a global warming crisis at the 9 minute mark in the 50 to 1 Project – Joanne Nova Interview. Sometimes you get what you pay for.