Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism
Sharon Beder (1998)
This widely celebrated 1998 book by Sharon Beder provides an excellent overview of industry-funded astroturf fronts and their activities. Though the incidents it reports are now at least several years old, it is still as timely as ever because little has changed in the overall picture of how these groups operate. Beder is a Australia based engineer who heads an environmental education program at the University of Sydney.
This site is one of the best resources on the Internet for information about the network of fronts set up by industry and Far-Right interests to advance the interests of polluters, particularly greenhouse gas emitters. The information is presented in an interactive flash format or as HTML fact sheets. For those who would dismiss Greenpeace as having “liberal bias” nearly all of the information presented is cited to independent sources, most of which are publications of the astroturf groups themselves or their benefactors.