As per my post (Prominent Australian wine maker is “sceptical of climate change), I have been investigating possible connections to the denial movement and Australian businesses and organisations.
After several days of waiting Voyager Estate have replied. In short, they ask why would I ask:
Thank you for your email of 19 April 2010 which has been forwarded to me for reply.
In the interests of providing a relevant response, I would be grateful if you could let me know some information about you and the reasons for your enquiry.
[Name etc. not published]
Voyager Estate (if it is indeed the same company) features prominently in Climate Change: The Facts. If this is their stated position, then one would hope they would back that up or correct any misconceptions.
The reply is from management. My response, as follows:
Thank you for your reply dated 20 April 2010. My interest is two fold.
Firstly, I came across the publication “Climate Change: The Facts” and noted that Voyager Estate was featured prominently as an organisation calling for an “open debate” on climate change. Having been to your winery – and sampled both the wines and food – I was curious to know if it was indeed your organisation.
Secondly, and to be honest, I maintain a blog that explores the issue of climate change. I had noted Voyager Estates possible connection to this publication and believed your organisation has a right of reply. If I am [under] the misapprehension that Voyager Estate is in no way connected to the IPA publication and not a signatory to the petition, then I will happily correct that. I’d note that I have also contacted the IPA to confirm this facts as well.
Given the very public position that seems to have been taken, as a member of the public I believe Voyager Estate is beholden to clarify the issue.
You may see my initial comments here: https://watchingthedeniers.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/prominent-australian-wine-maker-is-sceptical-of-climate-change/
Therefore, I would greatly appreciate if you could clarify my initial questions.
I stress this: if I am wrong, I’ll happily retract my initial statements and apologise for any errors.