Friday, February 02, 2007

Cash bounty offered for hit jobs on climate report

Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.

Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasize the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

I find it compelling that despite how lucrative global warming denial can be, the overwhelming majority of respected scientists in the field are so unequivocal about global warming's existence and causes.

Update:
Will the Fraser Institute confirm or deny collecting this oily bounty for their act of intellectual wet work?

1 comment:

libhom said...

Climate Creationists sure are low forms of life.

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