02 February 2007

A Climate of Desperation

Of course, the situation is serious, but at least we're not as desperate as this lot:

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 emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

What a good idea: Rent-a-Scientist. (Via Digg.)

2 comments:

Rob said...

Sadly, this comes hot on the heels of "Big Oil" earning praise for admitting that their views regading the degree to which fossil-fuel emissions are contributing to global warming are changing.

glyn moody said...

Yes, some people manage to have their cake and eat it....