It’s hard to decide who to hate more: The people working for the Bush administration (um, I mean the American Enterprise Institute) who sent the bribery offers, or the “scientists” and “economists” who take the bait:
Government leaders and scientists around the world hailed the report as accurate, long over due, and evidence that greenhouse emissions must be brought under control. Of course, here in America, we have to be different:
The Guardian — 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 think-tank 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).
I’m leaning toward hating the scientists who destroy the credibility of legitimate science by polluting the debate with oil backed BS.