Dan McEnroe sends this along:
WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The American Enterprise Institute, which has received $1.6 million from ExxonMobil, offered scientists up to $10,000 for a “policy critique” of the U.N. global warming report released on Friday.
The pro-business think tank, with numerous close ties to the Bush administration, denied it was looking for global warming skeptics to cast doubt on the U.N. report.
First reported in the Guardian newspaper in Britain, the program aimed to publish scientists’ essays to coincide with the release of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.
The report found, with 90 percent probability, that humans caused accelerated global warming in the last half-century. It was released in Paris on Friday.
It’s not even noon and I’m already disgusted.
(And, “pro-business?” What business would that be, precisely?)