A one-time school project gone terribly, terribly wrong.

02 February 2007

Burning Money Partly to Blame for Climate Change "Controversy"

The American Oil-sorry-Enterprise Institute resorted to desperate bribery as the IPCC report neared completion, say some scientists.

They tried to suborn members of the US delegation to the International Panel on Climate Change and other experts with offers reported at $10,000 for articles disputing the panel's work.

The UberKonservatif AEI, known to do the heavy intellectulalizing and rationalizing of some of the loonier "industry-friendly" Bush policies, is not so much "tied to" the oil industry as "a political wing of". From the Guardian:
The letters, sent to scientists in Britain, the US and elsewhere, attack the UN's panel as "resistant to reasonable criticism and dissent and prone to summary conclusions that are poorly supported by the analytical work" and ask for essays that "thoughtfully explore the limitations of climate model outputs".

Climate scientists described the move yesterday as an attempt to cast doubt over the "overwhelming scientific evidence" on global warming. "It's a desperate attempt by an organisation who wants to distort science for their own political aims," said David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

The policy of the AEI on science is well known: Science that advances deristricted greed is cool, which helps fight global warming, so they have to increase the supply.

Short-sighted damnned fools, the lot of them. This is as stupid and transparent as renaming something "Intelligent Design" to try and pretend that there's a rational alternative to Evolution.

I wish to thank Avid Fan PJ for the link to this article.


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