The most far-reaching and scientifically valid study of global warming was released this morning in Paris....and it's devastating...and even a bit depressing. But the global warming deniers (sort of like holocaust deniers) never give up...no matter how overwhelming the evidence, they've got to find some way of casting doubt and creating confusion.
So just who are they and how do they do that? The Guardian has the story.
Here's a snippet too.
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).
American Enterprise Institute? Now where have I heard that name before? Oh yeah, the Guardian helps us out a little bit
The AEI has received more than $1.6m from ExxonMobil and more than 20 of its staff have worked as consultants to the Bush administration. Lee Raymond, a former head of ExxonMobil, is the vice-chairman of AEI's board of trustees.
That's also where Cheney goes to give his "scare the crap out of 'em" speeches. It's one of Bush's favorite audiences and the media likes to play those speeches and presentations as if they are given to neutral or even thoughtful audiences...they aren't...it' political incest at it's best.
And now, petro dollars are being offered as bribes to buy one more last gasp of credibility to the deniers....to offer one more "hail mary" ....
Money....dollars...to blind us from AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH