Friday, February 02, 2007

Global Warming Report

It's out today, if you haven't heard. It's only 20 pages long, so just read it already! I know I'm just being an enabler, but if you're lazy, the BBC has a summary. In other news, scientists are being offered large chunks of money to write articles dissenting from the report:
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).

Honestly, I don't know how they can be so blatant about doing stuff like this. Haven't we learned from a certain recent war that "selective intelligence" just isn't very intelligent?

1 comment:

carson said...

I saw this last week, and it pisses me off to no end. Just give me the science, I'll make up my own mind. Gov shouldn't be telling me anything red is possibly blue.