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American Enterprise Institute All they have left is a suitcase full of cash

Friday, February 2, 2007

American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Exxon-funded think tank, is now offering scientists $10,000 to cast doubts on a report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to The Guardian, the report is widely regarded as the most comprehensive review yet of climate change science.

Quoted in the Guardian piece is Ben Stewart of Greenpeace:

The AEI is more than just a thinktank, it functions as the Bush administration's intellectual Cosa Nostra. They are White House surrogates in the last throes of their campaign of climate change denial. They lost on the science; they lost on the moral case for action. All they've got left is a suitcase full of cash.

Well said.

Wonkette has written this article per AEI's solicitation:

Dear American Enterprise Institute:

Global warming is totally made-up and not real. We are burning a barrel of oil right now and it’s still fucking freezing out! Have you been outside today?

Please contact us at the email address to your left for details on how to make the payment.

Yours,
Wonkette

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