AEI Seeks Scientists for Sale: $10,000 to First Taker

Thu, 2006-11-09 11:11Richard Littlemore
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AEI Seeks Scientists for Sale: $10,000 to First Taker

Per the attached letter, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Research (AEI) has been shopping for scientists who will review the coming Fourth Assessment Review (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

That's no crime, but it's a bit suspect when a right-wing think tank specifies exactly what the “scientific review” will discover before the scientists even sit down to start reading. AEI is looking for something that “thoughtfully explores the limitations of climate model outputs as they pertain to the development of climate policy.” (My emphasis.)

AEI says it will pay $10,000 for 10,000 words, but clearly they're only looking for one good sentence from one accommodating academic - one line that enables them to argue that you shouldn't use the work of the best climate scientists in the world to make policy.

As I said, what AEI is doing is no crime; but it should be.
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