On Climate Research or 'Damn Conservatives Are Cheap Bastards!'
The Guardian reports that the The American Enterprise Institute--an Exxon-Mobil funded think tank--is willing to pay for research that disputes the global warming findings of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But here's the thing, they're only willing to pay $10,000 a pop!
$10,000?! For research that will help Big Oil continue to reap billions of dollars in profits? Exxon-Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell together managed to make $180,000,000 a day in 2006, over $2B in profit for the year. What cheap bastards these f*ckers are! Scientists should demand a piece of the action! I mean, if you're going to sell your soul... Auction it to the highest bidder; Insist on a cut of the 'back-end'; Get a goddamned percentage for Pete's sake!
1/1000 of 1% of that huge windfall just doesn't feed the bulldog!
These bought and paid for scientists are not really giving value for money.
They have had the running and still the facts overtake them.
They are overpaid at $10,000
Well that's one perspective, but you know bad news sells papers. So maybe these harbingers of doom are really just after their 15 minutes--no need to pay them. :-)
The other guys though? How much is it worth to become a pariah?
One miiillllllliiiioooon pennies!
:-) :-) :-) Like the ones from the Tobacco Institute? "Fake scientists," huh? Can you pay them in fake cash?
Snave...but do you think that Big Oil worries when stories like this come out? Bet they don't.