According to a report on Friday, February 2, 2007 in The Guardian, scientists are being offered bribes of up to $10,000.00 to dispute the findings in a UN report on climate change by the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank funded by Exxon Mobil with close ties to the Bush Administration. This is an example of how the Bush administration is not making Americans or people around the world safe for future generations. This kind of lying and distorting of scientific evidence for the sake of the corporate bottom line is morally dispicable. 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).