From the Apparently I'm in the wrong line of work dep't.
"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)."
Meanwhile, those of us researching history have to scramble for funding. So, come on Exxon! I'm willing to study "the history of oil-based gifts to mankind"! Or how about this one: "Polar Bears: A History of Nature's Worthless Bastards"? Just throw me some money, huh?
Update: The AEI says the Guardian story is entirely unfair. It might be. If they're really trying to create a discussion on the issue, I can't see how that can be bad for the people warning about global warming, frankly.