Apparently the American Enterprise Institute hopes the PayPerPost model will work in writing about climate change:
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).
Travel expenses and additional payments were also offered.
As an aside, if you haven’t read the IPCC report today you should. It’s empirical, urgent, and surprisingly accessible reading, and at least you’ll know what you’re agreeing/disagreeing with rather than relying on media summaries.
[via Guardian of London]