Interesting story in the SMH today.

Documents show that Professor Bob Carter, a leading climate change sceptic  is paid a monthly retainer by the US Heartland Institute.

Heartland is a conservative think tank, and is paying Carter $US20,000 as part of a program to pay "high-profile individuals who regularly and publicly counter the alarmist [anthropogenic global warming] message".

Here's an extract from Wikipedia on Heartland:

In the 1990s, the group worked with the tobacco company Philip Morris to question the science linking secondhand smoke to health risks, and to lobby against government public health reforms.[6][7][8] More recently, the Institute has focused on questioning the scientific consensus on climate change, and has sponsored meetings of climate change skeptics.

Sounds like we have out own 'doubt-mongers' right here at home ....

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/scientist-denies-he-is-mouthpiece-of-us-climatesceptic-think-tank-20120215-1t6yi.html

Carter writes regularly for News Ltd.



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