For some time now those who have most to lose from a sensible global response to climate change have sought to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the situation. now, via the Guardian we learn that even though Exxon Mobil claim to have faced up to the reality of climate change - itself a big leap - they're actually still bribing scientists to lie about the truth via an organisation called the American Enterprise Institute.

And I've not met Ben from the UK office, but he seems to be on the money when he says

"The AEI is more than just a thinktank, it functions as the Bush administration's intellectual Cosa Nostra. They are White House surrogates in the last throes of their campaign of climate change denial. They lost on the science; they lost on the moral case for action. All they've got left is a suitcase full of cash."