AEI Looking for "Middle Ground" in Climate Debate

on

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI ) is once again offering $10,000 payments to scientists who will comment on climate change – this time in the search for policy options that will open up a “middle ground” in the debate over climate change policy.

This fascinating-if-true development is reported here on the Science and Politics of Global Climate Change Blog.

For the record, the payment – for essays of between 7,500 and 10,000 words – is comparable to what a middling public magazine might pay for a badly researched piece of journalism. On one hand, if AEI offered more, it might hope to get more senior writers than those who contributed to the recently released Fraser Institute critique of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report.

On the other hand, if AEI offered more, we would be even quicker to accuse them of buying science. Their only real option is to proceed in good faith. If they really want to open up a helpful discussion of reasonable policy options, it will become obvious soon enough.

Related Posts

on

Cheniere Energy has introduced “cargo emissions tags” to assuage climate concerns of potential buyers. But a new report says these tags are riddled with problems.

Cheniere Energy has introduced “cargo emissions tags” to assuage climate concerns of potential buyers. But a new report says these tags are riddled with problems.
Opinion
on

Anti-science rhetoric and special interests have pushed us to the edge of climate chaos. But just as quantum physics disrupted our view of matter and energy, quantum social change disrupts our beliefs about what’s possible, how fast, and by whom.

Anti-science rhetoric and special interests have pushed us to the edge of climate chaos. But just as quantum physics disrupted our view of matter and energy, quantum social change disrupts our beliefs about what’s possible, how fast, and by whom.
on

Climate campaigners concerned over Jane Toogood’s role in a company that sells technology to produce hydrogen from methane.

Climate campaigners concerned over Jane Toogood’s role in a company that sells technology to produce hydrogen from methane.
on

The Vermont senator nevertheless supported final passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it "a step forward" on climate and drug prices.

The Vermont senator nevertheless supported final passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it "a step forward" on climate and drug prices.