As this Guardian article explains, those returds at the American Enterprise Institute offered scientists 10,000 samolies (US) in an attempt to undermine a very important report about to be released by the UN.
Sure, greed is good, and the AEI are surely counting on that most American of human traits to further blow smoke out of their asses and into everyone else’s face <cough>.
“Hey gang, I have an idea, let’s muddy up the issue further! It’s fun! And profitable! And it’ll all come a cropper long after we’re dead anyway, and my trust fund heirs will be safely ensconced on higher ground in soon-to-be balmy Wyoming! Even the lesbian ones!” -Swinging Dick Cheney, American Overlord