A coalition of climate scientists admitted today that opposition to anthropogenic climate change was actually an elaborate ruse designed to prolong funding into climate science.
“We discovered global warming and it was a pretty sobering conference when we realised that just about every recognised expert in the field agreed that without action our planet is boned and that humanity was responsible. It was even more upsetting to realise that all of the resulting research money would go to engineers and scientists to tackle the problem and none would come into the climate science community who’d worked so hard to alert the world.”
It transpires that a secret cabal of scientist took it upon themselves to sabotage their own work planting outspoken bloggers and misusing emails and references to create confusion and consequentally funding but they now feel the lie has snowballed into something they can no longer control.
“It worked for a while. We made a good living defending global warming science and the stooges got rich off the back of coal and oil money - we meant to tell everyone sooner but it got too big too fast. We’re sorry but it can’t go on. Some of the genuine nuts out there are driving this harder than the people we planted. With the recent US elections we now see that we have to come clean... I mean John Boehner as the new speaker!?”