Good Enough for Friends of Science; Not Good Enough for Philip Morris

Tue, 2006-06-20 16:05Richard Littlemore
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Good Enough for Friends of Science; Not Good Enough for Philip Morris

In 2002, at the oil money sponsored press conference of the industry front group Friends of Science, they listed Dr. Fred Seitz as one of their suggested consulting scientists – someone who could set the scientific record straight on climate change.

Yet, in a memo, written 13 years earlier, the tobacco giant Philip Morris dismissed Seitz as “quite elderly and not sufficiently rational to offer advice.”

It says something about the standard of excellence FOS is willing to accept, no?