I guess now we really know why Fred Singer "Remains a Global Warming Skeptic," huh?
We all knew some of deniers were making money, but who knew it was this much?? From a January 2012 memo from the Heartland Institute:
Our current budget includes funding for high-profile individuals who regularly and publicly counter the alarmist AGW message. At the moment, this funding goes primarily to Craig Idso ($11,600 per month), Fred Singer ($5,000 per month, plus expenses), Robert Carter ($1,667 per month), and a number of other individuals, but we will consider expanding it, if funding can be found.$139,200 a year for Craig Idso! $60,000 a year for Fred Singer, plus expenses!
It's really time for the editors everywhere who publish op-eds, like the WSJ and The Australian, to start disclosing funding sources. Completely. Always. Every time. For any op-eds, anywhere, of whatever view. Too many people are for sale.
UPDATE: Not to mention Joseph Bast, the President of the Heartland Institute, who made $145,135 in 2010.