Tip of the iceberg…..

The organization responsible for circulating a letter asking President Obama to prosecute those skeptical of man-made global warming is almost entirely funded by U.S. taxpayers.

A letter circulated and signed by scientists with the Institute of Global Environment and Society calls for global warming skeptics to be prosecuted, but what’s been left out of media reports on the letter is that IGES gets millions of dollars from taxpayers every year. On top of that, the organization’s lead scientist gets paid a six-figure salary for part-time work, according to tax documents published online.

Last week, a group of scientists and academics led by Jagadish Shukla, a science professor at George Mason University and a lead author of the United Nation’s 2007 climate report, signed a letter asking Obama and other White House officials to conduct a “RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”

IGES, a Maryland-based non-profit established to “improve understanding and prediction of the variations of the Earth’s climate through scientific research on climate variability and climate predictability, and to share both the fruits of this research and the tools necessary to carry out this research with society as a whole.” Scientists involved with the group are now calling for RICO to be used against those that disagree with them on global warming.