Richard Muller pretended to be a skeptic, and obtained money on that basis. Then he claimed to have proved global warming.
He just forgot to mention that he never was a skeptic.
December 17, 2003
“Let me be clear. My own reading of the literature and study of paleoclimate suggests strongly that carbon dioxide from burning of fossil fuels will prove to be the greatest pollutant of human history. It is likely to have severe and detrimental effects on global climate.” –
“It is ironic if some people treat me as a traitor, since I was never a skeptic”
Obtaining money based on false pretenses. Isn’t there a word for that?