Just came across this on Bloomberg.com:
President Barack Obama’s plan to charge for greenhouse-gas emissions and use the revenue to trim taxes might be wise if the planet were truly warming, economist Ross McKitrick told a group of climate-change skeptics today.
A “truth-based” system to limit heat-trapping gases only if warming is scientifically confirmed might satisfy both sides of the debate, the associate professor of economics at Canada´s University of Guelph said at a conference in New York. The U.S. president has proposed rolling back emissions to 1990 levels regardless of the extent of higher global temperatures.
At a three-day event billed as the biggest meeting of global-warming skeptics, McKitrick and colleagues are challenging the accuracy of long-range climate forecasts and published theory on the extent of warming as their contrarian views are shunned by corporate and political leaders, from the president to the head of U.S. utility Public Service Enterprise Group.
The rest of the article is worth a read, including a quotation from Richard Lindzen of MIT who says that scientists who endorse global warming are "richly rewarded for doing so."