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Big Bucks For Another RICO Letter Signatory

September 24, 2015

By Paul Homewood 



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Another signatory of that letter, and yet another from George Mason University is Paul Dirmeyer, full-time Professor from the Dept of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences.



Paul Dirmeyer


This is his CV:


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Note that despite being a “full-time Professor” at George Mason, he is also Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Sciences (COLA), where he has worked since 2001.

And who are COLA? It turns out they are part of the Institute of Global Environment & Society. IGES, run by our friend, and Dirmeyer’s fellow signatory, Jagadish Shukla.




Prior to his Professorship in 2012, Dirmeyer was regularly listed amongst the highest paid employees. And, of course, this was nearly all funded by government grants.




We can see from their latest IRS From 990 that research scientists are making well over $100,000 a year at IGES, so Dirmeyer has clearly profited greatly from the public purse over the years. Little surprise then that he is so keen for sceptics to be silenced.



  1. John permalink
    September 24, 2015 8:51 pm

    It says that he’s a “Full Professor”, not that he’s full time professor. It’s a title and has to do with having tenure, not with any requirements on how much time must be spent on activities at campus. Many academics have joint appointments within and beyond their primary Institute.

  2. duker permalink
    September 25, 2015 2:09 am

    the leadership of COLA is interesting
    President: Shukla, Jagadish
    Assistant to the President and Assistant Business Manager: Shukla, Sonia
    Business Manager: Shukla, Anastasia

    Could we say its nepotism based institute, probably a high class version of a degree mill.
    IGES shares a Rockville MD building with Gerry Wolman- “the Worlds Richest Man “

  3. Joe Public permalink
    September 25, 2015 8:39 am

    Perhaps the target of RICO should be changed?

  4. ColA permalink
    September 26, 2015 2:53 am


    How disgusting, it shows clearly where the RICO should be looking for racketeering!!

  5. johnmarshall permalink
    September 26, 2015 9:28 am

    He certainly does not look old enough to tie his own shoe laces let alone be in charge of a -university department, as professors were in my time.

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