This past September we learned of The University of Calgary’s embarrassment over the discovery that oil industry funds had been moved through its research accounts to carry out non-research activities dealing with climate change issues. These funds were used to support the activities of a group calling itself, buy somewhat mischievously, “Friends of Science” (http://www.friendsofscience.org/). Of course one thinks immediately of the old saw: “With friends such as this, who needs enemies”? Is the irony implicit in the name intended or not (the case would be more interesting if it were).
 http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/sept2011/friends_of_science; Vancouver Sun, 09/15/11 : http://tinyurl.com/3dvscdr; Postmedia News, 09/16/11 (Talisman): http://tinyurl.com/3pvfptv.