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    Climate Denial Funding Network Exposed

    A whistle-blower at the climate denial (and pro-smoking) US think tank the Heartland Institute has leaked a sheaf of documents exposing how money is channelled to fake "scientists" so that they can obfuscate and confuse the public over climate change.

    An anonymous donor calling him (or her)self "Heartland Insider" has released the Heartland Institute's budget, fundraising plan, its Climate Strategy for 2012 and sundry other documents (all attached) that prove all of the worst allegations that have been levelled against the organization.

    It is clear from the documents that Heartland advocates against responsible climate mitigation and then uses that advocacy to raise money from oil companies and "other corporations whose interests are threatened by climate policies." Heartland particularly celebrates the funding that it receives from the fossil fuel fortune being the Charles G. Koch Foundation.
    Heartland Institute budget and strategy revealed | Deep Climate

    Denialgate - Internal Heartland Documents Expose Climate Denial Funding Network

    Richard Littlemore | Heartland Insider Exposes Institute's Budget and Strategy
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    More from the BBC on this story, which is really no surprise. It was well known that wealthy magnates in fossil fuel were funding climate science denialists.

    Recently, a leading climate science denialist, Viscount Monckton, was caught on video planning an approach to the Australian "super-rich" to obtain funds to set up a propaganda TV station. Fox News was the quoted example.

    Here is the BBC on the Heartland Story BBC News - Openness: A Heartland-warming tale

    Whatever the rights and wrongs of that, the big issue is surely this: when the Heartland Institute speaks on climate change, it is speaking with the money, fundamentally, of one major donor.

    And we have no idea who he is.
    The good news is that the Heartland Institute may lose its tax-exempt status over this.
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    Mods.



    Your chance to prove you are Warmy ************************ers and merge this like you did new threads on the Climagate emails.


    Merge it or prove yourself complete Alrmists f_uckwits.
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    With all your links you could include one to the other side of the story or are you running a kangaroo court?

    Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents | Heartland Institute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    With all your links you could include one to the other side of the story or are you running a kangaroo court?

    Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents | Heartland Institute
    Have you not met Eaudecrap??
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    Well I can see this thread is already on course to be a civil discussion about scientific modelling and scrutiny of the same.


    Lol jk,

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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    A whistle-blower at the climate denial (and pro-smoking) US think tank the Heartland Institute has leaked a sheaf of documents exposing how money is channelled to fake "scientists" so that they can obfuscate and confuse the public over climate change.



    Heartland Institute budget and strategy revealed | Deep Climate

    Denialgate - Internal Heartland Documents Expose Climate Denial Funding Network

    Richard Littlemore | Heartland Insider Exposes Institute's Budget and Strategy
    Just shows that Scientists on both sides can be bought. Thats all.

    Oh and that you are obsessed with something most people have lost interest in.

    Lets just move away from fossil fuels because its obsurd that our entire civilization is based on something finite.
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    Is Owedtononsense throwing his manbag around the place again ?



    It's over, so we can expect many entertaining b*tchy fits from the closet cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    With all your links you could include one to the other side of the story or are you running a kangaroo court?

    Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents | Heartland Institute
    Why, I am doing what everyone does on this site - presenting my case.

    BTW, since the Heartland Institute have a few billionaires on their side, I do not think they need your bleeding heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeupcall View Post
    Just shows that Scientists on both sides can be bought. Thats all.

    Oh and that you are obsessed with something most people have lost interest in.

    Lets just move away from fossil fuels because its obsurd that our entire civilization is based on something finite.
    Heartland does not have "scientists". Only one side has the vast majority of real scientists, over 97% of the discipline.

    The Heartland crowd are just shills, who:

    • have no labs
    • take no field trips
    • get no Science Foundation grants
    • write no peer-reviewed papers
    • attend no climate science conferences


    Their sole job is to take good research done by real scientists and try to trash it on blogs or in the media.

    What planet do you live on? - These were the tactics used for years by Big Tobacco to prevent smoking bans. Now the strategems have been transferred over to climate change denial.
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