The Heartland Institute

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The Heartland Institute (THI) is a non-profit right-wing think tank founded in 1984.

From 2009-12-16 Who are the climate change skeptics:

Between 1998 and 2005, [THI] received $561,500 in funding from ExxonMobil, 40% of which was designated for climate science opposition (see the Union of Concerned Scientists Exxon report (PDF)). In April 2008, it published a list of "500 Scientists With Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares" compiled by Dennis Avery, co-author of a 2007 anti-AGW book with S. Fred Singer and participant in NIPCC which attributes periodic warming to a 1500-year solar cycle. The publication of this list resulted in protests from 45 scientists on the list who stated that they are not AGW opponents and requested that their names be removed. Rather than remove the scientists from the list, The Heartland Institute changed the title of the list to "500 Scientists Whose Research Contradicts Man-Made Global Warming Scares." The Heartland Institute's list of 138 climate change experts contains many individuals with no relevant expertise or credentials.

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