The Heartland Institute
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.
- the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, an anti-AGW propaganda-fest
- The Skeptics Handbook by Joanne Nova (Australian GW skeptic) recently distributed in the US to minority churches
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- Lippard Blog
- 2015/02/22 [L..T] Willie Soon is going down "Soon is a dishonest hack, one of the climate change deniers who exploited his prestigiously titled position as a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (Oooh! Sciencey!) to claim authority in attacks on more credible climate scientists, and he’s been very popular on the denialist side of things. [..] Now his own boss is admitting that he violated disclosure principles by failing to reveal his industry connections."
- 2015/02/22 [L..T] Scientist Took Money From The Fossil Fuel Industry "One of the world's most prominent climate researchers publishing scientific papers that doubt humanity's role in climate change has received at least $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry to fund his research and salary, according to documents revealed this weekend."