I had the immense pleasure and great honor of joining Molly, Nick, and Tim on the Geeks Without God podcast to talk about the recent mailing of a book and some other material about climate change to science teachers, by the Heartland Institute. This mailing was an effort to sow seeds of doubt about climate…
Authored by Alasdair Macleod via The Mises Institute, If nothing else, the Chinese have a sense of history and destiny. They have had a glorious past, stretching back millennia, and once controlled most of the Asian heartland in the days of Genghis and Kublai Khan. Show More Summary
It’s even more disgusting now than it was then. Five years ago this Thursday, the Heartland Institute–the industry-funded think tank notorious for rejecting the settled science connecting smoking to cancer and the burning of fossil fuels to climate change–engaged in one of the sleaziest media campaigns of all time: Drivers moving along Chicago’s inbound Eisenhower... Read more »
If you teach physical science your mailbox may have recently been assaulted by a tract from the Heartland Institute titled "Why scientists disagree about global warming." The lie in the title is an excellent preview of the book's contents. Show More Summary
The climate change deniers at the Koch brothers-backed Heartland Institute have apparently mailed a lengthy report challenging established climate science to 25,000 educators across the nation. The report, entitled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming,” has been challenged as climate “propaganda” by the National Science Teachers Association. Show More Summary
The Heartland Institute, America’s leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new installment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its report on the “unsettled” science of global warming to thousands… Read more...
The Heartland Institute plans to mail a climate-denial information packet to 200,000 science teachers this year. And educators are pushing back hard at what they described as a climate skeptic manifesto.
Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in The Hill that the Supreme Court may well strike down the state prohibitions on funding religious schools (known as “baby Blaine amendments”) because of their origins in anti-Catholic bias. Show More Summary
One of America’s most prominent climate-denying groups, galvanized by the Trump administration listening to their claims, has set it sights on a new target: teachers. The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank that’s become one...Show More Summary
The book, created by the Heartland Institute, will be sent out until every science teacher in the U.S. has a copy, PBS Frontline reports.
Before President Trump even approved the Keystone Pipeline, GOP mega-donors Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer were already celebrating with a two-day anti-climate conference sponsored by the conservative Heartland Institute. Among the speakers was British climate denialist Lord Christopher Monckton,...
Standing in front of a crowd of influential climate science deniers and conspiracy theorists, Myron Ebell was in a triumphant mood. “ It’s the people who have worked persistently against global warming alarmism that made this election possible,” said Ebell, referring to the election of Donald J. Show More Summary
(March 28, 2017 07:42 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Dan Klein comments on Donald Trump's FDA nominee for the Heartland Institute. Klein, with Alex Tabarrok, edits the FDA Review project of the Independent Institute. On Gottlieb, Klein is very positive: Scott Gottlieb is not a William Lloyd Garrison, but... (6 COMMENTS)
An award winner at a flagship conference for climate science deniers has compared their work to the heroics of firefighters during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. Greeted with applause, the statement was made by University of...Show More Summary
When President Donald Trump signed executive orders pushing for the approval and expedited review of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, an oil industry-funded think tank put out an interesting comment supporting the move in...Show More Summary
H. Sterling Burnett, writing for the Heartland Institute blog, wrote a revealing post titled: Energy Restrictions, Not Climate Change, Put Civilizations at Risk. In my opinion it is a classic example of misleading propaganda, worthy of deconstruction as a case study. What Is Propaganda? I always endeavor to be as clear, thorough, and fair in […]
One of the world’s most notorious climate science denial groups is “reaching out to the fossil fuel community” to raise cash in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election. Coal industry veteran and new Heartland Institute senior fellow...Show More Summary
You would not know it from the discussions about the economic issues of the nation’s industrial heartland, but manufacturing is at an all-time high in the United States according to a November 2016 Brookings Institution study. The manufacturing recovery since the Great Recession has been quite remarkable. Show More Summary