Documents Expose Campaign By Think Tank To Undermine Climate Science

A series of leaked internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a conservative U.S. think tank, reveal an elaborate, multi-million dollar campaign to undermine the credibility of global warming science.

The documents — which were sent anonymously to several bloggers and can be viewed online at — describe efforts to produce scientific studies that “discredit the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The Heartland Institute also allocated $100,000 to create a global warming curriculum for school teachers emphasizing “that the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain — two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science.”

According to the documents, a significant part of the campaign has been funded by a single anonymous donor, who spent more than $8.6 million on “climate change projects” from 2007 to 2011. That individual donated $3.6 million in 2008, the same year that the Heartland Institute began organizing annual climate change conferences.

Article appearing courtesy Yale Environment 360.

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Paul Patane

What will these corporate sponsored megalomaniacs think of next? . They already suppressed the science that could have halted the need for oil over fifty years ago. The same science and technology that today they are now trying to discredit and vilify again. Will these corporate elitists stop at nothing to have their way? How can we suppress the issues of climate change from our children when they will inherit this planet after us??

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