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The People-Power-Inflicted Downfall of Heartland

Daniel Souweine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Daniel Souweine

Institutions like Heartland don't fail just because they lie to the public. Institutions like Heartland only crumble when people speak up and say they are tired of being lied to, and provide a credible threat to whoever makes the misinformation possible.

How Worried Should We Be About Climate Change?

David Vognar | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
David Vognar

Simply put: Is climate change something to be worried about enough to take bold action against or something to merely keep an eye on?

Achy Breaky Heartland Institute: May Chicago Meeting Brief

Kert Davies | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

The crowd assembled in Chicago this week at the 7th Heartland Denial-Palooza meeting is a who's who of individuals and organizations that have actively conspired to derail global warming policy and science for the last two decades.

Lucia Graves

Heartland Spin-off 'Will Not Promote Climate Skepticism' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute's insurance research project, formerly the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, which on Friday announc...

Lucia Graves

Controversial Billboard Prompts Internal Rifts At Heartland | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute announced Friday the spin-off of its insurance research project, effective May 31. The departure comes just a we...

The Climate Post: Keystone Pipeline Debate Reopens With Submission of New Application

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Department of State has received a new application from TransCanada to ship crude oil via a proposed pipeline running from the Canadian border to existing infrastructure in Nebraska.

Get Oil, Gas and Coal Off Welfare

Jigar Shah | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

For this election, let's acknowledge that environmental concerns are not moving the electoral needle -- natural gas will probably not be adequately regulated until the industry destroys an acquifer. And maybe not even then.

Lucia Graves

Donors Jump Ship On Heartland | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Six days after the Heartland Institute launched an ad campaign comparing a belief in global warming to the psychology of mass murder, corporate sponso...

Shocking New Oil Propaganda Plan to Fool Americans

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

If anyone doubts there is a well-coordinated, well-funded assault on science in America that is designed to fool people, look no further than this plan.

The Heartland Billboard Embarrassment and the Dangers of Ideological Ignorance

David Ropeik | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

It is far less an appeal to reason, and far more a campaign to preach to the choir, to circle the ideological wagons of the members of the tribe, and rally the troops around Heartland's deeply conservative and libertarian ideals.

Last Week In Crazy

Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy

Another week, another crop of people making the news for opening their mouth (or worse) and getting attention for the regrettable things that come out...

Enough Is Enough: Why Some Ad Campaigns Go Too Far

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

What the American people want and need is a real dialogue about how we can work together to invest in clean energy. It's time we all drew a line in the sand and told the likes of the Heartland Institute to stop creating outlandish ads.

An Open Letter to State Farm About Climate Denial

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Last week, Heartland rolled out a hate-oriented billboard campaign that compared scientists, science organizations, and federal agencies who acknowledge that science suggests human behavior is warming the planet to "murderers and madmen."

The Heartland Institute Self Destructs

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

The notorious group has come out of the shadows and finally fessed up to being the kooks and fanatics that we long suspected they were.

From the Heartland: Schoolchildren, Climate, and... Mass Murder?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

This exposure of families and schoolchildren to the darker aspects of propaganda suggests the Heartland Institute's leadership has sunk to a juvenile bully's level of moral and ethical development.

Lucia Graves

Heartland Institute: 'Not All Global Warming Alarmists Are Murderers' (UPDATE) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

The Heartland Institute is out with what is quite possibly its most ill-considered publicity stunt to date: a poster ad campaign comparing a belief in...

Suppose You Could Actually See Climate Change?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

2012-05-02-imagepull.jpgThis is an image that shows the cumulative increase or decrease in the amount of water on each part of the earth's surface from 2003-2009.

ALEC's Other 'Deadly Force' Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With ALEC in the spotlight, what has still gone unmentioned is its longtime stealth campaign to scuttle state -- and federal -- climate change initiatives, despite the fact that a number of its corporate members publicly acknowledge that global warming is a serious problem.

Sharon Silke Carty

Automaker CEO: Climate Change Is Real | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

After getting called out by an environmental group, General Motors has pulled support from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit well-kno...

What Made a Good Scientist Do a Bad Thing?

Brandon Brown | Posted 05.13.2012 | Science
Brandon Brown

Dr. Gleick has admitted to presenting himself under false pretenses to obtain internal documents from the Heartland Institute. As a scientist, I find his recent actions indefensible, but I'm interested in the causes.

Green Group Urges GM To Stop Funding Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

The recent disclosure that General Motors' charitable arm has funded a think tank skeptical of climate change fueled an outcry among environmentalists...

Why Is Heartland Institute's president Joe Bast So Concerned?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

How did Mosher and other Heartland-aligned climate denial bloggers know immediately and with such a high confidence that the whistleblower was Peter Gleick when as we see this is tricky stuff, and why is Joe Bast going to such great lengths to disavow the memo?

Heartland Furor

J Henry Fair | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
J Henry Fair

Peter Gleick is a hero, and has no need to apologize. We as a society need to wake up and do something about this while there is still time.

Email and Earth

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Christopher Brauchli

It's a sad time for the climate. It's enough to make an iceberg melt. That's because everyone is stealing emails from everyone else.

Making Headlines: Why We Must Find Religious Consensus On Climate Change

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

This month, a study revealed that divisive political leaders drive our public confusion about climate change, an unfortunate finding given the overwhelming scientific consensus about global warming.