Tactics Used by Climate Change Deniers

Dr. Masters from  Weatherunderground.com posted information about tactics used by the Heartland Institute to undermine the scientific consensus regarding the existence of climate change.

“The story was broken Tuesday by DeSmogBlog, a website dedicated to exposing false claims about climate change science. The documents reveal that donors to Heartland included oil billionaire Charles Koch, and Heartland has spent several million dollars over the past five years to undermine climate science. Tens of thousands of dollars are slated to go this year to well-known climate contrarians S.Fred Singer, Craig Idso, and Anthony Watts of the Watts Up With That? website.”

Get Energy Smart! NOW! says

In light of Heartland Institute’s inadvertently sending out a hundred pages of internal confidential documents, which lay out their budget and name many of their otherwise anonymous Corporate contributors (but not their major ‘anonymous donor’), seven leading climate scientists have sent Heartland an open letter expressing sympathy for the challenges of having seemingly private material open suddenly for perusal by millions of people. As the letter begins

As scientists who have had their emails stolen, posted online and grossly misrepresented, we can appreciate the difficulties the Heartland Institute is currently experiencing following the online posting of the organization’s internal documents earlier this week.

The sympathy is, however rather limited because of the (not that surprising) content of the Heartland documents.

Read also Masters’ 2009 the manufactured doubt industry

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