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Heartland Suggests (and Quickly Retracts) That Believing in Climate Change Puts You in League With the Unabomber

5/4/2012 // By Max Greenberg

A few hours ago, a news item about our old pals at the Heartland Institute was flying around the internet at light speed. It seems that in preparation for their annual climate denial conference, which this year ends the day before […] Read more >

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Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

3/5/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The hand-written letter was from an 8-year-old 2nd grader. I’ll call her Kay. She told me that she saw my YouTube video about the problems global warming is causing for polar bears. She was “angry” and “sad” and said that she knew to […] Read more >

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Video: Tell Heartland to Keep Climate Denial and Bogus Controversy Out of Our Schools

3/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

In a recent fundraising appeal and petition, The Climate Reality Project released a short video (see below). In it, some precocious kids tell us what they’ve been learning: “Human activity isn’t changing the climate…CO2 is harmless!…People can’t change the weather…A […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – February 24, 2012

2/24/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live February 18 – Did you join us last […] Read more >

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Dear Heartland Institute: NWF Won’t Back Down in Defending Environmental Education

2/21/2012 // By Max Greenberg

A FedEx Overnight package from Chicago landed on my desk today. It did not contain late Valentine’s Day treats. Inside, there was a cease-and-desist letter from the Heartland Institute focusing on a recent post I did for Wildlife Promise. The […] Read more >

From the Heartland: An Inside Look at the Extreme Right’s War on K-12 Climate and Environmental Education

2/17/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

America’s extreme right has been attacking climate change and environmental education in schools for decades using a variety of tactics aimed at keeping it from becoming core  knowledge our children have upon graduation. The recent revelation that the Heartland Institute […] Read more >

School wouldn't be worth a whole lot if we taught every fringe 'controversy.' (flickr | sidewalk flying)

Koch-Funded Plan in Development to Teach K-12 Kids Global Warming isn’t Real

2/15/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Ah, the old ‘teach the controversy’ gambit. If there’s an easier, more cynical way of casting doubt on reality, I haven’t seen it yet! Case in point: ThinkProgress Green says it has acquired documents that show the partly Koch and […] Read more >

Flat Earth Society Meeting (Free Box Lunch!)

10/8/2009 // By Miles Grant

Has there ever been such a gathering of global warming denying astroturf groups in one place? Friday's meeting of the Flat Earth Society on Capitol Hill may be breaking a dubious record. It's titled, "President Obama to be challenged on […] Read more >

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (Or: How I Found a Home at Heartland)

3/4/2008 // By Miles Grant

While I’m blogging from inside the Heartland Institute’s global warming denier conference today, I spent the first two hours of the event on the outside looking in. When I went to register on Friday, the event’s website said that the […] Read more >

The Real Enemies: Liberal Media, Pop Culture, Hollywood Elites

3/4/2008 // By Miles Grant

I went to a session at the Heartland Institute’s conference in New York City yesterday called “Climate Change Politics.” Guess what didn’t come up until the Q&A? Politics. So what did the panelists talk about? Those reliable conservative bogeymen, the […] Read more >

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