Heartland Institute

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

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 …

Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

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 …

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

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: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DjPo0ewuCw&list=UUIJk74xZtFZut1rJVHVVXeA&index=1&feature=plcp[/youtube] “Human …

Decorah Bald Eagles (UStream screen shot)

Weekly News Roundup – February 24, 2012

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 …

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

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 …

From the Heartland: An Inside Look at the Extreme Right’s…

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 …

Koch-Funded Plan in Development to Teach K-12 Kids Global Warming…

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 …

Flat Earth Society Meeting (Free Box Lunch!)

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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