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"Clean Gas" More Dangerous Than Coal, Industry Expert Tells TV

US “clean gas” wells in operation (Irekia-Eusko Jaurlaritza in blogs.lse.ac.uk) Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean gas.” The booming American economy now seems to come at a greater cost than we originally thought when we found out that natural gas produces […]

May 22nd

Climate Reality Project Takes Over Infamous Heartland Institute Billboard Spot in Chicago

  The Climate Reality Project has put up some excellent billboards essentially in response to the horrible Heartland Institute billboards that cost the organization numerous sponsors and the little respect it had. The Climate Reality Project’s billboards will be put up all around the area of the Heartland Institute’s upcoming climate change conference, too. Here’s […]

May 19th

Forbes & Conservation Hawks Lay Top Commentary on "Heartland-Gate" & Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat

  Joe Romm has a wonderful series going on the massive (seriously massive) fallout from the Heartland Institute’s recent (and ongoing) stint equating people who understand climate change is happening to mass murderers. His Day 5 post is, in my humble opinion, a must-read, so I’m reposting it in full here (everything that follows is […]

May 11th

AT&T's Contributions to (Un-)Think Tank Heartland Institute 'Past' (& Pepsi Also Distances Itself)

  Last week, I had the pleasure of writing that GM was cutting its financial support for the Heartland Institute due to the institute’s extreme stance opposed to the scientific consensus on global warming (that it is happening and caused by humans). This week, AT&T has also stated that its support for the Heartland Institute […]

April 7th

Green News of the Day (VIDEO)

Some top green news from around from the past day or so: Global Warming   Heartland associate taught ‘biased’ climate course at Ottawa university  An associate of the Heartland Institute, the thinktank devoted to discrediting climate change, taught a course at a top Canadian university that contained more than 140 false, biased and misleading claims about […]

February 29th

Green News Daily (VIDEO)

Top green news from around the internet (video is followed by photos and short excerpts on the news): Catastrophic Global Warming & Climate Change Underestimated Yep, catastrophic global warming predictions by climate scientists have underestimated probably warming if we don’t curb emissions fast. (Not a surprise that another study has found this — I’ve covered […]

February 27th

Confusionist Lawyer Writes in Forbes to Defend Heartland Institute's Conspiracy Theories on Global Warming

  Ah, wonderful to see a lawyer getting on Forbes to discuss global warming and the odd “scientific ” agenda of an institute perhaps best known for trying to convince us that smoking is completely safe. Of course, we’ve written on the Heartland Institute leak numerous times now, but here’s a little more, as well […]

February 24th

Heartland Institute's Law Firm Doesn't Line Up with the Institute's Global Warming Agenda

  Continuing on with the Heartland Institute hypocrisy and conspiracy agenda stories, here’s an interesting find by Richard Littlemore of DeSmog Blog: Levenfeld Pearlstein, the law firm that has stepped up to pass on complaints about the publication of leaked Heartland Institute documents, appears to be one of the greenest in Chicago. For example, James […]

February 24th

Heartland Institute Classroom Confusionist Trying to Spread Conspiracy Theory in U.S. Public Schools

  The News: Yep, conspiracy theory could be a part of your children’s public education soon, unfortunately. As revealed this month in the leak of key Heartland Institute documents, the institute is paying $100,000 a year to David E. Wojick to essentially put global warming curriculum into public schools that goes completely against the scientific consensus […]

February 24th

Heartland Institute Payments Trigger Investigation Call

  The ramifications from the recent leak of Heartland Institute documents continue. After identification of Heartland funding ($1,000/month) going to a federal employee, seemingly first noticed by the investigative folks at Greenpeace, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva has “called for a full Natural Resources Committee hearing to probe whether Indur Goklany, a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Interior Department, improperly […]

February 23rd

Worst Heartland Coverage Yet (& Joe Romm and Andrew Revkin Make Amends?)

  In another terrific post that I’m going to repost in full in a moment, leading climate change blogger Dr. Joe Romm dissects the truly heart-wrenching reporting by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post on the recent Heartland Institute leak. All I’m going to add on that is: JOURNALIST’S REPORTING ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE NEED […]

February 23rd

Joe Romm Slams NYTimes Climate Journalist Andrew Revkin (& Contextualizes Heartland-Gleick Volcano)

  Joe Romm is, for many reasons, considered the world’s best blogger on climate science, and politics related to it. In the midst of the crazy Heartland Institute leak and the many, many implications from that, Romm does one of the best jobs I’ve seen of putting this whole story into context. He then goes […]

February 22nd

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Flips the Theme of Heartland's Letter

As I’ve noted in two posts so far, the Heartland Institute’s complete hypocrisy in the midst of its own documents being leaked is hard not to notice. Well, I think Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have made that crystal clear by flipping a Heartland press release about the recent scandal […]

February 22nd

Peter Gleick is "Heartland Insider" (Facts, Implications, & Concerns)

  Peter Gleick, a water and climate analyst, has revealed that he was the individual who solicited Heartland Institute board documents and leaked them to key sites covering global warming. Gleick received the “Climate Strategy” first from an anonymous individual, and, to confirm the contents of it, solicited the board documents under someone else’s name. […]

February 21st

Heartland Hypocrisy Continues

  The Heartland Institute has been totally hypocritical when it comes to the leaking of some of its internal documents compared to the false scandal known as climategate. The hypocrisy jumped out at me again this week when reading another release from the conservative ‘think tank’ and threats made by the institute. The Heartland Institute […]

February 21st

Whistleblower John Mashey Files Complaint to IRS Regarding Heartland Institute's Non-Profit Status

  In a story separate (sort of) from the Heartland Institute leak we’ve covered at length here on Planetsave in recent days, it’s been confirmed that a whistleblower, John Mashey (a retired computer scientist), has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about Heartland’s non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Mashey filed the complaint before […]

February 19th

Heartland Institute Funnel of Funding Infographic

  Skeptical Science has put together a nice infographic of the Heartland Institute’s funding sources and where the money goes based this week’s leaked documents (note, however, that nearly half of the Heartland Institute’s revenue, $14.26 million of its $33.9 million, comes from a single anonymous donor, according to the document). Some notes from Skeptical […]

February 19th

19 Public Corporations Funding Heartland Institute (Microsoft, Glaxo Smith Kline, & Diageo Make Statements in Support of Scientific Consensus on Global Warming)

Diageo: “We vigorously oppose climate skepticism and our actions are proof of this. We will be reviewing any further association with this organization.” Glaxo Smith Kline: “GSK absolutely does not endorse or support the Heartland Institute’s views on the environment and climate change.” Microsoft: “Microsoft’s position on climate change remains unchanged. Microsoft believes climate change is a serious […]

February 19th

Microsoft Rejects Global Warming Denial Despite Supporting Heartland Institute

  Microsoft was identified as a supporter of the Heartland Institute in recently leaked documents from the “think tank.” However, Microsoft went out of its way this week to note that what it contributes is free software that it provides to thousands of eligible non-profits and that it completely supports the scientific consensus on global […]

February 19th

Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists

  In case you haven’t seen this, several world-leading climate scientists have published an open letter to the Heartland Institute. Here it is: An Open Letter to the Heartland Institute 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 […]

February 18th

Heartland Institute's Complete Hypocrisy (Look at How It Responded to "Climategate")

  Climategate was a crime. Why? Because: someone hacked into computers and private emails; the hacked info was used to frame climate scientists by pulling and publishing quotes out of context and making the climate scientists look like they were saying something they weren’t and doing something wrong (over half a dozen independent investigations have […]

February 17th