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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:34 PM

Leak exposes how Heartland Institute works to undermine climate science

The inner workings of a libertarian thinktank working to discredit the established science on climate change have been exposed by a leak of confidential documents detailing its strategy and fundraising networks.

DeSmogBlog, which broke the story, said it had received the confidential documents from an "insider" at the Heartland Institute, which is based in Chicago. The blog monitors industry efforts to discredit climate science.

The scheme includes spending $100,000 for spreading the message in K-12 schools that "the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain - two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science", the documents said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/15/leak-exposes-heartland-institute-climate?CMP=twt_gu

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Canuckistanian Feb 2012 OP
Viking12 Feb 2012 #1
Canuckistanian Feb 2012 #2
Viking12 Feb 2012 #3
XemaSab Feb 2012 #5
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Response to Viking12 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. Oh, should I remove it?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 06:16 PM

3. That's your call.

It could help to keep the conversation in a single thread.

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Response to Viking12 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 09:41 PM

5. The group's not that big

and sometimes different discussions go in different directions.

In other words, I'm a splitter, not a lumper.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:10 PM

6. Nah. The more the merrier. nt

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

4. K&R

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