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The tables have been well and truly turned in "deniergate", the leak of documents from a key climate-sceptic think tank in the US
Environmental campaigners and climate scientists have been engaging in a merry bout of schadenfreude after the disclosure of sensitive internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank based in Chicago that has been at the forefront of lobbying against cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.
Apologies: The Heartland Institute apologizes to the donors whose identities were revealed by this theft. We promise anonymity to many of our donors, and we realize that the major reason these documents were stolen and faked was to make it more difficult for donors to support our work. We also apologize to Heartland staff, directors, and our allies in the fight to bring sound science to the global warming debate, who have had their privacy violated and their integrity impugned.
This is a HOAX e-mail release, and as has been pointed out, criminal charges are pending.
Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by the2ofusr1
But it's not just AGW that's on the table. They take money from Big Pharma to encourage the FDA to streamline the drug approval process. They take money from Microsoft and Time-Warner, presumably to lobby for "intellectual property" legislation... like SOPA and PIPA. They are mercenaries.
Originally posted by harryhaller
reply to post by DJW001
Follow the money indeed. The global warming scam has been profitable to many. This is merely a distraction.
I don't doubt that this institute has dubious moral standards, but this isn't the evidence for it.
We pay "carbon tax" on new cars, it's not "climate deniers" who have the controlling interest, or the money.