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Are You on the Heartland 500 List of "Doubters"

Earlier today we broke the story about dozens of scientists outraged that their name is included on a list widely distributed by the Heartland Institute with an article entitled 500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares.

The article is written by Dennis Avery, a “Senior Fellow” at the Heartland Institute. The article which was first published by another think tank called the Hudson Institute, where Avery is also listed as a “Senior Fellow,” has bounced around the internet as proof that there is great doubts about the realities of human-caused global warming.

We emailed 122 of the scientists and in less than 24 hours more than 35 scientists have responded in outrage.

The list of the Heartland 500 is attached. If you are on the list please let us know by email at: [email protected].

Denial-a-palooza or Yawn-fest 2008?

Here on the ground for the Heartland Institute's Denial-a-palooza, which would more aptly be labeled Yawn-fest 2008.

With the conference winding down, there's yet to be anything new or groundbreaking to occur - just the same old tired lines (read: global cooling in the 70's and the medieval warming period), by the same group of people we've been writing about on DeSmogBlog for the last two years.

Of course, Heartland would have us all believe that this conference is an extravaganza of scientific inquiry - but even the media isn't buying that - most major outlets I talked to at the conference are not swallowing Heartland's talking points. Most are here to report on the dying days of the climate denial industry.

DeSmog on the Ground for Denial-a-palooza

DeSmogBlog has hit New York City for the Heartland Institute's climate change denial-a-palooza to mingle with the conspiracy theorists, industry parrots, puzzle-makers, scientists for hire and those who just can't let go of their flat-earth ways.

First stop registration, where I received a big bag of think tank propaganda, including a copy of Fred Singer's book Unstoppable Global Warming, a John Christy DVD produced by the Center for the American Experiment and a recording of Christopher Monckton's lecture, Apocalypse? No.

National Review's Breathless (but unsurprising) International Climate Conference Booster

The Hudson Institute's Thomas Sowell has a piece on the National Review Online t oday touting the Heartland Institute's Denial-a-palooza being held next week in New York City.

Sowell takes no time heading down the misinformation highway with his opening sentence:

It has almost become something of a joke when some 'global warming' conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.”

Alexandra Liddy Bourne

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Alexandra Liddy Bourne

 Credentials

  • B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), College of New Rochelle.
  • M.S.N., Catholic University of America.

Source: [1]

Joseph Bast

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Joseph Bast

 Credentials

Joseph Bast studied Economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. According to Sourcewatch, he did not complete his degree.

David Douglass

David Douglass

 Credentials

  • Ph.D. Physics, MIT (1959)
  • B.S. Physics, University of Maine

Source: [1]

Roy Cordato

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Roy Cordato

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., economics, George Mason University.
  • Bachelors of Music Education, Hartt School of Music.

Source: [1]

Briefing Note Update on Climate Skeptic Conference Presenters

So far we've completed briefing notes on 32 of the presenters at the upcoming climate skeptics conference being organized by the Heartland Institute.

Here's the list so far, we will be completing the list by the end of this week.

Robert L. Bradley Jr.

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Robert L. Bradley Jr.

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., political economy, International College, Los Angeles.
  • M.A., economics, the University of Houston.
  • B.A., economics, Rollins College.

Source: [1]

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