PR Watch on the Heartland Conference: The Monkeys and Their Organ Grinders

Mon, 2009-03-09 21:47Kevin Grandia
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PR Watch on the Heartland Conference: The Monkeys and Their Organ Grinders

Bob Burton at Sourcewatch has substantial piece up on the Heartland Institute’s climate change conference in New York.

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“Many global warming skeptics directly or indirectly receive funding from the oil, coal or other industries with a stake in the dangerous status quo. Of course, revelations of such funding torpedo the skeptics’ credibility. Perhaps that’s why Heartland, in describing its skeptics conference, insists that “no corporate sponsorships or dollars earmarked for the event were solicited or accepted.” The claim may sound reassuring, but we should take it with a grain of salt, especially since Heartland is not disclosing which foundations are funding the conference.”

Here’s the entire article: Monkeys and their Organ Grinders

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