Heartland Institute And Climate Change

Heartland similarly denigrates the overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change poses significant health risks, and argues against health-based regulation of greenhouse pollution.

Heartland’s campaign to dismiss the fundamental health threat of climate change is supported by industrial greenhouse polluters. Carbon-intensive steelmaker Nucor contributed $502,000 and coal company Murray Energy $100,000 since 2010. An anonymous donor also contributes about a million dollars a year to the Heartland Institute for its climate-denial work.

  • “The most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are Charles Manson, a mass murderer; Fidel Castro, a tyrant; and Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Global warming alarmists include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010). The leaders of the global warming movement have one thing in common: They are willing to use force and fraud to advance their fringe theory.” — Joseph Bast, May 3, 2012
  • "The people who still believe in man-made global warming are mostly on the radical fringe of society. This is why the most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen."  — Jim Lakely, May 3, 2012
  • "the moral and intellectual corruption of the global warming movement" — Diane Carol Bast, March 1, 2012
  • "The real story in this Fakegate scandal is how the global warming movement is desperate, delusional, and collapsing as global warming fails to live up to alarmist predictions." — James M. Taylor, February 24, 2012
  • "(1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political 'cause' rather than a matter for balanced scientific inquiry; and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data"— James M. Taylor, December 1, 2011
  • Global warming is more likely to improve rather than harm human health because rising temperatures lead to a greater reduction in winter deaths than the increase they cause in summer deaths.” — Joseph Bast, August 29, 2011
  • “It’s worth noting that the global warming/climate change fraud is still being perpetrated in American schools from coast to coast.” — Alan Caruba, June 2, 2011
  • “EPA’s determination that carbon dioxide is a public health threat defied multiple scientific studies showing a warming climate saves lives and reduces health impairments and mortality.” — James Taylor, February 1, 2011
  • "This is not 'climate science', it is climate ideology; it is the Church of Climatology." — John P. Costella, January 20, 2010
  • "The incident, which has come to be known as 'Climategate,' revealed longstanding efforts to manipulate, hide, and destroy scientific data that cast doubt on global warming alarmism." — H. Sterling Burnett, January 18, 2010
  • "In the past few years, confidence in the AGW theory has declined dramatically. New research points to natural causes of the modern warming, and stabilizing (by some measures, falling) global temperatures have called attention to long-recognized shortcomings of the AGW theory." — Joseph Bast, January 1, 2010
  • "The emails appear to show a conspiracy to falsify data and suppress academic debate in order to exaggerate the possible threat of man-made global warming." — Joseph Bast, November 23, 2009
  • “Global warming alarmism may become the latest case of junk science costing consumers and taxpayers billions (or even hundreds of billions) of dollars. — Joseph Bast, December 1, 2007
  • “When did the global warming hoax die? Historians are likely to pinpoint 2007.” — Alan Caruba, November 1, 2007
  • “It is time for common sense to return to the debate over protecting the environment. An excellent first step would be to end the ‘global warming’ scam.” — Joseph Bast, February 1, 2003
  • “Pundits, politicians, and the press have argued that global warming will bring disaster to the world. Their dire predictions aside, there are many good reasons to believe that, if global warming occurs, we will like it.” — Thomas Moore, May 1, 1998