Heartland Institute is an organization known for giving a microphone to climate science deniers. They now want to bring this false message into America’s classrooms. Joseph Blast, its President and CEO just admitted, Heartland is writing a global warming curriculum that would say climate science isn’t settled. Heartland would like to create the appearance of a scientific debate where there is none by having our teachers claim we just don’t know if humans are changing our climate.
In addition to undermining global warming climate science, Heartland Institute also takes positions that favor smoking; oppose federal involvement in healthcare; and oppose federal taxation in general. While Heartland Institute does not disclose its funding sources, according to Wikipedia, donors include Exxon-Mobil, Castle Rock Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Charles G. Koch Foundation, tobacco companies Philip Morris, Altria, Reynolds American, and pharmaceutical industry firms GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Eli Lilly.
Science, the venerable journal published by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, contains an January 2012 article by Sara Reardon, Education Advocates Enter The Climate Tempest, that presents the other side to the global warming story.
Want to hear a local presentation on the topic: The Climate Crisis…Science vs. Denial? Attend a special presentation by Peter G Joseph, M.D. on Thursday, March 1, 2010 at 7 PM at First United Methodist Church, 1835 East Street, Redding, CA. Dr. Joseph, who is associated with The Climate Reality Project and Physicians for Social Responsibility, will offer an engaging presentation that explores the questions and facts surrounding the climate crisis we are facing. This presentation is a collaboration of Shasta College Teaching Garden, Shasta College Sustainability Club, the First United Methodist Church, and Dr. Doug Craig’s Climate of Change blog.
If you don’t agree with climate science deniers, make your voice heard: sign the petition with the Climate Reality Project.