What to make of the new Heartland Institute's NIPCC Report?
They say a thousand pages of "peer-reviewed" science?
What they don't tell you is that their "peer-review" is done within the vacuum chamber of their own political advocacy "think-tanks" and has nothing to do with the greater community of scientists. You know, the peers who are actually going out there to collect and process the data.
There are hundreds, thousands of active full time professional scientists and support staff out there cross-checking each other's work, arguing over details and consistently trying to perform their various crafts as close to perfection as the real world allows.
Those that want to learn about what the active scientific community has to say, you must go to the IPCC report itself, not a cheap misrepresentation.
This Heartland Institute NIPCC report is the production of a clique' put together by a few super-rich and is it not interested in understanding the actual science. It's intent is to out-scream the IPCC 2013 Assessment Report that's due to be released tomorrow.
Heartland Institute is all about attempting to keep people ignorant of plain inescapable down to Earth physics that is impacting all of us.
Here are links to information about the con-job that Heartland Institute and it's NIPCC are perpetrating on us Americans and the world. After that I offer some IPCC information and links.
The Heartland Institute~ ~ ~
The Heartland Institute is a Chicago-based free market think tank and 501(c)(3) charity that has been at the forefront of denying the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. The Heartland Institute has received at least $676,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998 but no longer discloses its funding sources.
International Climate Science Coalition Lacks Credibility, Launches Heartland Institute Anti-Science Report
Who is Heartland Institute?
The Heartland Institute is a stock-issue conservative/libertarian "think tank" based in Chicago and founded by Joseph L. Bast. It has ties to Richard Mellon Scaife, Exxon, and Philip Morris (the usual suspects).
Heartland concentrates especially on "free market environmentalism," which is Newspeak for denialism. "Smoker's rights" is one of their favorite issues, which comes as no surprise as a Philip Morris executive once sat on their board of directors. They have consistently denied the link between second-hand smoke and cancer.
They are also a front of global warming denial, publishing "research" by notorious deniers Anthony Watts and S. Fred Singer. No surprise, once again, that an Exxon exec once sat on their board as well.
Besides anti-environmentalism, they also advocate "school choice" and "reform" (i.e. union busting), lowertaxes, and health care "reform" (i.e., total privatization).
The banner on their home page displays, along with libertarian ideologues like Ayn Rand (who underwentsurgery for lung cancer) and Ludwig von Mises, a number of historical figures including Crispus Attucks (first man killed in the Boston Massacre), Benjamin Franklin, Booker T. Washington, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson. No doubt they are rolling in their graves.
Then there's these insightful articles:
DenialGate Highlights Heartland's Selective NIPCC Science
February 18, 2012~ ~ ~
Heartland Institute's NIPCC science deniers make startling finds: "CO2 is plant food" and "it's the sun"
September 19, 2013
PS. Thought for the moment:
Those who need to resort to insults and demonizing others - obviously don't have any other leg to stand on, or resource do refer to. Please remember, out-screaming the evidence doesn't to anything to change it.
Climate change: IPCC issues stark warning over global warming
IPCC report on climate change to be released today
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