16 Feb '12, 4am

Leaked Docs Reveal How Top Think Tank Turns Oil Money Into Climate Denial

Leaked Docs Reveal How Top Think Tank Turns Oil Money Into Climate Denial

RestrictedData via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 No think tank has been more dedicated to promulgating doubt about global climate change than the Heartland Institute. The libertarian organization was one of the primary drivers of the so-called 'ClimateGate' debacle, publicizing every out-of-context comment and trumpeting the emails' as proof that scientists were covering up some great big hoax. So, for climate scientists, journalists, and pro-reality advocates everywhere, news that Heartland had lost some confidential documents of its own could only be met with a hint of delicious irony. An anonymous source calling himself 'Heartland Insider' leaked the documents, which include confidential strategy memos, operating budgets and other correspondence, to DeSmogBlog, which published the trove on its site yesterday . And, to put it succinctly, it's a goldmine. For example, the documents o...

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