23 Feb '12, 10pm

Documents strike at heart of denial machine

Documents strike at heart of denial machine

Heartland is just one of many organizations dedicated to spreading doubt and confusion about legitimate science. These groups share a lack of transparency and an agenda to promote corporate interests at the expense of human health, the environment, and even the economy (if we believe the economy should function primarily in the interests of citizens rather than corporations). Recently, someone — since identified as climate scientist Peter Gleick — sent documents from the Heartland Institute's board of directors' January 17 meeting to a number of people and organizations, including Desmog Blog , a website devoted to exposing the spin around climate change denial. The documents confirm much of what we already knew about Heartland, although they provide interesting details about its connections and motives. Not surprisingly, the Heartland people don't see this as "an opportun...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2012/02/...

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