31 Mar '12, 11pm

Success! GM Stops Funding Climate Change Deniers | Care2 Causes

Success! GM Stops Funding Climate Change Deniers | Care2 Causes

In February, Care2 reported on the discovery of leaked documents that exposed General Motors as a major donor to the Heartland Climate Institute, a notorious think-tank of climate deniers . “Heartland’s expenditures include paying several people they consider “high profile” to keep spouting off about climate change being a hoax. Craig Idso is receiving some $135, 000 a year for this crap,” wrote Care2′s Joel Boyce. “Fred Singer receives not quite half as much, but $60, 000 simply for making stuff up? In this economy? Not too shabby. “By the way, the Heartland Institute doesn’t just lie about climate change, they get paid by Reynolds American, a tobacco company, for saying that cigarettes are good for you, so now you know you can trust them.” The leaked documents also revealed the Heartland Institute’s plan to insert climate change denial into public education materials . I...

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