04 May '12, 5pm

"Charles Manson Still Believes in Global Warming. Do You?" Dumbest Anti-Climate Campaign. Ever.

Heartland Institute /Promo image "Charles Manson Still Believes in Global Warming. Do You?" That's the essence of a thoughtful and nuanced new billboard campaign put together by the Heartland Institute, the nation's top climate change-doubting think tank. The billboards feature portraits of figures like Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, Charles Manson, and Fidel Castro, alongside giant lettering that reads "I Still Believe in Global Warming. Do You?" The insinuation is as subtle as a sledgehammer: If you believe in climate change, you are no better than a mass murderer. Stay classy, Heartland. The Guardian's Leo Hickman aptly describes the billboards, noting that the "Heartland Institute ... has launched quite possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns." Here's how the think tank itself describes its latest, and by fa...

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