23 May '12, 8pm

Heartland announces that this year's climate denial conference will be its last:

During his closing remarks at the Heartland Institute's Seventh "International Conference on Climate Change," Heartland President Joseph Bast revealed that the group has no plans to hold another conference and is struggling to pay its staff following the defections of corporate sponsors in the wake of the disastrous Unabomber billboard campaign and Deniergate document dump . "I'm not a good fundraiser," Bast admitted to the crowd today in Chicago as the gathering wound down. Bast appealed directly to the crowd for donations, saying that "if you've got a rich uncle" [ask him to donate to Heartland]. "At this point we have no plans to do another ICCC ," Bast said, referring to the somewhat-annual gatherings which DeSmogBlog dubbed Denial-a-Palooza years ago. Watch Bast's closing remarks here (fast forward to 01:31:20). See below the fold for excerpted quotes from Bast's fina...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/joe-bast-announces-death-denial...

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