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Climate-change deniers hitting a wall — but so is the planet, by @BillMcKibben

Climate-change deniers hitting a wall — but so is the planet, by @BillMcKibben

A version of this article originally appeared on TomDispatch . It’s been a tough few weeks for the forces of climate-change denial. First came the giant billboard with Unabomber Ted Kacynzki’s face plastered across it : “I Still Believe in Global Warming. Do You?” Sponsored by the Heartland Institute, the nerve center of climate-change denial, it was supposed to draw attention to the fact that “the most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.” Instead it drew attention to the fact that these guys had overreached, and with predictable consequences. A hard-hitting campaign from a new group called Forecast the Facts persuaded many of the corporations backing Heartland to withdraw $825,000 in funding; an entire wing of the institute, devoted to helping the insurance industry, calved off to form its own nonprofit. Normal...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-skeptics/climate-change-deniers-...

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