EXPOSED: 19 Corporations Funding Climate Denier Think Tank Heartland

"Internal documents acquired by Think Progress Green reveal that the climate-denial think tank Heartland Institute received funding from at least 19 publicly traded corporations in 2010 and 2011. The companies’ combined contributions exceeded $1.3 million for an array of projects. As Think Progress Green reported on Tuesday, the Heartland Institute’s projects included a secret plan to teach children that climate change is a hoax."

"The companies are: Altria Client Services, Amgen USA,  Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., AT&T,BB&T, Comcast Corporation, Diageo, Eli Lilly & Company, General Motors Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, KCI, LKQ Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Nucor Corporation,PepsiCo, Inc., Pfizer, Reynolds American Inc., Time Warner Cable, and XL Group.

Josh Israel and Brad Johnson report for Think Progress Green February 17, 2012.


"GM Defends Contributions To ‘Careful And Considerate’ Climate Denier Institute" (Think Progress Green)

"Heartland Uses PR Director’s Email for Delivering Threats of Legal Action" (Scholars & Rogues)

"Heartland Launches Legal Action Against Climate Change Bloggers, Journos" (Crikey)

"‘Climate-Gate’ Researchers Enter Heartland Debate" (Nature News)

"Hume: Fake Skeptics of Climate Change Won't Be Swayed By Good Science" (Montreal Gazette)

"Heartland Institute Faces Fresh Scrutiny Over Tax Status" (Guardian)

Text of Scientists' Letter to Heartland Institute (Guardian)

"Leaked Docs Offer Insight Into How Climate-Skeptic Groups Operate" (Washington Post)

"Leaks Show Group's Skeptic Climate Efforts" (AP)

"Papers Show Group's Anti-Warming Push" (AP)

"They're Coming for Your Kids" (Huffington Post)

"Heartland Demands DeSmogBlog Remove 'Climate Strategy' Document" (DeSmogBlog)

"Heartland Institute Threatens 71-Year-Old Veteran" (Berthoud Recorder)

"Climate Skeptic Organization Feels the Heat" (Collide-a-Scape)

"Updated: Will Heartland Institute scandal force transparency on corporate donors?" (businessGreen)

Breaking Heartless-News for Valentine’S Day: “Dissuading Teachers From Teaching Science …” "" (Get Energy Smart! NOW!)

"Who is the "Anonymous Donor" behind Denialgate? Here's One Possibility" (Daily Kos)

Source: Think Progress, 02/20/2012