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The Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy at The Heartland Institute is an independent and authoritative source of research and commentary on a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, air and water pollution, public health, and energy policy. It has assembled a world-wide team of leading scientists and economic experts to participate in the production of books, videos, monthly and weekly publications, events, government relations, and other activities.

According to a peer-reviewed report in Global Environmental Change published in 2016, “it is clear that Heartland has been a front-runner in conservative think tank literature production [on climate change] and has been a leader in public outreach. Indeed, Heartland has been recognized by scholars as a significant contrarian actor and has been prominently studied in past literature on organized climate skepticism.” According to The Economist, The Heartland Institute is “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”

Heartland’s efforts have been featured in The Economist, Nature, The Nation, New York Times, Washington Post, and most major newspapers in the world. It publishes Environment & Climate News, a weekly e-newletter titled Climate Weekly, and nearly a dozen books on climate change. It has hosted 12 International Conferences on Climate Change. Heartland also edits and publishes Climate Change Reconsidered, a series of hefty multi-author volumes presenting the most authoritative and comprehensive critiques of the reports of the United Nations’ IPCC.

The center is named in honor of Arthur B. Robinson, Ph.D., founder and research professor of chemistry at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Robinson spearheaded the Global Warming Petition Project, which has garnered the signatures of 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs, on a statement that includes this language: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

Heartland also produces policy studies, videos, booklets, and other educational materials reaching millions of people each year.  The center contacts thousands of elected officials each week specifically on climate and environmental policy, offering them the best-available research and help with scheduling hearings and expert testimony. These contacts are almost entirely educational and not lobbying.

Contributions to The Heartland Institute, including gifts earmarked to support this center, are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please contact Tim Huelskamp, president, or Gwendalyn Carver, director of development, at 312/377-4000, or by email at or, or write to them at The Heartland Institute, 3939 North Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

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