About the Center
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. For more about the Center, visit the About page.
Our Position on Climate Change
The Center supports continued research on the causes and effects of man-made climate change. The views of Heartland’s spokespersons and many of the experts it works with are well summarized in these documents:
The Center has organized scores of events, including 12 International Conferences on Climate Change since 2008 attended by nearly 5,000 people. On November 8-9, 2017, Heartland and nearly two-dozen cosponsors hosted the first America First Energy Conference. Visit our YouTube channel to watch highlights from that event, Trump administration folks (and a few others) praising Heartland at the conference, and a video featuring Donald Trump speaking about energy that opened the event.
Research, News, and Commentary
The Center publishes original research on climate and environment topics, including books, policy studies, policy briefs, and shorter publications. In addition to the Climate Change Reconsidered series described below, recent books published or distributed by Heartland include Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming, Clexit for a Brighter Future, Nothing to Fear: A Bright Future for Fossil Fuels, Merchants of Despair, and The Neglected Sun: Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe
The Center also produces a monthly public policy newspaper titled Environment & Climate News is sent to every national and state elected official in the U.S. and thousands of civic and business leaders and Heartland supporters. Subscribe for free by clicking here. The Center also produces a weekly e-newsletter titled Climate Change Weekly sent to some 4,700 subscribers. Subscribe for free by clicking here.
The Center frequently reprints and distributes the best work produced by other think tanks on climate change and other environmental topics. Two recent reprints are an Interview with Prof. William Happer and a speech by former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot.
Nongovernment International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)
The Center partners with the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change to support the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), an international network of climate scientists, engineers, and other experts. Originally created in 2003 by Dr. S. Fred Singer as a “Red Team” to fact-check the reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), NIPCC evolved in the world’s preeminent “Red Team” in the climate change debate.
NIPCC produces and The Heartland Institute publishes the Climate Change Reconsidered series of digests of scientific research on climate change. Written with the assistance of more than 50 climate scientists from around the world, the series has been cited more than 100 times in peer-reviewed articles and praised by leading climate scientists from around the world. Another volume in the series, addressing the benefits and costs of fossil fuels, is currently in production.
Videos, Blogging, Podcasts, and Social Media
The Center has posted hundreds of videos featuring experts on climate change and other environmental issues on its YouTube channel. It educates the public via its blog at Freedom Pub and via Twitter and Facebook. It also produces podcasts on environment and energy topics with leading experts and people in the news.
Jim Lakely, Heartland’s communications director, can answer most questions or direct you to an expert who can. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312/377-4000.
Tim Benson, a Heartland policy analyst, tracks national and state legislation on climate and environmental regulation and writes and speaks on a variety of environment topics. He can be reached at email@example.com.
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., research fellow and managing editor of Environment & Climate News and Climate Change Weekly, has emerged as one of the nation’s most prolific and persuasive commentators on climate change. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Lehr, Ph.D., Heartland’s science director, is a distinguished scientist, popular public speaker, and editor of many widely used and respected reference works on environmental topics, most recently Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (Wiley Series on Energy, 2016). He can be reached at email@example.com.
Isaac Orr, a Heartland research fellow for energy and environment policy is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
Fred Palmer, a Heartland senior fellow, is a world-leading authority on coal, energy policy more generally, and climate change. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 12 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on March 23-24, 2017.
Videos from all 12 conferences can be viewed here.
Heartland Defends Global Warming Skeptics
Bringing Climate Realism to Paris at COP-21
Greenpeace is a Global Fraud
Tell Pope Francis: Global Warming Is Not a Crisis!
Willie Soon Defense