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June 28, 2017
Rhode Island Considers Carbon Tax
Rhode Island lawmakers are considering imposing a carbon tax that would increase energy costs and other prices of goods and services in the state.
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June 26, 2017
We Should be Glad the US is Out
States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens.
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June 23, 2017
Rick Perry Was Right on CNBC: CO2 Is not the Control Knob of Climate
When you know what’s going on – and know the science – you realize that it’s Keith Seitter of the AMS who has some explaining to do, not Rick Perry.
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June 23, 2017
China to Take Climate Leadership Post-Trump Paris Pull-Out
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June 22, 2017
Climate Alarmists: Abort Your ‘Extra’ Children
In his new Netflix series, "Bill Nye Saves the World," the show’s eponymous host asked a group of panelists, including one of the Georgetown professors, “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”
June 19, 2017
For Second Time, Portland Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County have pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

The Heartland Institute is "the world’s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist, May 26, 2012

The Heartland Institute is a 33-year-old national nonprofit organization devoted to discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Heartland’s Center on Climate and Environmental Policy promotes pro-environment policies based on sound science and economics, not alarmism or ideology. Our strong stand against the politicization of science on matters of public health and the environment have earned us the enmity of many liberal public health and environmental groups and their allies in the mainstream media. 

In 2012, The Economist called Heartland “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism about man-made  climate change.” The New York Times called us “the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism.” We also address other environmental issues including renewable portfolio standards (RPS), clean air standards, smart drilling and hydraulic fracturing, sustainable development, food safety, and more.

Through events, publications, social media, and government relations programs we have changed public opinion on climate change and other environmental topics, and consequently helped change public policy not only in the U.S. but in other countries as well. Our views on climate change and energy are well summarized in these three documents:

There is No “Scientific Consensus” on Global Warming

The Global Warming Crisis Is Over

Five Elements of a Pro-Energy, Pro-Environment, Pro-Jobs Plan

The Myth of the Climate Change ‘97%’

In 2015, we . . . 

  • Defended and recognized Dr. Willie Soon and other brave scientists who challenge unscientific claims that global warming is a crisis.”
  • Published, distributed, and promoted parts of the third volume in the most important series of books on global warming: Climate Change Reconsidered II: Benefits and Costs of Fossil Fuels
  • Hosted in June the largest gathering of global warming “skeptics” in the world, the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10) in Washington, DC.
  • Published monthly the most influential publication on environmental issues sent to every national and state elected official, Environment & Climate News.
  • Produced more than a dozen other books, booklets, policy studies — including the Top 10 Global Warming Lies and a NAS's Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism, and sent them to tens of thousands of the most influential people in the world.
  • Distributed more than 150,000 copies of our “Global Warming: Crisis or Delusion?” flier and poster. 
  • Conducted a comprehensive communications and marketing campaign — including online and social media, public speakers, exhibiting, direct mail, and more — to confront “junk science” and oppose unnecessary regulations and government spending.
  • Worked with allies in other countries to oppose global warming alarmism around the world.

Heartland's Trip to Paris for COP-21

One of the most important battles in the history of the global warming debate was fought November 30 - December 12, 2015 at a United Nations climate conference in Paris known as COP-21, or the twenty-first "Conference of the Parties." And The Heartland Institute was there!

The UN attempted to impose binding carbon dioxide restrictions on the United States and transfer billions of dollars of climate "reparations" from the United States to corrupt third-world dictatorships like the Maldives and Zimbabwe. They failed, coming to terms on an agreement with zero legal standing and no binding obligations.

The Heartland Institute worked with other leading think tanks and advocacy groups — such as the Cooler Heads CoalitionHeritage Foundation, CFACTCompetitive Enterprise InstituteWe call December 12, 2015 VGW Day — Victory over Global Warming Day! See everything we did in Paris for COP-21 at this link.

Heartland's Trip to Rome in April 2015

On April 28, 2014, the Vatican held a one-day climate summit with the United Nations featuring some of the most radical environmental activists in the world. They were there to give Pope Francis a one-sided, alarmist view of climate science in hopes of influencing his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment.

The Heartland Institute traveled to Rome to give Pope Francis the full story on the climate, including a look at the latest data showing human activity is not causing a climate crisis. We didn't want Pope Francis to make the mistake of putting his enormous moral authority behind junk science and policies that would make the plight of the world’s poor even worse.

The trip was an enormous success, gaining massive international media attention. More importantly, our voice was heard inside the walls of the Vatican.

Read more about this historic mission for science to the Vatican by clicking this link.

Cost of Obama's War on Fossil Fuels

Ending Obama’s war on fossil fuels will save the average household in the U.S. about $4,250 in taxes, higher energy costs, and lost wages. That’s nearly as much as the average family spends on health care each year, and more than the average family is able to add to their savings. Alternatively, it’s enough to pay for a year’s tuition at a community college. Why are we wasting so much money on what most scientists believe is an impossible quest to control the weather? With President Trump now in charge, let’s seize the opportunity to end this unnecessary war on fossil fuels and give every family a “peace dividend” of $4,250, and let them spend it on things they really need!

The ONE CHART the Alarmists Can't Refute, and Why They Won't Debate

(Data by Remote Sensing Systems; chart by Christopher Monckton.) 


Title: Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming FAQ: Is the science in the book peer-reviewed?
Description: Surveys show a large percentage of teachers are skeptical that human activity is causing a climate crisis, but they have access to a one-sided alarmist view of the subject that dominates text books for public and private schools. The Heartland Institute sent copies of “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to more than 300,000 K-12 and college-level teachers all across America to ensure they have a resource to teach the controversy about this subject, and have in hand some of the scientific arguments that counter climate alarmism. As Heartland’s Tim Benson explains in this video, the science in the book comes from the peer-reviewed scientific literature, and is but one chapter in a large, upcoming volume of peer-reviewed data and analysis in the Climate Change Reconsidered series from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. See a free PDF copy of the book at this link:

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Videos for 12 Climate Change Conferences

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.


Climate Change Reconsidered
Climate Conferences
Climate Change Awards
Left Exposed


An Egregious Abuse of Power
Bringing Climate Realism to Paris at COP-21
Climate Alarmists
Climate Realists
Greenpeace is a Global Fraud
Tell Pope Francis: Global Warming Is Not a Crisis!
Willie Soon Defense


Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming

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