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“The planet’s leading think tank ... skeptical about [a] human-caused climate crisis.”

— The Washington Times, July 17, 2019

“Heartland has always been public about its ultimate goals — to keep global warming alarmists from winning the public debate.”

— Daily Caller, November 21, 2017

“The Heartland Institute offers a model of what the EPA red team might look like. Their contrarian Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change — often referred to as a red team — publishes regular volumes of a report called Climate Change Reconsidered.”

Think Progress, July 26, 2017

“The world's most prominent think-tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.”

— The Economist, May 26, 2012

Important Data

This Chart Shows the Decades-long Failure of Alarmist Climate Models

Christy Spencer Chart2

(Data by John R. Christy, Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville.) 


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 Global Warming Crisis Is Over
An Action Plan for President Trump
Five Elements of a Pro-Energy, Pro-Environment, Pro-Jobs Plan
Comments, Petitions, and Testimony Opposing the Endangerment Finding


The Center has organized scores of events, including 14 International Conferences on Climate Change since 2008 attended by more than 5,000 people. In 2017 and 2018, Heartland and nearly two-dozen cosponsors hosted the first two America First Energy Conferences. Visit our YouTube channel to watch highlights from those events, 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.

Click here to view the presentations (and for more information) about Heartland's 14th International Conference on Climate Change, held for Oct. 15-17, 2021 in Las Vegas.

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 Climate at a Glance: Facts for Climate Realists on 30 Prominent Climate TopicsWhy Scientists Disagree About Global WarmingClexit for a Brighter FutureNothing to Fear: A Bright Future for Fossil FuelsMerchants 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 the late 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.


H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., Director of the Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy 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
James Taylor, Heartland President, takes the lead on all of our climate programs. He can be reached at
Anthony Watts, Heartland Senior Fellow for Environment and Climate, is an expert on many aspects of this topic, but specializes in problems with the global temperature measurements. He can be reached at
Linnea Lueken, Heartland Research Fellow on Energy, can answer many of your questions about energy exploration issues. She can be reached at
Bette Grande, State Government Relations Manager, can answer your questions on energy policy and the ESG movement. She can be reached at
Tim Benson, Heartland Senior 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
Jim Lakely, Heartland Vice President and Communications Director, can answer most questions or direct you to an expert who can. He can be reached at or by cell/text at 312/731-9364.



Videos for 13 Climate Change Conferences

The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 13 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on July 25, 2019.

Videos from all 13 conferences can be viewed here.

Latest Climate VideoView All Videos 


Climate Change Reconsidered
Climate Conferences
Climate Change Awards
Fighting the War on Coal
Left Exposed


Heartland Defends Global Warming Skeptics
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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