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August 18, 2017
New York Times, Draft Gov’t Climate Report Mislead
Climate Change Weekly #259
August 18, 2017
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A new study shows fossil fuel divestment is costly to investors.
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August 17, 2017
Will Al Gore Demand a Recount Now That 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Has Flopped?
More than 10 years ago, Americans forked over $50 million to listen to the former vice president claim to be a scientist. Since then, most of his predictions have been dead-wrong.
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August 16, 2017
Climate Science Isn’t Settled, Energy Secretary Perry Testifies
At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified climate is changing but human carbon dioxide emissions are not the main cause.
August 14, 2017
Tesla Continues to Use Government to Rob the Poor to Pay the Rich
Climate Change Weekly #258
August 10, 2017
Rahm Emanuel Replays Scene from “Yes, Prime Minister” while Chicago Burns
In his well-received speech on Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Donald Trump once again commented on social, economic, and political crises taking place in Chicago, asking “What’s wrong with Chicago?”

“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 Heartland Institute’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. Yet ... we persist.

Heartland is known globally for supporting scientists and other policy experts whose research has shown that the advancement of society – via the emission of carbon dioxide to produce sufficient energy and wealth to lift billions out of poverty – is not causing a climate crisis. This work has prompted the The Economist to call Heartland “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.” That is a badge we wear with honor. The New York Times called Heartland “the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism.” Guilty as charged ... and thepush” is based in science.

Heartland 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 The Heartland Institute has 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.

Heartland’s views on climate change and energy are well summarized in these 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 2017, The Heartland Institute brought climate realism directly to the classroom by sending more than 300,000 copies of the book Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming to every K-12 teacher and college professor in America. (If you didn't get a copy, email The book, written by three esteemed climate scientists, enraged prominent members of Congress who wrongly thought they could intimidate Heartland, and get us to stand down. They were wrong.

Heartland will continue to:

  • Defend and recognize Dr. Willie Soon and other brave scientists who challenge unscientific claims that global warming is a crisis.
  • Publish, distribute, and promote the Climate Change Reconsidered series of volumes, which represent the “Red Team” examining the peer-reviewed literature on the climate – by scientists who are in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Host the largest gatherings of global warming “skeptics” in the world via our International Conferences on Climate Change.
  • Publish monthly the most influential publication on environmental issues sent to every national and state elected official, Environment & Climate News.
  • Produce books, booklets, and policy studies on the climate — such as the Top 10 Global Warming Lies and NAS's Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism — and send them to tens of thousands of the most influential people in the world.
  • Distribute copies of Heartland's “Global Warming: Crisis or Delusion?” flier and poster. (We've sent more than 150,000 so far.) 
  • Execute a comprehensive communications and marketing campaign including: online and social media efforts; promoting public speakers; exhibiting at events; conducting direct mail campaigns; and more — all to confront “junk science” and oppose unnecessary regulations and government spending.
  • Work with allies in other countries to oppose global warming alarmism around the world.

These efforts to bring climate realism to the fore will intensify in the years ahead.

Heartland’s Trip to Paris for COP-21 in December 2015

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, CFACT, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. We 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!

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

Christy Spencer Chart2

(Data by JR Christy, University of Alabama in Huntsville.) 


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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