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PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Marks Halloween by Releasing ‘Climate Scares Debunked’ Videos

October 22, 2019

The 10 short, sharable videos, debunk some of the biggest phony climate scares meant to spook kids and adults, alike

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (October 22, 2019) – Everyone likes a good scare at Halloween, and when it comes to the climate, environmental activists have tried their best to frighten the world into taking radical, economy-killing action to prevent catastrophe.

Turns out, however, that all those scares were about as true as a spooky story told by a campfire at night. From the supposed polar bear population crisis, to children never experiencing snow, to coastal cities being uninhabitable, one scare after another has proven false.

The Heartland Institute will release one video a day – in the 10 days between Tuesday, October 22 and Halloween – debunking some of the most popular climate scares pushed by radical environmentalists over the decades.

See the playlist at this link for a new video every morning from October 22 to October 31. First up: Halloween Climate Scare #10: Al Gore Says the Polar Ice Cap Will Disappear by 2013.

The scares for the videos were picked by staffers at Heartland, as well as our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Energy & Environment Legal Foundation.

The Heartland Institute is a 35-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our website or call 312/377-4000.

Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute. @jlakely

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