Russell Cook

Contributing Editor, Environment & Climate News

Russell Cook is an unpaid contributing editor for The Heartland Institute’s Environment & Climate News and editor of, a website devoted to researching the origins of false accusations leveled at global warming “skeptics.” He is the author of “Merchants of Smear,” a Heartland Policy Brief published in 2014.

Cook is the author of numerous articles at American Thinker, RedState, Breitbart, Global, WattsUpWithThat, PBS Ombudsman Letters, and elsewhere. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and his associate degree in graphic arts from the Al Collins School of Graphic Design.