Not Everyone Agrees With Local Blogger

Russ Steele

“Skeptical sums are loose change compared to billions funneled to green groups, alarmist research establishments.”

Here is a round up of responses to the Heartland Document Leak compiled by Mark Morano at the Climate Depot: 

Heartland documents: what’s the big deal? ‘These [skeptical] sums are loose change compared to the billions that are funneled to green groups, alarmist research establishments…’‘…smear blogs, propaganda organizations and the like. For alarmists to complain about such tiny sums is simply laughable’

‘With tiny budgets like $310 million, $100 million, & $95 million respectively, how can Greenpeace, Sierra Club, & NRDC *ever* hope to compete with mighty Heartland’s $6.5 million?’Revealed: The ‘heart of the climate denial machine’ allegedly relies on $200k per year donated from Koch to Heartland

Prof. Judith Curry on ‘parallels to Climategate’ — ‘In terms of moral equivalence, what Heartland is doing is not surprising; seems to be no different than what other advocacy groups do’

‘The IPCC is a very different organization, and also the CRU/UEA, with explicit requirements for government accountability. So in terms of a scandal, I would have to say that Heartlandgate is nowhere near Climategate’

Tell me what’s horrible about this: ‘To Anthony Watts, I say: Congratulations for convincing Heartland to fund a project…’‘…that might actually permit the public to have access to better graphics than provided by NOAA and which, at least as described in the shocking memo seems to be perfectly legitimate’

Logic-gate: The Smog blog exposes irrational rage. Innumeracy. And Heartlands efficient success

‘Instead the hyped non-denier-gate shows just how incredibly successful the Heartland Institute is. Look at the numbers. The skeptics have managed to turn the propaganda around against a tide of money, and it is really some achievement. Greenpeace $300m 2010; WWF $710m; Pew Charitable Trust $360m 2010; Sierra Club $56m 2010; NSW climate change fund; Heartland Institute $6.4m’

Heartland Institute threatens prosecution over internal document theft, fraud

Climate sceptics – who gets paid what? Fred Singer — Heartland Institute funding $5,000 per month

Flashback: NASA’s James Hansen’s growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income — ‘Hansen, an astronomer, received approximately $1.6 million in outside, direct cash income in the past five years for work related to —and, according to his benefactors, often expressly for —his public service as a global warming activist’

Heartland Inst. Responds: Warmist Touted Climate Skeptic Document ‘a total fake’ — Others documents may have been ‘altered’ One document, titled ‘Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy,’ is a total fake…It was not written by anyone associated with The Heartland Institute. It does not express Heartland’s goals, plans, or tactics. It contains several obvious and gross misstatements of fact’

‘How did Heartland allegedly win climate debate by buying scientists for $300k, while warmists lost it while splitting up $79 billion in US govt money?

Heartland Institute bad – DeSmogBlog says so! ‘Did you know the Heartland Institute employs skeptics?’ ‘And it’s ‘suggested’ they get money from people who agree with them and have interests in carbon dense energy!’

Warmist Kelly Rigg is outraged that a ‘well-funded’ organization should dare to spend a dollar to counter every 47 dollars spent by an organization she’s run campaigns for’

Flashback: Read Climate Depot’s report on the warmist funding vs. skeptical funding — Warmists funding massive compared to paltry skeptical funding

Warmist Tobis: ‘Is Turnabout Fair Play?’ — ‘The bit about ‘dissuading teachers from teaching science’ was presumably just a sloppy edit, right?’

Heartland Institute documents leaked: ‘Documents published on Desmog blog & elsewhere, which appear to detail US think-tank’s budget and anti-climate-change strategy’

Aussie Skeptical scientist denies he is mouthpiece of US climate-skeptic think tank

‘UK Greenie George Monbiot claims it’s ‘deeply sinister’ for one dollar in private money to be used to counter $100 in public money that NASA is using to promote the climate hoax’

‘According to the most recent data on, Joe Romm’s Center for American Progress spends 10 times as much money as Morano’s CFACT’ — ‘And Greenpeace spends one hundred times as much money annually as Morano’s CFACT’

Warmists Declare: ‘Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine’ — Warmists giddy: ‘Stay tuned for more details as DeSmogBlog and others dig through this trove of Heartland Institute documents’

Warmist headbangers go ape over Heartland finance leak: Warmists ‘think this is some kind of equivalent to Climategate (v1 and v2), which demonstrated widespread scientific fraud, manipulation of data, destruction of emails and avoidance of FOI requests on the part of the consensus boys’

Hooray, staunch privacy advocate Andy Revkin of NYT has once again been replaced by heroic whistle-blowing Andy!!! ‘Remember during ClimateGate, when Andy was all about privacy and not sharing documents not intended for the public eye? Now that he thinks he sees a ‘confidential’ Heartland memo, he’s already tweeted about it four times in an hour’

‘Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations…’‘…is planning to develop a ‘global warming curriculum’ for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as ‘a major scientific controversy’

Rebuttal: ‘Heartland is a great group. Dave Wojick is a great guy. K-12 students would be lucky to have a curriculum designed by the pair’

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

6 Responses to Not Everyone Agrees With Local Blogger

  1. Barry Pruett says:

    Well…after stabbing at everyone for a couple weeks, looks like the leftwing blogger who was let go from The Union found that nerve to drive up his sagging readership. Congratulations.

  2. How true Barry. The FUE to my knowledge never complains about the left’s squandering of billions of taxpayers dollars by the hoaxers but since he is a “middle of the road” political person, could we expect anything less? What a hoot!

  3. Barry Pruett says:

    Most scientists are supported by state-run, government universities. AGW is about government control of everything we do. Makes sense to me, Todd.

  4. Martin Light says:

    OMG!!….. tell me this isn’t true. Where are the local lefties on this and other dirty laundry?

    “The liberal Media Matters for America organization once accepted a $50,000 grant to monitor and attack religious news outlets, according to tax returns examined by The Daily Caller.

    The grant came in 2006 from the ARCA Foundation, a 60-year-old philanthropy that funds Democratic causes. The foundation gave Media Matters the $50,000 “to support a Religious Broadcasting Project to expand the monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts,” according to its tax return that year.”

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  5. D. King says:

    This made it to the Blaze.

    Looks like the left’s latest boogeyman is just a cast shadow. Boo, boo from the Koch brothers. LOL!

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