The far-right “think” tank the Heartland Institute recently launched a bizarre billboard campaign that linked global warming with serial killers. The first billboard went up with a picture of Ted “The Unabomber” Kaczynski with the words “I still believe in global warming. Do you?”. This campaign was too over-the-top even for the right-wing fringe that usually supports HI, and has caused it to lose corporate sponsors as well as speakers for its upcoming climate-science-bashing “International Conference on Climate Change”. As in its climate science, Heartland didn’t do its homework on the campaign; not only did they completely miscalculate its PR impact, it turns out Kaczynski’s “manifesto” contains no mention of climate change, global warming or carbon.
Here at 350orbust, we’ve been aware of the Heartland Institute’s nefarious war against climate science and our children’s future for a while. It become personal when they threatened to “pursue all possible actionable civil remedies to the fullest extent of the law” against me, and other bloggers, for publishing information about confidential Heartland documents that were leaked to DeSmog Blog. RT News had a special award for the Heartland Institute last Friday:
If you are in the United States, you can add your voice to a petition to get all corporate sponsors, including Microsoft, to pull their funding from the Heartland Institute in light of its ongoing and extreme support of climate change denial – click here.