The Heartland Institute: Summary and Major Findings on Climate Change

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ABSTRACT The Heartland Institute is well known for funding deniers of global warming and climate change, and is mostly funded by large corporations like Microsoft and GlaxoSmithKline, and wealthy Right-wingers like the Koch Brothers. Recently leaked documents from the "Heartland Insider" posted on the Internet showed that the Institute has been preparing a new curriculum against teaching about these subjects in the public schools. In 2008-12, the Institute also gave $1.6 million to the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which exists only for the purpose of attacking the science and scientists supporting man-made global warning. At the very least, its goal is to assert that man-made global warming is still a subject of major scientific controversy when in reality no such controversy has existed in many years. Thanks to the Citizens United decision, corporations and wealthy individuals can now give unlimited donations directly to political parties and candidates, and unless some controls are placed over this type of funding and lobbying activities, the American public will continually be deceived about the destruction to the environment caused by global warming Summary and Major Findings The Heartland Institute is well known for funding deniers of global warming and climate change, and is mostly funded by large corporations like Microsoft and GlaxoSmithKline, and wealthy Right-wingers like the Koch Brothers. Recently leaked documents from the

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