...by the man who obtained them:
At the beginning of 2012, I received an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute's climate program strategy. It contained information about their funders and the Institute's apparent efforts to muddy public understanding about climate science and policy. I do not know the source of that original document but assumed it was sent to me because of my past exchanges with Heartland and because I was named in it.
Given the potential impact, however, I attempted to confirm the accuracy of the information in this document. In an effort to do so, and in a serious lapse of my own professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else's name. The materials the Heartland Institute sent to me confirmed many of the facts in the original document, including especially their 2012 fundraising strategy and budget.
An explanation which explains nicely the differing meta-data in the strategy memo versus budget and other docs.
Lies lead to desperation. DeSmogBlog calls him a whistleblower.
Let the lawsuits commence . . . we'll send your contact info to Heartland so they have it on file.
Ballsy of you to continue flogging the scam. Not very bright, but real ballsy.
Let's hope Heartland sues. Can't wait for discovery on them.
Why don't you reveal your own contact info, Fred? Are you like Vic "privacy for me but not for thee" Toews?
Speaking of desperation, I went over the archived posts at DeSmogBlog for the last month, and NOWHERE is there any mention of the UK's Met Office releasing the finding of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (remember them...ClimateGate?) that there has been NO GLOBAL TEMPERATURE INCREASE SINCE 1997! In fact, they say we are likely entering another mini-ice age.
That's a bombshell. That's like Al Gore holding a press conference to admit that he was wrong.
(on top of all the other pieces of evidence that have come to light in the past year or so, of course)
Now, I understand why the MSM aren't touching this with a ten-foot pole; they'll have no choice eventually, but it really is embarrassing for them given the uncritical, knee-jerk cheerleading they have done for the AGW scam over the years. I even get why BCL here and his fellow Libloggers are pretending it didn't happen.
But DesmogBlog? Global warming central? Not even TRYING to put some kind of 'spin' on it, shoot the messenger (well, *that* they really can't do, this time. Not to the East Anglia CRU, they can't), skew the facts or otherwise defend themselves. Nothing. Nada. Not one word.
Who are the 'deniers' now?
Do they not realize how futile it is to try and ignore this? It is NOT going away, sorry. Just deal with it before you end up looking even worse than you already do, guys...
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