Friday, June 01, 2012

Heartland Expert List Roundup

If you've been following along lately, you'll know that my project for May was to--in wake of the Heartland Institute's disastrous billboard campaign--contact scientists on the their expert list and ask them politely whether they wished to remain on that list.  A copy of the form letter I used can be found here, and the results here.  But the short version is: 84 experts (about 30% of the list) were contacted, and 12 responded.  Of the 12, seven had their names removed from the Heartland list, prompting this open letter from HI CEO Joe Bast.

I've posted an excel file here with a further breakdown of who replied, who didn't, and what the ones who did reply said to me.

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