Heartland Institute compares belief in global warming to mass murder | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk

 

Heartland Institute compares belief in global warming to mass murder | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk

From the Guardian

The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based rightwing thinktank notorious for promoting climate scepticism, has launched quite possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns.

Heartland’s press release  leaves us shaking our head

Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute point out that some of the worlds most notorious criminals say they “still believe in global warming” – and ask viewers if they do, too…The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and Fidel Castro, a tyrant. Other global warming alarmists who may appear on future billboards include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010.These rogues and villains were chosen because they made public statements about how man-made global warming is a crisis and how mankind must take immediate and drastic actions to stop it.Why did Heartland choose to feature these people on its billboards? Because what these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the “mainstream” media, and liberal politicians say about global warming. The point is that believing in global warming is not “mainstream,” smart, or sophisticated. In fact, it is just the opposite of those things. Still believing in man-made global warming – after all the scientific discoveries and revelations that point against this theory – is more than a little nutty. In fact, some really crazy people use it to justify immoral and frightening behavior.

And then they add this

Of course, not all global warming alarmists are murderers or tyrants.

via Heartland Institute compares belief in global warming to mass murder | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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