Apollo VII astronaut Walter Cunningham, a friend of Heartland who has spoken at three of our climate conferences, gave a speech a CFACT Collegians event at the University of Minnesota last week. KSTP, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, covered the lecture and did a nice feature on the American hero who is a tireless advocate for ensuring the scientific method, and not political advocacy, drives the climate debate and public policy.
Said Cunningham in the KSTP interview:
I’m here to encourage everyone to look at the data themselves, not just buy what they’re told. I find that my standards for science are more important to me than anything else, and I hate to see them being depreciated by the alarmists’ claims today. Politics and the media and what have you have allowed us now to be facing one of the biggest scientific hoaxes in history. That’s what’s being pushed on us.
Cunningham is also the author of Global Warming: Facts vs. Faith, which Heartland published in 2010.
Watch the excellent KSTP story below, which also mentions how The Heartland Institute (through the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) serves as a scientific counter to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.