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- No, Beto, There is No Impending Climate Refugee Crisis - April 10, 2019
- Teachers and Students at a Colorado Middle School React to ‘Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming’ - April 6, 2018
- The Good, the Bad, and the Missed Opportunities of the ‘Climate Science Tutorial’ in San Francisco - March 24, 2018
The Huffington Post today published a piece by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse titled “Right-Wing Groups Get Overheated on Climate Questions.” This is rich.
If the senator’s letter wasn’t intended as harassment of individuals who disagree with his extremist views on the climate, why the overly broad demand, the ridiculous deadline, the implied threat of action, and the news releasing saying it was intended to expose a diabolical conspiracy of “right-wing groups”?
Whitehouse’s latest Huffington Post piece compounds his abuse of authority and misrepresentation of the facts by conflating global warming skepticism with the tactics of the tobacco industry, failing to admit that left-wing foundations and industry sources pour 1,000 times the amount of money into the opposing side, and repeating the lies about Willie Soon’s funding.
And of course, Heartland never “put up billboards comparing climate scientists to the Unabomber.” We put up one billboard, for 24 hours, three years ago (!) reporting (accurately) that the Unabomber still believes in global warming. Why is he so offended by that? I think we know why.
I’m still waiting for an apology.