'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It's painful to watch.

Those who believed so deeply in global warming theory over the years have awakened and found their world to have crumbled (under the weight of statistical data).

In response to their entire Weltanschauung having been destroyed, they thrash.  And it ain't pretty to watch.

One pitiful example; it begins with this breathless headline:

Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine

Gosh.  Really?

For those not familiar with it, this is Heartland: The Heartland Institute is a conservative and self-described libertarian public policy think tank based in Chicago, Illinois which advocates free market policies.

The Heartland Institute, like most reasonable people, considers global warming policy to be anti-free market and has done yeoman's work in providing - or passing on - a lot of the statistics that have ripped global warming theory to shreds.

So you can see why those who cling desperately to that now-discredited hypothesis have their undies in a bunch over Heartland.

Which explains the headline above.

But just what is it that the author of "Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine" has "exposed"?

"Heartland Institute’s global warming denial machine is chiefly – and perhaps entirely – funded by one Anonymous donor."

Oh my God. Now that's an exposé!

Someone get this dude a Pulitzer, quick.

The Heartland Institute is funded by an anonymous donor.

Global warming theory is valid after all!

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

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I don't want to quibble with the headline, but the real "heart of the climate denial machine" - inarguably - isn't the Heartland Institute.  It's Climate Depot.