The 2012 Fundraising Plan for the Heartland Institute (HI) was leaked to the public earlier this week. HI is essentially a conservative nonprofit, in that it focuses on promoting a number of right-wing issues. A large amount of the group’s funding and effort, though, goes towards refuting the idea of global warming. As the documents illustrate (Section 6-H, pg. 18), HI is paying Dr. David Wojick to produce curriculum modules for K-12 students, saying,
“Many people lament the absence of educational material suitable for K-12 students on global warming that isn’t alarmist or overtly political. Heartland has tried to make material available to teachers, but has had only limited success. Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective.”
As the number of people on our lonely planet continues to increase, why do groups and individuals strive so hard for license to harm the environment?
Vis-à-vis the quote above, the first sentence is laden with irony; HI wants to interpose Continue reading