The Heartland Institute – Free thinking or Climate Sceptics?

Disagreement“The Heartland Institute is a 30-year-old national non-profit organization devoted to discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Heartland’s Center on Climate and Environmental Policy promotes pro-environment policies based on sound science and economics, not alarmism or ideology. Our strong stand against the politicization of science on matters of public health and the environment have earned us the enmity of many liberal public health and environmental groups and their allies in the mainstream media.” 

The heartland Institute has been targeted as Climate Sceptics and Climate Deniers by the Climate “Industry”. They say they listen to real scientists and informed decision. Well that is a point of view but to some the Heartland Institute has less credibility than the Sierra Club. Whilst the Sierra Club is seen to be under the influence of the green lobby, Heartland is seen to be in the pocket of big business. I make no comment on that. On Climate I take no firm line although I find the Climate brigade and their bombastic arrogance hard to take. My view tends to be Climate changes. It has since Moses was a boy. That Mankind has had any drastic influence on it, I would find hard to accept in global terms. Micro Climate can be affected by local situations. I must admit that de-forestation in the Amazon Basin and in the Far East does concern me as these are our Carbon sinks. Just as in a smaller way I am horrified at Wind Farm destroying our peat lands. In fact it may be that those actions to “prevent” Climate Change may in fact have a temporary negative effect. Enough of my prattling as I am neither a Climate scientist, whatever they are, or a true scientist of the things that do affect Climate., The Sea, the Sun and the Moon to name but three. This response to a journalist’s report on a Heartland’s Conference makes interesting reading, but be warned it is far from brief! Heartlands 2014


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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2 Responses to The Heartland Institute – Free thinking or Climate Sceptics?

  1. Hmmm…as an avid follower and supporter of D Quixote, I feel I must give a wee nudge here to try and save DQ from getting too brainwashed by the misinformation put out by Heartland…spare a few moments, Dear Dougal to search Google and Wiki for verified facts about this secretive organisation – and note well the big businesses that are funding it…and then consider just why Heartland takes some of the stands that it does…..perhaps not the best organisation to be quoting?

    • That is why I included a caveat. The Heartland Institute is to the right what the Sierra Club is to the left. Funny I had a meeting with a retired board member of the Sierra Club in Stirling only last week. However I considered the comments in this article were appropriate as it demonstrated the divergence of the IPCC and the Climate Bandwagon from Science. Science does not deal in consensus. Various posts at times will not agree with everyone but the intention is to provide an element of debate. In other words I never expect everyone to agree all the time. That is not debate, that is indoctrination. All I endeavour to do is provide people with an interesting and sometimes eclectic view of the wind industry from our side of the fence! As to Heartland Institute, Free Thinking? That is really for the reader to consider. The Beauty of the Internet is that no one is trapped in the tale. They have the power to look beyond the page and find out about these organisations for themselves!

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