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Laughable Guardian Hit Piece on The Heartland Institute

The Guardian Spews Propaganda On The Heartland Institute To Support Failing Climate Change “Science” U.S. activist group that has received funding from energy companies and the foundation controlled by conservative activist Charles Koch is trying to persuade the Vatican that “there is no global warming crisis” ahead of an environmental statement by Pope Francis this summer that is expected to call for strong action to combat climate change.

The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based conservative think tank that seeks to discredit established science on climate change, said it was sending a team of climate scientists to Rome “to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science.”

The Heartland Institute says it is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote “free-market solutions” to social and economic problems. It does not disclose its donors, but says on its website that it has received a single donation of $25,000 in 2012 from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, which was for the group’s work on healthcare policy. Charles Koch is the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries, an oil refining and chemicals group, and is a major donor to Republicans causes and politicians.

Heartland said contributions from oil and tobacco groups have never amounted to more than 5 percent of its income.

A 2013 survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals found that 97.1 percent agreed that climate change is caused by human activity. Right-wing think tank wants to convince the pope hes wrong about climate change | Grist

The Guardian says that the Heartland Institute is controlled by conservative activist Charles Koch when in reality Approximately 8,300 supporters contribute to an annual budget of $6 million and Charles Koch contributed a one time contribution of $25,000. It also wants you to think that big oil is behind the Institute with its opening line  “A U.S. activist group that has received funding from energy companies” and only reveals a measly 5% contribution on the last line. This is classic skewed and biased reporting the kind we’ve come to expect from the main stream media outlets. Propaganda at it finest!

The Guardian says that The Heartland Institute is seeking to discredit “established science on climate change”.  Really-the science is hardly established?  See the following and get informed

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