Advocacy Groups Hide the Decline
Posted by Jeff Id on February 15, 2012
The Heartland institute has released a statement on the stolen documents which include funding of Anthony Watt’s temperature project among other things. If you want to see the difference between skeptics of climate change and advocacy groups, this section of the press release pretty well sums it up.
One document, titled “Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy,” is a total fake apparently intended to defame and discredit The Heartland Institute. It was not written by anyone associated with The Heartland Institute. It does not express Heartland’s goals, plans, or tactics. It contains several obvious and gross misstatements of fact.
If the truth doesn’t agree with your message, make something up.
Lessons: Disagreement over the causes, consequences, and best policy responses to climate change runs deep. We understand that.
But honest disagreement should never be used to justify the criminal acts and fraud that occurred in the past 24 hours. As a matter of common decency and journalistic ethics, we ask everyone in the climate change debate to sit back and think about what just happened.