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07 mei 2012

VS: instituut zaait haat tegen klimaatactivisten


Foto op de website (begin mei 2012) van het Heartland Institute van een van de inmiddels weggehaalde billboards.

As Supporters Jump Ship, Heartland Institute Stands By Its Widely Condemned Anti-Science Hate Speech
Door Rebecca Leber en Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 6 mei 2012

The right-wing Heartland Institute launched an “experiment” Friday, comparing believers in climate change to infamous figures such as Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Charles Manson, and Osama bin Laden. After 24 hours, the group pulled down its Chicago billboard but made no attempt to apologize for or retract its stunt.

Even worse, the image of the billboard is still on their website along with some of the most extremist hate-speech ever seen from a global warming denial group — including this absurd assertion, “the most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.”

Now, Heartland is seeing the fall-out: After the latest outcry, the leading drink company Diageo, which owns brands like Smirnoff, Guinness, and Johnnie Walker, told The Guardian it will end its ties to Heartland.

Zie ook (later toegevoegd):

Climate-Change Deniers Are On The Ropes — But So Is The Planet
Door Bill McKibben, TomDispatch / Climate Progress, 4 juni 2012

North Carolina Bill Would Require Coastal Communities To Ignore Global Warming Science
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 31 mei 2012

Colbert Report On North Carolina GOP Bill To Make Use Of Climate Science Illegal
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 5 juni 2012

Virginia Lawmaker Says ‘Sea Level Rise’ Is A ‘Left Wing Term,’ Excises It From State Report On Coastal Flooding
Door Rebecca Leber. Climate Progress, 10 juni 2012 

En m'n blognotities:
Boek legt aanval op klimaatwetenschap bloot
Bevel baas Fox News: zaai twijfel over klimaatverandering
Het leugenachtige ultrarechtse media-universum

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