I received a media inquiry this morning from The Hill, which covers goings on in Washington, D.C.
Here it is:
Wanted to check in to see if Ice Age Now will continue to sponsor the Heartland Institute’s upcoming climate change conference in light of the controversy over their recent advertising campaign. Please let me know.
More on the ad campaign here:
Here’s how I answered Mr Restuccia:
The first article that you reference contains the words “Heartland disputes the view held by the overwhelming majority of scientists that the planet is warming and human activities — including burning fossil fuels — are playing a major role.”
The 2nd article says: “The group disputes the view, held by the overwhelming majority of scientists, that the planet is warming and human activities are playing a role.”
Really? An overwhelming majority?
What about the 31,000 scientists who signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. (See http://www.iceagenow.com/31000_scientists_dispute_global_warming_claims.htm )
What about the 49 NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers who sent a letter to NASA administrator Charles Bolden stating that “it is clear that the science is NOT settled? (See https://iceagenow.info/2012/04/nasa-scientists-dispute-climate-change-activism/ )
With this kind of lopsided reporting, yes, we will absolutely continue to support the conference.
“Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated,” says Dr Norgaard. (See https://iceagenow.info/2012/03/global-warming-skeptics-sick-treated-prof/ )
I think this sort of trash – coming from a university professor! – is worse than Heartland’s billboards.