BigCityLib Strikes Back: Pfizer Abandons Heartland Institute

From one of the very few media outlets that has bothered to pick up the story, an early Xmas gift: A major pharmaceutical company has opted to sever ties with a libertarian think tank that provides arguments critical of global warming and the effects of tobacco smoking. Pfizer Inc., a New York City-based business that ...

DeSmogBlog: "Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives": Climate Crock Video on Extreme Weather Events

rex_tillerson.jpg Since January more than 40,000 hot weather temperature records have been broken in tihe U.S. while fewer than 6,000 cold records have been broken. More than 3,000 of those hot weather records were broken in June alone. Over 2.1 million acres of land across the country has burned in raging wildfires and two-thirds of ...

DeSmogBlog: Corporate Exodus From Heartland Institute Continues As USAA and Insurers Bail

heartland_billboard.jpg In the wake of the outrageous Heartland Institute billboard campaign equating everyone who acknowledges the science of global warming with "murderers, tyrants, and madmen," many of the group's corporate donors are fleeing away, lest their public reputations get sullied by Heartland's recklessness.   Today, Forecast The Facts announced that USAA, a Fortune 500 financial services ...

DeSmogBlog: Diageo: Liquor giant backs away from science-dissembling Heartland Institute

Diageo brands.jpg The London-based liquor giant Diageo has joined the companies that are criticizing or cutting off the Heartland Institute in protest over its campaigns to confuse people about climate science and to cast prominent climate activists as "murderers, tyrants and madmen." As Leo Hickman reports in the Guardian, a Diageo spokester said: "Diageo vigorously ...

DeSmogBlog: Heartland Institute Attacks Forecast the Facts, Denies Its Climate Change Denial

heartland logo.jpg This is a guest post by Daniel Souweine, Campaign Director, Forecast The Facts On April 24, Heartland Institute President Joe Bast issued an angry missive attacking Forecast the Facts, a new campaign that successfully petitioned automobile giant General Motors to end their financial support of Heartland earlier this month. In a 2,000-word screed, Bast ...

DeSmogBlog: GM Dumps Heartland Institute, Will No Longer Fund Climate-Denying Spinstitute

heartland logo.jpg General Motors is breaking up with the Heartland Institute, announcing recently that the company will discontinue funding to the notorious climate-denying spin shop. The move by GM comes in direct response to a national outreach campaign organized by Forecast the Facts, which garnered more than 20,000 people, including 10,000 GM vehicle owners, calling ...