"On a previous Gleick post, Why Target Heartland?, I provided an argument for why I thought Gleick wasted his bullet. This latest billboard escapade reinforces my original impression, since the billboard escapade will discredit the organization much more than anything Gleick did.
"After the Gleick episode, it seemed that Heartland had temporarily seized the moral high ground in the climate ‘wars’. The billboards and the blog post are on an intellectual and moral par with Joe Romm’s article Norway Terrorist is a Global Warming Denier, although Romm didn’t post his on a billboard. Heartland has unambigously seized the moral low ground with this stunt.
"For better or worse, such episodes arguably have little impact on the larger scientific and policy debates. It will be interesting to see how the list of speakers at the forthcoming Heartland Conference reacts to this."
Friday, May 04, 2012
Curry: "Heartland has unambigously seized the moral low ground"
Judith Curry on the Heartland Institute billboards:
Posted by David Appell at 5/04/2012 02:18:00 PM