On 9/17 I wrote him, and asked
"Are you receiving any payments now from the Heartland Institute -- say, in the last 12 months If so, how much, and for what?He replied, just a few minutes later:
"No, the 44,000 in Jan 2012 published by Gleick in his stolen emails came from an independent donor, the only thing direct from Heartland was a speaking fee of $800 for the Chicago May conference (the same as all speakers to over [sic] their three days away from the office) and reimbursement for travel.and he added, a minute later,
BTW that special Climate Reference Network project other half has not been funded. We are making do with what was provided."Watts didn't say who this "independent donor" was, and actually I didn't know that he had received any money all for for data presentation (?) from the Heartland Institute (?).
Is there data being presented somewhere?
I've asked for more details.