Why is Heartland Institute's president Joe Bast so concerned?

It's possible that the program identified Bast as the most likely author because so much of the strategy memo appears to be cut and pasted from other Heartland documents. So I decided to take Bast up on his suggestion and rerun my stylometric analyses.

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

What makes The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars an important addition is the thread of Mann’s evolution in thinking as he followed the simple logic of science where it led, something we want any graduate student to do, and as a result was increasingly forced to defend his work, himself, and ultimately the future of the planet. A harrowing ride through the politics of truth and denial.

The most likely author of the Heartland Institute climate strategy memo?

A lot of fuss is being made about the provenance of the Heartland Institute's climate strategy memo. Heartland says it's a fake. I decided to test that.

They're Coming for Your Kids

Secret documents reveal the corporate and fossil-fuel-funded Heartland Institute's plan to feed kids propaganda in their science classes

Climate Denial Bombshell UPDATED

Internal documents show organization's strategy, including a climate propaganda effort in K-12 schools by "providing curriculum that shows that the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain - two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science."

Missouri, The 'Stupefy-Me' State?

Six Missouri republicans - "the stupefy me six", let's call them - are hard at work trying to make Missouri kids stupid.

Franken, Whitehouse Expose Climate Deniers on Senate Floor (Video)

It is shocking that US Senators actually have to rise to defend science. But two defenders of reason and liberty did a great job of it.

Obama is Just Plain Wrong on Plan B

The last time this happened, it was under Bush administration FDA commissioner Lester Crawford, and it was a major scandal. It should be this time too, and here's why.

Science loses status as a climate arbiter in Durban

Durban ended with an extension of Kyoto, but an erosion of the status of science as an arbiter of future agreements.

Huntsman Goes "Crazy"

"The scientific community owes us more in terms of a better description of explanation about what might lie beneath all of this." But former Bush economic chief Doug Holtz-Eakin says GOP politicians are taking "positions that are divorced from any reality on the policy and from their own history.”