On day 6 of Heartland-gate, we visit their distinguished list of “Experts.”
As you know, the Heartland Institute is still unapologetic for its ad comparing the Unabomber to those who accept climate science or report on it. And they still insist on their website that “the most prominent advocates of global warming aren?t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.”
Their website also lists as “Heartland Experts” many of the most prominent advocates of climate science denial: John Christy, Joseph D’Aleo, Myron Ebell, Richard Lindzen, Bjorn Lomborg, Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, Patrick Michaels, Steve Milloy, Lord Christopher Monckton, Marc Morano, Benny Peiser, Ian Plimer, Harrison Schmitt, Fred Singer, Fred Smith, Roy Spencer, Anthony Watts, and, last but not least, Roger Pielke.
Now, I’m sure you’re thinking, well, of course, Foreign Policy?s ?Guide to Climate Skeptics? included Roger Pielke, Jr., but surely he isn’t an official “Heartland Expert.” And I say to you, stop calling me Shirley!
Seriously, though, I have every confidence that the redoubtable Roger can explain how this happened. He is, after all, a great explainer of some things — like how he told the journal Nature in 2006, ?Clearly, since 1970 climate change ? has shaped the disaster loss record? but now attacks any climate scientist who says anything remotely similar, or how it is that he can endorse a 450 to 500 ppm target but refuse to spell out how we would hit that target while at the same time attacking anyone who actually does spell that out, or how these debunkings by Deltoid, James Annan, Stefan Rahmstorf, RealClimate, Brad DeLong, to name a few, are all wrong.
I’m guessing Pielke will be separating himself from Heartland about as fast as the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, XL Group, Renaissance Re, Allied World Assurance, State Farm Insurance, and some of their own staff!
This just in — Forecast the Facts reports the United Services Automobile Association?s (USAA), a Fortune-500 financial services company serving 8.8 million military members and their families, has decided to pull its support for the Heartland Institute:
A USAA spokesperson announced their decision on Facebook, saying, ?In light of recent personnel departures at Heartland, we decided to end our support for the organization.?
Want to start a pool on how fast Roger gets them to take this page down?