The other day at a dinner party I sat across from a climate scientist (seriously, a professor at a major university in the earth sciences department), who commented that his trips to the Artic this summer were somewhat daunting. When I asked him who were all these folks Governor Perry said were funding work like his in support of the science of climate change, he said he’d like to know that too since he wasn’t getting any of that funding and in fact could probably get rich and have the ire of his colleagues heaped upon him if he took the opposite stance.
Now, according to MSNBC, internal documents have been leaked from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago nonprofit think tank, showing its plans to fund leading skeptics of global warming and develop a curriculum to teach climate change skepticism in schools (K-12). An anonymous person leaked the documents to several publications and activists supporting the science of climate change which is funded by huge corporate and foundation funding from U.S. businesses, including Microsoft, Koch Industries, Altria (parent company of Philip Morris) RJR Tobacco and more. Click here to read the MSNBC article.