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The Secret Plan To Teach Children That Climate Change is a Hoax

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Murky, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Murky

    Murky Chieftain

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    I had to shorten the title from the original article, but this is big. Recently, someone leaked internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a think tank that gets paid to cast doubt on the threat from anthropogenic global warming.

    INTERNAL DOCUMENTS: The Secret, Corporate-Funded Plan To Teach Children That Climate Change Is A Hoax
     
  2. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    Apparently not all that secret...
     
  3. Murky

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    Not any more. ;)
     
  4. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Oh dear. Climate Hoax Gate.
     
  5. JerichoHill

    JerichoHill Bedrock of Knowledge

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    Microsoft seems odd, since Bill Gates is besties with Warren B and Warren B is besties with the Obamaer
     
  6. Silurian

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    I think the lawsuits against these people in twenty or thirty years’ time will result in payouts that will dwarf what the tobacco companies have had to pay.
     
  7. Murky

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    Bill Gates is a nice, mostly respectable billionaire, but the other higher ups there mainly care about money. Steve Ballmer seems like the sort that would agree to this type of dastardly deed.
     
  8. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    “dissuade teachers from teaching science”

    Man, my spidey-sense is tingling. That looks like a quote-mined sentence-fragment.
     
  9. Tee Kay

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    Watermelon slanders! Communist lies! This is simply not credible quite unlike the claim of a decades-long global scientific conspiracy to con governments to give more research grants for self-enrichment...
     
  10. Artifis

    Artifis El Gato is not happy

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    I'd like to see additional reporting from more respectable news outlets before truly commenting on this.
     
  11. Murky

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    You can bet your bottom dollar that Fox News isn't going to cover it in any "respectable" way. At best, they will downplay its significance.
     
  12. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Artifis, Sensible Party.
     
  13. Murky

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    Don't you know, that reason is just one letter away from treason?
     
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    Bob Carter responds to Heartland leak

    This seems real to me, but it is still a wait and see type of thing to see if it comes to anything.
     
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    People didn't want to wait around to learn the truth that Climategate was a fake scandal, why should we wait around to see if this is real or not?
     
  17. Murky

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    Unlike the deniers, the scientific community checks/verifies their sources.
     
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    They don't see it as illegal. They see it as teaching children what they think. It's not evil.
     
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    Sure. What could make this interesting is the degree to which participants either try to misrepresent what they're doing and/or hide their involvement.
     
  20. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Whatever Gates does personally, Microsoft is a company that often has not played nice, even with Gates running it. So it's almost like a split personality there.
     

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