A hard-hitting campaign from a new group called Forecast the Facts persuaded many of the corporations backing Heartland to withdraw US $825,000 in funding;
That $825,000 is almost as much as the University of Colorado received to study the effects of global warming on Prairie Dogs, in a place which hasn’t recorded any warming for 70 years.
But damn, it’s a hard fight, up against a ton of money and a ton of inertia. Eventually, climate denial will “lose”, because physics and chemistry are not intimidated even by Lord Monckton. But timing is everything – if he and his ilk, a crew of certified planet wreckers, delay action past the point where it can do much good, they’ll be able to claim one of the epic victories in political history – one that will last for geological epochs.
Earth to Bill – the graph below shows recent temperature and CO2 changes on a geological timescale. McKibben has absolutely no idea what he is talking about, which is why he is welcomed on so many University campuses.