Skip to comments.The Funding Imbalance ( AGW Cult vs the Skeptic's Heartland Institute)
Posted on 02/26/2012 9:41:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Richard North at the EU Referendum blog provides some interesting comment regarding funding.
While the warmists are successfully focusing attention on the minor-league operations of the Heartland Institute, with a total budget for all its issues, which include health care, education, and technology policy, of around $4.4 million, their own funding arrangements, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, are largely evading scrutiny.
The Climate Works Foundation, though, is of special interest as it was in 2008, awarded $460,800,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a grant-making organisation with assets of $7.2 billion, which disbursed $353,400,000 in grants in 2011. It has made another grant to Climate Works only last week of $100 million bringing the total grants to this organisation to just short of $600 million.
Where such huge funding is devoted to global warming advocacy, and policy development, there must indeed be a distortion of the democratic process, especially where politicians are also being paid. These organisations must come clean about the sources of their money, and provide exact details of how much is paid to which organisations, for what purposes.
Note that the latest grant of $100 million was made on the day after the hippies got all hot under the collar about Heartland's 'huge' annual budget of $4.4 million
Massive amounts of Money going to the AGW Cult.
H/T to Watts up With That?
So many spoiled kids that went to America’s finest schools and wound up becoming a bunch of GD commie pinkos in more way then one, take over the foundations the old men worked their balls off all their lives, to create large industries, that employed tens of millions of people. Now the prick kids with their screwed up minds in control of the wealth screw America. Go figure.
According to Paul Driessen (author of Eco-Imperialism) on the G. Gordon Liddy show 12/1/09, hour 2: The US Big Government has funded $90 billion in GW research over the previous 20 years promoting climate crisis science.
Ever wonder why you never stop hearing about studies finding GW responsible for everything from kidney stones to cannibalism? Explains Richard Lindzen (Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT): "It's become standard that whatever you're studying, include global warming's effects in your proposal and you'll get your (government) funding."
Look twice - it is very easy to miss Heartland's stash.
It is worthwhile to note that WWF, Sierra Club, GreenPeace, and many other such environut organizations also have budgets consisting of multiple hundreds-of-millions of dollars.
Also, don’t forget the billions spent by the EU promoting and defending the CAGW* paradigm. It costs a lot to jet tens of thousands of people, diplomats, and bureaucrats to South Africa, and Copenhagen, and other such places all the time, after all.
And, don’t holler at me for not believing science - I agree that Earth has been warming for the last 150 years - I simply categorically disagree with the alarmists about the reason.
*CAGW == Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming