The Guardian posted a photo on Friday of a Heartland billboard near Chicago that compares everyone who believes that climate change is real to the Unabomber. The billboard features a photo of Ted Kaczynski with "I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?" in giant, crimson letters. In a press release, Heartland said it also plans billboards featuring Charles Manson and Fidel Castro, and potentially Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (they guy who held people hostage at Discovery Channel headquarters a few years ago). From their press release explaining the billboards:
The point is that believing in global warming is not "mainstream," smart, or sophisticated. In fact, it is just the opposite of those things. Still believing in man-made global warming – after all the scientific discoveries and revelations that point against this theory – is more than a little nutty. In fact, some really crazy people use it to justify immoral and frightening behavior.
Read the whole article: Heartland: If You Believe in Global Warming, You're Like the Unabomber | Mother Jones.
Really, this is so stupid. Who couldn't come up with a list of unsavory people who rail against the idea of AGW? Anyone falling for this level of "discourse" paints an idiot sign upon him or herself.
This Heartland Institute is desperate and on a losing crusade. There is Global Warming and it is human caused, driven, forced. Of course other factors contribute to changes in weather and climate, but right now and ever since the beginning of the industrial revolution with carbon burning increases and other human activities that increase greenhouse gases, humans have made the most significant long-term contributions to Global Warming, even in the face of some cooling from volcanoes.
Check out this site: Global Warming & Climate Change Myths Then realize that everything addressed there is exactly what the Heartland Institute (think the Tobacco Institute and its claims that there is/was no evidence against cigarette smoking) has to say.
They already lost, and they know it. They are getting money from carbon polluters while the getting is good — on their way to Hell!