Joe Bast: Smooth Reasoning
December 5, 2012
Smooth character, smooth reasoning.
Climate Denier, Tobacco tool, and President of the Heartland Institute, Joe Bast, wrote a daffily miffed, sniffy letter of complaint to the Washington Post, about perceived bias in a recent Post article.
The article also misrepresented our work. The Heartland Institute is not “skeptical of climate change science.” We are one of its leading supporters, having hosted seven international conferences (with an eighth one taking place in Munich this week) and published a comprehensive survey of the scientific literature in two volumes, with a third volume on its way. We spend more supporting climate science than all but a handful of public policy think tanks.
Finally, The Post reported that we ran a billboard “comparing those who believe in global warming to domestic terrorist Theodore J. Kaczynski.” Also untrue. The billboard simply reported the fact that the infamous Unabomber still believes in man-made global warming, despite the mounting scientific case against it, and asked viewers if they do, too.
I just can’t add anything to that. Kurt Vonnegut comes to mind.