Monday, March 9, 2009

They'd be right at home in Idaho

I was recently invited to a conference entitled, "Global Warming: Was it Ever Really a Crisis?" It actually kicked off Sunday in New York City. The sponsoring organization, the Heartland Institute, even offered to pay my way, as an elected offical. According to the invitation postcard, "Tens of thousands of scientists now say the media and environmental advocacy groups have it all wrong, that global warming is not a crisis."

The Heartland Institute claims to be a non-partisan think tank based in Chicago. In a related story, Faux News claims, "We report, you decide." Interestingly enough, their web site seems to suggest that institute members include Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and....Crispus Attucks?

For several years, Idaho's Legislature has also denied that global warming is occurring and that it poses a threat to our way of life. It makes trying to address the problem more challenging when many won't even acknowledge there is a problem.

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