As Supporters Jump Ship, Heartland Institute Stands by Widely Condemned Anti-Science Hate Speech
The right-wing Heartland Institute launched an ‘experiment’ Friday, comparing believers in climate change to infamous figures such as Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Charles Manson, and Osama bin Laden. After 24 hours, the group pulled down its Chicago billboard but made no attempt to apologize for or retract its stunt.
Even worse, the image of the billboard is still on their website along with some of the most extremist hate-speech ever seen from a global warming denial group — including this absurd assertion, ‘the most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.’