The Heartland Institute is ostensibly a not-for-profit organization which aims to promote ‘free-market solutions to social and economic problems.’ It has a checkered past, including working with the tobacco company Philip Morris to question the science linking secondhand smoke to health risks, and to lobby against government public health reforms. It is a member of the ‘Cooler Heads Coalition,’ a group with the mission of "dispelling the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis".
Peter H. Gleick is a scientist who co-founded the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. He’s most well-known for his work onincreasing human access to safe water, and climate change. Gleick made public confidential Heartland Institute documents obtained using a false name.
DeSmogBlog. A blog focusing on climate change, especially featuring articles about global warming misinformation campaigns by industry and political forces. The blog first broke the story and made the documents available online.
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