[Vision2020] Unabomber Believes in Global Warming Billboard: "Heartland billboard takeover"

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue May 22 14:57:59 PDT 2012

All humor aside, what is being overlooked in this thread, is the billboard
that replaces in Chicago the "Unabomber believes in global warming"
billboard, shown at the website below, that contains a
factual claim that many think is not worthy of serious consideration:

"Who to believe on climate
Heartland... Or EVERY National
Scientific Academy in the world?

It is as though many believe this consensus among thousands of climate
scientists that human impacts on climate are increasing in magnitude by the
decade, as atmospheric CO2 level increases by 2 or 3 ppm every year, as it
currently is, impacts that are and will have profound and long term
consequences, is either a result of fraud, mind numbed conformism, or
rampant gross incompetence, or a combination thereof, among the
global scientific community.

As Sam Harris wrote in "The End of Faith," "extraordinary claims
require extraordinary evidence," though perhaps this phrase did not
originate with him:

It is an extraordinary claim to assert there is either widespread fraud,
mind numbed conformism, or rampant gross incompetence among climate
scientists, on a global scale.

I have not seen the extraordinary evidence that documents this claim.
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

> You guys are obviously overlooking the proverbial "white elephant"
> concerning conceivable causes of global warming.
> I am talking, of course (I brought this up before), about . . .
> Dinosaur Farts
> http://www.livescience.com/20125-dinosaur-farts-climate.html
> [image: image.jpeg]
> Seeya round town, Moscow.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> "If not us, who?
> If not now, when?"
> - Unknown
> On 05/21/2012 02:30 PM, Ted Moffett wrote:
>     [image: The Climate Reality Project]<http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/m/396e8f2d/6fd6001d/19209018/19ba0ce1/2461378658/VEsH/>
> Dear Friend,
> Did you hear about The Heartland Institute's outrageous billboard
> comparing people who believe in climate change to mass murderers and
> terrorists? It's possible you missed it, since a firestorm of criticism
> compelled them to take down their ad in one day. *Take a look:<http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/m/396e8f2d/6fd6001d/19209018/19ba0ce0/2461378658/VEsE/>
> *
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> Since the billboard is now empty, we are reminding Heartland who is really
> on the fringe here. Just for this week, as Heartland convenes its annual
> conference, we are putting up our own ad in its place and on eight other
> billboards nearby -- so that Chicagoans and everyone at the conference will
> see our response. And we are sharing this ad far and wide.
> The Heartland Institute has a history of spreading denial and doubt about
> everything from tobacco to climate change. Now, they are associating
> everyone who believes in climate science with the worst of the worst.
> *We can't let them have the last word.* Serious leaders in science,
> business, religion and government from around the world have long
> recognized the need to take action to address the growing climate crisis.
> Our billboard will reflect their voices in the days ahead. And we need your
> help.
> *Take a look at our ad and help support this project.<http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/m/396e8f2d/6fd6001d/19209018/19ba0ce0/2461378658/VEsC/>
> *
> Climate change is real. But there are groups out there -- like the
> Heartland Institute -- with a vested interest in promoting dirty fossil
> fuels. Don't let them. *Donate to our campaign to stop the climate
> deniers and win the conversation:*
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> Sincerely,
> Maggie L. Fox
> President and CEO
> The Climate Reality Project
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