Don't demonize Americans fighting climate disruption
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Don't demonize Americans fighting climate disruption

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Are you just like the Unabomber? Of course not, but that's what the climate deniers at the Heartland Institute are saying.

Recently in Chicago, the liberatarian think tank commissioned billboards that compare good, decent Americans who believe in climate disruption to murderous psychopaths like Charles Manson and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Decades of lying on behalf of the coal, oil and natural gas industries seem to have distorted the Heartland Insitute's view of what's right and what's wrong.

It's not funny. It's not even controversial. It's unacceptable. Tell the Heartland Institute to apologize for its hateful ad campaign!

To most of us, it's clear that climate disruption is already happening. From extreme droughts in Texas to an almost snowless winter in Boston, it's obvious that something is going on and Americans are taking action. Last week, we helped deliver over 800,000 comments to the EPA in support of its historic proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution and curb global climate disruption.

Big Coal and Big Oil are running scared and The Heartland Institute's despicable ad campaign is a sign that they're getting desperate.

Show Heartland that we won't stand for this last ditch effort to protect big polluters.

Heartland Institute
Like the majority of Americans, I believe that we must take action to seriously address climate disruption. Please apologize for the despicable billboard comparing me and my fellow citizens with the Unabomber.

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    Reasons for signing

    • David Greene COLLEGE STATION, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Climate change is not and should not be a part of climate change denial. For being an organization that advocates for minimal involvement in the welfare of others, climate change denial is quite intrusive. While climate change may not be as immediate as some people prospect it to be, it is nevertheless a major issue, deserving of serious consideration. Remove this false propaganda and apologize for your insolence immediately, Heartland Institute.

    • Jacqui Trevillian DIGGERS REST, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      what a ridiculous and desperate argument. Many murderers, rapists and other criminals are climate deniers, so by the Heartland Institute's own rationale, they must also sympathise with those same criminals....

    • Nicole Lee OMAHA, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      Whether you believe in climate disruption (global warming) or not, these billboards are horrible and should not be allowed to continue. Comparing any good and normal citizen to any kind of murderer, let alone ones as bad as Ted Kaczynski and Charles Manson, based solely on beliefs and concerns they have is pathetic. Frankly, it just shows they have nothing worth saying on the matter, but that other bad people in the past have believed the same thing. I wonder how many murderers don't believe in climate disruption, because clearly these people are just as bad as those murderers, per their argument.


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