The memo outlines the need to raise funding programs for climate change denial it intends to support.
Australia’s very own Bob Carter is named:
Funding for selected individuals outside of Heartland.
Our current budget includes funding for high-profile individuals who regularly and publicly counter the alarmist AGW message. At the moment, this funding goes primarily to Craig Idso ($11,600 per month), Fred Singer ($5,000 per month, plus expenses), Robert Carter ($1,667 per month), and a number of other individuals, but we will consider expanding it, if funding can be found.
The irony of course is Carter bleating about the “corruption” of science and how “climate change” is simply a form of “propaganda”.
To quote Cater:
The present global financial crisis should be inducing politicians not to squander money on non-solutions to non-problems. Yet to support their plans for emissions taxation Western governments, including ours, are still propagating scientifically juvenile greenhouse propaganda underpinned only by circumstantial evidence and GCM computer gamesmanship.
And yet receiving an expected $20,000 this year from a think tank – funded by donors who prefer to remain anonymous – to counter the scientific consensus is not propaganda?
For those who don’t know Carter, he is an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University and notorious for questioning the scientific consensus on climate change.
The memo also makes explicit the role of Heartland to “undermine the credibility the IPCC:
Funding for parallel organizations.
Heartland is part of a growing network of groups working the climate issues, some of which we support financially. We will seek additional partnerships in 2012. At present we sponsor the NIPCC to undermine the official United Nation’s IPCC reports and paid a team of writers $388,000 in 2011 to work on a series of editions of Climate Change Reconsidered. Expenses will be about the same in 2012. NIPCC is currently funded by two gifts a year from two foundations, both of them requesting anonymity.
Carter is paid to support this initiative, as noted in the Heartland 2012 budget that was also leaked. Over $300,000 is earmarked to the project to undermine the IPCC of which Carter is a “team member” (see pages 7-8).
I don’t think the connection between the denial of climate change, industry think tanks and “anonymous” funders could be made any clearer.
The memo also details attempt to deter teachers from teaching the science by making it “controversial”
Development of our “Global Warming Curriculum for K-12 Classrooms” project.
Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective. To counter this we are considering launching an effort to develop alternative materials for K-12 classrooms. We are pursuing a proposal from Dr. David Wojick to produce a global warming curriculum for K-12 schools. Dr. Wojick is a consultant with the Office of Scientific and Technical Information at the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of information and communication science. His effort will focus on providing curriculum that shows that the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain – two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science. We tentatively plan to pay Dr. Wojick $100,000 for 20 modules in 2012, with funding pledged by the Anonymous Donor.
Dr. Wojick can expect $100,000 to undermine the teaching of science to children. Nice work if you can get it…
The memo is here, but I’ve also reproduced the section mentioning Carter’s name: