Heartland Institute leak: Susan Crockford of University of Victoria recruited to help think tank undermine IPCC

In Heartland’s proposed budget for 2012 two Australian scientists are listed under the program to “undermine” the credibility of the IPCC’s reports.

As noted, Bob Carter would have potentially received over $1600 per month to work on this project.

Also listed is one Susan Crockford – at the University of Victoria* (CA – edit) - who would potentially receive $750 per month.

Crockford is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria (Canada – edit):

Susan Crockford, PhD (UVic) (scrock@uvic.ca)

Archaeozoology/Zoogeography; Archaeozoology in the Pacific Rim; domestication and breed development; evolutionary theory; evolution and history of the domestic dog; Pacific Rim (Sessional Instructor and Adjunct Assistant Professor)

NIPCC project established to “undermine” IPCC and climate science

As Heartland’s own documents show, they sponsor the “Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change” (NIPCC) whose sole role is to undermine the work of the IPCC.

They brazenly state it’s purpose in their 2012 Strategy Paper:

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. Another $88,000 is earmarked this year for Heartland staff, incremental expenses, and overhead for editing, expense reimbursement for the authors, and marketing

Note they call the team “writers” – they’re not actually conducting scientific research. They are producing crude propaganda that seeks to undermine the IPCC and work of scientists.

In the proposed 2012 budget both Carter and Crockford are listed as writers for this project, and are among those recruited by one Craig Idso

The two tables below summarize the multi-year budget for the project and personnel costs for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), an international group of scientists that produces critiques of the reports of the United Nation’s IPCC. Heartland hosts and funds the effort. A growing number of scientists have been recruited by Craig Idso to be contributing authors and editors of NIPCC’s major reports, a series titled Climate Change Reconsidered.

See page 8 of the 2012 proposed budget where Crockford is listed:

Other denial activities

Crockford has already been involved with the denial movement:

It has been long been suspected that this is how the denial machine works.

Now the evidence is starting to flood in.

* Crockford is listed as an Australian, but is associated with a Canadian university. I was aware of this, but did not make explicit her Canadian connections in the post.

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10 thoughts on “Heartland Institute leak: Susan Crockford of University of Victoria recruited to help think tank undermine IPCC

  1. […] 6. 而當然也有人馬上跳出來指出這位Susan J. Crockford根本就是列管在案的美國反氣候變遷陣營御用學者。這個大絕招一出,就很難把焦點單單放在北極熊上了。 […]

  2. […] 6.而当然也有人马上跳出来指出这位Susan J. Crockford根本就是列管在案的美国反气候变迁阵营御用学者。这个大绝招一出,就很难把焦点单单放在北极熊上了。 […]

  3. […] 6. 而當然也有人馬上跳出來指出這位Susan J. Crockford根本就是列管在案的美國反氣候變遷陣營御用學者。 […]

  4. Mickey Reno says:

    They [Heartland Institute] brazenly state it’s purpose in their 2012 Strategy Paper:

    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 …

    The so-called “Strategy Paper” was a forgery written by Peter Gleick, during his infamous identity theft, document theft and forgery “leak” to this (and other) alarmist blogs. For those ethical and criminal lapses, Gleick was cheered and hailed as a hero by the CAGW alarmisphere. And now, probably only because of your blind obedience to your own alarmist ideology, and your faith in the lies of a lying, forger and thief, you have transformed his lying propaganda into objective truth. Frankly, I would expect no less from the duplicitious liars and propagandists at DeSmog Blog.

    For the rocord, here’s what Heartland Institute says abou the mission of the NIPCC (directly from their own official NIPCC web site: [The] NIPCC was created to provide an independent “second opinion” on the topics addressed by the initial drafts of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report.

  5. [...] the IPCC reports) so the objectivity of Dr Crockford's research has to be called into question. Heartland Institute leak: Susan Crockford of University of Victoria recruited to help think tank und… Better wait until this is corroborated by a more reputable scientist. PS Turns out Crockford in [...]

  6. John Mashey says:

    See “Fakery”. Specifically, Appendix G.4 covers Heartland’s ‘Legislator’s Guide to Global Warming Experts.”

    The lnternational list starts with 6 Australians.

  7. Aussie Denierbuster says:

    Although Dr Crockford is identified in the Heartland document as Australian, and we do have a Univeristy of Victoria in Australia, it seems she is very much Canadian and has an association with U Vic on Vancouver Island, BC. Bit of a shame really, would have been fun to get another dodgy denier on the ropes here in Oz, but over to you, our Canadian denier buster colleagues?

  8. [...] Heartland Institute leak: Susan Crockford of University of Victoria recruited to help think tank und… [...]

  9. Mekhong Kurt says:

    No surprise here: get another scientist who may have perfectly valid credentials in a field — just not a CLIMATE-related one. Which makes about as much sense as tasking a theoretical physicist specializing in string theory to disprove her theory regarding the evolution and history of the domestic dog — which may be ground-breaking, field-changing in its not-climate-science field. Or, for that matter, asking me to upstage a gourmet cook — my idea of a fine home-cooked meal is a microwave TV dinner jazzed up with some odd spices or some such!

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