While the Chinese Academy of Science has made clear its contempt for Fred Singer's 'NIPCC Report,' Heartland's ambassador to Beijing doesn't seem to realize he's persona non grata, witness his newsletter's bizarrely clueless Quote of the Week:
WUWT's reposting of Singer's bombastic newsletter provoked many WTF ? comments. Here is Watt's diplomatic reply to the first :
Margaret Hardman says June 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm
I see the CAS/Heartland links don’t work and the “news” has rather unravelled. Should you be repeating it when it turned out not to meet the hype?
REPLY: Oh, a concern troll, how nice. The press release was removed because people like yourself created “hype” where there was none and bullied the CAS into a position. Typical warmers, they can’t handle it when any attention of any kind is given to alternate works, so they sling mud, and play bullies.For example, one of the hypes was that Heartland claimed that CAS “endorsed” the work, where no such claim was made. Try to find it in this press release. You won’t because it never existed.If Heartland wants me to remove it I’m sure I would have heard about it and will do so if they ask, but I don’t give a rats butt about the opinion of concern trolls or the activist bullies that made a non-issue of endorsement into a fake issue.The fact remains that the work was indeed translated, and no amount of whining will change that fact.- Anthony
Really? Here's Beijing's rejection of Singer & Heartland's claims:
Chinese Academy of Sciences, June 14, 2013
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The claim of the Heartland Institute about CAS’ endorsement of its report is completely false.
To clarify the fact, we formally issue the following statements:
(1) The translation and publication of the Chinese version of the NIPCC report, and the related workshop, are purely non-official academic activities the group of translators. They do not represent, nor they have ever claimed to represent, CAS or any of CAS institutes...
Since there is absolutely no ground for the so called CAS endorsement of the report, and the actions by the Heartland Institute went way beyond acceptable academic integrity, we have requested by email to the president of the Heartland Institute that the false news on its website to be removed.
We also requested that the Institute issue a public apology to CAS for the misleading statement on the CAS endorsement.
(4) If the Heartland Institute does not withdraw its false news or refuse to apologize, all the consequences and liabilities should be borne by the Heartland Institute. We reserve the right for further actions.
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Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment,