Saturday, December 23, 2017


The latest leak from The Heartland Institute is a go-to list of fellow travelers, scientific and otherwise that  has morphed into a  Who's Who  for Scott Pruitt's minions, as they try to find colorful characters enough to  flesh out the Red Team.

I use the word colorful advisedly, as Heartland's  list notes of one:
Bahr, David A.
Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
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Associate Professor of Physics at Bemidji State University, in MN. Former chair of Physics Department from 2003 to 2009, college reorganization in 2008 and university-wide cuts in 2010 eliminated the physics program.
 Linkedin: “Coordinator of Mozilla-style 3Suns, a broad-based non-corporate network of participating independent researchers and engineers concerned about development of the science and technology most critical to human sustainability. 3Suns represents a part of what can be done by concerned professionals outside the corporate structure.” 

He’s pretty colorful looking.

NOAA Letter Signatory

And as seen below, Heartland's own Science Director, Jay Lehr PhD:

Lehr, Jay
Environmental Education Enterprises Ostrander, OH
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Heartland Institute’s science director, a hydrologist by training, and speaks frequently to agribusiness meetings and other audiences in farm areas. Author or editor of many books and hundreds of articles, including several reference books and encyclopedias for Wiley Interscience series. Has spoken frequently at ICCCs.
(NOAA Letter Signatory) Ph.D. Arizona State University, B.S. Princeton University

Is colorful as a Tinseltown Christmas tree or a Federal prison uniform:

                                                        Jay Lehr Ph.D.
The hydrologist turned Heartland Director  speaks from the heart on the global warming hoax & hockey stick fraud,   having himself been convicted and jailed for defrauding the EPA of $200,000 of the taxpayer's money.

The good doctor must be ahead of the pack on the EPA Red Team short list of Heartland Homies and Watts contributors, but  will Heartland's other colorful Climate Wars characters will make the final cut ?

Manuel, Oliver K.
Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri, Former NASA Principal Investigator for Apollo, PhD - Nuclear Chemistry, Postdoc - Space Physics, Fulbright - Astrophysics. (NOAA Letter Signatory)

Prof. Oliver K. Manuel

Celebrated Missouri ' Cold fusion' chemist noted for his theory that the sun is a ball of iron. Prof. Manuel's career at WUWT  and Heartland Institute  International Climate Conferences has been cut short by his arrest for child molestation.

Wanliss, James
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Professor of Physics at Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. He is a Senior Fellow and Contributing Writer for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, and author of Resisting the Green Dragon: Dominion, Not Death.
On a more uplifting note, Dr. James Wanliss directs 

Er. I mean the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, and is author of   Resisting the Green Dragon: Dominion, Not Death  in which the ' Christian physicist ...explores and corrects the religious and scientific errors of the radical Green movement. '

Heartland's portrait of the doyen of Canadian hockey stick fitters speaks for itself:

McIntyre, Stephen
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Coauthor, with Ross McKitrick, of Taken by Storm, a 2003 book on the hockey stick. McIntyre is the primary author of the blog Climate Audit, noted for its many articles skeptical of climate change. He is a prominent critic of scientific studies of temperature records of the past 1000 years that show increasing global temperatures.

He worked in mineral exploration for 30 years, much of that time as an officer or director of several public mineral exploration companies.

 “I’ve spent most of my life in business, mostly on the stock market side of mining exploration deals,” 
he said in 2009. He has also been a policy analyst for both the governments of Ontario and of Canada. 

He spoke at ICCC-1.