Indur Goklany, another longtime Interior employee at the department's Office of Policy Analysis, who found himself in the department’s inner circle of leadership weeks after Trump's inauguration.
Through the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years, Goklany regularly worked with conservative think tanks skeptical of climate change, including publishing two books with the Cato Institute and speaking on panels held by the Heartland Institute. Now under Trump, he has repeatedly scrutinized the department’s climate research... Goklany marked up an Obama-era Park Service brochure on the effects of global warming... as “propaganda for a favored option.” A month later, Goklany was reviewing a draft of at least one U.S. Geological Survey paper on climate change ...
Ceremony of Climate Change Reconsidered & the Workshop on
International Climate Change Science Viewpoints
Academic peer review never entered into it. Heartland dealt instead with the Academy's scientific vanity press, a pay-for-play subsidiary with an automated translation service that will, for a price, print out bound copies of a passable Mandarin translation of any text, scientific or otherwise.
So when Heartland President Joe Bast proclaimed :
“This is a historic moment in the global debate about climate change. The translation and publication of Climate Change Reconsidered By the prestigeous Chinese Academy of Sciences follows strong statements by the Russian Academy of Sciences dissenting from claims that global warming is either man-made or a crisis"The Chinese Academy angrily responded:
"The claim of the Heartland Institute about Chinese Academy of Science endorsement of its report is completely false.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
INDUR GOLKANY, INTERNATIONAL SUIT OF MYSTERY
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