PRESS RELEASE: ANTHONY WATTS JOINS THE HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
APRIL 5, 2019
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (April 4, 2019) – Anthony Watts, a TV and radio meteorologist for more than 40 years and founder of the award-winning climate website Watts Up With That, has joined The Heartland Institute today as senior fellow for environment and climate.
“The people at Heartland are working from a reality-based viewpoint of the climate issue saying in effect, ‘Hey wait a minute, look at this,’ to the people that would follow the path of climate alarmism hook, line, and sinker,” Watts said. “Despite having a tiny fraction of the budget and social media outreach some green organizations have, they have done a fantastic job of countering climate alarmism.
“Laughably, my critics have said for years that I have been ‘on the payroll’ of Heartland in some ‘nefarious capacity,’ even though I’ve never been on their payroll. I figure I might as well give these folks something factual to talk about now instead of just innuendo and smear campaigns,” Watts said.
“I credit the efforts of Heartland in President Trump’s decision to exit from the Paris Climate Accord,” Watts added. “What reality-based climate skeptic wouldn’t want to be on that winning team?
The Heartland Institute is known globally as a leading think tank promoting scientific research showing that human activity is not causing a climate crisis. The latest volume of research, published this month, can be found at ClimateChangeReconsidered.org.