WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations from big corporate names.
The documents show that more than $14 million of the money used by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute would come from one anonymous man.
Heartland is one of the loudest voices denying man-made global warming, hosting the largest international scientific conference of skeptics on climate change. Several of its documents were leaked this week to the news media, showing the planning and money behind its efforts.
Heartland said some of the documents weren’t accurate, but declined to be more specific.