The Heartland Institute Flap

[In the ongoing climate debate, the Heartland Institute is perhaps best known as organizer and host of six international climate change conferences (ICCC) and as publisher of Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) - accessible on] A Heartland news release of Feb 15 presents the history of the events of last week:  "Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents" "Yesterday afternoon [Feb 14], two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute's 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans.  Some of these documents were stolen, at least one is a fake, and some may have been altered.  The stolen documents appear to have been written by Heartland's president for a board meeting that took place on January 17. ...Since then, the documents have been widely reposted on the Internet, [again] with no effort...(Read Full Article)