Thank you to all the bloggers and others who jumped immediately on the Heartland Institute for putting up horribly offensive billboards equating scientists with the scientist/mathematician killing terrorist Unibomber. I have heard unofficially that Heartland will be taking down those billboards.

We’ll see.

more details:

4 p.m. update: Heartland Institute President and CEO Joe Bast has issued the following statement:

We will stop running [the billboard] at 4:00 p.m. CST today. (It’s a digital billboard, so a simple phone call is all it takes.)

The Heartland Institute knew this was a risk when deciding to test it, but decided it was a necessary price to make an emotional appeal to people who otherwise aren’t following the climate change debate.

see this.


  1. #1 MadScientist
    May 4, 2012

    I hope they’ve firmly established their name as a synonym for crook.

  2. #2 F
    May 4, 2012

    Here’s an idea for billboard text:
    Heartland Institute: Jackasses.

  3. #3 sonoitabear
    May 5, 2012

    Long story short:

    Heartland Institute finally admits they have nothing…