Nothing says “let’s have an intelligent discussion about the science of climate change” like a series of billboards supporting your view featuring mass murderers and tyrants.
The Heartland Institute has purchased several billboards featuring Ted Kaczynski, Charles Manson, and Fidel Castro, and is considering more featuring Osama bin Laden.
“These rogues and villains were chosen because they made public statements about how man-made global warming is a crisis and how mankind must take immediate and drastic actions to stop it,” the group says on its website.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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