Slate reporter Will Oremus reached out to me on Tuesday afternoon seeking comment about Heartland’s climate conference in Las Vegas this week.
We talked for about 20 minutes and I tried to fill in what he might have missed while he watched the conference from home.
Oremus was cordial enough — as was I — but the information I tried to impart didn’t take in his story for Slate.
Below is the email I sent Ormeus to correct the record:
After wrapping up The Heartland Institute's 9th International Conference on Climate Change, I saw your piece in Slate titled "The Climate Optimists." That term has a good ring to it, and is a pretty accurate description of the views expressed at the world's leading conference of scientific "skeptics" of man-caused global warming. Considering all the doom and gloom the media has reported about the climate over the last couple of decades, the optimistic and data-based truth needs quite a bit more play in the media...
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