Spending money to lie – Heartland Institute

There need to be financial consequences for organizations that purposefully lie.

A recent German news report has shed light on the inner workings of the Heartland Institute’s international efforts to sow doubts about climate science using the dark money group Donors Trust. Part of those efforts include the climate science-denying organization touting its newest representative, a young German YouTube “influencer,” Naomi Seibt, whom Heartland markets as the deniers’ answer to breakout youth climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The U.S.-based Heartland Institute receives millions of dollars a year to fund its climate denial efforts and is looking to expand them in Germany, according to the undercover joint investigation by German outlets CORRECTIV and Frontal21.

This sort of behavior has been tolerated too long. Perhaps we need a 3 strikes policy. Caught lying on 3 different maters and you get a nice fine. That escalates for each new lie.

Image: Tim Green