Madhav Khandekar

Thu, 2012-02-23 23:56Richard Littlemore
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What passes for a Brain Trust at Heartland?

Has beens, also-rans, deniers-for-hire on retainer at “think tank”

Update: 13th scientist disavows Heartland connection (See: Watkins at bottom of this post)

The Heartland Institute maintains a stable of 13 scientists on retainer for the express purpose of attacking the work of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to budget information released last week in the Heartland document dump.

The scientists, ranging from one of the world's least credible deniers-for-hire (Dr. S. Fred Singer) to a sessional lecturer on the evolution and history of the domestic dog (Susan Crockford), include no top climate scientists currently publishing in the peer-reviewed literature.

The best paid “expert” on the Heartland list is Craig Idso, a former Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy (the largest coal company in the world). Heartland pays Idso $11,600 a month through his Center for the Study of CO2 & Global Change, which like the Heartland Institute, has charitable status and therefore operates with an effective subsidy from the American taxpayer. (Funny how quick libertarians are to fleece old Uncle Sam when THEY get to kick the money back to their rich friends.)

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:58Kevin Grandia
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Madhav Khandekar Briefing Note Added for International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change

Madhav Khandekar has been added to our growing list of briefing notes on individuals speaking at the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change…”

Madhav Khandekar

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Madhav Khandekar

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Florida State University.
  • M.Sc., Meteorology, Florida State University.
  • M.Sc., Statistics, Pune University (India).
  • B.Sc., Mathematics.
  • B.Sc., Physics.

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