As insurance and reinsurance companies fret about the potential impact of climate change on their bottom lines, they face a countervailing wind emanating from flacks working for those with a vested interest in the status quo.

I was reminded of this on Wednesday when an indignant press release from the reliably windy Heartland Institute hit my inbox. In case you missed it, it seems somebody tricked a staffer at Heartland, a think tank with contrarian views on climate change, into sending embarrassing internal documents to a new e-mail address. Said documents, some of which may be fake, wound up on the Web and hilarity ensued.

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