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Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)
NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin

Posted on 02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST by tcrlaf

Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case.

Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself.

SNIP----

The Heartland Institute had already signaled that it plans to seek charges and civil action against the person who extracted its documents under a false identity. Foreshadowing today’s events, on Friday, Ross Kaminsky, a senior fellow and former board member at Heartland, posted a piece on the American Spectator site naming Gleick as an “obvious suspect.” Now they have their man.

I won’t speculate on how the legal aspects of this story might play out.

(Excerpt) Read more at dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com ...


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This was BIG NEWS a few weeks ago, if you recall. Front page in the Times, and on NBC/MSNBC/CBS/NPR for a week.

And now, we find out it's just another in a long-line of self-serving Globo-Warmin scams.

This useful idiot liberal's OWN grant money was in danger of being cut off, so he FORGED a piece saying that Heartland was orchestrating a "Campaign" against the "Truth" of Globo Warmin'.

Meanwhile, the NYTIMES tries to bury the truth in a blog opinion piece. GET THIS OUT FAR AND WIDE, FOLKS.

Peter Glieck is the Chair of the "Pacific Institute", and an Assoc Prof at Berkeley for Climate Studies

1 posted on 02/21/2012 8:56:23 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

This clown’s bio from Wiki:

Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on hydroclimatology. His dissertation was the first to model the regional impacts of climate change on water resources.[1][2][3].

Gleick also produced some of the earliest work on the links between environmental issues, especially water and climate change, and international security, identifying a long history of conflicts over water resources and the use of water as both a weapon and target of war.[4][5][6]

Gleick is the editor of the biennial series on the state of the world’s water, called The World’s Water,[2] published by Island Press, Washington, D.C., regularly provides testimony to the United States Congress and state legislatures, and has published many scientific articles. He serves as a major source of information on water and climate issues for the media, and has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fresh Air with Terry Gross [3], NPR, in articles in The New Yorker,[4] and many other outlets. He has also been featured in a wide range of water-related documentary films, including “Running Dry” [5], “Flow: For Love of Water” [6], accepted for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and “Last Call at the Oasis” (from Participant Media) [7]. In 2010 his book “Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water” [8] was published by Island Press.

Gleick lectures dozens of times a year on global water resource challenges and solutions, climate science and policy, and the integrity of science. In 2008, he presented the Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture at the United States National Academy of Sciences. He was a 2009 Keynote Lecturer at the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College. In 2011, Gleick received the IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award [9].

He is the brother of noted author James Gleick and editor Elizabeth Gleick.

Honors

1999 Elected Academician of the International Water Academy, Oslo, Norway.
2001 Named by the BBC as a “Visionary on the Environment” in its Essential Guide to the 21st Century.
2001 Appointed to Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
2003 MacArthur Fellow “Genius Award”.
2005 Elected Fellow of the International Water Resources Association.
2006 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
2006 Elected Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
2008 Selected to Present the Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture at the United States National Academy of Sciences, April 23, 2008, Washington, D.C.
2008 Named by Wired Magazine as “one of 15 people the next President should listen to.” Wired Magazine: The 2008 Smart List
2009 Keynote Lecturer at the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. [10]
2010 Named “Visionary: A Catalyst for an Enlightened Future” in the Los Angeles Times Magazine Section, January 3, 2010.
2011 Winner, along with his Pacific Institute of the first U.S. Water Prize.
2011 Winner of the IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 8:57:36 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Peter H. Gleick

3 posted on 02/21/2012 8:58:51 AM PST by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

4 posted on 02/21/2012 9:01:07 AM PST by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

Another lying Watermelon bump.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 9:01:44 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: tcrlaf

“...Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on hydroclimatology. His dissertation was the first to model the regional impacts of climate change on water resources.[1][2][3]....”

“Energy and Recourses Phd?”

Is that sort of like a degree in “Advanced Somethingorotherology”.

This guy is an idiot...and his only “genius” was to marked such shoddy credentials for so many years.

But...when compared to your typical MSM “journalist”, I guess he is a genius.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 9:04:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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Top climate scientist admits he lied to obtain and leak Heartland documents

Pacific Institute President Peter H. Gleick apologized and called his actions “a serious lapse of my own professional ethics and judgment.” But he also said his decision to fraudulently acquire and then leak a set of explosive documents from the conservative, climate skeptic think tank was prompted by sustained attacks from climate deniers.

“My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts — often anonymous, well-funded and coordinated — to attack climate science and scientists and prevent debate, and by the lack of transparency of the organizations involved,” he wrote.

The leak of the Heartland memos — including a disputed one purporting to outline a strategy to pay a Department of Energy contractor to prepare school curriculum teaching children that the science behind man-made global warming is unsettled — rocked the climate world last week when they were released to bloggers.

Heartland officials early on acknowledged that it accidentally released several of the memos to someone claiming to be a member of its board of directors. It maintains the “climate strategy” memo is a fraud, calling it “totally fake and intended to defame and discredit the Heartland Institute.”

Gleick yesterday denied authorship of that memo. He said he received it in the mail in 2012. “I do not know the source of that original document, but I assume it was sent to me because of my past exchanges with Heartland and because I was named in it,” said the scientist who has sparred often with Heartland and others who do not believe in the scientific underpinnings of man-made global warming.

He maintained the quest to verify it led him to trick the Heartland Institute into giving out more information.

http://www.eenews.net/public/climatewire/2012/02/21/1


7 posted on 02/21/2012 9:05:09 AM PST by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

Top climate scientists warn Congress over Keystone XL

When other huge oil fields or coal mines were opened in the past, we knew much less about the damage that the carbon they contained would do to the earth’s climate and its oceans. Now that we do know, it’s imperative that we move quickly to alternate forms of energy—and that we leave the tar sands in the ground.

We can say categorically that this pipeline is not in the nation’s, or the planet’s best interest.

Sincerely,

Peter Gleick, President and Co-founder Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security

and other FRAUDS ....

http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/top-climate-scientists-warn-congress-over-keystone-xl


8 posted on 02/21/2012 9:10:00 AM PST by kcvl
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Peter Gleick Joins NCSE Board for Climate Change Education Initiative

January 17, 2012: Dr. Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, has joined the National Center for Science Education’s board of directors. Dr. Gleick, a world-renowned water expert, will advise NCSE on its new climate change education initiative.

Peter Gleick talks climate change with NCSE in the video interview: Climate Change is Happening.

Dr. Gleick is certainly the right man for the job. A noted hydroclimatologist, he has devoted his life’s work to the impact of climate change on water resources. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. Dr. Gleick has written nine books (including Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water) and hundreds of articles, blog posts, book chapters, reports, and peer-reviewed research papers.

“Climate change is the fundamental environmental challenge of our time,” says Peter Gleick. “And how we educate our citizens—and especially our children—about climate change will have repercussions for generations to come.”

http://www.pacinst.org/press_center//press_releases/gleick_NCSE_board.html

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization that defends the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 9:12:27 AM PST by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf; Darnright; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; ...
Looks like Peter Gleick iha validated his AGW charlatan credentials with the requisite over-the-top reprehensible, dishonest activity --- after all, there is a need to perpetuate the flood of billions of government climate-crisis-research-dollars necessary to promote Big Government at the expense of individual freedom.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 02/21/2012 9:15:27 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: tcrlaf

“I forwarded, anonymously, the documents I had received to a set of journalists and experts working on climate issues,” he added. “I can explicitly confirm, as can the Heartland Institute, that the documents they emailed to me are identical to the documents that have been made public. I made no changes or alterations of any kind to any of the Heartland Institute documents or to the original anonymous communication.”

According to Heartland, however, at least one of the documents, “A Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy,” was forged.

More Here

11 posted on 02/21/2012 9:15:33 AM PST by kcvl
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Dude is looking at some SERIOUS Prison time, as well as a whole bunch of Civil Liability. The Legal costs alone will likely break him, and this “Pacific Institute”.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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ooops


13 posted on 02/21/2012 9:26:57 AM PST by Maverick68
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“well-funded and coordinated — to attack climate science and scientists and prevent debate”

Is he talking about the IPCC? It sure sounds like it.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 9:28:53 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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He is the one who is trying to SHUT DOWN discussion....

http://tinyurl.com/76s3k8k

“The science of climate change is clear and convincing that climate change is happening, happening rapidly and happening because of human activities.”

15 posted on 02/21/2012 9:51:11 AM PST by kcvl
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Live by the lie; die by the lie, eh, Peter? I trust that you have your calender cleared because you will be quite busy, for the foreseeable future, with courts, lawyers and court related business.
16 posted on 02/21/2012 9:59:47 AM PST by JPG ("I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." BHO)
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NCSE just said buh bye
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/21/ncse-accepts-gleicks-resignation/
17 posted on 02/21/2012 10:24:13 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: kcvl

Webster should put that picture right next to “Dork.”


18 posted on 02/21/2012 10:33:31 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: tcrlaf

What Gleick did is the same or worse than the Palin hacker who got 366 days.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 10:39:52 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: tcrlaf

What’s really amazing is some of the comments; trying to justify what he did. So I wrote the following comment:

Lee R
Boca Raton, FL.

Reading some of these comments I am struck by one thought:

Who are the real deniers now?

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Looks like the Pro-Global Warming crowd has a lot of explaining to do. Where’s John Dingell when you need him? Ah yes, only if the scientist DISAGREES with you are Congressional hearings worth it (Remember David Baltimore people?).

But there’s always the modern day Elmer Gantry to ride to the rescue . . . wonder what Al Gore thinks of this? LOL!!!!

Bit by bit, the entire scam is unraveling. Well, there’s always the last refuge of the Man-Made Global Warning scoundrel . . . Alinsky them!!


20 posted on 02/21/2012 11:38:44 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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And now the web site pulled down my comments!! Progressives get what they deserve in the future. Looks like Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here” just might happen . . .


21 posted on 02/21/2012 12:17:53 PM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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