Skip to comments.Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)
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.
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 todays 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 wont speculate on how the legal aspects of this story might play out.
(Excerpt) Read more at dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com ...
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
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..
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.
Gleick is the editor of the biennial series on the state of the world’s water, called The World’s Water, 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 , NPR, in articles in The New Yorker, and many other outlets. He has also been featured in a wide range of water-related documentary films, including “Running Dry” , “Flow: For Love of Water” , accepted for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and “Last Call at the Oasis” (from Participant Media) . In 2010 his book “Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water”  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 .
He is the brother of noted author James Gleick and editor Elizabeth Gleick.
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. 
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.
Peter H. Gleick
Another lying Watermelon bump.
“...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.....”
“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.
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.
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 energyand 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.
Peter Gleick, President and Co-founder Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
and other FRAUDS ....
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 citizensand especially our childrenabout climate change will have repercussions for generations to come.”
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.
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.
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”.
“well-funded and coordinated to attack climate science and scientists and prevent debate”
Is he talking about the IPCC? It sure sounds like it.
“The science of climate change is clear and convincing that climate change is happening, happening rapidly and happening because of human activities.”
Webster should put that picture right next to “Dork.”
What Gleick did is the same or worse than the Palin hacker who got 366 days.
What’s really amazing is some of the comments; trying to justify what he did. So I wrote the following comment:
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!!