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Posted on 02/23/2012 7:37:15 AM PST by SmithL
Peter Gleick, president of Oakland's Pacific Institute and a prominent climate-change expert, admitted Monday that he lied. Gleick pretended to be someone else in order to obtain documents from the Heartland Institute, which has challenged mainstream scientific consensus on the role of man in global warming.
Last week Gleick was the chair of the American Geophysical Union's Task Force on Scientific Ethics. Now he isn't. As New York Times blogger Andrew C. Revkin weighed in, "Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing."
Bravo to Gleick for admitting that he lied "in a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics." At least he had the integrity to own up to his mistake.
But Gleick doesn't look all that noble when you look at his excuse. In a statement released on the Huffington Post, Gleick said he lied because he wants "a rational public debate."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
D*mn, Ms Saunders actually wrote a pretty honest article.
Good on her.
Now, I humbly request that she gets together with some science folks who can actually do numerical analysis - and then she can write the article showing that this idiot and his cohorts purchased their degrees from the back of a cerial box...and are so stupid that they could serve in the West Wing.
Why should the “public” debate an admitted lie? AGW is a total LIE!
As Rush says, “follow the money”
Re read it -
She spent half her time talking about Heartland, and inclyuded teh obviously forged most damaging document as “still to be determined”.
This is - purely - smoke screen. A kindly worded semi-apology - that is STILL talking about the rape victim’s short skirt.
Note that she did not mention ONE SINGLE NEWSITE that went public with these documents. Certainly - any that contacted Heartland - were told they were stolen and fake.
“Fake but stolen” is an appropriate article title. Anything less - is just spin.
The linked article isn’t as bad as many but it still doesn’t make plain the real issue here.
The bottom line to this story is that only one of the released documents was damning of the Heartland Institute and that document, the “strategy memo”, was a transparent fake.
Gleick did not just lie to Heartland in order to steal their documents. He lied and stole genuine documents and then bundled them together with a forged memo in order to more convincingly pass off the forged memo as real.
The leftists are claiming that Gleick did nothing more than steal and distribute genuine documents that prove Heartland to be a bad actor.
Saunders, in the posted article, fails to directly rebut this lie.
... and any article that falls short of your summary - is giving cover to the lie.
As this article does. Semi-truths to hide the bald faced lie.
First time I had seen the thing re Ethics Committee. Surreal.
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