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Climate scientist admits stealing docs from conservative think tank
FOX News ^ | February 21, 2012

Posted on 02/21/2012 4:30:53 PM PST by presidio9

Theft, deceit and outright lies: How ugly can climate science get?

Prominent climate scientist Peter H. Gleick relied on deceit and subterfuge to solicit a cache of sensitive internal documents from conservative think tank The Heartland Institute before leaking them to the press -- a fresh scandal that further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary climate change.

Gleick -- an internationally recognized hydroclimatologist and author of the respected annual report “The World’s Water” -- said he received an anonymous document in the mail that tipped him off to what he described as Heartland’s efforts to muddy public understanding of climate science and policy. He released the documents to expose their work “to cast doubt on climate science.”

In his blog on the Huffington Post, Gleick publicly confessed to deceitful tactics that he described as a serious ethical slip.

“In a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else’s name,” Gleick wrote. “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 this debate … nevertheless I deeply regret my own actions in this case.”

Following his admission, Gleick's resignation was accepted by the National Center for Science Education. His name appears to have been removed from a Task Force on Scientific Ethics at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a prominent science organization.

Gleick declined to provide any additional information when contacted by FoxNews.com.

Heartland Institute president Joseph L. Bast blasted Gleick’s confession and actions, which he said put lives at risk and violated individual privacies.

"Gleick's crime was

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: california; climatechange; climategate; climategate2; fakegate; gleick; globalhoaxing; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; globalwarmingtheory; heartlandinstitute; heartlandmemo; petergleick; sb1411

1 posted on 02/21/2012 4:30:56 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
...a serious ethical slip.

“In a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, ...

No, this theft is consistent with the tactics used by "hydroclimatologists" of the warmist variety. (someday i need to invent a title about that long for myself)

2 posted on 02/21/2012 4:37:30 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: presidio9

Cheaters aren’t supposed to win.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 4:39:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: presidio9; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 02/21/2012 4:42:26 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: muawiyah

"We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism."

The code of morality is different for liberals because they always have our best interests in mind.

5 posted on 02/21/2012 4:51:51 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam Does.)
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To: muawiyah

If they had truth on their side, they wouldn’t have to cheat.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by digger48
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To: presidio9

http://www.real-science.com/

Several quips here (scroll down and/or next page for more).

http://wattsupwiththat.com/

Links and updates at top.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 5:04:17 PM PST by Puckster
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To: presidio9

I don’t get what the big deal is in this idiot’s “smoking gun” that Heartland was working on science education to offset global warming propaganda! So what. There is no “scientific consensus.” School children should learn both sides of the story.

He really did this to expose the people involved in funding the heartland institute so his pals could harm them and to permit idenity theft of the employees at Heartland. He’s a radical communist and is raging furious that the watermelon plan of taking over the means of production (global oil use, taxation and price controls) for the whole world is exposed.

There is trillions in money for these climate change “scientists” and their alternative energy shake down pals and their global taxation and carbon market pals. He’s a Fascist power monger, greedy bastard.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 5:04:50 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: presidio9

Another climate criminal caught in a web of lies. It keeps the government grants flowing to their earth-worshiping religion, and every lie is offered on the altar of nobel intentions.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 5:10:11 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Puckster
I have been spending a lot of time over at Lucia's Blackboard as well as WattsUpWithThat the last couple days with this. Today, Anthony posted this thread http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/21/ncse-accepts-gleicks-resignation/ with several very interesting posts that I have synopsized in the following way...

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I have just waded through many comments on the WUWT thread wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/21/ncse-accepts-gleicks-resignation/

I was simply reading until a comment at 11:16 by Stephen Rasey went through a tremendous string of analysis and concluded with, “How does E.C. Scott at NCSE come to that conclusion without the faked document or private potentially defaming discussions (from Gleick)? I think Scott at NCSE just opened itself to Heartland discovery motions.”

INDEED! That caught my attention.

A little later, Richdo @12:00 pm goes through another marvelous string of fact that includes, “Chris Mooney at DeSmogBlog was one of the first (if not the first) to publicise NCSE’s climate education initiative launch, … [but] notes “There Is No Clear “Opponent.” In the evolution fight, there was … Discovery Institute[and other]. In the climate education battle, there is no central clearinghouse organization … pushing global warming denial in schools. … So how can [NCSE] manage climate education conflicts profitably …” “- Now we have Gleick, the newly appointed member of NCSE’s board, (appointed specifically because of their new climate initiatives) at the center of a fraud to create a “clear opponent” and provide a wondefull springboard for NCSE’s climate launch.”

And finally, DirkH says to the original “Joe @ 10:03″, “VERY GOOD! You found the motive. So we KNOW now that -this was not masterplanned to blow up in their faces like it did. -the left/warm media are just winging it as good as they can”

So back to read what Joe actually said at 10:03: “So Gleick, in his hubris, attempted to prime the pump for a battle against Heartland that he intended to wage as a board member at NCSE by releasing a fake document that portrayed Heartland as an anti-science organization. This plan had the ultimate effect of undoing Gleick just when he should have been reaching the zenith of his career and casting him in the nadir of his career instead.

It’s a Gleick Tragedy.”

My own opinion has been greatly affected by these posters and I believe if others who have been mulling over this event, it may greatly affect them, too. If I were Heartland, I would immediately subpoena for all NCSE documents and communications with Gleick and Dessmogblog, since it seems clear that NCSE and Gleick have clear motivation for producing that particular fraudulent document given his intended association with them before the incredibly rapid discovery of the fraud.

I urge people to go read the full posts made by those folks since I edited them down to give the gist of their reasoning.

I really do think these thoughts of how deeply NCSE was involved in this bears specific discussion.

I have a sneakin' suspicion that this fraudulent memo was created for the sole reason to provide NCSE a target, and their new golden boy, Gleick.

11 posted on 02/21/2012 5:14:37 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: SaraJohnson

My opinion on so-called “Global Warming” is the same as Newt Gingrich’s: I know that we don’t have nearly all the facts on this one. What really makes no sense to me is how liberals compare people who disagree with their concensus with those who once insisted the world was flat. Even in the time of Columbus it was possible to prove mathematically that the world was round. Thus far, the scientists who believe the world is getting warmer have been unble to prove their opinion, and so it must remain just that. Even the people I have respected most have turned out to be wrong a good part of the time.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 5:17:40 PM PST by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks presidio9. Hopefully, he’ll provide me with another site for a graveside urination service.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 5:24:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: txrefugee; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; bray

This thread deserves a ping to your lists

This is like Dan RatherGate - Fake but true. I don’t think that it is even close to being totally solved, as my post#11 suggests.

Sorry all: I intended to give ay least this link to Lucia’s in my last post, though she has many similar threads the last couple days: http://rankexploits.com/musings/2012/wmc-this-is-fun/


14 posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:22 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: SunkenCiv; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

Thanks


15 posted on 02/21/2012 5:50:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: presidio9
Related thread:

Hero Scientist responsible for Heartland Expose ( Daily Kos ---Barf Alert of course)

16 posted on 02/21/2012 5:54:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: AFPhys
This is like Dan RatherGate

See post #5

17 posted on 02/21/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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To: SaraJohnson

Note link at #16.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 5:56:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“In a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else’s name,” Gleick wrote.

But I thought he was a hero. :)

19 posted on 02/21/2012 6:06:17 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: SaraJohnson

Sara: take a look at post#11 and the posts it refers to for the reason it may turn out to be bigger. There is reason for speculation that NCSE, who had just hired Gleick for the purpose of propagandizing children, could have been involved in the fake memo. Or, at a minimum, NCSE and Desmogblog were apparently mulling over how to generate a “target” for their propaganda activities - a target similar to “Discovery Institute” served for their pro-evolution campaign - and again, a motive for a broader game being played by bigger players than simply Gleick himself. At a minimum, Gleick was not simply frustrated, etc., as he maintained - this was a concerted fraudulent effort to enhance reputation and field of play for both him and NCSE, and it is possible that it involved conspiracy.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 6:24:18 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

He also resigned from NCSE pretty quick, to cauterize the wound maybe?


21 posted on 02/21/2012 6:42:06 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: SunkenCiv
Hopefully, he’ll provide me with another site for a graveside urination service.

Have you got a ping list for that?

22 posted on 02/21/2012 6:45:08 PM PST by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: Mr. Peabody

Funding for NCSE here:

http://ncseonline.org/about/support-funding

Lots of gov’t and foundation sources. Includes Rockefeller Brothers Fund which helped stop Keystone.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 6:48:53 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: AFPhys
Just prior to seeing your response to me, I was contacting Mr. Santorum encouraging him to avail himself to the overly matched abilities of Anthony Watts http://wattsupwiththat.com/, Steve McIntyre http://climateaudit.org/ and others, of whom, if the AGW acolytes were to choose to debate, would provide a “game over” Armageddon for this dishonest sham that is AGW.

Whether many can discern it, AGW is the 3 legged stool that the march of socialism has chosen to rely upon. It is a vehicle of hysteria by which socialism is trying to herd untold eventual trillions into for the sake of wealth redistribution with the eventual goal of aggrandizing the importance of government control down to children's school lunch boxes.

Standby the sidelines and it will happen.

This AGW is the most paramount killer of this economy under the guise of “save the planet, ergo, save the children”.

It is an unprecedented attempt at the wielding of power that this planet has never seen.

Yes folks, this subject is that serious.

24 posted on 02/21/2012 7:02:21 PM PST by Puckster
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To: AFPhys

If watermelons plotted the “sin” of Heartland rejecting school children being taught that global warming doctrines are “settled science”, that is pretty weak. Global warming is not like evolution. It is a new piece of fake science and propaganda that has been slaughtered in the public square in Europe and the US.

Most Americans do not accept man-made global warming claims and solutions. The watermelons are on weak territory and they are desparate trying to reinvent the evolution game they played.

Is there a crime in NCSE forging documents, lying and faking science? Could have fooled me. Liberals do it all the time. As far as I know, liberals running guns to Mexican drug lords and cheating in elections, is fine and dandy, too.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 7:53:24 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: kitchen

The GUS List... good idea... although I can’t think of a single logo I could actually use in the ping message...


26 posted on 02/21/2012 8:14:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: presidio9

And he’s being hailed as a courageous whistleblower/hero by the warmists. But they still want the email whistleblowers lynched for being dishonest. Meanwhile, Gleick keeps his position at the Pacific Institute.

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


27 posted on 02/21/2012 8:32:45 PM PST by chessplayer
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28 posted on 02/21/2012 8:33:56 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: presidio9

This clown is Nobel Prize material.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 9:01:22 PM PST by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: SaraJohnson
As far as I know, liberals running guns to Mexican drug lords and cheating in elections, is fine and dandy, too.

The REPUBS have decided that to prosecute our FIRST MUSLIM PRESIDENT for crimes that led to murder, they would have to expose Americans to havoc and possibly revolution.

Just how does a Radical Clown playing President participate in crimes that led to murder, spend $Trillions which is nothing more than throwing massive amounts of money away, prevent energy production in the name of global warming, is openly avoiding US Law such as attacking Libya illegally etc....?

The answer is easy, we either vote Obama out or revolution is next.

30 posted on 02/21/2012 9:05:14 PM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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31 posted on 02/21/2012 9:49:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: presidio9

Just because someone is a scientist, does NOT make then ethical. No more than any other person. There are a LOT of unethical scientists working for Anthropogenic Global Warming.


32 posted on 02/21/2012 10:25:01 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: presidio9

““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 this debate … nevertheless I deeply regret my own actions in this case.”

Attacking climate science is “preventing” debate? I thought it WAS debating. It’s called responding and rebutting. I know it’s difficult for dogmatic priests of a secular doctrine to get their brain around this, but people are allowed to disagree with you, and to say why they disagree with you. That’s what’s called debating. If they are not, you are not “debating,” but monologuing, sort of like a super villain in a comic book.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 1:50:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: presidio9
"In his blog on the Huffington Post,..."

That says enough for me.

34 posted on 02/22/2012 5:47:18 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: presidio9
a fresh scandal that further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary climate change

Nothing to darken here. The MAN-MADE global warming/cooling/climate change activist kooks ARE from the DARKSIDE anyway.


35 posted on 02/22/2012 5:55:54 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: politicianslie

The REPUBS have decided that to prosecute our FIRST MUSLIM PRESIDENT for crimes that led to murder, they would have to expose Americans to havoc and possibly revolution.


This is what the Rinos used to say to excuse themselves from acting as the opposition to liberals when the GOP was a permanent minority wing of the Democrat Party in the past.

They used to warn that the blacks would riot if conservative “extremists” got power and turned back “progress” (socialism). They warned the country would fall apart if Reagan got elected... What fell apart was limo-liberal control over the GOP - not America! Let the constitution and rule of law prevail, come what may.


36 posted on 02/22/2012 1:04:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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