Daily Archives: February 24, 2012

Peter Gleick requests leave of absence from Pacific Institute

From the San Jose Mercury News, Dana Hull reports: Peter Gleick, a nationally known expert on water and climate issues, on Friday asked for a short-term leave of absence from the Oakland-based Pacific Institute, where he is co-founder and president. … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

I’ve seen lots of quotes this week, many surrounding the Gleick Fakegate affair. This one stands out. From John Horgan at Scientific American who asks: Should Global-Warming Activists Lie to Defend Their Cause? He writes:

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As one “gate” opens, another closes. Wegman given a letter of reprimand, keeps job, no further investigations expected.

WUWT readers may recall “copygate” surrounding the Wegman report and all of the accusations of plagiarism from the man behind the curtain “Deep Climate”, and John Mashey. This item from Wednesday got lost in all the opening furor over Fakegate. … Continue reading

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Rep Edward Markey sticks his nose into private business

Bishop Hill writes (and I’ve reposted in entirety with apologies in advance): Politicians notice Fakegate Rep Edward Markey of Massachusetts has written to Heartland asking for them to document the inaccuracies in the Fakegate documents and asking for originals. In a … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute Releases Peter Gleick Emails Detailing Fraud, Identity Theft

Correspondence Began Same Day He Rejected Invitation to Debate FEBRUARY 24, 2012 – The Heartland Institute today released all the emails Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick sent to The Heartland Institute for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining internal Heartland documents. … Continue reading

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The UK Independent asks: “Is catastrophic global warming, like the Millennium Bug, a mistake?”

I remember vividly the panic leading up to year 2000. People were racing to Y2K their computers and systems. TV news crews had reporters stationed at bank machines, at train traffic centers in NYC, at airports, all waiting to see … Continue reading

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Green Chaos Down Under – Battle Over Climate Policy May Bring Down Aussie Government

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Kevin Rudd has declared he will challenge Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor party on Monday, saying he wants to “finish the job” he began before she ousted … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – an inconvenient lesson from 60 years ago

Someone, I can’t recall who, sent me a link to this over a week ago before Fakegate exploded. I’ve had it open in my browser since. Published in 1951, it seems prescient as we look at the global warming affair … Continue reading

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