Category Archives: Fakegate

Self admitted cyber thief Peter Gleick is still on the IOP board that approved the Cook 97% consensus paper

Tonight, I’m surprised to find that Gleick, who stole documents under a false identity, and then likely forged a fake memo sent to MSM outlets is apparently still on the editorial review board of the Institute of Physics (IOP), Environmental … Continue reading

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If you’re not contrite, you must be Gleick

Heh, it seems it touched a  sensitive spot. Tom Nelson pretty much nails this one. In response to a tweet made today by self admitted document thief Peter Gleick where he promotes this story: I made this response which Tom … Continue reading

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Heartland releases the Peter Gleick legal briefing

This was presented to the US Attorney’s office by the Jones-Day legal firm on behalf of the Heartland Institute in connection with the theft of documents by Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute one year ago today.

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Heartland to release Gleick prosecution file

The one year anniversary of the Dr. Peter Gleick theft of Heartland documents under false pretenses is coming up on Valentines day, Feb 14th. I’ve been given the word today via email that there will be some documents released from … Continue reading

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The Gleick effect – proving there is no bad publicity

Guest Post by Joe Bast In a December 28 post, blogger Greg Laden, a self-described “biological anthropologist and science communicator,” ranked The Heartland Institute’s efforts to expose global warming alarmism as one of the “top climate stories of 2012”. I … Continue reading

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Some Christmas gift notes for Dr. Michael Mann

As reported this past weekend, we had a hilarious case of Mann overboard! Since then, it has become the #1 story on WordPress worldwide. It stems from a $10 calendar from COSTCO I sent Dr. Mann, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Dr. … Continue reading

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The Pacific Institute’s ‘non-confirmation confirmation’

Parsing the Pacific Institute (Reposted from Bishop Hill to give widest possible exposure) Jim Lindgren, writing at law blog the Volokh Conspiracy, has been parsing the Pacific Institute’s statement about reinstating Peter Gleick as president, and in particular the following phrase: … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 … Continue reading

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Josh on ‘that sinking feeling’ at Gleick’s Pacific Institute

Josh makes some usual biting satire. Looks like dread cast upon the waters to me.

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Heartland Institute Responds to Pacific Institute’s Reinstatement of Gleick – cites Federal criminal prosecution

JUNE 7, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the Pacific Institute announced yesterday it was “pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Gleick back to his position as president” of the organization. The announcement comes three months after Gleick, a prominent … Continue reading

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Pacific Institute reinstates Peter Gleick – but won’t provide confirmation of the “independent investigation”

UPDATE4: 6/7/12 11AM PST The independent investigator is named, see update #4 below. UPDATE5: 6/7/12 11:15AM PST Heartland has just released a statement, read it here. UPDATE6: 6/7/12 1:15PM PST Josh weighs in with some biting satire in a cartoon … Continue reading

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Heartland doubled the number of individual donors since Peter Gleick’s Fakegate scandal

Jim Lakely, Heartland’s communications director, takes Daniel Souweine of the TV meteorologist hassling group Fabricate Forecast the Facts to task in this piece on the Heartland blog: Reports of Heartland’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated By Jim Lakely Yesterday, the boss … Continue reading

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UK’s Press Complaints Commission responds to the premature ‘Gleick cleared’ Guardian article by Suzanne Goldenberg

Paul Bongiorno submits this story: Mr. Watts and company, Good day Sir. I’d received a response from the UK’s Press Complaint’s Commission regarding the UK’s ‘Guardian’ story of, ‘Peter Gleick cleared of forging..’ fiction. The ‘PCC’s Simon Yip forwarded me … Continue reading

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Paging Suzanne Goldenberg and Guardian editors – Pacific Institute Says Gleick Review Not Final

Quark Soup writes: Gleick Review Not Finalized, Pacific Institute Says Last week Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian reported: “A review has cleared the scientist Peter Gleick of forging any documents in his expose of the rightwing Heartland Institute’s strategy and … Continue reading

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Summary: The International Conference on Climate Change 7

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After years of getting up at 4 AM to go commercial fishing, these days I generally have as little to do with dawn as possible. But last Sunday, I found myself in the Palm Springs … Continue reading

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Joe Bast responds to Dr. Judith Curry’s post on Heartland

Joe Bast is responding to: Heartburn at Heartland Posted on May 24, 2012by Judith Curry ==================================== Received via email: Dr. Curry, Thanks for reproducing in your recent post my account of the left’s attacks on our scientists and donors. It’s … Continue reading

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The shonky world of Guardian reporting – they Fakegate themselves

UPDATE: 7:30PM PST I’ve been offline much of today in travel and then immediately attending the Heartland dinner, so I’m hours late with this update. Apparently, the story has now been restored, and there’s a a second critical story. – … Continue reading

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New Evidence Released in Fakegate Global Warming Scandal

This is in addition to the forensics report that I had done by the JGAAP folks here: Forensic analysis of the fake Heartland ‘Climate Strategy Memo’ concludes Peter Gleick is the likely forger by Joe Bast (via Fakegate.org) The Heartland … Continue reading

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I nominate Dr. Peter Gleick for the first annual Walter Duranty award

Roger L. Simon writes on PJ Media: Starting this year, PJ Media, in conjunction with our good friends at The New Criterion, will be awarding the first annual Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity. Walter Duranty – it will be recalled … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute Calls on Oxford to Cancel Speech by Admitted Thief Peter Gleick

  ‘All Honest Scientists Should Be Outraged’ The Heartland Institute today called on Oxford University to cancel the April 24 “Oxford Amnesty Lectures” event featuring disgraced climate scientist Dr. Peter H. Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, who committed theft, … Continue reading

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An update on my Climate Reference Network visualization project

Readers may recall that when Peter Gleick first sent out the stolen Heartland board documents and the fake document to give the story “legs”, there was a mention in there of a project that I asked Heartland to help me … Continue reading

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Update on Fakegate – what we know so far

Background on Fakegate from The Heartland Institute 1. What is Fakegate? On February 14, 2012, an environmental activist named Peter Gleick sent to liberal activists and sympathetic journalists several documents he stole from The Heartland Institute, along with a fake … Continue reading

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How Peter Gleick’s skullduggery killed my April Fools posting

Readers may recall that I love a good April Fools story, such as the one I did about Low Flow Fire Hydrants in my town in the name of “sustainability”. It worked so well that I had even suckered in … Continue reading

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Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make green

How Green Gullibility, Hyperpartisanship Are Wrecking The Climate Movement by Walter Russell Mead The American Interest (excerpted) One of the biggest intellectual failures of the global green movement against climate change is the persistent failure of its leaders and spokespeople … Continue reading

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More fakery from “Forecast The Facts”

(Note: I can back Mike up on this, I’ve been getting several letters like this from my TV Meteorologist friends from around the country, all nearly identically worded. – Anthony) Guest post by Mike Alger If you thought the dishonest … Continue reading

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Diminished Climate Alarmism: Lessons from L’Affair Heartland

Guest post by Robert Murphy, reposted from Master Resource with permission “Without being a trained climate scientist, I can read the various blogs and try to parse the academic papers, but ultimately I have to rely a lot on the … Continue reading

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The climate of history – condemned to repeat it

Are you now or have you ever been a global warming denier? Guest post by David Ross Some have suggested that the Fakegate affair has been discussed enough. They are wrong. Peter Gleick is a minor figure in climate science … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Guardian-land…

[NOTE: This got lost is the days following Fakegate, as WordPress sometime fails to notify me that Guest posts are in que, so in deference to the author, I'm running it now - Anthony] Guest post by John A In … Continue reading

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DeSmog Blog headed back to obscurity

The blog that broke created the Fakegate story, only to have it blow up in their faces when skeptics fingered Peter Gleick as the culprit, forcing him to admit that he’d been the one to steal the documents from Heartland, … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute Responds to Rep. Markey Letter on ‘Fakegate’

My response to Markey’s nosy letter would have been far less wordy. Two words would probably have been sufficient. The Heartland media release from today is below. The Heartland Institute Responds to Rep. Markey Letter on ‘Fakegate’ MARCH 15, 2012 … Continue reading

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Forensic analysis of the fake Heartland ‘Climate Strategy Memo’ concludes Peter Gleick is the likely forger

Readers may recall that on February 22nd, I offered up some open source stylometry/textometry software called JGAAP (Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Program), with a suggestion that readers make use of it to determine the authorship of the faked Heartland strategy memo … Continue reading

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McIntyre on Gleick’s “water-gate”

Steve McIntyre writes an historical comparison of how “fake-gate” is more like water-gate than one might realize. It just isn’t the name association, it’s about donor lists. And then there’s that interesting twist that Steve points out from WUWT that … Continue reading

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Fake moral outrage translated to smear: media upset that students can choose to take an elective course on climate change at Carleton

More Fakegate fallout. On February 28, 2012, the report Climate Change Denial in the Classroom was issued by the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism of the Centre for Inquiry (Canada) (CFI). The related news release, Climate Change Denial … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – pandemonium

Steve McIntyre writes: Lynn Truss‘ book on punctuation “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” received astonishing coverage. The title of the book is based on the following joke: A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws … Continue reading

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Things About Peter Gleick That “Might Also Interest or Intrigue You”

Guest post by David Ross According to his own account, Peter Gleick “received an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute’s climate program strategy.” http://heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/FORGED%20HEARTLAND%20MEMO.pdf Why was the “Climate Strategy” leaked only … Continue reading

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