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.
The Heartland Institute released a string of emails Friday that Gleick sent to Heartland earlier this year that show how Gleick pretended to be a Heartland board member to get copies of documents sent to a gmail email address. Heartland has set up a website detailing the e-mails at Fakegate.org.
“Given the events of the past week, I would like, with the permission of the Board, to take a temporary, short-term leave of absence from the Institute,” said Gleick in a letter released Friday. “I believe such a leave would allow the Institute staff to continue to refocus on its work, while permitting the Board to conduct a full and fair review and determine an appropriate course of action.”
Meanwhile, the story I referenced earlier this week, about the press release on the Pacific Institute website that said:
UPDATE19: 2:12PM 2/21 For now, Dr. Gleick still has an office, though I’m not sure that will true in the future. The Pacific Institute made an announcement on their web page that Dr. Gleick has been and continues to be an integral part of our team.
That statement is now gone. This remains in Google cache, but only as a thumbnail:
Now it says this: