04 March 2012

Fakegate: What Drove Peter Gleick to Write Fake Heartland Memo

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, and by the lack of transparency of the organizations involved.

_Peter Gleick quoted in Atlantic
Bishop Hill cartoon by Josh

It was the unfairness of it all, as you can clearly see from the graphic above. Clearly The Heartland Institute was being allowed to control the debate, by channeling a preponderance of funding to sceptic groups and scientists.

How Gleick perpetrated a fraud and identity theft in order to obtain uncontroversial and mundane materials from Heartland

Part of the back-story behind Gleick's frustrated misdeeds

Peter Gleick Fakegate Timeline PDF file

And in the end, after receiving the most boring set of documents from Heartland that one can imagine, Peter Gleick's frustration at being unable to "level the playing field" against the sceptics drove him to create a fake memo, which he distributed to a set of climate alarmist orthodoxy websites to widespread, but anonymous, acclaim.

And then reality set in.


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