The Climate Fraud

Ross Kaminsky called it:

If those climate alarmists who went after me (for what I said explicitly in my note was “my speculation”) had any honor, they would not just apologize, but feel some guilt for being associated with the religion of climate change whose high priests could sink to identity theft because they feel “frustration” at not being able to get the rest of the country to join their rent-seeking, anti-human cult.

In the meantime, I take some satisfaction in believing, though I’ll never know for sure, that my article gave Mr. Gleick some incentive to confess, before the FBI agent came to his door. Or perhaps he just didn’t want to spend the money on a new (non-Epson) scanner.

Note also the comments from Judith Curry, who has been one of the few people in the climate community actually acting like a scientist.

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The Johann Hari of climate “science.”

Kind of funny the sort of people they’ll hand out “Genius Awards” to.

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But it was only a first offense: Gleick has apparently been removed from the AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics. Gee, I’d have thought he’d be a poster boy.

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Related: Don’t know much about science books.

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In apologizing, Gleick blames his victims:

Once you begin to believe that the success of the Cause justifies deceit and theft, how long until you begin making excuses for other crimes committed on behalf of the Cause? I do not accuse Peter Gleick and his fellow fanatics of any Stalinist ambitions, but when we see them engaged in Stalinist methods — publishing forged documents to smear their critics – aren’t we justified in suspecting that they are not otherwise honest?

Actually, I suspect that some of them harbor Stalinist ambitions (e.g., Holdren). What a piece of work this guy is.

8 thoughts on “The Climate Fraud”

  1. Chris Lehane, Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign press secretary, is helping Gleick pro bono with communications issues. Gleick is represented by John Keker, a prominent San Francisco-based white collar criminal defense attorney.

    They’re at work already (“whistleblower”):

    For his courage, his honor, and for performing a selfless act of public service, he deserves our gratitude and applause.


  2. I have to applaud Gleick. Just on the wire fraud he faces ten years in a federal prison, probably making him the first CAGW higher up who has actually done something to reduce his carbon footprint.

  3. Phil Plait:

    Breaking news: Heartland leaker is scientist Peter Gleick, says documents are all real

    … Note that Gleick is explicitly saying the strategy document about the Heartland Institute trying to dissuade the teaching of science is in fact real, despite the claims from Heartland saying it’s not.

    What a dim, dull tool. Someone should tell him to include some exclamation points.

    1. Yeah, Phil was real quick on the gun with this one. Of course he was also calling for jihad against the climate-gate leaker, making poor Joe McCarthy look like an ACLU lawyer.

  4. This guy is based out of Oakland? There must be something in the water. The leftists down there are a breed of their own.

    What does this mean for all of the journolists that claimed the source was a Heartland insider? Either they lied about their scource or Gleik is lieing about sending anonymous emails.

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