Tuesday, February 21, 2012 ... /////

Peter Gleick: AGW warrior who stole identity

Peter Gleick, a self-described co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California, is a hardcore climate fearmonger.

This blog has emphasized for years that he is an example of the Nazi-driven jerks without a glimpse of morality for whom the ends – the destruction of the human civilization in a foreseeable future – always justify the means – namely the destruction of the human civilization and people today. For years, some people could have doubted the accuracy of this description. It's no longer the case.

He has confessed that he has obtained the internal Heartland documents by a trick known as an identity theft. Huffington Post and Andrew Revkin's blog posted Gleick's confession:

The Origin of the Heartland Documents

...there has been extensive speculation about the origin of the documents and intense discussion about what they reveal...

...At the beginning of 2012, I received an anonymous document in the mail...

...In an effort to do so, and in a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else’s name...

...Now I confess that I, the chairman of the AGU ethics task force, am a hardcore criminal and a stinky scumbag who should be educated by an electric chair, much like all my fellow warriors against the man-made climate change...
Especially the last paragraph is very accurate which is the reason that it's the only one that Gleick failed to have written. ;-) Well, he's still confessed he's guilty of wire fraud which has been a federal crime in the U.S. since 1872 and carries a sentence of 10 years. Enjoy your stay, Peter.

Unfortunately for Gleick, his identity theft has led to no other results except for an entry in his thickening criminal record. All those documents show that the Heartland Institute only does things that every think tank on the science-policy interface should be doing, with the professionalism we would like to expect.

If you haven't heard it yet, the original document that Gleick "received in the mail" was complete fake (although, frankly speaking, I didn't see anything "damning" about the Heartland Institute in this fake document, either). It remains to be seen who is the author of the fake document.

Some people have noticed a striking similarity between the header of the fake document and headers of some prominent alarmist group. But I can't find the detailed data right now.

One must realize that all partial details in Peter Gleick's confession may be lies, too. It's of course plausible – and pretty likely, if you ask me – that he is the author of the fake document himself. The Heartland Institute is among those who believe that he wrote it. It's even plausible that he only wrote the fake document after he received the authentic ones and realized that they didn't contain any damning information about the Heartland Institute.

See Forbes on Gleick's criminal activity, The Guardian, Google News (other MSM sources on the scandal), Climate Depot on Heartland stories, Statement by Heartland on WUWT, Climate Audit I, Climate Audit II, Blog Search, or find your own sources.