“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination…So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts…Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
– Prof. Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports
Many prominent climate scientists see man as the enemy of the world and they think it is okay to lie about the science of global warming in order to make us change our entire way of life. The leaked Climategate emails prove that.
Now we have a scientist who admitted he lied to harm the Heartland Institute because they question the climate science – but no big deal. At least HuffPo claims this is no big deal – much ado about an alleged falsification. The Heartland Institute begs to differ and so do I. It is hardly “alleged” since the scientist admitted it. Is this who we are now? Alinsky-ites? Lying and stealing are okay if it is for their good cause?
These extremist liars are going to put us in multilevel housing and on trolley cars based on a questionable science. We best start paying attention.
I am glad the scientist told the truth and for that he needs to be applauded – better late than never. Now we need more of them to get in touch with their inner moral self.
…And now comes one Peter Gleick, a climate scientist who misrepresented himself — lied — in an effort to trap the Heartland Institute, a think tank on the record as a strong skeptic of the climate change claim.
Gleick, who heads the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security in Oakland, Calif., has admitted that he lied to get what he thought would be incriminating Heartland Institute documents because his “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.”
After anonymously receiving a Heartland document that he says described “what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute’s climate program strategy” and its internal methods “to cast doubt on climate science,” Gleick said he couldn’t help himself. He had to have more, and he crossed an ethical line to get it.
“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,” he said in his apology…Check this article out because it has some other interesting lies by others: Investors.com
Here is the response from the Heartland Institute (sounds a little like Media Matters and David Brock – sensing a pattern here?) –
“Earlier this evening, Peter Gleick, a prominent figure in the global warming movement, confessed to stealing electronic documents from The Heartland Institute in an attempt to discredit and embarrass a group that disagrees with his views.
“Gleick’s crime was a serious one. The documents he admits stealing contained personal information about Heartland staff members, donors, and allies, the release of which has violated their privacy and endangered their personal safety.
“An additional document Gleick represented as coming from The Heartland Institute, a forged memo purporting to set out our strategies on global warming, has been extensively cited by newspapers and in news releases and articles posted on Web sites and blogs around the world. It has caused major and permanent damage to the reputations of The Heartland Institute and many of the scientists, policy experts, and organizations we work with.
“A mere apology is not enough to undo the damage.
“In his statement, Gleick claims he committed this crime because he believed The Heartland Institute was preventing a “rational debate” from taking place over global warming. This is unbelievable. Heartland has repeatedly asked for real debate on this important topic. Gleick himself was specifically invited to attend a Heartland event to debate global warming just days before he stole the documents. He turned down the invitation.
“Gleick also claims he did not write the forged memo, but only stole the documents to confirm the content of the memo he received from an anonymous source. This too is unbelievable. Many independent commentators already have concluded the memo was most likely written by Gleick.
“We hope Gleick will make a more complete confession in the next few days.
“We are consulting with legal counsel to determine our next steps and plan to release a more complete statement about the situation tomorrow. In the meantime, we ask again that publishers, bloggers, and Web site hosts take the stolen and fraudulent documents off their sites, remove defamatory commentary based on them, and issue retractions.” Heartland response to climate lying scientist