“Gleick’s crime was a serious one”

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 at 9:15 am
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Despite being caught falsifying evidence with ClimateGate and now with one of these global warming hoaxers facing criminal charges, the climate scammers just can’t let go of the enormous fraud they’ve perpetrated on the public.

The latest national uproar over climate change science has damaged, if not ruined, the reputation of one of the Bay Area’s most prominent scholars and raised serious questions about ethics during what has become a roiling political and ideological debate.

Peter Gleick, a MacArthur Foundation fellow and co-founder and president of Oakland’s Pacific Institute, admitted Monday that he had posed as someone else and obtained confidential internal papers from the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group that has questioned the reality of human-caused global warming.

The reality of human-caused global warming? Uh, sorry, there’s no reality there, and it’s quite obvious the criminal behavior of Gleick and his cohorts in crime clearly demonstrate they have to resort to criminal behavior in order to perpetuate the scam.
Heartland officials claim at least one of the memos that Gleick fed to bloggers and Internet sites is phony and they are accusing him of theft.

The papers, which Gleick insists are legitimate, show a coordinated national effort – including programs designed for school children – to discredit climate change science. That campaign appears in the documents to be funded by industries that might be hurt by efforts to control greenhouse gases.

The trickery has nevertheless taken a devastating toll on Gleick’s scientific standing. He resigned as chairman of the American Geophysical Union’s task force on scientific ethics. On Tuesday, the Chronicle website, SFGate.com, dropped him from its City Brights blog page, a place where local luminaries express themselves.

It’s OK for the con artists to indoctrinate children with their junk science, but let the “deniers” do it and, well, we just can’t have that. Only the left is allowed to feed them this nonsense, apparently.

Gleick insists he did not alter any of the documents he got from the Chicago institute, but he could nevertheless be in legal jeopardy, according to Rory Little, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law and a former federal prosecutor.

“Most states have offenses for deceit if you can show there was intent to defraud,” Little said. “At the very least, it’s civil unlawfulness, and in many states it could be a criminal offense, depending on the elements of their common law.”

Heartland released a statement saying it is “consulting with legal counsel to determine our next steps.”

“Gleick’s crime was a serious one,” Bast said in a statement. “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.”

Endangered their personal safety, huh? You mean these “peace-loving” climate Nazis would actually harm someone who doesn’t agree with them?

Colleagues said Gleick was acting on the growing frustration that many other scientists are also feeling.

“Scientists are up against a political machine trying to create controversy and uncertainty where none exists,” said Healy Hamilton, a biodiversity scientist and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. “How do you deal with an enemy that actually refuses to believe science?”

This is how these people really think. If you do not agree with them, you are the enemy. Not someone merely disagreeing, but you’re an enemy and must be destroyed by any means.

8 Responses to ““Gleick’s crime was a serious one””

  1. wtfci on 22/22/12 at 9:40 am

    Healy Hamilton has a PhD from Berkley. Does that rhetoric help or hurt you at Berkeley?

  2. Dustin on 22/22/12 at 10:35 am

    This is exactly right. They think the skeptics asking for some kind of scientific method are “enemies” of their political goals, justifying dishonesty.

    They commit fraud, so I guess it’s well beyond letting us get our grubby fingerprints on raw data.

    But the thing that bugs me the most is that environmental issues are actually very serious. Global Warming kooks have sucked all the oxygen out of the more constructive problems, such as clean energy production. They may think this is the same as their issue, but it’s really not. They’ve sucked all the oxygen out of a healthy and intelligent environmentalist platform.

    One good example is the need to replace coal plants with clean coal at least, but nuclear at best. When this is handled as an hysterical religion, such ideas are heresy instead of constructive solutions to energy needs that minimize pollution.

  3. Nomennovum on 22/22/12 at 3:42 pm

    “Healy Hamilton, a biodiversity scientist and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley.”

    What on earth is a biodiversity scientist? It sets one’s “leftist-political-hack-disguised-as-a-scientist” alarm off, doesn’t it?

  4. Ozzy Osbourne on 22/22/12 at 10:22 pm

    This is simple. If the climate change nonsense was real then these guys wouldn’t need to resort to altering data and outright lying to get their point across. But every time they are questioned, they hide the decline, erase information down the memory hole, accuse the questioner of everything horrible that can be though of, or just make crap up.
    The global warming fraud is being exposed for what it is. And if you want to know who’s behind it, follow the money. Limbaugh was right: after Communism fell they Left took up residence in the environmentalist wacko movement. Green on the outside, red on the inside.

  5. Rob Crawford on 23/23/12 at 4:35 pm

    “They’ve sucked all the oxygen out of a healthy and intelligent environmentalist platform.”

    “Limbaugh was right: after Communism fell they Left took up residence in the environmentalist wacko movement. Green on the outside, red on the inside.”

    Look up the latest writings of one of the founders of Greenpeace. He’ll say the same as both those quotes — and he was there, in the organization, as it was taken over by Reds cast loose by the fall of the Soviet Union.

  6. Ariel on 24/24/12 at 9:14 pm

    Look up the latest writings of one of the founders of Greenpeace. He’ll say the same as both those quotes — and he was there, in the organization, as it was taken over by Reds cast loose by the fall of the Soviet Union.

    Could this be why Mikhail Gorbachev founded “Green Cross International” once he ensconced himself at the UN? Maybe time to take a closer look at “Agenda 21”

    see: http://green-agenda.com/agenda21.html

  7. George Semper fi on 25/25/12 at 12:04 pm

    Perhaps this genius(?)PHD should take a sabbatical from his tree hugging religion and do a search on the MWP, or on “Glacier Girl” who, when laid to rest on Greenland’s ice sheet in July 1942, ended up buried under a funeral pyre of 268 feet of global warming (compacted snow/ice) prior to being resurrected in July 1992. This occurred during the 2nd half of the warmest century according to Al Gore and the NYT ‘s global reparations team….Then what would I know, I only have a 9th grade education…
    George Semper fi