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Gleickgate

Gleick, and many like him, are so convinced that their side of arguments are the only side that they will do anything to discredit their opponents.

Mar 05, 2012

Families Protecting The Valley Newsletter
VOLUME 4 ISSUE 8

MARCH 5 2012

 

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Gleickgate

A lot has been written about the demise of renowned scientist Dr. Peter Gleick. Gleick is very much involved in climate science and water policy. We've written about Glieck before in our newsletter. He's the co-founder and President of the Pacific Institute and he's involved in a scandal that's forced him to take a leave of absence. In case you haven't heard about what he did, here's an excerpt from Forbes magazine by James Taylor, a senior environmental policy analyst at the Heartland Institute online:
 

“In short, Gleick set up an email account designed to mimic the email account of a Heartland Institute board member. Gleick then sent an email from that account to a Heartland Institute staffer, in which Gleick explicitly claimed to be the Heartland Institute board member. Gleick asked the staffer to email him internal documents relating to a recent board meeting. Soon thereafter, Gleick, while claiming to be a ‘Heartland Insider,’ sent those Heartland Institute documents plus the forged ‘2012 Climate Strategy’ document to sympathetic media and global warming activists.”


Gleick, and many like him, are so convinced that their side of arguments are the only side that they will do anything to discredit their opponents. But, this time it backfired on Gleick.


Lance Johnson is a friend of Families Protecting the Valley and has submitted other articles for us. He submits the article below:

 

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Pacific Institute


Some two weeks ago it was widely reported that Dr. Peter Gleick, President
and Executive Director of Pacific Institute, publically admitted to using
fraud and identity theft to steal and illegally distribute documents and
records from the Heartland Institute because of that organization’s
contrary views on global warming. There is also evidence indicating he may
have committed forgery on some of the purloined Hearthland documents prior
to his distribution of them to make them better fit his agenda, which
Gleick denies.



Given Gleick’s admitted unethical and illegal activity is now old news it is
“interesting” that it took PI’s Board of Directors until February 27th to issue a
statement that Gleick had been placed on administrative leave and that his actions
are being investigated. Investigated? Why would PI’s Board need two weeks to start
an investigation into illegal actions Gleick has publically admitted to rather
than immediately summarily firing him. To me this “smells” of an environmental
cronyism cover up in the making.



Equally if not more disturbing is the list of PI’s 2011 contributors available on
their webs site. While there is the usual long list of Foundations, Groups,
individuals and businesses the contributors also includes several local, state and
federal government agencies. Examples: Sacramento County, the State Department of
Water Resources, the California Energy and Public Utilities Commissions and Cal
EPA and the US Bureau of Reclamation and USEPA. In other words taxpayer money has
been helping fund PI whose Executive Director has admitted to committing State and
Federal crimes and whose Board of Directors is dragging its feet and putting up an
obvious smoke screen about it.



It is widely known that criminals caught for one crime have usually committed many
others before being caught. One can only wonder if that isn’t the case with Gleick
whose zealous environmentalist philosophy has long been anti agriculture, anti
water, that the facts don’t matter and the ends justify the means.



If private individuals, foundations, groups and businesses want to continue
contributing to PI, fine. It’s their money to do with it as they see fit and their
conscious and policies allow. But the flow of local, state and federal taxpayer
money to PI should cease immediately and permanently.



Lance Johnson

Shaver Lake

Pacific Institute List of Funders



More:

Peter Gleick On Leave From Pacific Institute, The Guardian

Climate Scientist Admits to Lying, Leaking Documents, National Public Radio

Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement, CalWatchdog

Peter Gleick, the Johann Hari of Climate 'Science', The Telegraph

Rogue Tactics Undermine the Climate Crusade, Sacramento Bee

What's A Little Fraud to Save the Earth?


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