Heartland Institute Fellow Details Fakegate Scandal

Peter Ferrara, a Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute recently detailed the scandalous theft and forgery of Heartland documents by a global warmist named Peter Gleick.

Gleick is a fanatical global warmist who runs a government-funded think tank in California. He pretended to be a Heartland Institute board member, stole internal documents, forged a Heartland document and distributed these materials to the leftist Huffington Post and other liberal media outlets. He’s taking a leave of absence from the Pacific Institute now that his crimes have been exposed to the world.

The Heartland Institute was targeted by Gleick because it has taken a key leadership role in publishing FACTS on the myth of catastrophic climate change.

As Ferrara writes:

In 2009, Heartland published Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). That 860-page careful, dispassionate, thoroughly scientific volume, produced in conjunction with the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, explored the full range of alternative views to the UN’s IPCC. Two years later, Heartland published the 418 page Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2011 Interim Report of the NIPCC, which updated the research regarding global warming and “climate change” since the 2009 volume.

Through these activities and more like them, Heartland has become the international headquarters of the scientific alternative to the UN’s IPCC, now providing full scale rebuttals to the UN’s own massive reports. Any speaker, any authority, any journalist or bureaucrat asserting the catastrophic danger of supposed man-caused global warming needs to be asked for their response to Climate Change Reconsidered. If they have none, then they are not qualified to address the subject.

Ferrera points out that this background is essential to understanding why Gleick would target The Heartland Institute for a smear campaign.

Ferrera notes:

… the stolen Heartland documents exonerated, rather than embarrassed, the skeptic movement. They demonstrate only an interest at Heartland in getting the truth out on the actual objective science. They revealed little funding from oil companies and other self interested commercial enterprises, who actually contribute heavily to global warming alarmists as protection money instead. The documents also show how poorly funded the global warming skeptics at Heartland are, managing on a shoestring to raise a shockingly successful global challenge to the heavily overfunded UN and politicized government science.

Read more on the Fakegate scandal at Forbes.


  1. Just more destruction by the progressive demonrats , the natural enemy of honor and integrity ..

  2. lucitee says:

    I HAVE A PEFECT IDEA for FURTHER proving/disputing the fear-mongering "Chicken Littles" of the world! There is NO WAY they will be able to DENY the facts! My idea would be fairly easy, and MUCH cheaper than what the GOVERNMENT spends on alleged research! The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change would be the PERFECT choice to do the research! MY IDEA! Find out the number of JETS in the air, multiply that by twenty four hours a day! Research what the milage they get per each gallon of fuel! Deduce how many GALLONS of JET FUEL is used by airlines every twenty four hours. Factor in the normal altitude of 35,000 feet! How much Carbon Dioxide is expelled into our atmosphere by this? Poison gasses always CONSTANTLY spewed over the entire WORLD! Kinda makes a can of hair spray look piddling! HONEST, FACTUAL and
    SOLID PROOF that will disclaim ALL rhetoric "the sky is falling" theories! AND whos Researches WON'T be intimidated by the "Al Gore" mentality! Come up with a CHEAPER, CLEANER and more EFFICIENT JET FUEL! They would go down like a
    blimp with the door missing!

  3. http://www.trunews.com with Rick Wiles.
    The PowerHour with Joyce Riley.

  4. Why hasn't Gleik been arrested? That should be the question for what amounts to theft of confidential information and altering of documents.

  5. Sawdust says:

    Any one that steals for any reason should be arres…..oh, wait,….my bad…any Conservative that even looked like he/she was going to touch any thing that any one , libs, have put any inflated value on will be raked over the coals for theft and never given his/her time in court!

    I'm sorry, let me translate. If your a lib you can get away with murder but if your a conservative your guilty.(period). Guilty of what you say? ANYTHING!!!

    Do not vote for Obother unless you want the continued destruction of America! Long live the U.S.A.

  6. Erik Osbun says:

    Gleick is a snake oil salesman thriving on gifts from the US Treasury. As such, he obviously was prepared to do anything to protect his think tank's financial well being. What I see is not science, but corruption.

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