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.

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