Global Warming Hysteric Gets Caught Trying To Discredit Conservative Group
Last week environmentalists on the left were all atwitter about documents, purported to be from the Heartland Institute, which they said indicated that the group had been conducting a disinformation campaign about climate science. This week, though, the accusations came crashing down as the source for the documents, environmental activist Peter Gleick, admitted that he got them under false pretenses in a posting on Huffington Post.
From the New York Times:
Dr. Gleick distributed the documents to several well-known bloggers and activists who support the work of mainstream climate scientists and who have denounced the Heartland Institute as a center of climate change denial. The document release, which lit up the Internet last week, was cast by some bloggers as the work of a whistle-blowing Heartland employee or ex-employee who had access to internal papers, when it was in fact orchestrated by Dr. Gleick, a Yale- and Berkeley-trained scientist and environmental activist who says that he was frustrated with Heartland’s anti-climate-change programs.
Dr. Gleick denied authorship of the most explosive of the documents, a supposed strategy paper that laid out the institute’s efforts to raise money to question climate change and get schools to adjust their science curricula to include alternative theories of global warming.
Heartland doesn’t deny that most of the documents are authentic, but the one document at the heart of the controversy, the “strategy memo” which included the most inflammatory statements, has been pretty thoroughly debunked as a fake.
The left thought they had their own “Climategate” situation, and it turns out it was all a fraud.
It’s just another example of how the environmental left is destroying rational debate over climate science. They are so desperate to achieve their ends – justification for government control of everything in the name of saving us from an environmental apocalypse – that they’re willing to condone any means. Up to and including outright fraud.Tags: global warming, heartland institute