With the news of the theft of documents by Peter Gleick, (who is being praised as a hero by “climate scientists”) bloggers, scientists and journalists are using the term ‘Climate Politics’ more freely. If Gleick accomplishes nothing else, we may be able to thank him for this.
In the steel-cage death match that is climate politics, this one plays to a draw. Heartland insists one of the documents is a forgery and has yet to confirm the authenticity of the rest.
Do you remember when scientists were much too ‘professional’ and uninvolved in politics to allow themselves to be described as ‘political’. :) That was considered a major insult. Never mind that everything they did regarding climate seem to have a political motivation.
In today’s politically correct world, terminology is controlled in a major way. When ‘correct’ terminology is used, ‘journalists’ find it much easier to control the path the mind of the reader travels.
Anyway, Peter Gleick has admitted that he used an assumed name and fraudulent methods to obtain documents from a group called Heartland. His reason for taking such a risk will become obvious once you know the mission of Heartland Institute:
The Heartland Institute’s Center on Climate and Environmental Policy produces an ambitious program of research and educational projects in defense of free-market environmentalism. …The environmental movement needs voices devoted to sound science and market-based, rather than government-based, solutions to environmental problems. The nation’s air and water quality, the safety of its food, and the health and productivity of its forests all depend on bringing the best-available science and economic research to bear on protecting the environment.
- Peter Gleick: Hero or moral moron? (grist.org)
- REVERSE-CLIMATEGATE FAIL: Peter Gleick Admits To Dishonesty In Obtaining Heartland Climate Files. … (pjmedia.com)
- Peter Gleick’s alleged crime [Class M] (scienceblogs.com)
- Peter Gleick – Confessions of an Activist (noconsensus.wordpress.com)
- Climate Expert Used Deception to Get Heartland Papers (ecocentric.blogs.time.com)
- Peter Gleick Confesses (climateaudit.org)