BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gleick Unchained!!!

Peter Gleick, who instigated the series of events that has seen the Heartland Institute–a far right U.S.  “think” tank that has shilled for both big-tobacco and big-oil–brought to its knees (with my help, mind you) has been given back his post at The Pacific Institute.  BOOYA!  The PI sank into intellectual pansydom by worrying about means and ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: No Charges Filed Against Gleick

As readers may remember, Peter Gleick is the hydroclimatologist who suckered the Heartland Institute out of some of their budget documents, which act has, directly or indirectly, resulted in HI’s losing $100,000s in funding from its corporate sponsors.  After Mr. Gleick’s identity was revealed, rumors swirled re lawsuits and possible charges laid against him.  Well, this morning, responding ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: GM Defunds Heartland Institute

General Motors, the world’s largest carmaker, has confirmed that it is pulling funding from the Heartland Institute, an ultra-conservative thinktank known for its scepticism about climate change. This is a result of the efforts of the much maligned Peter Gleick, who several months back conned Heartland out of some of their budget documents. And you ...

DeSmogBlog: SPINalysis: Heartland’s Echo Chamber Shifts the Target

heartland logo.jpg President Joe Bast Dodges Responsibility – for Now It’s been a month since the Heartland Institute was caught in a St. Valentine’s Day Striptease – inadvertently exposing its entire budget and fundraising plan. Yet an objective analysis of the resulting internet and mainstream media coverage has to credit Heartland’s spin machine with having put ...

DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Denial Isn’t About Science, or Even Skepticism

David Suzuki.png Cross-posted from the David Suzuki Foundation's Science Matters blog. By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Editorial and Communications Specialist Ian Hanington. Let's suppose the world's legitimate scientific institutions and academies, climate scientists, and most of the world's governments are wrong. Maybe, as some people have argued, they're involved in a massive ...

DeSmogBlog: Don’t Blame the Victims: Why Public Outreach By Climate Scientists is More Vital Than Ever

speakout.jpg In the last few years—and especially in the wake of the ClimateGate pseudo-scandal—climate researchers have become much more politically engaged. They’ve sought to become better at communication, and to have a greater influence on public policy. They’ve tried to establish rapid response capabilities, and also, better ways of protecting themselves from political harassment and lawsuits. ...

DeSmogBlog: Republic Report Slams Media Obsession With Shiny Penny In Heartland DenialGate Coverage

Republic Report.png Lee Fang at the Republic Report has a great post noting the media's obsession with the shiny penny of the who/how story surrounding the leaked documents chronicling the Heartland Institute's planned attacks on science and democracy.   While groups like Greenpeace, The Climate Reality Project and Forecast the Facts are focused on exposing the ...

DeSmogBlog: Evaluation shows "Faked" Heartland Climate Strategy Memo is Authentic

heartland logo.jpg A line-by-line evaluation of the Climate Strategy memo, which the Heartland Institute has repeatedly denounced as a "fake" shows no “obvious and gross misstatements of fact,” as Heartland has alleged. On the contrary, the Climate Strategy document is corroborated by Heartland’s own material and/or by its allies and employees. It also uses phrases, language ...

350 or bust: More Light Shed On Origin And Veracity Of Heartland Documents

Dr. Peter Gleick is the co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California. His bio states that he is a hydroclimatologist by training, with a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley from the Energy and Resources Group. His research and writing address the critical ...