‘Fakegate’: Climate Change Fanatics Wage War on Dissenters

Why would Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and chairman of an American Geophysical Union task force on “scientific ethics and integrity,” break the law to engage in a smear campaign against a small think-tank called The Heartland Institute that resulted in “Fakegate”?

As Alan Caruba related in the opening paragraph of his article published on Tuesday, April 3rd, titled “Fatetgate: The War on Science,” “[g]enerations of Americans have been raised to venerate science and those who have enhanced and extended our lives through its application. The rise of environmentalism, however, has generated a war on science, first by distorting it, and then by propagandizing the ‘findings’, studies’ and resulting claims based on them.”

The Heartland Institute, as a leading voice, led the effort to debunk the hoax through its sponsorship of six international conferences featuring scientists and others who presented papers demonstrating “that 0.038 percent of CO2 in the atmosphere had little or no “greenhouse” effect on the Earth’s climate or weather events.”

Heartland’s six International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) attracted scientists worldwide, who employed science rather than pseudo-science in their presentations. Among these scientists were such notables as Lord Monckton, special adviser to former Margaret Thatcher, and former Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Monckton and Klaus were featured guests at Heartland’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in May of 2010.

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2 responses to “‘Fakegate’: Climate Change Fanatics Wage War on Dissenters

  1. I am personally grateful for Dr. Peter Gleick’s actions because, . . .

    It revived my subconscious memory of actions by AGU leaders fifty-six years (56 yrs) and thirty-six years (36 yrs) ago at the Annual National Meetings of the American Geophysical Union in April of 1956 and 1976:

    1956: Information on the Earth’s natural self-sustaining nuclear chain reactions was blocked by self appointed gatekeepers.

    1976: Information on the Sun’s internal composition and source of heat was blocked by the same self appointed gatekeepers.

    The rest of the story: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/

  2. Intervention by the combined efforts of two great scientists – the late Drs. Raymond L. Bisplinghoff and Philip H. Abelson in 1976 – managed to get the debate about the internal composition of the Sun published in Science 195 208-210 (1977): “Strange xenon, extinct superheavy elements and the solar neutrino puzzle”

    Raymond L. Bisplinghoff (1917-1985): http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=1384&page=36

    Philip H. Abelson (1913-2004)

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