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Fakegate Buzz

The following independent scholars, activists, and bloggers have come to the defense of The Heartland Institute. Please visit their sites and thank them for their honesty and courage — and click here to contribute to Heartland’s legal defense fund.

Story on KUSI in San Diego, California



Greenie Smear Job – Sun News (Canada)

Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), has been attacked by the leftist media for his “association” with Heartland — i.e., participating in our international climate conferences. In this March 2 segment, Harris defends the absurd attack on him for the courses he taught at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.


No Frakking Consensus

February 28 – Where Do Gleick’s Apologists Draw the Line? (A Must Read)

February 24 – Peter Gleick – Then and Now

February 20 – Gleick Speak

February 17 – Big Oil Money for Me, But Not for Thee


Diane Carol Bast – Somewhat Reasonable

March 1 – Fakegate versus Climategate


Peter Ferrara –

March 1 – Fakegate: The Obnoxious Fabrication of Global Warming


Steven Greenhut – Reason

March 2 – Saving the Earth, One Fraud at a Time


Anthony Watts – Watts Up With That?

February 20 – BREAKING: Gleick Confesses (This link is a clearinghouse for scores of updates on Fakegate)


David Ross – Watts Up With That?

March 2 – Things About Peter Gleick That “Might Also Interest or Intrigue You”


Steven F. Hayward – The Weekly Standard

March 2 – Why the Climate Skeptics Are Winning; Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs


James M. Taylor –

February 22 – Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists’ Deceit and Desperation


Power Line blog

Steven Hayward, February 25 – ClimateFail Footnote

Steven Hayward, February 24 – Climate Gleick-Out Update: Plot Thickens

John Hinderaker, February 21 – Global Warming Alarmist Resorts to Hoax


Megan McArdle – The Atlantic

February 21 – Peter Gleick Confesses to Obtaining Heartland Documents Under False Pretenses

February 17 – Heartland Memo Looking Faker by the Minute

February 16 – Leaked Docs From Heartland Institute Cause a Stir—but Is One a Fake?


James Delingpole – The Telegraph (UK)

March 14 – Warmists confirmed as cheats, liars, fakers; Pope still Catholic; etc

February 21 – Peter Gleick – the Johann Hari of climate ‘science’

February 21 (Energy Tribune) – Fakegate: The Increasing Desperation of the Alarmists

February 16 – Fakegate


S. Fred Singer – The American Thinker

February 20 – The Heartland Institute Flap


Les Jones

March 2 – Fakegate/Gleickgate – Global Warming’s Piltdown Man


Lorrie Goldstein – Toronto Sun

March 3 – Climate expert’s pants on fire: Was lying about his identity the only thing Peter Gleick lied about?


The American Spectator

February 21 – Gleick Confesses to Heartland Document Theft

February 17 – Theft and Apparent Forgery of Heartland Institute Documents

February 22 – From Climategate to Fakegate

February 21 – Stolen Heartland Documents: DeSmog Blog Keeps Blowing Smoke


Climate Audit (Steve McIntyre)

March 10 – Gleick and the Watergate Burglars

February 25 – Gleick and America’s Dumbest Criminals

February 24 – Heartland Publishes Gleick Emails

February 23 – Heartland’s Invitation to Gleick – Details

February 22 – Gleick and the NCSE

February 22 – Gleick’s AGU Resignation

February 20 – Peter Gleick Confesses

February 20 – Heartland


Talking About the Weather

March 5 – The Sound of Silence


Center for Industrial Progress – Eric Dennis

March 3 – Selling Your Soul for a Narrative: Understanding the Gleick Fraud


The Rules of Fraud

February 2 – Global warming- the conspiracy uncovered


Climate Change Dispatch

February 21 – Breaking: Eminent Scientist May be Jailed for Faking Climate Emails


Warren Meyer –

February 21 – Peter Gleick Admits to Stealing Heartland Documents

February 16 – Heartland Documents: Whose Biases are Being Revealed Here?


Washington Times

February 23 – EDITORIAL: Global warming’s desperate caper


Chris Horner – Watts Up With That?

February 21 – FakeGate: It’s What They Do


Moose and Squirrel

February 23 – #Gleickgate: For the morally bankrupt and ethically challenged

February 23 – More #Gleickgate / #Fakegate updates: EPA scrubs their site of Gleick connections?

February 23 – #Fakegate: Stylometry/textometry for evaluating the Gleick “Climate Stratety Memo” authorship

February 22 – Alarmist climate change quacks debate the “ethics” of stealing

February 21 – Meet Peter “Mr Integrity” Gleick who used fake identity to obtain documents

February 20 – The #Fakegate climate “scandal”: The fake document *IS* the story


Willis Eschenbach  – Watts Up With That?

February 21 – An Open Letter to Dr. Linda Gundersen


Christopher Monckton of Brenchley – Watts Up With That?

February 23 – Fakegate: why the perps should be prosecuted


Big Journalism

February 20 – Heartland Institute: The ‘Gate’ Scandal That Never Was

February 17 – Global Warming Lefties Commit Identity Theft to Target Conservative Think Tank



February 21 – Heartland’s Joe Bast on video: Gleick ‘impersonated a board member of the Heartland Institute, stole his identity by creating a fake email address…’

February 21 – Fakegate/Gleickgate cartoon

February 18 – FakeGate backfires on Warmists: ‘If the skeptics’ conspiracy was real, why fake the evidence?’

February 15 – Heartland Inst. Responds: Warmist Touted Climate Skeptic Document ‘a total fake’ — Others documents may have been ‘altered’ 

February 14 – Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations


Tom Nelson

February 21 – Time on Gleickgate: “just so we’re clear, this is deception — no reputable investigative reporter would be permitted to do what Gleick did. It’s almost certainly a firing offense”

February 14 – In Heartland Institute Leak, a Plan to Discredit Climate Teaching

February 14 – With tiny budgets like $310 million, $100 million, and $95 million respectively, how can lovable underdogs like Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and NRDC *ever* hope to compete with mighty Heartland’s $6.5 million?

February 14 – Hooray, staunch privacy advocate Andy Revkin has once again been replaced by heroic whistle-blowing Andy!


Roger Peilke, Jr.

February 16 –Reality Isn’t Good Enough


Daily Caller

February 21 – Global warming activist admits to stealing Heartland docs

February 15 – Heartland Institute threatens prosecution over internal document theft, fraud

February 21 – Who is Peter Gleick?

February 20 – LATimes cites ‘Mein Kampf’ to attack Heartland

February 15 – Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents

February 14 – Hyperventilation: Greens unhappy about Heartland plans for K-12 climate program

February 16 – Not Problematic That Climate Change Skeptic Heartland Institute Took Donations From Microsoft and GM


The Reference Frame

March 3 – Selling your soul for a narrative: understanding the Gleick fraud

February 17 – Heartland Institute and skepticism: is that a scandal?



February 16 – NYTimes Embraces Stolen Heartland Institute Docs, Snottily Dismisses Climate Skepticism


Pajamas Media

February 21 – Fakegate: Can’t Hide This Decline

February 16 – Heartland Institute Responds to Faked Memo


The Other McCain

February 16 – Free-Market Heartland Institute Victimized by Liberal Hoaxers


The Blackboard

March 1 – More Reaction to Gleick. See this comment, especially.

February 27 – Hot off the presses: More Fakegate

February 21 – Fakegate: The Mug

February 20 – Gleick: Curioser and curiouser

February 19 – Response to HI written by Advocacy Group

February 19 – Heartland to Blogger/Leakers

February 17 – Roger Jr. Presses Gleick

February 17 – McCardle Channels Mosher (almost)!

February 15 – Tell me what’s horrible about this

February 16 – Brits and their misconceptions!

February 16 – Fakegate traffic


Orange County Register

February 17 – Mark Landsbaum: Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand


Michelle Malkin

February 21 – Eco-fraud: Global warming crusader admits lying, stealing, smearing


The New York Times

February 21 – Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files


The American Spectator

February 22 – FakeGate: Just Another Day at Team Green

February 21 – Gleick Confesses to Heartland Document Theft

February 17 – Theft and Apparent Forgery of Heartland Institute Documents


Alan Caruba – Warning Signs

February 21 – “Fakegate” Blows Up in Warmist Faces



February 21 – What are the depths of Peter Gleick’s depravity in the Heartland global warming smear attack?


Fox News

February 21 – Climate scientist admits stealing docs from conservative think tank


Moe Lane – Red State

February 22 – More on the Peter Gleick Fakegate Memo.

February 21 – What are the depths of Peter Gleick’s depravity in the Heartland global warming smear attack


The San Francisco Chronicle

February 23 – Global warming and earthly lies


Washington Post

March 4 – In climate wars, advocacy by some researchers brings risks


Daily Mail

February 22 – ‘Fakegate’ – the new nadir of the climate change swindle



February 22 – Heartland president details curriculum questioning climate science


Joanne Nova

February 25 – FakeGate: The sound of a meme collapsing

February 23 – Is stealing OK? Alarmist climate scientists don’t know – “in tumult!”

February 21 – Gleick admits his guilt – deception used to get documents in FakeGate – apologizes

February 21 – Satire is a beautiful thing: The FakeGaters are asked to take down the fakes… and someone has a moment of fun

February 20 – Heartland sends out first legal notice about stolen and faked documents

February 16 – UPDATE: Heartland documents stolen and key one is fake. No insider leak. FakeGate!

February 16 – Fakegate: the smog blog exposes irrational rage, innumeracy, and Heartland’s efficient success


Ann Althouse

February 21 – Because of the importance of clarity in a debate with muddied waters, Peter Gleick admits that he muddied the waters in the interest of clarifying muddied waters


The Independent Institute

February 21 –  Climate Science Is Not “Settled” Despite Arrogance and Smears by Alarmists


Real Clear Politics

February 23 – Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline


John Ransom – Townhall

February 23 – Save the Planet: Lie, Cheat and Steal!


Wall Street Journal

February 21 – I Am a Nigerian Scientist. I Need Your Help Processing a $9,500,000 Climate Research Grant (Scroll Down)


The Orange County Register

February 21 – We agree, global warming propaganda shouldn’t be in schools


Climate Etc.

February 23 – Why Target Heartland?

February 21 – Gleick’s ‘integrity’

February 22 – Another Global Warming Advocate Caught Falsifying The Truth

April 18, 2011 – The Truth about DeSmogBlog


Daily Mail

February 23 – AP calls out global warming scientist


National Post (Canada)

February 22 – Fakegate: The climate scandal that wasn’t


Climate Realists

February 23 – Robert Tracinski: Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline


Shark and Shepherd

February 23 – More Scientists Behaving Badly


Grassroot Institute

February 23 – Global Warming Is Losing So Badly, It Must Resort To Fraud And Forgery


Patterico’s Pontifications

February 21 – The Latest Climate Change Kerfuffle


Contentions (Commentary Magazine)

February 21 – A Sad Day for Science


The Michigan View

February 21 – Walker: Fakegate fallout


The Daily Bayonet

February 27 – Fakegate: DeSmogBlog’s epic fail

February 22 – Fakegate: Warmists fumble the fallout

February 21 – Peter Gleick, bus inspector


Master Resource

February 21 – More Bad Neo-Malthusian Behavior (Pacific Institute’s Peter Gleick joins the Climategate Gang, Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, etc.)


The Volokh Conspiracy

February 22 – Climategate Turnabout



February 25 – Heartlandgate, memos, and writing styles



February 28 – Greens, face it: we’re just not that into you


Front Page Mag

February 28 – Eco-Radical Defrauds Conservative Institute


Horowitz Freedom Center

February 28 – Eco-Radical Defrauds Conservative Institute


Nancy Thorner – Madison/St. Clair Record

March 3 – ‘Fakegate’ developed by global warming zealots


The Progressive Contrarian

February 21 – Sceptic Blogosphere Devours Gleick


Doomed Planet

February 21 – Heartland vs. Climategate


Real Science

February 25 – Gleick Chooses Felony Over Debate

February 25 – Scientific American Explains Why Global Warming Activists Should Be Allowed To Commit Felonies

February 25 – Gleick Exposes Lefties As The Un-American Scumbags That They Are

February 25 – Guardian Libels Heartland

February 24 – Gleick: “People have a fundamental trust of scientists”

February 24 – Psycho Gleick

February 23 – Peter Gleick – Hypocrite Extraordinaire

February 23 – A Weird Guy

February 23 – The Common Meme Of Climate Groupies

February 22 – My Eyes Are Opened

February 22 – Gleick May Be Dishonest, But That Doesn’t Mean Himalayan Glaciers Won’t Be Gone By 2035

February 21 – Gleick A Hero At Desmogblog

February 21 – Do You Consult Your Local Felon For Legal Advice?

February 21 – 2009 : Gleick Accused Heartland Of Not Being Honest

February 21 – Gleick Coined The Phrase “The debate is over”

February 21 – 2006 : Gleick Spoke Out About Falsifying Data

February 21 – 2010: Peter Glieck Spoke Out About Climate Fraud And Hypocrisy

February 21 – Who Gets The Award This Year?

February 21 – January : Gleick Accused Skeptics Of Not Being Honest

February 21 – Last Week Gleick Said We Are All Liars

February 21 – Gleick Turned Down An Invitation To Debate Right Before Stealing Heartland Documents

February 21 – Global Warming Causes Bad Ethics