Climate Activist Admits to Posing as Someone Else to Obtain Internal Documents From The Heartland Institute

Liz Klimas
The Blaze

  • The president and founder of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security admitted to posing as someone else to obtain documents from the free-market think tank, The Heartland Institute.
  • These documents leaked last week to journalists and bloggers revealed internal strategies and fundraising from the Institute.
  • Some believed these documents showed Heartland was supporting “climate denialism” — denying man-made global climate change. 
  • Heartland has said at least one document was completely forged; PI president denies falsifying information in any of the documents he obtained. 
  • Heartland is seeking legal council and says “a mere apology is not enough to undo the damage.”

Last week, a wealth of documents from the free-market think tank The Heartland Institute were leaked, revealing some of the organization’s strategy, funding and other private information. Heartland, in a statement soon thereafter, revealed that the information wasn’t hacked from its system but that someone had posed as a board member to obtain the documents from a Heartland employee. Some of the documents Heartland said were falsified.

Now, the person who lied to gain access the Institute’s internal documents has revealed himself, made a statement as to why he did it and apologized…

…Last week in its statement on the leak, Heartland said that at least one document appeared to be completely forged and parts of other documents could have been tampered with as well…

The complete article is at The Blaze.

CAJ note: According to Discover the Networks the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security receives contributions from The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

UpdateWhat are the depths of Peter Gleick’s depravity in the Heartland global warming smear attack? [UPDATED]

Update 2“Fakegate” Blows Up in Warmist Faces

…When Dr. Glieck publicly admitted his part in a Huffington Post statement, Bast released a statement saying, “Gleick’s crime was a serious one. The documents he admits stealing contained personal information about Heartland’s staff members, donors, and allies, the release of which has violated their privacy and endangered their personal safety.”

The key word in Bast’s statement is “crime.” As John Sullivan, a British-based attorney and an active “denier”, author and blogger, noted, Bast said “A mere apology is not enough to undo the damage”, adding that Dr. Gleick faces being financially ruined by a civil prosecution and “is also liable to a criminal investigation as such falsification of documents is a well-known brand of white collar crime.”…

Also, some juicy links at DaTechguy’s Blog, “A ‘climate story’ that won’t get ‘promoted.’ “

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