Previously: John Mashey finished another epic analysis of the climate denialist world showing clear wrong-doing and potential violations of federal tax law on the part of denialists. But as it was going to press, someone hacked the executive board of the anti-science Heartland Institute, and dropped the notes exposing the group as a propaganda bunch working hard against science into a couple of blogs.
Contrary to the stonewalling of the denialists, when scientists figured out who might have had access to the documents, the fellow confessed and resigned from several positions (honor on the science side, but not on the denialist side, once again).
News takes two or three years to penetrate to Rick Santorum, however, and he continued his soulless presidential campaign through the weekend claiming, contrary to the facts, that global warming is not happening.
Funny how he accuses those he opposes of doing the things his side does, isn’t it?
Anthony Watts, the leader of the anti-science mau-mauing breathlessly covered the resignation of Peter Gleick, the conscience-striken whistle-blower, but tended to ignore the evidence Gleick revealed. So much for talking about real science.
(Watts also makes much of the California Institute of Science changing its exhibit on climate change after three years, as if when museums change exhibits, it means the science behind the old exhibit is no longer valid. Is it just me, or is Watts really stretching to find the propaganda angle since his own data let him down, and demonstrated that warming, and the “hockey stick,” are real problems?)
Here are a few places you should visit to get the news and the facts:
- At Desmogblog, Mashey’s work: “Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax” – anyone want to bet that Virginia’s jihad-engaged Attorney General Cuccinelli will act on these allegations (and evidence) of wrongdoing?
- For example, somehow
Heartland’sSEPP’s dead chairman Frederick Seitz managed to come back from the dead long enough to sign the tax reports? How does that work again?
- Heartland Institute inadvertently confirms authenticity of documents posted at Desmogblog, demanding they be taken down (with links to the documents)
- Climate scientist Peter Gleick authenticates the documents, but in doing so outs himself as the leaker
- New York Times Dot Earth blog on Gleick
This post likely will be updated. Watch. (Already updated to fix my error above about Seitz and SEPP.)