At the beginning of 2012, I received an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute's climate program strategy. It contained information about their funders and the Institute's apparent efforts to muddy public understanding about climate science and policy. I do not know the source of that original document but assumed it was sent to me because of my past exchanges with Heartland and because I was named in it.Gleick then scanned it on 2/13 (according to its metadata). So the mystery of the faker remains....
Monday, February 20, 2012
To Clarify: Gleick Wasn't the Faker, But the Scanner
Just to clarify, I checked with the Pacific Institute, and they say Peter Gleick did not create the document the Heartland Institute says is fake -- that it was the document mailed to him that he mentioned in the 2nd paragraph of his HuffPost piece.
Posted by David Appell at 2/20/2012 06:13:00 PM