By Paul Homewood
We are all familiar with the criminal activities of Peter Gleick. What is less well known is why he was never prosecuted for them.
The story takes another twist this week with news that he has stepped down as president of the Pacific Institute.
Joe Bast of the Heartland Institute takes up the story:
Today, POLITICO announced disgraced climate scientist Peter Gleick has stepped down as president of the Pacific Institute, though he will remain there as a researcher and fundraiser. Interestingly, no successor has been named, so “the search for a new president is underway.” What was the hurry?
In 2012, Gleick stole the identity of a Heartland board member (committing identity theft, a federal crime) and used it to commit a second crime (stealing and revealing confidential documents from a competitor, industrial espionage). He confessed to both crimes, but not to a third crime…
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