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Peter Gleick back at Pacific Institute after investigation

Internationally known climate scientist Peter Gleick has been restored as president of the Pacific Institute following an investigation into his acquisition of confidential papers from the Heartland Institute.

Gleick, a widely quoted expert in water and climate issues, admitted in February that he assumed a false identity to obtain documents from the conservative think tank, which works to question the science behind global warming.

Gleick admitted he’d made a "serious lapse" in judgment after the act, and took a three-month leave of absence. The Pacific board hired a firm called Independent Employment Counsel to investigate, after which Gleick was reinstated.

The Heartland Institute released a statement calling the investigation a “whitewash” and vowed to keep pressing for federal charges against Gleick.

See the whole post on The Times' Greenspace blog.


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