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Peter Gleick back at Pacific Institute after investigation

June 7, 2012 |  5:54 pm

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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