What a nasty, vain little creature this Peter Gleick and how pleasing to see him exposed. Now that we know that he created an obvious hoax, reading his work of art, the Gleick "Strategy Document" provides a delicious view into the mind of a small-minded activist who fancies himself a climate scientist.
Here are some telling bits:
Heartland plays and important role in climate communications, especially through our in-house experts (e.g., Taylor) through his Forbes blog and related high-profile outlets our conferences, and through coordination with external networks (such as WUWT and other groups capable of rapidly mobilizing responses to new scientific findings, new stories, or unfavorable blog posts).Oh yes the center of the climate debate universe, Forbes blogs. In this guy's fantasy world, the Koch brothers sit around conspiring for the hearts and minds of bloggers. Forbes' new "throw crap at the wall" model seems to include several hundred random bloggers. Most aren't especially influential and don't appear in the print magazine, so why the focus on Forbes? Well, MAYBE it's related to the ego of the author of the fake memo. Here's another hint:
Efforts at places such as Forbes are especially important now that they have begun to allow high-profile climate scientists (such as Gleick) to post warmist science essays that counter our own. This influential audience has usually been reliably anti-climate and it is important to keep opposing voices out.How funny! First, what level of vanity does it take to name yourself in your own hoax? Second, Gleick gets the denial terminology right with "warmist" but then slips up when he uses the term "anti-climate". Ooops! Gleicks rants have the term "anti-climate" strewn about with abandon, but I've never heard a genuine climate heretic use that term.