Feb 21

In his HuffPo confession, Peter Gleick made some statements that only bring up more questions:

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.

Gleick continues:

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.

You sure about that Mr. Gleick?  Certainly the letter came in an envelope.  Certainly that envelope had a dated postmark indicating the post office that received it.  And certainly this postmarked envelope could possibly help defend yourself against the accusations that you produced the “Fake Memo”.  So if it did indeed come anonymously, wouldn’t any prudent person including you save the envelope?  Of course you would.  So please provide us a copy.

Also, Mr. Gleick, can you please tell us whether or not there was any accompanying cover letter in the envelope?  If so, surely you have that document too.  Please provide us a copy of that too, please.

We’ll be anxiously awaiting your reply, Peter.

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4 Responses to “Questions for Peter Gleick regarding the “anonymous letter” he received: Where was the envelope postmarked? Do you still have the envelope? Was there a cover letter?”

  1. Hugh K says:

    Good questions. Hope you’re not holding your breath for Pete to provide the answers but it should all eventually come out in his trial.
    If (and that’s a big if) a cover letter existed, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t signed ‘FOIA’..


  2. Kevin says:

    When print something out yourself and then put it in your scanner, I don’t think it puts it in a postmarked envelope.


    • Editor says:

      I understand Kevin, as I think he printed it out and scanned it too. However, in his confession, Gleick claims to have received the 2012 Climate Strategy memo via snail mail. So, I’m calling his bluff: If indeed Gleick received the memo in the mail, let’s see the envelope, postmark, and the cover letter, if any.


  3. a.n. ditchfield says:

    There is an amusing quiz at: http://www.crm114.com/algore/quiz.html
    Identify the author of quotes extracted from two publications:
    • Al Gore – the politician who wrote Earth in Balance;
    • Theodore Kaczynski – the terrorist who wrote the Unabomber Manifesto
    Both share hostility against the Industrial Revolution and see the human population as a pest on the planet. Their ideas are so similar that it is hard to attribute them to one or another author. The quiz is harder than it seems. It has twelve quotes and rare is the person who scores better than 50%.
    The first one amassed a fortune of several hundred million dollars over a decade and got a Nobel Prize and an Oscar. The second one got a life sentence. Same ideas; different business acumen.


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