Monday, February 18, 2013

AT HEARTLAND, HATING SCIENCE IS A MATTER OF CONVICTION

WUWT's latest hate-in mourns The Heartland Institute's failed attempt to sicc federal prosecutors on the guy who outed Watts demand for hundred grand to disinform gradeschoolers about basic climate science, a proposal seconded by Heartland 'Science Director' Jay Lehr.

While  Federal and State and Lawmen found nothing criminal about Peter Gleick's public spirited fishing expedition, this remains a crime story: Gleick's chief accuser at Heartland is a convicted felon, sent to federal prison for, wait for it: defrauding the EPA of  $101,000 !


While the law has no quarrel with Gleick  Heartland President Joe Bast talks about him as though he were Heartland Dcience Director Lehr:  
" One of the 
biggest frauds committed by a scientist in the past year generated nary a peep of criticism from the scientific community. The criminal, who admitted to committing crimes that are punishable by years of imprisonment, continues to write and speak... His career hasn’t been  adversely affected at all."


http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2012/05/heartland-institute-twofer-1-nice-billboards-2-dr-jay-lehrs-rant-lets-phase-out-epa.html