Surf’s Up: The Web’s Best Reading of Heartland Scandal

Reactions are still coming in to the latest twists in the scandal involving leaked documents detailing the activities and funding of the Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank that has worked to spread doubt about the existence and severity of manmade climate change. The confession by climate researcher Peter Gleick that he obtained and leaked the documents has prompted much soul-searching throughout the climate science and policy communities.

For those of you who haven’t had the time to surf through it all, here are the reactions and commentaries that popped up on our radar, building off of our summary yesterday:

The Heartland Affair: A Climate Champion Cheats - And We All Lose (

Climate change scientist duped sceptic thinktank into handing over confidential files showing 'how it subverted issue' (Daily Mail).

Storm In A TeacupGate 3.0, now with added finger-pointing (The Telegraph).

Scientist Peter Gleick admits he lied to get climate documents (Los Angeles Times).

Gleick hurt by ethics lapse over climate papers (San Francisco Chronicle).

Confessions of a climate gate-opener (

Climategate Sequel? Scientist lies to get Heartland Institute documents (Christian Science Monitor).

Opinion: The purloined climate papers (Wall Street Journal).

Peter Gleick Confesses to Obtaining Heartland Documents Under False Pretenses (The Atlantic).

Climate scientist admits stealing docs from conservative think tank (Fox News).

Breaking: Gleick Confesses (

Crossing the line as civilization implodes: Heartland Institute, Peter Gleick and Andrew Revkin (Climate Progress).

More on Gleick and the Heartland Files (New York Times DotEarth blog).

Why Peter Gleick’s sting of the Heartland Institute hurts the climate change cause (

Why the Heartland scandal doesn’t matter (

Chair of scientific ethics committee has an ethical lapse (Fox News).

Gleick apology over Heartland leak stirs ethics debate among climate scientists (The Guardian).

A social engineering story (Computerworld).