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Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A With Peter Gleick

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

I recently spoke with Dr. Gleick on the occasion of the new PBS series EARTH: A New Wild. Wednesday's episode -- the final in the series -- explores people's relationship with water in some of the planet's most spectacular places.

When Our Responses to Drought Make Things Worse

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Water problems are a complex mix of natural resource, technology, social, economic and political conditions. When water is limited during extreme events such as droughts, society puts in place a variety of responses. But many of the actions taken in recent years have actually increased the vulnerability of other systems.

Who Cares About Science?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Dear Readers, Sarah Rolph, a freelance writer, has written an essay in response to Helen Grieco's Huffington Post Green piece a few days ago about th...

Desalination: Let the Buyer Beware

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

In a new report issued today, the Pacific Institute released the results of a year-long analysis of the complex and controversial costs of seawater desalination. The conclusion? It is still really expensive, especially compared to alternatives.


J Henry Fair | Posted 11.10.2012 | Science
J Henry Fair

We have been fighting the war for public (and legislative) opinion on climate change for 20 years, and we are losing. In that time, the science has become more certain, yet the number of people who believe it has decreased. We need to change our game.

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

What Made a Good Scientist Do a Bad Thing?

Brandon Brown | Posted 05.13.2012 | Science
Brandon Brown

Dr. Gleick has admitted to presenting himself under false pretenses to obtain internal documents from the Heartland Institute. As a scientist, I find his recent actions indefensible, but I'm interested in the causes.

Heartland Furor

J Henry Fair | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
J Henry Fair

Peter Gleick is a hero, and has no need to apologize. We as a society need to wake up and do something about this while there is still time.

Heartland Leak Sparks Journalism Debate

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

By Laird Harrison OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The prestigious California-based Pacific Institute climate research group has launche...

The Most Likely Author of the Secret Heartland Institute Climate Strategy Memo, According to JGAAP?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

It's been suggested that someone perform stylometry and textometry to see if Peter Gleick really did write the Heartland Institute's climate strategy doc. So I did just that.

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Gas prices ...

The Origin of the Heartland Documents

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

I can explicitly confirm, as can the Heartland Institute, that the documents they emailed to me are identical to the documents that have been made public. I made no changes or alterations of any kind to any of the Heartland Institute documents or to the original anonymous communication.

Wall Street Journal's Portrait of the Young Climate Scientist

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I guarantee that most scientists, myself included, would love to make their reputation by refuting the whole notion of global warming. We have tried and have concluded that we can't.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Water for Africa, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Peter H. Gleick

The remarkable president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women's rights.

Why Spend Public Money for Private Bottled Water?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a growing movement of universities, restaurants, municipalities, and even states to stop buying bottled water, especially when tap water is available. The latest battleground state is Maryland.

The 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

To counter the campaign of climate disinformation, we are issuing the first in what may become a series of awards for the most egregious Climate B.S.* of the Year. "B.S." means "Bad Science," doesn't it?

The Science of Climate Change and Closing Doors in Congress

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On Dec. 1, I provided oral and written testimony to a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US Congress. It turns out this was the very last hearing of the Select Committee.

Marketing Bottled Water to Kids Under the Guise of a Health Program

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A new brand of bottled water, aimed specifically at children, is being aggressively marketed in schools from Alaska to New York, through an advertising campaign masquerading as a "health" program.

Water: The Circle Game or Up the Down Staircase

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with've all heard about peak oil, but is there such a thing as peak water? The concept of peak production in a res...

What's in Your Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.

Rage Against Science and Reason: Fear Continues as a Tool of Distraction

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.

Free the Data: Breaking Down Silos With Google; Liberating Spreadsheets, Collaboration Beyond the Cell

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
J. Carl Ganter

Fusion Tables is a powerful research and story-telling tool -- equally accessible to journalists, scientists, students and the public.