In this case, we are told, it is OK to forge a document, steal others, and libel people and an organization as long as you are on the “correct” side of an issue.
Remember: The people involved in all of this — Fakegate, Climategate 1 and 2, civil disobedience, ‘Hide the Decline,’ etc., etc. — are not fringe characters. They are the leaders of the global warming movement!
Given the numerous defenses of Dr. Gleick’s actions, the question that increasingly occurs to me is in what other unethical activity might they be engaged for their “cause”?