Gleick Goes Fakegate on Water Issues

Published April 9, 2012

I recently came across a trailer for a 2008 film dubbed by Wired magazine as that year’s “scariest movie at the Sundance Film Festival.” Knowing any film taking the title of most alarmist in a festival known for over-the-top environmental alarmism must be a real doozy, I watched the trailer for “Flow: For the Love of Water.”

Amusingly yet predictably, the confessed thief and purveyor of fake documents Peter Gleick takes center stage in the trailer. 

“One of the most significant impacts of climate change will be on our water resources,” warns Gleick at the outset.

What else is threatening our water, according to the film? Free enterprise, of course.

“Water is a common resource. It is not a property!” one angry man screeches at viewers.

The words “How did a handful of corporations steal our water?” flash across the screen as Gleick lectures viewers.

Watching Gleick take center stage in this fakeumentary makes Gleick’s deplorable conduct in the Fakegate scandal appear less a lapse of judgment and more a consistent pattern of attacking sound science, economic freedom, and those who stand up for such principles.

More troubling, activists are targeting school children with showings of the anti-free enterprise fakeumentary and related programs.

“The market is amoral,” a woman lectures viewers in the trailer. 
Our children deserve better.

James M. Taylor ([email protected]) is managing editor for Environment & Climate News.