Peter H Gleick The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate

Peter Gleick, PhD
President and Co-founder
Pacific Institute
As co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute, Dr. Peter Gleick can discuss all water-related topics, including sustainable water use, privatization, globalization and international conflicts over water resources. He is also author of the new book (2010) Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Dr. Peter H. Gleick, co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, is one of the world's leading experts on water issues. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.

Dr. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Gleick was dubbed a “visionary on the environment” by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Gleick was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy in Oslo, Norway, and in 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gleick serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and seven books, including the biennial water report, The World’s Water, published by Island Press, and Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water.  Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Recent Publications/Appearances


July 31, 2012 The Huffington Post "Peter H Gleick The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate"

December 8, 2011 Western Farm Press "Senate testimony calls for fundamental changes to U.S. water policy"

October 28, 2011 Huffington Post "Bad Science Leads to Bad Policy, No Matter Your Political Beliefs"

October 18, 2011 Time "Why the World May Be Running Out of Clean Water"

October 21, 2011 LA Times "Climate change could shrink chocolate production: report"

August 24, 2011 BusinessWorld Online "Growing energy demand adds stress to water supply"

June 7, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle "Whither Bottled Water Sales?"

May 17, 2011 The Huffington Post "Climate Triage and the 'New Normal'"

May 17, 2011 The New York Times "Once-Rare Mississippi River Flooding Now 'More Frequent and More Severe'"

May 13, 2011 NPR "Struggling to Contain a Rising Mississippi"

March 16, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle "Unsafe Drinking Water for California's Poor: Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unacceptable"

March 15, 2011 KPCC "Species triage - a viable way to manage California's water problems?"

March 6, 2011 The Sacramento Bee "Viewpoints: Report wrongly excuses farms from helping solve water woes"

Feb 25, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle "Playing God"

Feb 17, 2011 The Huffington Post "Montana Considers Repealing Reality in the Interest of Economic Development"

Feb 7, 2011 The Huffington Post "Misrepresenting Climate Science: Cherry-Picking Data to Hide the Disappearance of Arctic Ice"

Feb 1, 2011 The Huffington Post "An Open Letter to Congress From Climate Scientists"

Jan 22, 2011 Circle of Blue Water News "Peter Gleick: Peak Water"

Jan 19, 2011 The Huffington Post "A Brief Lesson in the Integrity of Science: Climate Scientists Challenge Bad Science, No Matter the Source"

Jan 11, 2011 LA Times "Report targets waste, inefficiency in agricultural water use"

Dec 30, 2010 The Huffington Post "The 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award"

Dec 29, 2010 Real Change News "Easy for them to say"

Dec 15, 2010 WIRED "The Tenuous Future of Water in the Desert Southwest"

Dec 14, 2010 New York Times "Scientists See the Southwest as First Major U.S. Climate Change Victim"

Dec 14, 2010 The Huffington Post "Climate Fraud and Hypocrisy"

Dec 3, 2010 Triple Pundit "Fiji Water Threatens to Pull Out of Fiji"

Dec 2, 2010 "Climate lessons learned 'after a challenging 12 months'"

Dec 1, 2010 ABC 7 "Warming to the fight: Experts warn that U.S. risks economic might without an energy and climate plan"

Dec 1, 2010 Treehugger "Fiji Water Shutting Down Bottling Plant in Fiji...Not"

Nov 22, 2010 BBC News "Bottled water has become liquid gold"

Nov 20, 2010 The Huffington Post "Unavoidable Climate Change -- Past the Point of No Return"

Oct 26, 2010 The Huffington Post "A Long Time Coming: The Human Right to Water"

Oct 18, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times "The Blue Gold Rush"

Oct 11, 2010 The Huffington Post "Has the U.S. Passed the Point of Peak Water?"

Oct 6, 2010 CBS News "Bottled Water: 10 Shockers "They" Don't Want You To Know"

Oct 5, 2010 LA Times "Global warming: a rise in river flows raises alarm"

Sept 30, 2010 Mother Nature Network "Author Q&A: 'Bottled and Sold'"

Sept 3, 2010 The Huffington Post "Celebrities and Bottled Water: Spoiled, Misinformed, or Just Plain Weird"

July 7, 2010 KPCC Public Radio"Water bottles everywhere, but should you take a drink?"

July 1, 2010 Good Morning America "Gleick Takes on the Big Business of Bottled Water"



September 1, 2011 Forbes "Why Anti-Science Ideology is Bad for America"

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