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Climategate Investigator Is Member Of Vehemently Pro-Man Made Global Warming Organization

Paul Joseph Watson
Propaganda Matrix
December 4, 2009

A civil servant who is a member of one of the most vehemently pro man-made global warming advocacy organizations in Europe which also has direct ties to the IPCC has been handed the job of whitewashing the investigation into the University of East Anglia, while absurdly billing himself as impartial and unconnected to climate science.

Meanwhile, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has ludicrously announced that it will conduct its own investigation into the climategate scandal, despite the fact that the suspects involved have intimate ties to the IPCC, with one of the primary scientists accused of manipulating climate data being a lead author of the 1995, 2001, and 2007 IPCC reports.

“The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for assessing climate change science,” reports the Daily Mail.

IPCC chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri told the BBC the claims were serious and he wanted them investigated.

“We will certainly go into the whole lot and then we will take a position on it,’ he said.”

“We certainly don’t want to brush anything under the carpet. This is a serious issue and we will look into it in detail.”

Having the IPCC investigate climategate would be like Ken Lay heading up the Enron enquiry.

One of the primary climategate suspects, Kevin Trenberth, is a lead IPCC author, having been influential in crafting the 1995, 2001, and 2007 IPCC reports.

Professor Phil Jones, who infamously wrote of the need to “hide the decline” in global warming, is also a primary IPCC contributor, having been in charge of the two key sets of data used by the IPCC to draw up its reports.

In addition, another climategate suspect, Michael Mann, was the creator of the debunked “hockey stick” graph, which was “Given star billing by the IPCC, not least for the way it appeared to eliminate the long-accepted Mediaeval Warm Period when temperatures were higher than they are today.”

There is little pretense about the fact that the UN will merely absolve its own scientists of blame, the larger scam is the notion that civil servant Sir (Alastair) Muir Russell, who has been picked to head the investigation into East Anglia University, after an earlier trial balloon to have the inquiry headed by warmist advocate Lord Rees was shot down, is impartial, when he is a member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, a vehemently pro-man made global warming organization.

“As a measure of how out of touch UEA is, they apparently have little idea that the title “former civil servant” does not inspire much confidence from skeptics, since it has been “civil servants” who have been blocking access to the data and procedures all along,” writes Anthony Watts.

Russell has pitched himself as someone with “no links to either the university or the climate science community,” yet he is firmly a member of the academic establishment, being the former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.

Russell is the quintessential establishment lackey, having been appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001.

There’s little doubt that Russell is an establishment insider who has been tasked with whitewashing the whole affair. He is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an offshoot of the same organization that Lord Rees is a part of. The Royal Society of Edinburgh “provides annual grants totaling over half a million pounds for research” in Scottish universities, a sizeable portion of which goes to research attempting to validify claims about man-made global warming.

The RSE has thrown its weight behind the global warming movement, lending its absolute support for legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 80%, a process that will devastate the global economy and living standards.

This organization has been even more vehement than national governments in its advocacy of the man-made cause of global warming, calling for such drastic CO2 cuts to be made in the short term, not even by the usual target date of 2050.

A February 2009 response to the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill outlines the organization’s staunch advocacy for the hypothesis of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.

Earlier this year, The Royal Society of Edinburgh elected Professor Peter Smith to become one of its members. Smith just happens to be the Convening Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. He has also been a lead author for numerous other IPCC reports over the past thirteen years.

How can a proud member of an organization that is aggressively pushing measures to cut CO2 in the name of halting alleged man-made global warming, while also having a direct relationship with the UN IPCC, bill himself as being totally impartial and unconnected to climate science?

The climategate scandal has grown wings and taken flight. This is a scandal within a scandal, the notion that the very crooks caught manipulating data can appoint their own allies to “investigate” their wrongdoing and think nothing of it, while claiming that such individuals are impartial and independent, is beyond belief.

The only real investigation of climategate has to occur at the congressional or parliamentary level, preferably both, and it has to be completely open and transparent – not sneakily wrapped up behind closed doors by organizations like the IPCC and members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, both of whom have a massive stake in protecting and upholding the entire climate change fraud.

December 6, 2009 - Posted by | Aletho News, Deception

8 Comments »

  1. Who have the climate denial bloggers allied with?

    The oily echo machine behind “climategate”
    Tags: American Enterprise Institute, Center for a Constructive Tomorrow, Climate Gate, Climategate, Kevin Grandia, Media Research Center
    The most vocal organizations around the University of East Anglia hacked email story (aka. “climategate”) have been involved in a decade-plus campaign to delay action on climate change.

    The goal of this campaign, which began around the time of the first Kyoto Protocol negotiations, was to assemble a group of like-minded “free-market” think tanks and pseudo-experts that would bring into question the scientific realities of climate change, create doubt with the public and politicians and effectively delay the introduction of clean energy policy in the United States.

    It’s no coincidence that the groups pushing this story the hardest have a long history of taking money from oil and coal companies to attack the conclusions made by climate scientists.

    What I wouldn’t do to have a few of these organizations private emails over the years!

    Here’s a few of the groups I’m talking about and a very brief background on their previous activities, as well as funding sources:

    Center for a Constructive Tomorrow: owns and operate ClimateDepot.com, which has been a main clearinghouse for the right-wing climategate echo chamber. ClimateDepot.com is managed by Marc Morano, former aide to Republican Senator James Inhofe. CFACT has received grants from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and well-known right-wing foundations like the Carthage Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.

    American Enterprise Institute: Offered to pay “experts” $10,000 to write papers that countered the IPCC reports. AEI has received close to half a million from oil-giant ExxonMobil, former Exxon Chairman Lee Raymond sits on AEI’s board of directors.

    Media Research Center: run by Brett Bozell, this group also operates the popular right-wing blog, Newsbusters.org. The Media Research Center has received over $257,000 from oil-giant ExxonMobil since 1998.

    Cato Institute: Is the main front group for the most prolific climate denier, Patrick Michaels. Cato is the second largest recipient of funding the foundations run by Koch Industries Inc. (the largest private energy company in the United States).

    Heartland Institute: Organizes a “denier conference” every year for the past three years. Used to receive funding from ExxonMobil, still recieve grants from tobacco companies and are also a major recipient of grants from the foundations run by Koch Industries Inc. (the largest private energy company in the United States).

    Heritage Foundation: Heritage is massive and operates on about $50 million a year. They have received significant funding from ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and other fossil fuel companies.

    National Center for Policy Analysis: the NCPA is a small, but very vocal Dallas, Texas-based freemarket think tank and has received over $540,900 from oil giant ExxonMobil since 1998.

    Competitive Enterprise Institute: The CEI is well-known for its public efforts to aggressively counter the scientific evidence for human-induced climate change, especially after their infamous set of television ads with the tag line “C02, We Call it Life.” Since 1998, the CEI has received over $2 million in funding from oil-giant ExxonMobil.

    While these are some of the most vocal, there are more. So please leave a comment below if you think there’s anyone else who should be added to this list and we’ll do the research.

    http://www.desmogblog.com/oily-echo-machine-behind-climategate

    Comment by brian | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. That’s utter nonsense Brian, Exxon is the biggest potential beneficiary of the carbon credits trading proposals and has been a major financial backer of the AGW propaganda machine.

    Comment by aletho | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. EXXON is the major beneficiary of the global warming denial….They are an oil company!

    Comment by brian | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. Youve also unwittingly allied to CEI, Heritage, CATO, AEI!!!!!!

    Comment by brian | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Brian, are you unaware of the fact that under cap and trade oil companies get vast quantities of free carbon credits from the outset? They have more of an interest in pushing the agenda forward than anyone else.

    Comment by aletho | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  6. Have you seen who your allied to? Take a look at that list, and ask yourself: ‘have i been fooled’?
    The carbon credits issue is actually an effort by capitalists to have their cake and eat it…You really arent paying attention, aletho.

    Competitive Enterprise Institute must be chortling at how theyve gotten the bloggers on their side!LOL

    Comment by brian | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  7. Brian, the information you offer is lacking in critical detail. Specifically, you fail to establish that AGW is a central focus of any of the supposed grants, secondly you include no dates so readers are unable to place the allegations in chronological context, finally, the sums that you cite are ridiculously minuscule in relation to the now $70 billion support that AGW pseudo-science has gotten. You need to examine who has been funding your movement.

    Comment by aletho | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  8. Rockefeller Brothers Fund grants over $200,000 which in some way aim at “Combating Global Warming”:

    Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Inc. 6/18/2009 $200,000 Sustainable Development New York City
    1Sky Education Fund 6/18/2009 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 6/18/2009 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Evangelical Environmental Network 6/18/2009 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    American Council on Renewable Energy 6/18/2009 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Sustainable Markets Foundation 3/12/2009 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc. 3/12/2009 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Aspen Institute, Inc., The 11/20/2008 $600,000 Sustainable Development Global
    American Council on Renewable Energy 11/20/2008 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    President and Directors Georgetown College (Georgetown University), The 11/20/2008 $700,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for American Progress 11/20/2008 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 10/7/2008 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Resource Media A Nonprofit Corporation 6/19/2008 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Corporate Ethics International 6/19/2008 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Earth Island Institute 3/13/2008 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    2030 Inc. 3/13/2008 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Better World Fund 3/13/2008 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Ceres, Inc 3/13/2008 $500,000 Sustainable Development United States
    International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives U.S.A. Inc. 3/13/2008 $650,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Regional Plan Association, Inc. 3/13/2008 $200,000 Sustainable Development New York City
    1Sky Education Fund 12/13/2007 $1,000,000 Sustainable Development United States
    American Council on Renewable Energy 12/13/2007 $500,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Corporate Ethics International 12/13/2007 $250,000 Sustainable Development Canada
    Public Interest Projects, Inc. 12/13/2007 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 12/13/2007 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Better World Fund 10/11/2007 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Rocky Mountain Institute 6/14/2007 $300,000 Sustainable Development United States
    National Environmental Trust 6/14/2007 $300,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Regional Plan Association, Inc. 6/14/2007 $200,000 Sustainable Development New York City
    National Wildlife Federation 6/14/2007 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Rainforest Action Network 6/14/2007 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Arabella Legacy Fund 6/14/2007 $300,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Clean Energy Group 3/15/2007 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    SmartPower Connecticut, Inc. 3/15/2007 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    National Religious Partnership for the Environment Inc. 12/14/2006 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 12/14/2006 $550,000 Sustainable Development United States
    National Environmental Trust 10/12/2006 $300,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 10/12/2006 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Resource Media A Nonprofit Corporation 6/15/2006 $300,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Earth Island Institute 3/9/2006 $350,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Ceres, Inc. 3/9/2006 $500,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Better World Fund 3/9/2006 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    American Council on Renewable Energy 3/9/2006 $500,000 Sustainable Development United States
    ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc. 3/9/2006 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Climate Change Organisation, The 12/15/2005 $300,000 Sustainable Development Global
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 12/15/2005 $250,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Rainforest Action Network 6/9/2005 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. 12/16/2004 $225,000 Sustainable Development United States
    World Resources Institute 12/16/2004 $200,000 Sustainable Development Europe
    SmartPower Connecticut, Inc. 12/16/2004 $200,000 Sustainable Development United States
    Clean Energy Group 12/16/2004 $200,000 Sustainable Development Canada
    Climate Change Organisation, The 6/9/2004 $750,000 Sustainable Development Global
    National Environmental Trust 12/11/2003 $400,000 Sustainable Development United States
    WWF-UK 10/9/2003 $400,000 Sustainable Development Global
    Climate Institute 3/13/2003 $200,000 Sustainable Development Caribbean

    Comment by aletho | December 8, 2009 | Reply


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