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Big Oil Behind Copenhagen Climate Scam

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
December 7, 2009

The big irony behind top globalists descending on Copenhagen in luxury private jets and stretch limos is not just the fact that their own behavior completely contradicts their self-righteous hyperbole about CO2 emissions, but that their propaganda is vehemently supported by the very same big oil interests they accuse climate skeptics of pandering to.

Probably one of the most flagrant examples of climate cronyism to emerge from the climategate scandal were emails in which CRU scientists, the body that provides much of the foundational global warming data for the UN IPCC, discuss how they conducted meetings with Shell Oil in order to enlist them as a “strategic partner” while getting them to bankroll pro-man made global warming research.

The emails reveal that the CRU was also trying to get money from oil giants British Petroleum and Exxon-Mobil, under its former identity as Esso.

“Now who is the shill for Big Oil again?” asks Anthony Watts. “Next time somebody brings up that ridiculous argument about skeptics, show them this.”

A  “Copenhagen Communiqué” put out by leaders of over 500 global corporations in advance of this week’s summit calls for drastic measures on behalf of developed countries to “de-carbonise their economies” – a move that would completely devastate living standards and lead to gargantuan levels of unemployment.

The communiqué also demands that a global carbon tax be implemented via a carbon trading system. Bear in mind that the very people calling for such a system are the same people who will benefit from it to the tune of billions, as we shall explore later.

The statement calls for, “Measures to deliver a robust global greenhouse gas emissions market in order to provide the most effective, efficient and equitable emission reductions. It would be comprised of a growing series of national or regional “cap-and-trade” markets linked together, in which the “caps” are brought down in line with the targets that have been adopted for emission reduction.”

The document also states that CO2 emissions need to be reduced by a staggering 50-85% by 2050, a process that would return humanity to a near stone age level of development.

And who are the radicals calling for such severe measures in the name of fighting the evil life giving gas that humans exhale and plants breathe? Greenpeace? Al Gore?

Namely – James Smith, chairman of UK Shell Oil, Tony Hayward, Group Chief Executive, British Petroleum, along with hundreds of other global corporate giants, many of whom are directly tied in with big oil, and central banks who, far from bankrolling climate change skeptics, are directly invested in the scam of human-induced global warming.

A common charge leveled against global warming skeptics is that they are on the payroll of transnational oil companies, when in fact the opposite is true, oil companies are amongst the biggest promoters of climate change propaganda, emphasized recently by Exxon Mobil’s call for a global carbon tax.

According to Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson, the cap and trade nightmare being primed for passage in the Senate doesn’t go far enough – Tillerson wants a direct tax on carbon dioxide emissions, essentially a tax on breathing since we all exhale this life-giving gas.

In a speech earlier this year, Tillerson brazenly called out the cap and trade agenda for what it was, an effort to impose a carbon tax camouflaged only by a slick sales pitch and deceptive rhetoric.

“It is easier and more politically expedient to support a cap-and-trade approach, because the public will never figure out where it is hitting them,” said Tillerson. “They will just know they hurt somewhere in their pocketbook,” he added, pointing out that he disagreed with this convoluted method of introducing a carbon tax, arguing instead that it would be more successful to openly propose a straight carbon tax.

Tillerson firmly expressed Exxon’s support for climate change alarmists in stating, “I firmly believe it is not too late for Congress to consider a carbon tax as the better policy approach for addressing the risks of climate change.”

Exxon’s push for a carbon tax was subsequently restated by its vice president for public affairs Ken Cohen, who told a conference call that he wants a climate policy that creates “certainty and predictability, which is why we advocate a carbon tax.”

Exxon Mobil and their ilk are not concerned about a carbon tax eating into their profits because they know they won’t have to pay it – the tab will be picked up by the ignorant taxpayer at the fuel pump at an inflated cost which if anything will hand the transnational oil cartels an even bigger cut.

Ideologically, Al Gore and Exxon Mobil are on exactly the same page – the only difference between the oil companies and global warming alarmists is the squabble over who will get to sink their teeth into the taxpayer and reap the dividends of the climate change scam.

Whereas parasites like Al Gore and Maurice Strong, the people who own the very carbon trading systems they claim will save the earth from CO2 emissions, want to enrich themselves to the tune of billions under a cap and trade scheme where they take a percentage of each transaction, the oil companies want to bypass this completely by simply imposing a direct CO2 tax. The consequence for the taxpayer under either scenario will be exactly the same, and the profits under both schemes would go towards filling the coffers of the global government that will enforce the whole scam.

Emphasizing again that oil companies are firmly behind the idea of man-made climate change and the introduction of a CO2 tax, in 2007 the Trilateral Commission, one of the three pillars of the new world order in alliance with Bilderberg and the CFR, met in near secrecy to formulate policy on how best they could exploit global warming fearmongering to ratchet up taxes and control over how westerners live their lives.

At the confab, European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberger and chairman of British Petroleum Peter Sutherland, gave a speech to his elitist cohorts in which he issued a “Universal battle cry arose for the world to address “global warming” with a single voice.”

Echoing this sentiment was General Lord Guthrie, director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, member of the House of Lords and former chief of the Defense Staff in London, who urged the Trilateral power-brokers to “Address the global climate crisis with a single voice, and impose rules that apply worldwide.” Rules that no doubt will benefit the Rothschild family empire due to their personal ownership of a huge chunk of the carbon trading market.

Allegations that skeptics of the man-made explanation behind global warming are somehow doing the bidding of the elite are laughable in the face of the fact that Rothschild operatives and the very chairman of British Petroleum are the ones orchestrating an elitist plan to exploit global warming fears in order to achieve political objectives.

During the 2007 meeting, elitists along with oil industry kingpins called for imposing a $1 dollar per gallon tax at the fuel pump under the justification of fighting pollution and climate change.

Globalists love global warming. Oil industry kingpins, Bilderbergers and Rothschild minions have all put their weight behind it. This is a fraud conceived, nurtured and promulgated by elites, and to castigate individuals for merely questioning the motives behind climate change fearmongering by accusing them of being mouthpieces for the establishment is a complete reversal of the truth.

Claims by climate change alarmists that “deniers” are all funded by oil companies is yet another crudely contrived hoax. In reality, oil companies are the most vocal proponents of man-made climate change and the most aggressive in pushing to tax CO2 emissions.

December 7, 2009 - Posted by | Aletho News, Deception, Economics, Environmentalism

9 Comments »

  1. 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. Brian these spam comments you have been posting all over the place are hilarious. Exxon/Mobil funded a recently released high budget AGW scaremongering documentary film on the purported threat of Ice Melt! $50 billion has been spent on psuedo-science and propaganda to try to achieve the AGW agenda. The fact that Exxon may have spent .0002 % as much funding a study a decade ago hardly makes a case for your argument. LOL

    Comment by aletho | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. Its really wierd to see bloggers normally anti-corportate actually backing a corporatre agenda: to demoise man made climate change…i wonder why youd back Competitive Enterprise Institute, AEI and others? ofr are u really so clueless?
    AND Exonn is the corp behind so many oil spills…have they gone green? I doubt it!

    Comment by brian | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. Brian, your mistake is presuming that AGW is a green issue.

    Who do you think funds the TV commercials that feature Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi singing about how we need to come together to fight global warming? Why do you think that Exxon spends such vast sums promoting AGW propaganda? Haven’t you tired of all the lies?

    Comment by aletho | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  5. 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

  6. You can be sure BIG OIL is playing the global warming issue. Seeking to benefit itself, in what ever way it can. Carbon credits has always sounded like their invention.
    But to criticise climate scientists of fraud and fudging data in order to increase their state funding is risible! its also wihout foundation.
    Beware backing CEI and EXONN, which is the direction you are going Aletho…Youre out of your depths in this issue.

    Comment by brian | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  7. A bigger irony is sites like Prisonplanet, Global Research and Aletho backing the likes of the Competitive Enteprise Institute and AEI! LOL

    Comment by brian | December 8, 2009 | Reply


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