Climategate: Conflicts of interest and corrupted science

As the climategate story unfolds from the leaked emails and documents from the British Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and now from other organizations, we are learning about conflicts of interest and even more data manipulation.

Several stories revealed that Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has conflicts of interest because of his involvement with companies that benefit from the contention that carbon dioxide emissions pose a danger. From the U.K. Telegraph: “Although Dr. Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as ‘the world’s top climate scientist’), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics, he has no qualifications in climate science at all. What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr. Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.”

See story: http://tinyurl.com/ydpouot

EUReferendum, a British blog, tells a tale of alleged money laundering by Pachauri:

see: http://tinyurl.com/yeertqn

India Today also has a story on Pachauri’s conflicts of interest:

see: http://tinyurl.com/yll3vr6

More data manipulation revealed:

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, said in a blog on KUSI TV, San Diego, “It has been revealed that a ‘sleight of hand’ was used in the computer program that rated 2005 as ‘The Warmest Year on Record.’ Skeptical climate researchers have discovered extensive manipulation of the data within the U.S. Government’s two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina, and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. These centers are being accused of creating a strong bias toward warmer temperatures through a system that dramatically trimmed the number and cherry-picked the locations of weather observation stations they use to produce the data set on which temperature record reports are based. The two investigators say the system has been distorted in other ways as well. They have documented their findings in great detail in a scientific report that has been posted online. These findings are presented as a part of my television special report “Global Warming: The Other Side” telecast Thursday night, January 14th at 9 PM here on KUSI TV.” See full blog article here: http://tinyurl.com/yhbjwd5

See the TV show here: http://tinyurl.com/y8vldjp

See the report referred to here: http://tinyurl.com/yj53lq3

We are seeing, more and more, that Congress’s proposed Cap & Trade legislation and the EPA’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide are based on faulty data. Both campaigns should cease while the situation is being investigated.

See my previous blogs on climategate:

Climategate, the plot thickens: http://tinyurl.com/yjznje8

Climate Data, Fact or Fiction: http://tinyurl.com/yzhd8w9

More Climate Skullduggery: http://tinyurl.com/ygnz9yu

Feedback from a vested interest: http://tinyurl.com/yk26cbz

Climate industry meets reality: http://tinyurl.com/ygnawb5

Climategate Update: http://tinyurl.com/ylqefrq

Climategate: http://tinyurl.com/ykajcoc

11 comments

  1. Johnathon-
    Yes, I agree.  I think the Climategate emails underscore the need for the United States to convene its own objective, transparent Climate Truth Commission.  The emails, written by UN scientists, show us the USA must quit outsourcing climate science to the United Nations.  It defies common sense that we allow the UN to serve as both judge and advocate (IPCC  & Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen).  We’re in a slow motion trainwreck if we stick with the UN.

    — Robert Moen, http://www.energyplanUSA.com

  2. It would appear that both sides in the climate change debate have financial interests in their positions.  But doesn’t it make sense to have less pollution rather than more?  And isn’t it pretty clear that the polar ice caps are melting at a fast pace?  And isn’t it clear that burning coal pollutes the air and causes health problems?  And isn’t it clear that as the less developed countries like China, Brazil, India and Russia develop, that the atmosphere will only get more polluted if there isn’t some agreement to try to polllute less? 

  3. Are you angry about this obvious RICO Act fraud and the national media’s complicity in the cover-up, misinformation, reframing and misdirection of the issue and the related “carbon derivatives” market Obama’s Administration is spinning up?   Take responsibility and take action.  STOP all donations to the political party(s) responsible for this fraud.  STOP donations to all environmental groups which funded this Global Warming propaganda campaign with our money, especially The Environmental Defense Fund.  They have violated the public trust.  KEEP donations local, close to home.  MAKE donations to Oklahoma’s Senator Inhofe, the only politician to stand firmly against this obvious government/media coordinated information operation (propaganda) targeted at its own people.   People that government leaders and employees are sworn to protect.   WRITE your state and federal representatives demanding wall to wall investigations of government sponsored propaganda campaigns and demand indictments of those responsible.  WRITE your state and federal Attorneys General demanding Al Gore and others conducting Global Warming/Climate Change racketeering and mail fraud operations be brought to justice, indicted, tried, convicted and jailed.  Carbon is the stuff of life.  He (Obama) who controls carbon, especially CO2, controls the world.   Think of the consequences if you do nothing!  For one, the UK is becoming the poster child for George Orwell’s “1984” and the US government’s sponsorship of this worldwide Global Warming propaganda campaign puts it in a class with the failed Soviet Union’s relentless violation of the basic human right to truthful government generated information.  Given ClimateGate’s burgeoning revelations of outrageous government misconduct and massive covert misinformation, what are the chances that this Administration’s National Health Care sales campaign is anywhere near the truth? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdneX1djD0

  4. Medicare,
    Climate skeptics are not arguing FOR pollution or for destroying the earth, as is commonly presented.  What they are saying is that the science of climate change is badly flawed — and has not successfully predicted anything.
    Actually, the ice in Antarctica is getting thicker, except in one small area…  And how can the West demand that people in the Third World remain impoverished..?  We got ours but since their average temperature “might’ go up by 0.4 degrees in  50 years —  they can just starve….
    Maybe when climate scientists learn more about the many variables that govern climate and can finally make predictions that are accurate — and not wrong by 400% as is now the case — then we can start to trust their predictions.  Until such time it is ludicrous to pour such vast amounts of money into carbon credit trading schemes that will merely enrich members of the political class while diverting resources away from medical research or humanitarian aid — leaving millions of people to die.
     
     
     

  5. Having been in the energy and energy management field for many years I know for a fact that much of what is being cited as ‘Fact’ is nothing more than hypothesis, some of it misguided at best.  If we concentrate our awareness and research on finding and using our energy more wisely, we could quit generating a large percentage of the current demand.  We have a very old saying in the energy management field that is still just as appropriate today as always, “Use all the energy you need, just make sure you need all the energy you use” Medicareblogger, no one is advocating that more pollution is better, but as the planetary population expands, so does the global need for energy.  All that energy has to come from somewhere because the first law of thermodynamics states that “Energy can not be created or destroyed, merely converted from one form to another”.  Some of those conversion processes are more efficient than others.  Some of the ways to generate power that are touted as “Clean Energy” are far less efficient than others.  Gas fired turbines produce less CO2 than a coal fired steam boiler coupled to a steam driven turbine but are far less efficient because of all the hot exhaust gasses discharged directly to the atmosphere immediately after spinning the turbine.  I would vote for the coal fired plant every time.  The lower heat rate would win the efficiency race every time due to the laws of physics.  Most of the people who argue about the climate /CO2 issue have little or no idea what if any real alternatives if any there are.   Lets all quit using salad shooters because we are to lazy to grate our carrots the old fashion way. Lets quit lighting up every business like they really need to be seen from outer space.  Lets put a few more people in each car and the planet and it climate will take care of itself just fine.

  6. Whether or not the majority scientific consensus saying that global warming is real and anthropogenic is correct or not, newenergy sources offer potentially great benefits.  Solar energy and wind energy have the potential to free us from utility companies and allow us to be “off the grid”, at least in our homes.  Increased gas mileage and hybrids can help break the power of oil companies.  Add in rainfall harvesting and home gardening and you can free yourself from the corporations that offer poison masquerading as food.

  7. Medicareblogger It is not clear that polar ice is melting faster than before. As Eric points out, Antarctic ice is increasing except possibly on the West Antarctic peninsula which overlies active volcanoes.
    Arctic ice is cyclic. In 2007 when all the media touted a larger than usual summer melt, almost none mentioned that Antarctic sea ice reached the greatest extent ever measured. To see arctic ice in perspective, see this graph: http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm Which shows the cyclic nature and that the summer melt is not unusual.
    Most modern coal-fired electrical generation plants in the U.S. and Europe clean the effluents very well. The main “pollution” is sulfur dioxide. Perhaps the Chinese are not so careful. When you use the word “pollution” I hope you are not falling for the scam that carbon dioxide, a gas vital to life, is a pollutant.
    As for energy production, I agree with Mr. Stump about using the most efficient system when possible. Leftfield is right that we could make individual homes free from the grid, but at a high price. Solar and wind energy may be a supplement to our energy supplies, but they will remain costly, and when considering manufacturing costs, ultimately non-competitive without subsidies.

  8. Carbon dioxide shouldn’t be classed as pollution when it’s absolutely needed for life to exist.   Most people do not even know the difference between CO and CO2, and simply accept the EPA’s faulty classification.  The truth may be that we are living in an era that is CO2 starved, and adding more could be good.  Plants would certainly agree with this if they had a vote.

  9. This is MediaGate, not ClimateGate! Are you angry about this obvious RICO Act fraud and the national media’s complicity in the cover-up, misinformation, reframing and misdirection of the issue and the related “carbon derivatives” market Obama’s Administration is spinning up? Why pay for propaganda? Take responsibility and take action. STOP all donations to the political party(s) responsible for this fraud. STOP donations to all environmental groups which funded this Global Warming propaganda campaign with our money, especially The World Wildlife Fund. They
    have violated the public trust. KEEP donations local, close to home. MAKE donations to Oklahoma’s Senator Inhofe, the only politician to stand firmly against this obvious government/media coordinated information operation (propaganda) targeted at its own people. People that government leaders and employees are sworn to protect. WRITE your state and federal representatives demanding wall to wall investigations of government sponsored propaganda campaigns and demand indictments of those responsible. WRITE your state and federal Attorneys General demanding Al Gore and others conducting Global Warming/Climate Change racketeering and mail fraud operations be brought to justice, indicted, tried, convicted and jailed. Carbon is the stuff of life. He (Obama) who controls carbon, especially CO2, controls the world. Think of the consequences if you do nothing! For one, the UK is becoming the poster child for George Orwell’s “1984” and the US government’s sponsorship of this worldwide Global Warming propaganda campaign puts it in a class with the failed Soviet Union’s relentless violation of the basic human right to truthful government generated information. Given ClimateGate’s burgeoning revelations of outrageous government misconduct and massive covert misinformation, what are the chances that this Administration’s National Health Care sales campaign is anywhere near the truth?

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdneX1djD

    http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/81559212.html

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