conflict of interest

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