Uh oh, “…organized and deeply committed environmental activism has long been an important part of the UNFCCC process…”

Maybe this is why the US bailed out of the UNFCCC “Green Climate Fund” this week.The science has been “McKibbenized” for quite some time.

Email 340.txt

date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 11:13:20 -0500
from: “Tom Jacob” <Tom.Jacob@USA.dupont.com>
subject: REFLECTIONS ON THE HAGUE…
to: … schellnhuber@pik-potsdam.de… jonathan.pershing@iea.org, RKinley@unfccc.int, …m.hulme@uea.ac.uk…pachuri@teri.res.in…
munasinghe@worldbank.org…

In The Hague, we saw for the first time organized disruption of the conduct of negotiation and publicly staged confrontations. While organized and deeply committed environmental activism has long been an important part of the UNFCCC process through major groups suchas NRDC, EDF/ED, WWF and Greenpeace, they have operated within the structure as constructive participants in the policy-setting process, along with industry.

It gets worse:

At The Hague, this “inside” role was supplemented by hundreds of young, relatively naïve demonstrators brought in specifically to energize the environmental presence and confront the process. Even some within the ranks of the more established participants — while disavowing the takeover of the negotiating room — saw fit to publicly offer Minister Pronk and the UNFCCC Secretariate a veiled threat of “Seattle” if the process failed to deliver.

In the context of this resurgence of “environmental fundamentalism” it is also interesting to contrast the dynamics of the final give-and-take between the US and the EU in The Hague.

h/t to Tom Nelson

83 thoughts on “Uh oh, “…organized and deeply committed environmental activism has long been an important part of the UNFCCC process…”

  1. Thanks tom, that one is a real treasure.

    I like this bit too
    “…The result of all this is an ever-larger question mark hanging over the Kyoto Protocol, its aggressive (and fast-approaching) targets/timetables and its innovative approaches to tapping the power of the market place…. “

    ” …its innovative approaches to tapping the power of the market place…. “ [jaw drops]

    So WHO the heck wrote this???

    THOMAS R. JACOB
    Government Affairs Manager, Western Region
    DuPont Company
    Tom Jacob is responsible for DuPont’s relations with state governments of California and the other Western states. He manages legislative and other activities from a newly established office in Sacramento. His responsibilities extend across the spectrum of DuPont’s science-based business interests. Prior to returning to California in late 2005, Tom spent the previous decade managing DuPont’s involvement with environment-related intergovernmental negotiations, ranging from the World Trade Organization to the World Summit on Sustainable Development. This has included extensive direct involvement with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and various chemicals-related treaties and negotiations.

    Tom began his DuPont career with the Economics & Policy Division of its
    former petroleum subsidiary, Conoco….
    http://www.cicc.org/pdf/Jacob_bio.pdf

    OH I really hope the Occupy Wall Street crowd gets a load of this one….

  2. When they write the history of the collapse of this house of cards, I hope Tom Nelson’s tireless contribution is remembered. Had the global elites realized the internet’s ability to enable principle-driven individuals it would have been strangled in the crib.

  3. “Josualdo says:
    November 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Kindly notice the sende is from DuPont. There’s also lots of stuff about Shell and BP Amoco, for instance.”

    Yes, the industry contacts have been very interesting. BP has been a supporter of carbon trading which could conceivably make oil more competitive than coal when it comes to energy generation.

    DuPont is rather famous for:

    1) Getting hemp banned to make nylon competitive
    2) Banning CFC’s – their patents had run out and they’d developed far more expensive alternatives. This move put cheap albuterol inhalers out of reach for asthma suffers who live in poverty.

    Fine examples of huge corporations twisting public opinion and government regulations in order to make massive profits.

  4. Read 5192.txt and 3862.txt There must some sort of contest going on with 3862 in how many times “radical” can be used in one email:

    The seminar series will investigate what it means to be radical in terms of economic strategy? Is it possible to define a radical local economic strategy? Does being radical need a radical movement, and what sorts of movements exist? It will examine experiences of radical local action, local initiatives, coalitions, social movements and previous forms of radical local economic action interacted with processes of large scale economic change in order to draw appropriate lessons from them. Do the lessons of the past still hold? How might we avoid past mistakes?

    These two emails seem to use every “progressive” buzzphrase there is. 5192.txt made me groan as it was so stereotypical as to be cliché.

    Those are the only two emails in the list from Seyfang but they just ooooze an “activist” bent at UEA.

  5. Gail Combs says:
    November 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    This is all about these companies positioning themselves to take best advantage of a new cash stream that is coming on line with the “green” stuff and attempting to cast potential competitors for that cash in a bad light. They are all going to run around attempting to out “greenwash” each other.

    Seriously: have a look a Peter Schweizer’s new book “Throw Them All Out” and then re-read some of these emails in that context and your stomach will begin to churn.

  6. Reposted from BH

    Climatefellas II (h/t to Maurizio Morabito for the title)

    Big Jim has called an emergency meeting of “the family” to discuss the current crisis

    Big Jim
    “Guys, I gotta tell ya straight, it’s lookin’ real bad – mebbe worse than two years ago. We got the denier mobs crawlin’ all over us, Mad Mikey’s still got the DA on his back, we lost some of our best guys at that shoot out over at Loose Judy’s and now the feds’ve got evidence to bust most of our rackets ”

    Mad Mikey
    “Don’tworryaboudit boss, I can take care of it. Me and my guys gonna get tooled up, take to the mattresses ‘n waste the lot of ‘em. Pow! Splat!, we’ll use the HS secret weapon again – nobody messes with Mad Mikey!”

    Big Jim
    “ Yeah – that worked brilliantly last time didn’t it Mikey, your secret weapon’s killed more of our guys than the deniers have – that’s why the DA’s getting your cell ready.”

    Crazy Kev
    “Absolutely – you really screwed up with that HS crap, Mikey, people don’t take it seriously any more. You should see when my guys roll out the Nul Hypothesis – you can see the denier crowd shake with fear.”

    Big Jim
    “It’s not fear, Kev – they’re laughing at you again. But all youse guys all need to loosen up and get some strategy – listen to Gav – he’s the brains of the outfit.”

    Garrotter Gav
    (the British consigliere) “ I’ve been talking to Fingers Phil about the British end boss. Things looked bad there for a while – but he thinks he’s getting them under control”

    Mad Mikey
    “ Shit boss, why to we have to listen to those whingeing, yellow toothed pussies – it’s always the friggin’ same – the Limeys get into wars and we’ve gotta bail em out – it’s 1942 all over again. If it wasn’t for Fingers Phil and his CRU mob the feds would never have got their mitts on all the evidence in the first place.”

    Big Jim
    “Shuddup Mikey. You gotta understand it’s different over there. They may seem like a bunch of fairies, but Phil ‘n his guys have pulled some pretty sweet rackets in the UK. They don’t have the feds and politicos breathing down their necks all the time like we have. Everybody’s in on the scam there – the Queen’s son heads up the racket, the politicians ‘r all fixed and the feds do what they’re told. Y’know there’s even a protection mob called the Beeb, that Phil works with, who get 200 bucks protection from every citizen – and they don’t even have to work up a sweat smashing their stuff or roughing them up. If they don’t pay up the feds put ‘em in jail – how sweet is that! We could learn a lot from the Brits.”

    Gav
    “Yes, Phil says the Beeb mob and their deal with the Guardianista family are keeping the lid on things over there. There’s a bit of trouble from the Bish’s mob but they’re old guys and they don’t stand a chance against the Beeb, the Guardianistas and the feds combined. We should take a lead from the Brits – keep our heads down, avoid showdowns and quietly take out any deniers we can get near to. That’s how we run things at the Arcy Bar. We let a couple of deniers in, not too many, let them make themselves comfortable until they speak out of turn – then Raypierre the Bear, Evil Eric and the heavy mob just quietly take ‘em out back and they’re never seen again.”

    Big Jim
    “OK, Gav’s right – listen up. We’re gonna play it cool, pretend like nothing happened and send our soldiers around town to pick off the denier mob one at a time. With luck the whole thing’ll blow over before the feds can deal with all the evidence. We’ve got the big Durban meet with all the other families and Capo Patchi next week – we’ll review things there and see if we need to go to the mattresses

    Oh – and one more thing, there may be some of you junior guys with wives ‘n kids, who’ve just been on the fringes the rackets, and might be thinking they could make a deal with the feds, clear their conscience and buy themselves some immunity. Weeelll…….. I unnerstand we’re all human and we have our little weaknesses and I really want to help you guys work ‘em through – I just want you to know that if anyone feels that way, I’ve arranged for one-to-one counselling, with Raypierre the Bear and Evil Eric, in the basement room – next to the furnace.”

  7. Interesting to note that the income for the non-profit groups such as NRDC, EDF/ED, WWF and Greenpeace amount to$A1,180,000,000 p.a.
    Pales into insignificance alongside the sceptics take from Big Oil.

    REPLY: If you got the proof, post it here, otherwise do kindly STFU – Anthony

  8. TheGoodLocust says: November 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm […]
    2) Banning CFC’s – their patents had run out and they’d developed far more expensive alternatives. This move put cheap albuterol inhalers out of reach for asthma suffers who live in poverty.

    Oh! I remember that’s how the ozone hole scare came about! It’s been some time… I wonder who came up with the DDT ban idea, certainly someone with “better” insecticides.

  9. Jeff C says:
    November 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Isn’t it ironic that in the early seventies people were up in arms that the Nixon administration wanted to run coaxial cables to every home in the U.S. The public were very concerned about “big brother”. Strange how it has turned out to be a vehicle for truth against domineering and controlling government and other corruptions ( climate scientists fudgerations). H. R. Haldeman’s plan, if I am not mistaken, and interrupted by “Watergate”.

  10. old44 says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Interesting to note that the income for the non-profit groups such as NRDC, EDF/ED, WWF and Greenpeace amount to$A1,180,000,000 p.a.
    Pales into insignificance alongside the sceptics take from Big Oil.

    Yeah, Anthony’s private jet is the envy of us all.

    :)

  11. Jeff C says:
    November 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Had the global elites realized the internet’s ability to enable principle-driven individuals it would have been strangled in the crib.

    Rarely has a truer word been said!

  12. This whole green fund and AGW business is and has never been about anything else but politics. When you overplay your hand and/or become a political (read that reelection) liability, the politicians will cut you off. I know most of you thought it was about science and egos. Nope, never was either. It was always about picking or riding the right house. The rats started abandoning the ship with CG 1, I suspect it will become a stamped in the very near future.

  13. Dave says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    “Ah, Climategate II, the gift that keeps giving…”

    Very true, but the silence about it in the MSM is unreal. Are they in shock or not impressed?
    Or…. in denial?

  14. I don’t think people yet realize the extent to which UNELECTED bureaucrats are responsible for creating the regulations under which they live and work. Some Committee of the UN creates international guidelines that some department of the national government adopts and makes national policy that some state/provincial department implements at the local level and not a single piece of legislation has passed through a branch of government responsible to voters.

    People, your elected government is becoming meaningless. In too many cases, The Department of Red Tape is not only tasked with creating and implementing regulations, it is also tasked with enforcement of its own regulations without any interference from a body representing the people in the decision.

  15. Are they in shock or not impressed?
    Or…. in denial?

    They are hoping that if they “deprive the story of oxygen” that it will die out and go away. Also, they are probably having trouble putting things in a way that the average person would understand in a 30 second blurb during the top of the hour news on the traffic station.

  16. ‘Insider roles’

    ‘Staged protests’

    ‘Young naive activists’ used as useful idiots.

    And it’s right there for the media to report.

  17. from: dupont
    to: pik-potsdam…iea….unfccc……uea……teri…..worldbank

    The “democratic” process at work….

  18. TheGoodLocust says:

    DuPont is rather famous for:


    2) Banning CFC’s – their patents had run out

    The meme that never dies! Sadly for you, it is total bollocks.

    Patents last for 20 years maximum (usually much less) and the important CFC patents ran out in the 50s or before. At very best DuPont had a process patented, but those are easily reverse engineered, so the patents are mostly ego for the scientists.

    I challenge you to find and list here the patents DuPont had that ran out just at the time of the CFC scare. The Patent Office is searchable on-line. You should have no problem. (Except they aren’t there, of course.)

  19. Mooloo
    November 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    ###

    A rather moot point, as they did have patents on products that no one wanted because of cheaper non patented alternatives.

  20. Hehe, have a look at 4626.txt

    Bradley doesn’t hide his political leanings at all and Fred Singer doesn’t think too highly of it (as would be expected).

  21. “Is the global warming scare the greatest delusion in history?”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8917737/Is-the-global-warming-scare-the-greatest-delusion-in-history.html#disqus_thread

    Spellling it out. Finishes with :
    “This is no longer science worthy of the name. As I wrote when the first Climategate emails appeared in 2009, the global warming scare is far and away the greatest scientific scandal of our generation. When we then contemplate the insanity of the measures the politicians have imposed on us in consequence, we know we are looking at a collective flight from reality which has no precedent in the history of the world.”

  22. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066240/Second-leak-climate-emails-Political-giants-weigh-bias-scientists-bowing-financial-pressure-sponsors.html

    “Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research that didn’t fit their apocalyptic global warming5,000 leaked emails reveal scientists deleted evidence that cast doubt on claims climate change was man-made
    Experts were under orders from US and UK officials to come up with a ‘strong message’

    Critics claim: ‘The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering’
    Scientist asks, ‘What if they find that climate change is a natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us all'”

    The MSM is starting to work out the implications.

  23. Thank you “View from the Solent” for that link!
    Kudos to Christopher Booker at Telegraph.co.uk.
    Finally someone in the media is picking this up.

  24. Oh, the drivel!

    The Tynall Centre is a proposed integrated research programme on climate change research located at the world-renowned School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. It is a consortium of ten research organisations covering the science, renewable technology, economic modelling and political analysis of climate change adaptation and integration. If successful the Centre will be funded by a joint grant from the three principal Research Councils, The Natural Environment Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Research Council, at the Economic and Social Research Council. The collaborating institutions include the University of Cambridge, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Cranfield University, Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex, the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology, and the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield.

    The Tyndall Centre aims progressively to assist the human family and its leaders to understand more comprehensively the causes and consequences of climate change, across the globe, and at all points of human existence. To achieve this, the Centre will: (list of “progressive” claptrap) including “the technology, economics and politics of decarbonisation”

    From 2052.txt

  25. “They’ll kill us all”

    Isn’t exactly accurate. It is from 1682.txt from Tommy Wils’ personal gmail account to a U. Arizona mailing list (paydirt????)

    Rules, bible, authority? This is the wrong rhetorics. If we claim that established science (we) is the and the only access to knowledge or truth, we become quite arrogant or even tyrannical. About creationists: I don’t have any trouble with people believing that God created the world if that
    helps them facing their existential life questions (anyway I don’t know whether science can ever say more about metaphysics than that it doesn’t exist, based on the assumption that what cannot be perceived by the senses is not real). About climate change: the problem with people believing that
    it is a lie are dangerous if it turns out that we are right. Solution: scientists talk about probabilities, not about truth or knowledge (read some postmodern philosophers). I think we have to ‘teach’ society that and how to deal with it – see my Ethiopia example.

    As science is not neutral but based on numerous assumptions, we cannot just stand aside as ‘knowledge producers’. We are part of society, we have the duty to be humble, explain our assumptions and results in a realistic and understandable way and to put it into a broader context.

    “Hey, forest decline was a stupid lie, so climate change must be too.” What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably…

    Back to McIntyre: what to do? Get away from the YES and NO camp, find the humble, middle road. There is a passage in the bible: if someone hits you on your cheek, turn him your other cheek…

    Tommy

  26. Back to McIntyre: what to do? Get away from the YES and NO camp, find the humble, middle road. There is a passage in the bible: if someone hits you on your cheek, turn him your other cheek…

    Not a humble response, but a teaching from Jesus on taking a stand for equality.

    Roman soldiers had the right to hit the subjugated nationals, but no further, typically a backhander which is as dismissive as you can get – by turning the other cheek this move becomes impossible.

    The other example of ‘carrying a load for a mile and offering to carry it two’ – again Roman soldiers were allowed to order the subjugated to carry the soldier’s packs, but only for one mile. The offer to carry it for two is again a stand for human dignity – with the added frisson that the soldier can’t accept – he’s the one bound by their laws.

    Jesus was an Anarchist. Anarchia meaning without a head, i.e., without another with authority over one. See Matthew, Mark and Luke.

  27. old44 says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Interesting to note that the income for the non-profit groups such as NRDC, EDF/ED, WWF and Greenpeace amount to$A1,180,000,000 p.a.
    Pales into insignificance alongside the sceptics take from Big Oil. ” ]

    You’ll been spoutin’ this for years. But you can’t seem to backup this claim.
    Put your big girl panties on – and stop playin’ in doo – doo.

  28. old44 says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “Interesting to note that the income for the non-profit groups such as NRDC, EDF/ED, WWF and Greenpeace amount to$A1,180,000,000 p.a.”

    WOW!! That’s a LOT of money, considering these organizations don’t make things or, in fact, do anything worthwhile. Exactly, what are their “products” anyhow? Oh, that’s right…[LOL!].

  29. Foxgoose says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Reposted from BH

    Climatefellas II (h/t to Maurizio Morabito for the title)

    Ha ha ha ha……………

    But you left out my favorite hit man “da-eraser” Connolley

  30. WOW!! That’s a LOT of money, considering these organizations don’t make things

    Oh, but they do make things. They manufacture inefficiency in certain places that make other places that would not be competitive into being more competitive. What they make is market inefficiency in one place in order to cause money to flow in a different direction.

    It is much easier to make one place less efficient than it is to make another place more efficient. Sort of like it is easier and takes much lower skill to demolish a building than it takes to design and build one. It is much easier to impede economic activity than it is to stimulate it by active measures. This is all about impeding economic activity in one place so that it flows to a different place.

  31. DesertYote says:

    A rather moot point, as they did have patents on products that no one wanted because of cheaper non patented alternatives.

    That at least is feasible, though I still haven’t seen these alleged patents.

    However DuPont has competitors with serious money. They would fight tooth and nail any change that favoured DuPont over them.

    Moreover it took longer to force through the CFC ban than patents last. By the time DuPont won their patents would have expired.

  32. Myrrh says:
    November 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Jesus was an Anarchist. Anarchia meaning without a head, i.e., without another with authority over one. See Matthew, Mark and Luke.

    _____________________________

    Actually, Jesus [SNIP: Chris, from one theological standpoint you are certainly correct, but theology and religion are one of the topics Anthony prefers we don’t discuss here. We made an exception in another thread and it rapidly got out of hand. Sorry. -REP]

  33. I wonder if our friend, FOIA would consider dropping an email/day for the next few years or so from the encrypted file…..Kinda like Chinese water torture!! It would certainly keep our friends constantly on their toes, and provide a unique way of getting some attention driven to this ‘travesty’….no way media sources could ignore such a tact.

  34. old44, if you dont have proof, a post with their address for account recievable would suffice for me.

  35. Chris B says:
    November 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Myrrh says:
    November 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Jesus was an Anarchist. Anarchia meaning without a head, i.e., without another with authority over one. See Matthew, Mark and Luke.

    _____________________________

    Actually, Jesus [SNIP: Chris, from one theological standpoint you are certainly correct, but theology and religion are one of the topics Anthony prefers we don’t discuss here. We made an exception in another thread and it rapidly got out of hand. Sorry. -REP]

    ________________________________

    REP, I agree that this is not the place for discussions of theology or religion, such as whether or not Jesus is an anarchist. However, I feel compelled to counter statements about theology or religion that are allowed to be posted, if I don’t agree with them. Perhaps next time I should just respond that I don’t agree, and that theology and religion are best left off this board.

    [REPLY: Thank you. -REP]

  36. Jimmy Haigh says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Oh what delicious… is it irony? The Occupy Wall Street mob are unwitting tools of the 1%.
    ____________________________
    I have been trying to tell them that for YEARS.

    Maurice Strong, when he was young, worked for YMCA international. The story goes that he got his inspiration for the elite controlled international NGOs from that.

    From Hofstra University law professor Peter Spiro

    “Very few of even the larger international NGOs are operationally democratic, in the sense that members elect officers or direct policy on particular issues,” notes Peter Spiro. “Arguably it is more often money than membership that determines influence, and money more often represents the support of centralized elites, such as major foundations, than of the grass roots.” (The CGG has benefited substantially from the largesse of the MacArthur, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations.)
    http://www.afn.org/~govern/strong.html

    Sure looks lie Peter Spiro was correct.

  37. crosspatch says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t think people yet realize the extent to which UNELECTED bureaucrats are responsible for creating the regulations under which they live and work….
    _________________________________
    AMEN!
    That is the primary reason I am against a large strong centralized government. In the USA the Federal Government has over four million (4,000,000 ) employees.

    Just look at what the FDA and USDA did to US farmers with their “Harmonization” to international laws. SEE: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/11/24/world-bank-global-warming-journals-and-cru/#comment-808354

    What most people do not realize is that, at least in the USA, the bureaucrats (or lobbyists) WRITE the actual laws not Congress. (Congress sort of hand waves and tells the bureaucrats to go ahead) They get away with this by “Publishing” the new Regs. in the Federal Register. If there is no large out cry from the public the reg then becomes LAW. In “the 2010 Federal Register was 81,405 pages long” [wiki]

    And who runs the bureaucracy??? Why the bankers and large corporations through the corporate/government revolving door. http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/politics/revolvingdoor.html

    Between the Astroturf NGOs run on corporate foundation funds, the corporate run bureaucracy and the corporate funded political candidates is it any wonder people say we now live under “Neo-Corporatism” (It is NOT capitalism but the opposite)

    Oh and the really nasty part is with REGULATIONS you get fines and told what you can and can not do WITHOUT a jury trial in most cases. It is a complete end run around the Constitution.

    I have yet to find ANYWHERE in the Constitution where bureaucrats have been given the right to run our country. I have only found some rather dicey rulings by the Supreme Court.

  38. Mooloo says:
    November 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    TheGoodLocust says:

    DuPont is rather famous for:


    2) Banning CFC’s – their patents had run out

    The meme that never dies! Sadly for you, it is total bollocks.

    Patents last for 20 years maximum (usually much less) and the important CFC patents ran out in the 50s or before. At very best DuPont had a process patented, but those are easily reverse engineered, so the patents are mostly ego for the scientists…..
    __________________________________

    “Patents last for 20 years maximum (usually much less) …

    Sorry that is wrong, in the USA patents go for 17 years and can be renewed for an additional 17 years. At least during the time period of the 1970’s (I was working for a company hassling over a patent at the time)

    That means it was a max of 36 years not 20 years.

    “The critical DuPont manufacturing patent for Freon (“Process for Fluorinating Halohydrocarbons”, U.S. Patent #3258500) was set to expire in 1979.” WIKI – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorofluorocarbon
    Reference given is ^ a b “Ethics of Du Pont’s CFC Strategy 1975–1995″, Smith B. Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 17, Number 5, April 1998, pp. 557–568(12)

    So yes it looks like the patent was about to run out.

  39. Sad part is that I feel we are all preaching to the choir here, and the converted don’t need this information so much as the average people do. I fear nobody with the resources to reach the masses in the “push” media will deliver this news to the people as those in that line of work tend to share the “progressive” socialist vision.

  40. One of the best things I have seen so far:

    “If you’re going to bomb the global economy back to the dark ages with environmental tax and regulation, if you’re going to favour costly, landscape-blighting, inefficient renewables over real, abundant, relatively cheap energy that works like shale gas and oil, if you’re going to cause food riots and starvation in the developing world by giving over farmland (and rainforests) to biofuel production, then at the very least you it owe to the world to base your policies on sound, transparent, evidence-based science rather than on the politicised, disingenuous junk churned out by the charlatans at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”

    — James Delingpole UK Telegraph

  41. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/greenpeace/2011/GPI_Annual_Report_2010.pdf

    Page 20 In 2010, our supporters gave more than ever. Worldwide, Greenpeace raised over €226
    million – an increase of more than 15% on 2009

    http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/financialinfo/2010fundingandfinancialoverview.html Page 1

    Operating revenue totaled $224.2 million, a 1.3% increase over FY09. This represents increases from all income sources, with the exception of foundations, and reflects decreased use of payouts from reserves..

    http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/environment/natural-resources-defense-council-in-new-york-ny-129 Page 1

    Financial

    The following information is based on NRDC’s audited financial statements – consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.
    Source of Funds
    Membership and indvidual contributions 66,748,642
    Foundation grants 17,604,616
    Investment return 9,415,575
    Awarded attorneys fees 5,397,481
    Membership and individual contributions – NRDC Action Fund 5,114,826
    Bequests 4,267,156
    In-kind contributions 2,075,738
    Other 1,869,081
    Government grants 576,466
    Total Income $113,069,581

    These 3 groups earned $500 Million in 2010. Quite a bit short of $1.8B

  42. Cross-posted from EUReferendum and slightly edited for WUWT:_

    Meanwhile, from Thursday’s “Material World” on Radio 4:-
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b017mr3t
    04:45 onward

    We have Quentin Cooper with Lord Krebbs & Prof. John Beddington.

    Bedwettington, who let’s remember is the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor (sic), in a discussion about risk and uncertainty, asks:-

    “Is Climate Change happening?

    “Is it driven by human activity?

    “Is it inexorable in the current way?

    “Is it driven by Greenhouse gas emissions?

    “Complete consensus of informed scientific opinion that in fact there is there (sic)”

    And much more besides, opining that it would be entirely wrong to suggest that there was any “uncertainty” about the “Science” just because “one scientist” disagreed with the “99” who were entirely part of the “consensus”.

    Not much recognition there of the obvious uncertainties of even the chief proponents of the cAGW scare as clearly revealed by Climategate 2.

    With “advisors” like Bedwettington, as breathtakingly incompetent as he is flagrantly dishonest, it is no wonder that the policies of every mainstream political party is as ludicrous as they are.

    But, of course, this is a circular argument. Bedwettington, like Houghton, Watson, Tickell and all the other #### were selected as advisors specifically BECAUSE they are incompetent and malicious little #####s.

  43. “I don’t think people yet realize the extent to which UNELECTED bureaucrats are responsible for creating the regulations under which they live and work.”

    And to that add the constitutional force that international agreements have in most jurisdictions. There is a widely adopted legal doctrine that decrees that in a conflict between national law and treaty clauses , the treaties prevail. Uber legislation via the back door.

  44. Seeing what I read in and from the second round of Climategate e-mails, it is time – HIGH TIME – for the United States to withdraw funding from IPCC and its lackey scientific agencies and call for the abolition of IPCC as a central, coordinating body. IPCC far oversteps the proper boundaries of an international agency and continues to act consistently with the (wrong) goal of forcing the governments of the world to make policies that are against their respective national interests. The U.S. government, if IPCC is not abolished, should threaten to withdraw all funding contributions to the UN and should kick the UN out of New York.

    But understandably, it will take a presidential election in 2012 to accomplish that. I plan on raising this issue where I can with Republican candidates.

  45. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066720/David-Camerons-green-guru-Steve-Hilton-reveals-doubts-global-warming.html

    Cameron’s green guru reveals his doubts over global warmingBy Mail On Sunday Reporter

    Last updated at 12:58 AM on 27th November 2011

    Steve Hilton, the Prime Minister’s director of strategy and ‘green guru’, is the latest person to admit to doubts about climate change.

    ‘I’m not sure I believe in it,’ he announced at a meeting of the Energy Department, prompting one aide to blurt out: ‘Did I just hear that correctly?’

    According to one witness, Hilton, 41, the man who coined the slogan ‘Vote Blue and Go Green’ and changed the Tory symbol from a Stalinist style torch to an eco friendly tree, said: ‘Climate change arguments are highly complex.

    ‘My focus has always been more on using green issues to improve the quality of life.’

    Hilton famously persuaded David Cameron to go to the Arctic with a pack of huskies to prove that he was determined to combat global warming in his early days as Tory leader.

    Now, however, Hilton as become a big fan of former Chancellor Nigel Lawson, a vocal critic of the global warming lobby.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066720/David-Camerons-green-guru-Steve-Hilton-reveals-doubts-global-warming.html#ixzz1eu1wxMWP

    Damage limitation beginning?

  46. Geo [November 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm] says:

    “I wonder if our friend, FOIA would consider dropping an email/day for the next few years or so from the encrypted file…..Kinda like Chinese water torture!! It would certainly keep our friends constantly on their toes, and provide a unique way of getting some attention driven to this ‘travesty’….no way media sources could ignore such a tact.”

    Oh I like that idea!

    The archive all.7z contains 220,246 files (+readme).

    He could release 1 per day for 603.41 years

    He could release 10 per day for 60.34 years

    He could release 100 per day for 6.03 years

    This however just might violate a Geneva Convention, not to mention our own Eight Amendment: ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’. ;-)

  47. When it comes to politics, the corporates are far better practitioners than politicians. The difference is they are more effective because they do it silently, whereas the politicians who are in the main in it for money and ego, make a lot of noise about politics but strangely are a lot quieter when it comes to feathering their nests.

  48. #
    #
    Nik says:
    November 27, 2011 at 12:35 am

    “I don’t think people yet realize the extent to which UNELECTED bureaucrats are responsible for creating the regulations under which they live and work.”

    And to that add the constitutional force that international agreements have in most jurisdictions. There is a widely adopted legal doctrine that decrees that in a conflict between national law and treaty clauses , the treaties prevail. Uber legislation via the back door.
    _______________________________

    In the USA we can thank the Dulles “boys” (John Foster Dulles ~ Head of the CIA & Allen Dulles) for that bit of propaganda. Teach it to a couple of generations and even the Judges will start believing it.

    On April 11, 1952, Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles (cfr), speaking before the American Bar Association in Louisville, Kentucky said…

    “Treaties make international law and also they make domestic law. Under our Constitution, treaties become the supreme law of the land…. Treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example, …can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights.”

    …”This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17

    ….The Reid Court (U.S. Supreme Court) held in their Opinion that,

    “… No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or any other branch of government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution. Article VI, the Supremacy clause of the Constitution declares, “This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all the Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land…’

    “There is nothing in this language which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification which even suggest such a result…

    “It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights – let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition – to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power UNDER an international agreement, without observing constitutional prohibitions. (See: Elliot’s Debates 1836 ed. – pgs 500-519).

    “In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article V. The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and Senate combined

    http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/staterights/treaties.htm

    Originally presented for an Honors Class, “Dilemmas of War and Peace,” at New Mexico State University: [Council on Foreign Relations] 24 references – http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/Council_Foreign_Relations.htm

    Treaties in action: [the reference is “dicey” but the happenings are real. I just do not want to spend 1/2 the morning digging out better references that this Pop Piece] http://www.rense.com/political/offlimits.htm

    A better but one-sided reference.

    http://www.paydirtusa.com/Information_Repository/Information/Laws/New_World_Gold_Mine_Near_Yellowstone.html

  49. Josualdo says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    TheGoodLocust says: November 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm […]
    2) Banning CFC’s – their patents had run out and they’d developed far more expensive alternatives. This move put cheap albuterol inhalers out of reach for asthma suffers who live in poverty.

    Oh! I remember that’s how the ozone hole scare came about! It’s been some time… I wonder who came up with the DDT ban idea, certainly someone with “better” insecticides.
    ___________________________
    Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is given the public “Credit” but from my own experience as an insider during the news media’s maligning feeding frenzy over another chemical, I am sure there is some one BIG behind the book pulling the strings.

    If a book is not “Approved” it does not get published. “Secrets of the Federal Reserve” by Mullen is one example and the destruction of the actual printing plates in the case of “Banking, Currency, and the Money Trust” and “Why is Your Country at War?” by US Congressman Charles August Lindbergh Sr. are others. How many more never saw the light of day we will never know.

    http://rachelwaswrong.org/malaria-legacy/

  50. “…organized and deeply committed environmental activism”
    Maybe this is why the US bailed out of the UNFCCC “Green Climate Fund” this week.The science has been “McKibbenized” for quite some time.”

    One can’t be too blatant with regard to creating communism’s ‘useful idiots’.
    One way to minimize a depressing view of where the world is headed is to avoid learning about the rise of Soviet communism.

  51. Scarface says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Dave says:
    November 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    “Ah, Climategate II, the gift that keeps giving…”

    Very true, but the silence about it in the MSM is unreal. Are they in shock or not impressed?
    Or…. in denial?
    _____________________________________
    Take a look at WHO owns the MSM.

    JP Morgan: Our next big media player?
    If U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey today approves Tribune Co.’s reorganization plan, enabling it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, New York-based banking giant JP Morgan Chase will become a significant media player, owning more television stations than any major network and becoming America’s second largest newspaper publisher.,,,, http://www.newsandtech.com/dougs_page/article_f3a45be0-4717-11df-aace-001cc4c03286.html

    NBC Universal

    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) yesterday closed their transaction to create a joint venture, NBCUniversal, LLC….

    Morgan Stanley served as lead financial advisor to Comcast with UBS and BofA Merrill Lynch acting as co-advisors. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as Comcast’s legal advisors. J.P. Morgan was lead financial advisor to GE with Goldman Sachs and Citi acting as co-advisors.

    It is instructive to look at who sits on the boards of directors and where they have ties….

    OH, and do not forget advertising dollars. Monsanto used that threat to get Derry Brownfield tossed of the station he used to co-own. R.I.P. Derry Brownfield – The family Farmer’s best friend http://deadlinelive.info/2011/03/14/r-i-p-derry-brownfield-the-family-farmers-best-friend-and-monsantos-foe/

    DARN we keep losing the good ones.

  52. View from the Solent says:
    November 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    “Is the global warming scare the greatest delusion in history?”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8917737/Is-the-global-warming-scare-the-greatest-delusion-in-history.html#disqus_thread

    Spellling it out…..
    ______________________________________
    THAT is one very fine article and deserves to be book marked. It sums up each of the economic disasters foisted on the UK by “Zero Carbon” all in one place.

  53. E-mail 0036 Re: Rockefeller (they appear to have been privy to or mentioned in other e-mails and fund McKibben)

    date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 09:33:28 -0400
    from: Thomas Grammig
    subject: LEAD-EuropeREDACTED
    to:REDACTEDREDACTED

    ********** C A N D I D A T E S E A R C H *********
    *********************************************************

    Our Approach

    LEAD – Leadership for Environment and Development – was created by the
    Rockefeller Foundation in 1991. We identify outstanding men
    and women from around the world who are at mid-career level from a range of
    backgrounds and provide them with training designed
    to enhance their leadership capabilities and knowledge in environment and
    development.
    While remaining in their employment, these attend around 6 weeks of
    residential courses per year and participante in distance learning.
    This offers a stimulating two-year training programme based on lectures,
    panel debates, site visits, self-guided studies and group
    discussions. Lectures are delivered by leading experts from academia,
    international organisations, the private sector and international NGOs.
    With a focus on action-oriented, multi-disciplinary learning, LEAD assists
    its participants to address complex issues by transcending
    the limits of their own disciplines. It encourages them to work
    co-operatively and to become agents of change in their workplaces,
    communities, countries and beyond. LEAD’s learning environment is based on
    mutual respect, equal opportunity, transparency, and solidarity.
    Through a post-graduate Fellows Programme and an Internet-based computer
    network, LEAD provides its alumni with links to each
    other and to the environment and development communities at large.

    LEAD-Europe

    At LEAD-Europe, a not-for-profit foundation located in Geneva, Switzerland,
    we have been training professionals from Central,
    Eastern and Western Europe since 1995. Drawing its strength from Europe’s
    cultural, social and economic diversity, LEAD-Europe’s
    network of alumni allows durable links to be built between Europeans from
    diverse professional backgrounds and sectors.
    Therefore it contributes in a unique way towards an environmentally and
    socially sustainable European integration and enlargement.
    This capacity will be further enhanced with the move of LEAD-Europe’s
    headquarters to Bonn, Germany, in June 1999. LEAD-Europe
    receives support from governmental and private sources. It works in
    collaboration with international organisations and NGOs located
    in Geneva as well as with European institutions that are concerned with
    sustainability issues.

    Our Structure

    LEAD is a world-wide network of training programmes dedicated to developing
    the leadership skills necessary to deal with today’s
    global environment and sustainable development challenges. Participants in
    the LEAD programme are outstanding professionals
    from diverse cultures, backgrounds and career levels.
    The LEAD network currently includes an International Secretariat and twelve
    Member Programmes located in Brazil, Canada, China,
    the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, India, Indonesia,
    Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe (for Southern Africa).
    Each Member Programme has a distinct legal identity and governing
    structure, and three of them (Canada, Europe, Japan) are
    independently funded. The International Secretariat, LEAD-International,
    oversees the network, develops policy guidelines, organises
    international training sessions and supplies a range of services to the
    national and regional Member Programmes.

    Our Mission and Rationale

    LEAD’s guiding philosophy is rooted in the ethical value of caring for the
    planet and for all forms of life. LEAD is dedicated to
    creating and sustaining a global network of leaders who are committed to
    promoting change towards patterns of economic
    development that are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.
    The LEAD programme is a response to the heightened importance of engaging
    decision-makers, executives, academics and
    NGO leaders in a constructive effort to design strategies and implement
    solutions in the interest of a more sustainable future.
    LEAD offers a much-needed alternative to the great majority of business
    and management schools that still consider the environment
    and sustainability as peripheral to their core activities.

    Objectives

    The LEAD-Europe training programme is designed to provide participants with
    an understanding of the complex issues that lie at the
    interface of environment and development in a pan-European context. It
    specially aims to develop the participants’ capacity to act and
    motivate others to act in the interest of sustainability in their
    workplace, communities and countries. It is multi-disciplinary and draws
    upon
    the experience of a network of experts and trainers at the forefront of
    their different fields of activity. The curriculum and format aim to meet
    the specific needs and priorities of participants, so as to complement
    their professional commitments.
    Through the LEAD Fellowship Programme, LEAD-Europe Fellows remain actively
    involved in various activities of the LEAD network.
    They are eligible to receive financial support in the form of grants for
    specific projects in the areas of environment and development
    designed with concrete outcomes in mind. They also participate in LEAD’s
    governing structures at the international, regional and national levels.

    The Curriculum

    The LEAD-Europe programme comprises 80 days of training. Half of the
    training programme is conducted in Europe, while the other half
    consists of interregional or international sessions. This provides a
    unique opportunity to work with professionals from other countries and
    to be part of a powerful global network of young leaders.
    The curriculum covers the essential aspects of the environment and
    development nexus, such as, for example, understanding the cyclic
    nature of living phenomena, environmental management and resource
    conservation, human development, social and economic issues,
    international law and conventions, trade and environment, biological
    diversity, science and ethics, technology and energy, industry and
    environment, and gender issues. In addition to these issues, the programme
    emphasises building leadership skills and provides opportunities
    to develop problem solving, negotiation, conflict resolution, and team
    building skills.

    Participants / qualifications

    Individuals recruited into a LEAD Member Programme are known as
    “Associates”. They are normally between the ages of 30 and 40,
    and are drawn from academia, business, government, media and NGOs. Close
    to 200 Associates are selected each year world-wide
    to enter the LEAD programme. There are at present 800 LEAD graduates – or
    “Fellows”.
    LEAD-Europe recruits 15 Associates per year. Successful applicants must
    have an appropriate academic background and at least five
    years of professional experience. They must have demonstrated leadership
    skills in their profession or in community service and have
    a keen interest in the interface between environment and development. They
    must be able to work in English.

    Application and funding

    Interested candidates should include the following in their application
    package:
    Completed application form
    Detailed resume or curriculum vitae
    One-page statement that explains how the LEAD-Europe programme will be of
    value to their current responsibilities
    Their employer’s signed agreement to their full participation in the
    programme.
    The programme fee is EURO 10,000 per participant. This fee is a
    contribution towards meeting the cost of tuition, course material,
    scheduled activities and accommodation. Candidates should approach their
    current employers or funding institutions to obtain funding
    as soon as possible. Candidates, in particular those from Central and
    Eastern Europe, who are unable to obtain assistance, can also
    apply to LEAD-Europe for financial support.
    The application deadline is May 15, 1999. Applications will be reviewed
    and suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview
    before being admitted to the programme. Prospective applicants are
    encouraged to apply as soon as possible as space is limited
    and competition is keen.
    Applications should be sent to:
    LEAD-Europe, P.O. Box 8, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
    Telephone:REDACTED
    Fax:REDACTED
    E-mail: REDACTED
    Visit our Web site at http://www.lead.ch/lead/

  54. It is not Climate your armageddon kids!, Desperation comes from acknowledging bankruptcy of the many who considered themselves or their corporations to last “a thousand years” (As late Adolph would put it and “it” lasted four years…)

  55. crosspatch says:
    November 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Sad part is that I feel we are all preaching to the choir here, and the converted don’t need this information so much as the average people do…..
    ________________________________
    I know what you mean. It is very frustrating.

    However Anthony has a big readership world wide and even better, stuff written here gets “Lifted” and posted to other blogs. We even see stuff from here rewritten and used by professional journalists.

    Sometimes we as individuals can use the stuff we find here to coax individuals to a more moderate stance. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has awoken to the bankers fractional reserve game. These e-mails can then help them make the connection between the Banks and the CAGW scam. The African Land grab is turning into a real sore point and Al Gore’s hind end is waving in the breeze with that one esp given Friday Mukamperezida’s death by burning.

    The old saying is “a Conservative is a Liberal that got mugged” Getting CONNED and made a fool of is even worse than a simple mugging. So this applies to the rank and file “liberals” who became members of Willi Münzenberg ‘Innocents’ Clubs’ They really have no idea of who is behind the Activists groups they join, but will become livid when they realise IF you can pry their eyes open.

    In one tiny back page article in the Wall Street Journal (April 1994??) Papers in the Kremlin showed that not only were Activist groups here in the USA funded by the KGB but they were actually RUN by KGB agents. I did not clip and save the article because I thought it would become front page news. That was before I wised up to how the world is really run and who actually runs it.

    http://www.heretical.com/miscella/munzen.html

    Oh, and I think Occupy Wall Street was “Organized” as an Astroturf movement to counter the TEA Party. The message about the Federal Reserve Banks was just too strong and had to be countered, especially before the 2012 elections.

    The confused liberals now have a group they can cling to and go back to sleep comforted that a “Protest” will cure all and they do not have to align themselves with the conservative camp.

    (I am not a member of the Tea Party BTW)

  56. Email #0059

    date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:05:05 +0100
    from: David Viner
    subject: Fwd: DEADLINE**Funding for climate campaigners
    to: cru.all@uea.ac.uk

    From: cks@eyfa.org
    To: cks@eyfa.org
    Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 00:07:09 +0200
    X-Distribution: Moderate
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Subject: DEADLINE**Funding for climate campaigners
    X-Confirm-Reading-To: cks@eyfa.org
    X-pmrqc: 1
    Priority: normal
    Status:

    Funding for climate campaigners.

    A call for proposals.

    from climate-l@eyfa.org

    Deadline: 30th September 1999

    **please distribute to others who may be interested**

    We would like to invite proposals from activists working on climate campaigning.
    Following an activist and NGO meeting in March this year, attended by climate
    activists from Europe, Asia, USA, Australia and Latin America, funding was obtained to
    support two people to work on a project connected to the sixth United Nations Climate
    Convention, otherwise known as the Conference of the Parties (COP6), which will
    happen in Autumn/Winter 2000/2001. The United Nations is currently considering only
    one possible location for the meeting – den Haag, The Netherlands.

    The International working group formed after the activist and NGO meeting are looking
    for two people who would be able to create something innovative and effective with
    this funding. They will be based in a Climate research group in Portugal,
    ‘Euronatura’. The campaign will be supported by the International working group
    which has experience of United Nations negotiations, direct action, campaigning,
    economics and climate science. Groups supporting this campaign include : eyfa, Aseed,
    Carbusters Magazine, Korean Ecological Youth, Free The Planet USA, EuroNatura, Climate
    Action Network Latin America, Climate Action Network Central and Eastern Europe and
    Oilwatch Europe.

    The thing that joins these people together is the desire to work together to
    radicalise the agenda of the climate negotiations.
    The current direction of the
    negotiations cannot hope to define targets nor build mechanisms of implementation and
    compliance which will stop the currently dangerous emissions levels of Greenhouse
    Gases.

    Ideally, the collaboration between the two funded volunteers, Euronatura and the
    International working group, will touch on all aspects of climate change and the
    related campaigns of oil, forest, marine and transport. Equally, the collaboration
    will be aware of all strategies to counter the weakness of the United Nations and the
    dominance of certain lobbying groups (notably the oil and nuclear industry). The
    strategies discussed by the International working group revolve around direct action,
    research and negotiation.

    Project ideas which have been discussed are a counter/alternative meeting at the same
    time and place as the UN meeting and/or a symbolic event such as The Climate Train to
    Kyoto. Please bring YOUR ideas to us! What do you think would be the most effective
    way to radicalise the UN agenda and protect the climate from our current economic
    and political systems? There are plans for a team to work in USA on a parallel
    campaign.

    The project should begin by the end of the 1999.

    Are you a person who has the energy, skills and commitment to coordinate the European
    component of an international campaign?

    (unfortunately, the funding is only for people *under 26 years of age *from Iceland,
    Norway, Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestine,
    Syria, Tunisia, Turkey or any EU country)

    Please make your proposal for the campaign which you would like to be part of…

    Deadline 30th September 1999.

    Send to:

    Climate Campaigns,

    Postbox 94115

    1090 GC

    Amsterdam

    Netherlands

    fax: +31 20 692 8757

    email: climate-l@eyfa.org

    eyfa
    postbus 94115
    gc 1090
    amsterdam
    netherlands
    tel. +31 20 6657743
    fax. +31 20 6928757
    email. eyfa@eyfa.org

    #——————————————–
    # Dr. David Viner
    # Climate Impacts LINK Project
    # Climatic Research Unit
    # University of East Anglia
    # Norwich NR4 7TJ
    # UK
    # mailto://d.viner@uea.ac.uk
    # WWW: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/link
    # WWW: http://ipcc-ddc.cru.uea.ac.uk
    # Tel: +44 (0)1603 592089
    # Fax: +44 (0)1603 507784
    #———————————————

  57. john says:
    November 27, 2011 at 6:47 am

    E-mail 0036 Re: Rockefeller (they appear to have been privy to or mentioned in other e-mails and fund McKibben)…
    ______________________________
    Yes lift up a rock and you find a banking family under it.

    This type of “Education” is nothing new (I really wish I could find a better source than this dodgy website I quote below.)
    NORMAN DODD: video (I can not view tit myself)

    ‘Rewriting History’

    http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/rewriting_history.htm

    …In 1954, a special Congressional Committee investigated the interlocking web of tax-exempt foundations to see what impact their grants were having on the American psyche. The Committee stumbled onto the fact that some of these groups had embarked upon a gigantic project to rewrite American history and incorporate it into new school text books.

    Norman Dodd, the committee’s research director found, in the archives of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace the following remarkable statement of purpose:

    The only way to maintain control of the population was to obtain control of education in the U.S. They realized this was a prodigious task so they approached the Rockefeller Foundation with the suggestion that they go in tandem and that portion of education which could be considered as domestically oriented be taken over by the Rockefeller Foundation and that portion which was oriented to International matters be taken over by the Carnegie Endowment.

    The Rockefeller Foundation agreed to take on the domestic portion of the task. The purpose of all this interest in history, was of course to rewrite it. Dodd explained:

    They decided that the success of this program lay in the manner in which American history was to be presented. They then approached four of the then most-prominent historians — such as Mary and Charles Beard — with the suggestion that they alter the manner in which they were accustomed to presenting the subject. They [were] turned down flat, so…they decided they [had] to build a coterie of historians of their own selection.

    The Guggenheim Foundation agreed to award fellowships to historians recommended by the Carnegie Endowment. Gradually, through the 1920’s, they assembled a group of twenty promising young academics, and took them to London. There they briefed them on what was expected of them when they became professors of American history. That twenty were the nucleus of what was eventually to become the American Historical Association…..

  58. Steve B says:
    November 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    “These 3 groups earned $500 Million in 2010. Quite a bit short of $1.8B”

    Your 3 examples earned an average of 166.66 million; to reach 1.8Bn you need 10.8 groups if we assume the sample was representative.
    Here’s a list; but it’s not complete. The Carbon Trust and Clinton’s foundation are missing from it, for instance.

    http://green.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_environmental_organizations

    There’s hundreds and hundreds of them. Whoever added it all up and arrived at 1.8Bn Aussie Dollars does sound believable.

    There are, of course tutorials on the Internet if you feel the need to start another one and get your snout in the trough.

    http://www.rag.org.au/anyonecan/anyonecan.htm

    “This book is an action guide to help you start your own environmental group and fix an environmental problem.”

    Create an inefficiency and win big!

  59. DirkH says:
    “here are, of course tutorials on the Internet if you feel the need to start another one and get your snout in the trough.

    http://www.rag.org.au/anyonecan/anyonecan.htm

    And way down that page we find:

    “Donations or sponsorship from companies. As well as cash donations these might include gifts for prizes, raffles, or the use of equipment. Sponsorship and donations can be found in the most unusual places, as well as through the usual places. Look amongst companies that may benefit from your campaign, but be scrupulous about the companies you receive money from!

    Government grants. You may be able to get a grant to undertake your project. Or the group may be able to contract for government-instigated research which is in their field of expertise.”

    Like making stuff up for the IPCC.

  60. David Viner sent this email along to everyone at UEA:

    http://di2.nu/foia/foia2011/mail/0059.txt

    What do you think would be the most effective
    way to radicalise the UN agenda and protect the climate from our current economic
    and political systems? There are plans for a team to work in USA on a parallel
    campaign.

    The project should begin by the end of the 1999.

    Activism to radicalize the UN agenda. Well, it worked.

  61. Oh, Jeff Id posted this upthread a little. I pointed it out a few days ago, too. Its from Dr. Viner, which makes the idea that these guys could possibly find any confirmation biases laughable at best.

  62. One is left wondering what is in the remaining emails that they have to be held back, and who the target of this blackmail is.

  63. More on David Viner and the British Council


    Generations with the most at stake

    16 December 2009

    http://www.publicservice.co.uk/feature_story.asp?id=13326

    Dr David Viner, head of the British Council’s climate change programme, tells Alison Thomas why young people have such a vital role to play in negotiations designed to save the world.

    …some of the brightest and beadiest eyes scrutinising the politicians belong to a global network of concerned young people, galvanised into action by the work of the British Council in some 60 countries.

    …More than 100,000 young people are signed up to the council’s international climate champions network, choosing climate change champions in each nation and working to develop grassroots solutions and share them with others.

    British Council gets in on the climate act

    Why is the British Council spending taxpayers’ money on the recruiting of 100,000 “international climate champions”, asks Christopher Booker

    13 Feb 2010

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7231466/British-Council-gets-in-on-the-climate-act.html

  64. 1.8 Gigadollars! That would pay for one entire power station every two years somewhere in the world. Instead, it is wasted on a bunch of useless people!

  65. It’s not a surprise to see a big business acting in this manner. I am not against big business, but I always remember that the only reason for any business to exist is to make money. They don’t exist to give people jobs, or produce food or fuel, or make cool computers. These are just side benefits of trying to make money. They also don’t exist to follow societal ethics or morality, or even act legally, but the latter might land you in prison which doesn’t help a business make money. The former two are only considerations if they hurt the bottom line. There are plenty of illegal and unethical businesses that make big money.

    Small business has no power to manipulate government into passing laws favorable to them, but big business does, so it should be no surprise that they lobby Congress to change the laws to favor them since our elected representatives have put themselves in a position to do so. Business will do whatever is necessary to make money no matter if it is rational or not. If carbon trading will make a business lots of money, then carbon trading it is. Whether it hurts the overall economy is no matter.

    With this in mind, and borrowing from Jefferson’s “a wall between church and state,” I say we need a wall between business and state, at least in the sense that business cannot buy the favor of lawmakers. And after all these Climategate revelations, I think we need to consider a wall between public science and state too. It seems that some publicly funded scientists have become government lobbyists promoting both their personal beliefs and their own financial gain.

  66. Gail.

    I actually worked for a national Patent Office. You have to have a very, very good reason to extend past the 17 years. (Usually it is only awarded to drugs, which take so long to get to market that the patents are worthless otherwise.)

    The patent you cite (#3258500) is not a patent for Freon. It is a process patent. Anyone could make Freon at the time, provided they used another method. A catalyst patent might be worth something, but process patents rarely.

    Companies like DuPont own loads and loads of patents worth effectively nothing. I know, I used to see dozens of theirs (surfactants mostly). It’s small beer for them, and it might slow their competitors down a little.

    There is no way that patent was keeping anyone else from making Freon. And that still leaves the problem: why did DuPont’s competitors agree to the CFC ban if it was only helping DuPont?

  67. This looks like a “Pay for play”, i.e., WWF is paying scientists to write press releases:

    #3107

    http://dump.kurthbemis.com/climategate2/FOIA/mail/3107.txt

    date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 07:13:31 -0400
    from: “markham/dompka”
    subject: Climate scenarios
    to: “mike hulme”

    “* Please refer to WWF just as WWF, since we have two different names. ”

    “* In the first paragraph in the second column (the section on the last century), is it confusing to talk about the two periods of maximum warming? Critics often talk about the lack of explanation for no warming between 1940 and 1970 as a reason to disregard the warming trend. Maybe you can clarify, explain or leave out?

    “* Is there any space for a couple of blown-up quotes in the margin or somewehere? If so, I nominate these two – possibly paraphrased to be shortened in the second case:
    1. From 3rd para. The year 1998 was probably the warmest…
    2. From 5th para. Recent climate model experiments show that…”

    “* Somewhere I’d like a stronger sentence/reference to possibly biodiversity, wildlife or species loss. As far as I can see, it only gets a very vague mention “”

    “On contracts. I’m really sorry about the mess and will try to start sorting this out this morning when I get into work (you can call or e-mail me there). Just remind me though, this contract did not account for the publication, printing and distribution did it? WWF-UK seems to be confused about this and now I am too. Apologies again – maybe next time, I’ll pay the university overheads. Adam”

  68. Gail Combs— in the dead of night the treasonous US Senate unanomously ( 97-3 ) abolished the BILL OF RIGHTS!

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