New Dogs; IPCC tricks

Looks like they took lessons from Briffa.

From Fox News

Reuters May 26: Greenpeace protesters hold up a banner as Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testifies before the House.

The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are accusing his administration of misrepresenting their views to make it appear that they supported a six-month drilling moratorium — something they actually oppose.

The experts, recommended by the National Academy of Engineering, say Interior Secretary Ken Salazar modified their report last month, after they signed it, to include two paragraphs calling for the moratorium on existing drilling and new permits.

Salazar’s report to Obama said a panel of seven experts “peer reviewed” his recommendations, which included a six-month moratorium on permits for new wells being drilled using floating rigs and an immediate halt to drilling operations.

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68 thoughts on “New Dogs; IPCC tricks

  1. Wasn’t that the reason John Christy left the IPCC after the first report? His work was edited/modified by the bureaucrats without his knowledge, review, or approval and published as if it represented the scientific opinion.

  2. Remember when the so-called “truthers” were running around screaming that it was an “inside job” ? One of their main lines of ‘reasoning’ was to look at who purportedly ‘benefitted’ from 911. Shouldn’t these troofer types be applying the same ‘logic’ to the oil spill at least for consistency’s sake as administration is certainly exploiting the spill to further their kookie energy policy agenda.

  3. Ahhhhhh! yes!! – The same old smoke and mirrors technique so beloved of the manipulators.
    What a shame the likes of the various “…..gates” have left the spin merchants under much more rigorous scrutiny than they are used to.
    18 months ago – I doubt if anyone would have raised an eyebrow at this – let alone actually QUESTION the lies

  4. Forgery of changes after a document is signed is actually a criminal event. He is a corruptocrat.

  5. At least they apologized about adding the 6mos moratorium recomendation after the scientest signed off on the report. Now if only another news agency besides FOX would report the apology…I’m not holding my breath.

  6. The significant thing in that report was that the deep water drilling rigs will leave the gulf and go elsewhere, i.e. follow the money.
    Where will that leave the US over the next five years in their bid for energy independence. If I was a nuclear plant builder I would view this Obama decision to suspend deep water drilling a godsend to expedite and clear the way for a new generation of nuclear power plants.
    Oh and a few wind and wave electrical generating systems as a sop for the green environmental vote to charge the batteries of all those electric cars you just must have in the USA.

  7. Why do these despicable deniers/sceptics hold so firmly to their convictions and ideals and do not accept any “reasons” whatsoever from us, even cash money?
    Simply because they are noble men and women.
    Noble is who can not EVER abandon his or her ideals, who fights for them, and who can not even imagine or figure out to exchange his/her ideals for a retribution. It´s really impossible for them such a thing.
    This is why, under the perspective of the evil ones, a nobel being will always seem like Don Quixote of La Mancha, a madman running after phantoms.

  8. There are 900+ comments on that Fox article! Even allowing for the multiple posting of the same comment time and again by some of the contributors thats some impressive numbers.
    Oh and in and amongst all the shouting I noted one interesting assertion that the oil from that very field could have been accessed by shallow water drilling but that “environmental” concerns forced all drilling out into the deep sea where, as we have seen, the engineering difficulties are far more pronounced.
    Can anyone confirm or refute this? Is that field so geographically spread as to be both in deep and shallow water?

  9. dogs?, think you got confused about mammals, these being smaller and having long tails…

  10. Is anyone really surprised by this? What is disheartening is that I don’t see a ground swell of demands that Salazar step down. Not that it would matter, he’d be replaced with another jobs hating, energy loathing anti-capitalist that doesn’t give a damn about the state of this nation nor the people of this nation, nor its needs of energy and jobs. What really gets me, is in the same breath, people of his ilk will babble about the need to ween ourselves from foreign produced energy. So, obviously, the answer is to destroy off-shore drilling near the U.S. The despicable b****rds will be held accountable at some point. God help them when the American people wake from their slumber and realize the intentional harm done to the American people by people that are suppose to be working for us.

  11. I heard golden sacks sold 44% of its bp shares two weeks before the spill.They also shorted the well supply and service companies.Their also saying the pres. of BP sold 33% of his shares about the same time…just sayin???

  12. A friend tells me he was sitting with his 4-year-old granddaughter, watching Saturday AM cartoons on TV.
    In our day, he says, the villains were various critturs or badmen. Now, it’s “The Carbon Footprint Monster”!
    “We’ve lost!” says my friend. “They’ve got the kids.”
    Does the average parent know or care what the IPCC is, and what chicanery it has practiced in the name of promoting the mythos of Anthropogenic Global Warming?
    Maybe if the MSM pick up on this homegrown scandal, the connection to the wider enviro-whacko agenda will begin to penetrate.
    In the meantime, tear your 4-year-olds away from the TV!
    /Mr Lynn

  13. A standard trick by the propagandists is to repeat an assertion so often it becomes accepted. An example involves Arctic ice. Ed Struzik claims that until recently the Arctic has been locked in ice year-round, and quotes WWF as saying that few seriously question that the Arctic meltdown has become irreversible. And the true believers believe it.
    http://www.e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2281

  14. Obama administration caught lying and fixing the evidence to suit their agenda.
    Next on, Bears seen taking toilet paper into woods….

  15. Justa Joe said:
    Remember when the so-called “truthers” were running around screaming that it was an “inside job” ? One of their main lines of ‘reasoning’ was to look at who purportedly ‘benefitted’ from 911. Shouldn’t these troofer types be applying the same ‘logic’ to the oil spill at least for consistency’s sake as administration is certainly exploiting the spill to further their kookie energy policy agenda.
    —————
    There are some out there following up on that line of thought, but they’re naturally not getting any MSM coverage. Here’s just one example:
    http://deadlinelive.info/2010/04/30/10-suspects-and-motives-as-to-why-the-gulf-oil-spill-was-an-inside-job/

  16. Obama has his own agenda – socialist/green. You’re all going back to five acres and a cow (maybe a pig if you’re lucky).

  17. It gets even worse; it further appears he’s going to use this as an excuse to push his climate change legislation garbage, recently saying: “One of the biggest leadership challenges for me going forward is going to be to make sure that we draw the right lessons from this disaster.” Yeah, we all know what those “right lessons” are.
    He also compares the environmental disaster in the Gulf to the terrorist attack of 9/11. So, I suppose now “Big Oil” and its supposed defenders (like skeptics) are to be compared to terrorists.

  18. And believe it was Arthur C clarke who inspired the idea of carbon credits and carbon trading, except he called it energy trading and thought that a universal currency called a Watt would replace all currencies.

  19. It’s all in a day’s Agenda.
    Global Warming causes everything, and every activity causes Global Warming.
    The logical Agenda is to ban everything.
    This Gulf Gusher business has had an air of ulterior motive since day #1.

  20. They imposed the moratorium despite the pleadings of Governor Jindal , and I suspect the govs of the other gulf coast states as well – except Florida , of course . The resulting loss of jobs and income will cripple their economies . Furthermore , every day the govt. refuses to take any steps to clean this mess up by any means at their disposal – including waiving the Jones Act and employing genetically engineered bacteria – means more spoiled beaches , more ruined oyster beds and more devastated fishing grounds . What the hell are they thinking ? Or , rather , are they thinking at all ? Can they really be this incompetent ?

  21. Gee usually when the government has 7 experts do a peer review of something like this they get at least one expert to recommend the addition of the sock-it-to-em paragraphs so they can say the paragraphs came out of peer review.
    Must be inexperience!

  22. We in Australia are bombarded with pro CAGW rubbish continually. Every day, noon and night. Young people are targetted most, I guess they are…”easily lead”, sheep, lambs etc. Monday night’s we have a program called “Good News Week” and it is a hoot. But tonight, they have to “squeeze” “climate change” in to the theme for the night, as they have done always, but this time twice. It’s a popular show, so “they” are using all possible avenues to “spread the message”.

  23. James Sexton:
    when the American people wake from their slumber …
    Trouble is they are working….don’t have time for anything else. However there is always hope for hard working people, good always prevails.

  24. Here in the UK there is a feeling that the Obama administration is out to destroy BP. A company which changed its name from British Petroleum ten years ago. A compnay that is listed in New York as well as in London and which declares its dividends in dollars not in pounds. A company that has as many US directors as British and is chaired by a Swede. A company that employs almost twice as many US citizens as British. A company with between 35% and 40% US shareholders including many pension plans.
    Transocean, the US-owned contractors (who shifted their HQ to Switzerland two years ago), who owned and operated the rig which did the damage has just made a $1 billion payment. No question of its dividend being placed in escrow until their responsability for the disaster is explored. Perhaps they are cleverer than BP in the parties to which they make their political donations.

  25. Obama’s offshore drilling moratorium is a panic response. He cannot think of any way to stop the leak, so he does the first thing that comes to mind, regardless of the fact, the absolute fact, that it will only exacerbate the situation.
    The government’s responsibility is not to cap the well, an area where it has no competence, but to ameliorate the damage. It is failing there. To make things worse, govt-issued red tape is holding up efforts by local governments and individuals to protect themselves.
    Obama could cut through the red tape by edict. He is not of a mind to do this, that would take leadership. All he knows how to do is accuse others, to stir the masses with diatribes and demagoguery, but that doesn’t bother an oil spill in the least.
    We have booms stacked in warehouses, we have bulldozers and dredges ready to seal off barrier islands, but the man with the authority is devoting his efforts to avoiding the responsibility.

  26. A deliberate false statement to a federal officer is obstruction of justice. It should be prosecuted and if the party found guilty the party should share a cell next to Bernie (Madoff or Ebbers take your pick). Not to be too political about this, but I am getting rather tired of being lied to.

  27. Quote:
    Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action. – Auric Goldfinger (Ian Fleming, (Goldfinger, 1959)
    Once: Failure to approve barrier islands in Louisiana.
    Twice: Failure to waive Jones Act.
    Third time: Offshore oil drilling ban.

  28. Dave says:
    June 14, 2010 at 9:14 am
    “Obama administration caught lying and fixing the evidence to suit their agenda.
    Next on, Bears seen taking toilet paper into woods….”
    Too funny…and too true!

  29. As well as transocean who ran the rig day to day, I believe the failed BOP was made and maintained by US sub contractors.
    Maybe BP’s strategy of subcontracting so much activity is the wrong business model. But if the contracts are right, BP should have claims.
    The key point tho’ for this blog, is that the spill will be used as evidence that all should get off oil even quicker, via Carbon C & T (conveniently forgetting that much US power is from coal, as I understand it), and even more windmills…..
    Incidentally, I send my sincere condolences over the spill to you USA chaps; it is very sad, but maybe less bad for the environment on a larger scale than everyone thinks – oceans have been dealing with spills and seeps for years, which I know is little consolation when looking at local impact.

  30. Just been reported on British TV news that Obama is planning to use this whole thing (hence the ridiculous rhetoric) to push ahead with his climate beliefs, so expect heavy tax on oil companies. Hitting BP with every chance he gets is doubly stupid as a strong BP is going to be required in the coming months and years, not one whose shares have been smashed by Obama’s mouth. Secondly, BP is 40% owned by British pension funds, but another 40% is owned by American ones! The news report says that he will justify sweeping changes to how the US gets its energy by stating that drilling for oil is unsustainable on environmental grounds.

  31. I’ll tell you what really gets our goat (tha mean ‘annoys us’) here in the UK, is that Union Carbide’s death toll in Bhopal – where people are still suffering – has never come out of Obama’s mouth! Obama equates this oil spill with 9/11. Doubly odd then, that Obama fails to mention Bhopal – where thousands more people died than died in 9/11. People in glass houses…

  32. Keith, the damage damage to the Gulf States economy will last FAR longer than the damage to the environment.
    That BP is as much an American company as a British company is just icing on the cake to O’s administration, I’m afraid. I don’t think he much likes the US.

  33. The real tragedy is not the oil spill but the wanton blame shifting, political positioning and back stairs deal making with the real culprits who caused the accident in the first place. It also shows Obama for the petty small time local organiser he used to be, his eagerness to blame others and his ever ready prejudice is plain to see.
    An American company using American equipment staffed by American workers overseen by by American safety officials working to American regulations made a sreies of catastrophic mistakes and errors and yet Obama tries to blame “British petroleum” when in fact BP is a US/UK partnership, the kneejerk attack on the hated British is revealing of his character isnt it?
    The Obama regime is made up of petty small time local trouble makers who hit the jackpot, their response is that of people who are out of their depth in a job they are not suited for.

  34. “The Obama regime is made up of petty small time local trouble makers who hit the jackpot, their response is that of people who are out of their depth in a job they are not suited for.”
    We had a government just like that for 13 years in the UK. They’ve just been kicked out.

  35. I’m sure they know and still BP will not comment on how much oil is down there. But judging by the amount of oil spitting out of this gusher it would seem like they’ve found another Saudi Arabia….. They were in the process of capping the well when the accident occurred so they could go drill someplace else. The “oil crisis” is, well, you guys figure that one out.

  36. Cassandra King says:
    June 14, 2010 at 11:59 am
    The Obama regime is made up of petty small time local trouble makers who hit the jackpot, their response is that of people who are out of their depth in a job they are not suited for.
    Let’s see.
    Secretary of Energy
    Steven (Paint your roof white) Chu
    And
    Science czar
    John (I want to put sterilants in your drinking water) Holdren
    I see no problem.

  37. A temporary moratorium on deep offshore drilling until it is understood what went wrong with the Deepwater Horizon well is reasonable, but to place a specific time limit is not. You stop until you understand what went wrong, you take measures to fix it, then you continue exploration.

  38. When the administration goes out to their buds in the press and beat their chests about how much BP behind they’re going to kick and how much money they’re going to soak BP for I hope everyone realizes that BP is just going to jack up the price of gasoline and other petrochemicals to recoup their losses.

  39. P Walker,
    Yup, sure can be that stupid! I gather from your post that you have profited from your mistakes, you know you are falible…not so our leadership – they have brains that you and I, mere mortals, cannot fathom. So, yea, they are stupid…but we elected them.
    Hummmmmmmmmm
    Mike

  40. P Walker says:
    June 14, 2010 at 10:09 am
    “—– What the hell are they thinking ? Or , rather , are they thinking at all ? Can they really be this incompetent ?”
    Yes, but change is a comin’

  41. Let’s see. First the Obamaloids recruit “the smartest dudes in America.” Then when their report comes in, the Obamaloids jimmy new statements into it, in the hopes that “the smartest dudes in America” won’t notice. But they do, surprise surprise. So then the lizard-like Salazar “takes responsibility,” and the adoring public is completely mollified. The dimwit dance goes on and on, faster and faster, with the music at full volume.
    Let’s say you are a scientist, and the Obama Administration contacts you and requests your expert assistance. Do you or don’t you, knowing full well they are inveterate, unrepentent hoaxers and scam artists? The money looks good, very good, but you stand the chance of flushing your integrity down the toilet, or having it flushed for you. The money or your integrity? Hmmmmm.

  42. P Walker says:
    June 14, 2010 at 10:09 am
    “—– What the hell are they thinking ? Or , rather , are they thinking at all ? Can they really be this incompetent ?”
    Its almost as if they wanted this disaster to be as bad as possible…


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  44. The enemy of big oil is cheap oil, the enemy of big government is cheap oil.
    Cheap energy is the friend of a vibrant economy and high employment and economic growth.
    Enegy companies stand to make more money by artificially increasing the price of their product, Venezuela needs the PPB to be 70+ to feed its socialist ecomomy and countries that produce oil also need the price of a barral to be high(see OPEC) but why? Well the fact is that oil production costs are high but if you look at the raw costs of exploration,recovery and refinement it does not add up BUT if you factor in the governments need for ever higher tax incomes to feed its growing appetite for money it makes sense.
    Cheap energy is the peoples friend but expensive energy is the political classes friend and guess who wins in the end? My guess is that this whole emergency has been exploited as a rate hike mechanism, if the gulf reserves are as big as estimates prove then the price per barral will plummet and a lot of people who have relied on high prices for so long will be very upset.
    The worlds ecomony has been manipulated by vested interests for a long time, a lot of people have a vested interest in the price of oil remaining high not least governments who need the tax revenue and the oil companies who have to provide that revenue, it is also worth bearing in mind that there are those in power who believe in constricting economic growth as a means of control both political and as a means of controlling humanity.
    The model of restricting and restraining economic growth comes from a class of left wing eductaors passing on their highly flawed theories to the post war leaders via university education, the lessons learned from marxist ideologues were imprinted on the generation of politicians and economists that now rule over us. The fact that this model is disaterous for humanity means nothing to those who rule us.
    America was built on cheap energy combined with a restless popular capitalism and it was a very successful model, but it was the enemy of left wing socialist big government who hate and despise that kind of freedom because it means loss of control and influence over ‘society’.
    The socio political narrative followed by the ruling classes learned at university is a failure in terms of human progress and fulfillment yet still it is followed because political power and control is the goal.

  45. Rhoda R says: June 14, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Keith, the damage damage to the Gulf States economy will last FAR longer than the damage to the environment.
    That BP is as much an American company as a British company is just icing on the cake to O’s administration, I’m afraid. I don’t think he much likes the US.

    The feeling is mutual.

  46. i wonder if the public noticed the amount of earth activities near the Gulf before the spill. it is reasonable to think that the pressures below the Gulf sea bed were raised that it could very well be the reason for the accident. the fault will probably be those who kept drilling when the warning signs were obvious. perhaps all offshore drilling should be examined right now, just in case. if it happens again, there will be no excuses.
    we need that offshore oil for sure, but maybe right now it’d be a good idea to check this excited earth out.

  47. It is quite clear that the Deepwater Horizon exploratory well was in deep trouble at least several weeks before the explosion on the drilling rig. Certainly, “managers” within the BP organization made several really bad decisions, due to budget and schedule pressures, and clearly, those few managers had no knowledge of the drilling technology involved. They were, as I call them, simply “money men”.
    After analyzing the data as best I can (I am a retired professional civil engineer), for an exploratory well, the flow rate is unheard of, which rather well explains, in my mind, the early estimates which underestimated the actual flow by a factor greater than 10. The actual flow rate, for an exploratory oil well, beggars belief.
    I also now think that there is no possible way that this could have been anticipated by any oil company, nor could any oil company have the means to control it, contain it, or provide adequate cleanup measures. (my opinion, of course).
    There is also has been no single point of authority in our federal government established or appointed whose duty is to deal with the consequences of this national disaster, and I strongly fear, no person in our federal government with the courage to do so, from the President on down the line.
    Instead of a responsible governmental reaction, I expect that this national disaster is going to be exploited to the hilt to justify liberal political goals to destroy capitalism and replace it with socialism, if not worse.

  48. John S. @ June 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm wrote:
    A temporary moratorium on deep offshore drilling until it is understood what went wrong with the Deepwater Horizon well is reasonable, but to place a specific time limit is not. You stop until you understand what went wrong, you take measures to fix it, then you continue exploration.
    Rush made a great analogy today – Do you shut down all airline operations when there’s a plane crash? This was an exceedingly rare event. An actual Black Swan. And unfortunately, it may just change everything.

  49. Mack,
    3 reasons come to mind
    1. he’s a politician aka corrupt and wickdedly sinful and the majority of Americans aren’t as Stupid and matrixlike daized as he hoped.
    2. he’s technically not an American and still hasn’t proved other wise
    3. He’s a communist and we are not.

  50. Cassandra,
    Haven’t you figured out yet that Obama and his buddies don’t want America to be successful?
    He wants to tank us and he’s giving away billions and trillions of money we don’t have to do it.
    They want us to tank so we have no choice but to surrender our soveriegnty to the UN the EU or whatever 10 horned global government that comes out of that mess.
    REPLY: Brad just a note, please stop changing personas on WUWT. You were “1personofdifference” and now are “Brad”. See the policy page. Link in the menu bar. – Anthony

  51. anyone wanna place a bet that Obama is going to place a czar in charge of the oil industry such as he has over GMC?
    Anyone wanna bet that this leads to CAP and TRADE?
    Anyone wanna bet that after it’s too late we find out that someone intentionally sabotaged that oil rig to lead to these things?

  52. Cassandra King says:
    June 14, 2010 at 11:59 am
    The Obama regime is made up of petty small time local trouble makers crooks who hit the jackpot, their response is that of people who are out of their depth in a job they are not suited for.
    Fixed 🙂
    DaveE.

  53. You have Obamaloids, we have Cleggerons, (Like the Mysterons but more malicious).
    What fun it is to be alive today.
    DaveE.

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