Wirthless gestures to a den of climate thieves #Podestaemails

Russell Cook notes that our old friend, Senator Timothy Wirth. the man who stagecrafted Dr. James Hansen’s 1988 pitch on global warming to Congress, is now trying to invite Hillary’s campaign manager to dinner with serial skeptic hater Naomi Oreskes.

I wonder if he turned up the thermostat in the restaurant?

From:timothy.wirth@unfoundation .org

To: john.podesta@gmail .com

CC: eryn_M_Sepp@who.eop .gov

Date: 2014-05-22 17:57 Subject: Invitation to dinner with Naomi Oreskes

Dear Mary and John:

Wren and I hope that you will join us for a small dinner with Professor Naomi Oreskes, Thursday, June 12, 7:30pm at The Metropolitan Club.

A prolific author and distinguished scholar, Naomi recently moved to Harvard, where she is Professor of the History of Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Naomi won many prizes for her earlier work while at the University of California at San Diego, including “Merchants of Doubt”; she has most recently been working on the parallels between the tobacco industry and the deniers of climate change.

Earlier on June 12, the United Nations Foundation is hosting a book party for her new book “The Collapse of Western Civilization: a View from the Future” (5-6:30pm, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 12th floor).

Wren and I hope that you will be able to attend the book event, and then can join us for a small and lively discussion. We look forward to seeing you on June 12.

Sincerely yours,

Timothy E. Wirth

Source: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/44706

No word on whether or not Podesta accepted. Russell Cook writes:

The UN Foundation, the place where Al Gore’s former longtime spokesperson Kalee Kreider  – a woman having no more than a BA degree in History – has ended up working at, described as “the Science and Policy Advisor at the United Nations Foundation.” Ms Kreider is among the people I term “The epicenter for the ‘Industry-corrupted Skeptic Climate Scientists’ Accusation.”

As I detail in the following blog post, Ms Kreider is seen in 2014 as a person relaying info out of the UN Secretary-General’s office to John Podesta, who was at the time the Counselor to the President, specializing in “overseeing climate change and energy policy.”

GelbspanFiles.com:  “Any people we know in the #PodestaEmails ?

Update: missing link added above: re: Gelbspan files.

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November 5, 2016 7:41 am

Hopefully it wasn’t an invitation to a “spirit dinner”.

Reply to  PaulH
November 6, 2016 2:41 am

There will be a hot tub so they can bring the kids along

November 5, 2016 7:51 am

her new book “The Collapse of Western Civilization: a View from the Future”
“The Collapse of Western Civilization: a View FOR the Future” , more like.

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 7:54 am

” I hope that you will join us for a small dinner ”
cheap-skates !
Tip: when trying to buy influence, don’t play cheap, you may get your money’s worth.

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 9:28 am

“Small” is a euphemism for “ain’t no money in it.”

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 3:45 pm

I hope that you will join us for a small dinner
“Can you make it for about 5-ish?”

george e. smith
Reply to  Greg
November 6, 2016 12:08 pm

“””””….. she has most recently been working on the parallels between the tobacco industry and the deniers of climate change. …..”””””
So Historian Oreskes uses the same fiction writing algorithm that Mickey Spillane uses.
One from Column A, one from column B, one from column C …etc
You write one fiction book. Then you select a new cast of characters from the appropriate columns, new locations new times in history and voila you have a new novel.
Even a computer can do it automatically. Saves a whole lot of time bothering to research facts etc.
I think it was some French dude who did a disgustingly obscene rewrite of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, and turned it from a Norse mythology masterpiece into a piece of modern bullshit staged in a Detroit like industrial factory environment, with an iron dragon wheeling around on iron gun carriage wheels, and characters in dungarees. I don’t remember whether he turned the Valkyries with their flaming red hair and white horses, into a bunch of gang hoodlums, or what but that was about the gist of it.
So Porfessor Naomi Orestes is up for a cheap dinner with an underperforming Senator would be playwriter.
Isn’t Orestes the name of Electra’s evil brother or one of those ancient stories. I’m not so good at mythology. I seem to let the facts get in the way of my imagination.

george e. smith
Reply to  Greg
November 6, 2016 12:11 pm

Actually “The last Days of the USA.” beginning next Tuesday. Excuse me, I think that was supposed to be Pompeii .

Jesse G.
Reply to  george e. smith
November 6, 2016 9:50 pm

George – Unfortunately, I agree with you. The “last days of the USA” is just around the corner; regardless of who wins.

November 5, 2016 7:53 am

As I’ve always said about oreskes, she’s a serial Ninth Commandment breaker when it comes to Skeptics.

Reply to  ClimateOtter
November 5, 2016 7:56 am

Is that Catholic or the Lutheran 9th you are referring to ?

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 8:21 am

*blink* oh goodie, another learning experience! Whatcha got?

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 9:06 am

I don’t know what Greg means, as the 9th is the same in Catholicism and Lutherian:
“You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife”
It’s actually the Jewish, Christian (Anglican, Reformed, Orthdox) 9th that is “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour”.

Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2016 11:03 am

Bazzer~ Curious. I am Catholic but your second version is the one that has always stuck in my mind.

george e. smith
Reply to  ClimateOtter
November 6, 2016 12:13 pm

So long as it is NOT the Article IX from the Bill of Rights, she can sin all she wants to.

November 5, 2016 8:13 am

Oops, Anthony left off the last line of my email alert, regarding my “As I detail in the following blog post” remark. The line is:
GelbspanFiles.com: “Any people we know in the #PodestaEmails ?” http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=4530

November 5, 2016 8:23 am

The Metropolitan Club in Covington, Ky (just outside of Cincinnati)? Talk about a cheap dinner. They have prices on the menu.

Jimmy Haigh
November 5, 2016 8:29 am

Didn’t Al Gore’s family make their money from tobacco? I always thought that ironic…

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
November 5, 2016 9:19 am

The phrase “their money” suggests you mean lots of money. In that sense the answer is no.
Gore, Senior was a politician and had multiple connections including with industrialist Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum, a company he ran from 1957 until his death, though he was known as well for his art collection, his philanthropy, and for his close ties to the Soviet Union.
Gore, Jr. learned from his father.
It seems being a U.S. Senator is a fast track to accumulating “their money” — their, in this case meaning yours, mine, and other people’s.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 5, 2016 10:07 am

After being ejected from the Senate Albert Gore Sr. Was Appointed President of a coal company by Armanand Hammer.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 5, 2016 3:51 pm

The first time I ran across the name Armanand Hammer I was shocked to learn it wasn’t a joke. (Reffering to the brand ARM and HAMMER)

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 5, 2016 8:07 pm

Schitzree: “The first time I ran across the name Armanand Hammer I was shocked to learn it wasn’t a joke. (Reffering to the brand ARM and HAMMER)”
Weird but true. ArmAnd Hammer, the industrialist and later philanthropist, was named after the insignia of the the Socialist Labor Party. In later years he purchased the Arm & Hammer baking soda parent company, becoming the owner of the product. Bizarre is the best interpretation. After his death it was quietly sold off.

Chad Jessup
November 5, 2016 8:34 am

“…is now trying to invite”… and “Date: 2014-05-22…” – That is May 22, 2014.

Reply to  philjourdan
November 5, 2016 11:46 am

That is hard to take, she needs some serious help. Tons of people in straightjackets that acted out like that.

John Ratcliffe
November 5, 2016 8:40 am

Re the Title line – “Mirthless” or “Worthless”, or is it a new word?
Now to read the article!!

John Ratcliffe
Reply to  John Ratcliffe
November 5, 2016 8:43 am

Now I see it. Apologies. Applause for a good trap for the nitpickers like me.

November 5, 2016 9:20 am

All I can say is “Dinner for Schmucks.”

November 5, 2016 10:04 am

“Seek and ye shall find” would be the appropriate motto for a Clinton/Climate Change search for graft. No way in hades were the Clintons going to miss out on the billions available in the green scam.
For those not already aware check out Bill Clintons involvement with Greentech.
A “smart car” read clown car company launched with Chinese visa and state money in Mississippi. The Chairman of the company was Clinton bag man Terry Mcauliffe working with one of Hillary’s brothers. No as in zero cars have been produced with former employees of y he company explaining the scam in great detail.

November 5, 2016 11:35 am

It may be wrong to judge a book by it’s cover, but if I saw her on the street I could tell her politics instantly.

November 5, 2016 12:26 pm

The Metropolitan does not look like a place where the poor of the third world meet.
As Western society collapses it is good to know there is a safe haven for the rich to decide on their fate..

November 5, 2016 1:02 pm

It sounds very similar in many ways to Podesta’s involvement with satanic cult dinners. I am sure he feels right at home with both.

Bruce Cobb
November 5, 2016 1:29 pm

The Merchant of Greenie Slime meeting with a key person in a possible (somewhat likely) next president’s sphere of influence. What could possibly be wrong with that?

November 5, 2016 1:32 pm

That Wirth would try to spread Oreskes’ poison thoughout Hillary’s camp is unsurprising. Expected.

Mickey Reno
Reply to  ristvan
November 5, 2016 3:30 pm

Oreskes might be a copperhead or a water moccasin, but Hillary is a black mamba, and she’s trying for King Cobra. No, actually, this is all very unfair to some top predators, who live and struggle to survive, biting because they’re hungry or defending themselves and just happen to inject their victims with some very powerful digestive juices. These creatures are dangerous, to be sure. But they don’t lie. They don’t dissemble. They don’t claim to be working for YOUR best interests. Such perseverance, strength and integrity doesn’t deserve to be equated with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Naomi Oreskes.

Med Bennett
November 5, 2016 3:50 pm

It’s embarrassing to me as a geologist that she is a professor of earth sciences, when she seems to know so little about earth and climate history, and has the hubris to believe that humans can control the climate.

November 5, 2016 4:15 pm

Little weight given to the idea of eating dinner, i.e., keeping it down, while sitting across from Oreskes. She is certainly not a pretty person, including her mind and her thoughts. There is nothing positive about eating with her. Considering her academic prostitution, she is challenging pond scum.

Reply to  higley7
November 6, 2016 2:52 am

What is so bad with pond scum?

george e. smith
Reply to  tty
November 6, 2016 12:26 pm

Tastes just like chicken !

Bill Powers
November 5, 2016 4:39 pm

“…she has most recently been working on the parallels between the tobacco industry and the deniers of climate change.”
Since you brought it up, the World Health Organization, numerous years ago, set out on a decade long study to prove the hypothetical that 2nd hand smoke was deleterious to the health of non-smokers. Although they failed to prove as much, they have never stopped beating that hypothetical drum. That is In parallel, to a lack of proof failing to stop the CAGW drumbeat.and has initiated the newly slanderous claim that those who stand in opposition to the impact of man’s role in climate change, deny that the ever changing climate continues to change.
The True believers of CAGW are the only people who stand in opposition to the real science and the truth ergo in denial..

November 5, 2016 5:21 pm

Hey, she has great credentials compared to Obama’s Nat. Security advisor. He’s got a Masters of Fine Arts degree…..

November 6, 2016 9:23 am

The email invite is dated May 2014.
I’m confused about the date. Has this already happened and if so what was the outcome?

george e. smith
Reply to  Kevin
November 6, 2016 12:31 pm

She is just a modern day Angela Davis, without the racist trappings.

george e. smith
Reply to  Kevin
November 6, 2016 12:31 pm

The food got cold.

Reply to  Kevin
November 6, 2016 4:09 pm

The Email is part of the trove of past Emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee’s account for John Podesta. They are of historical interest, though some involved DNC policy into the future.

george e. smith
November 6, 2016 12:24 pm

Science itself IS the history of Science.
Don’t need a Mickey Spillane to explain whodunit
“History of Science” is akin to subjects like “The Chemistry of the French Impressionists.” or even like “Social Justice”.
Or that Pulitzer prize winning “Political Science.” or other Oxymorons.

November 6, 2016 1:06 pm

I see many theists here in the comments. My question is how can you claim to be swayed by evidence in one regard and faith based in another?

Reply to  Nacoo Biznis
November 7, 2016 11:00 am

Are you saying that you have evidence that there is no god?
On the other hand there is plenty of evidence that CO2 is good for the planet.

David Ball
Reply to  Nacoo Biznis
November 7, 2016 11:50 am

Nacho(?), the existence or non existence of god are both currently faith based, unless some new information has come to light in the last ten minutes,…….

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