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MI6 Head Explains the Focus of British Espionage Against China is Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; Richard Moore, head of MI6, Britain’s answer to the CIA, says gathering intelligence about Chinese compliance with climate pledges will be his spy agency’s highest priority.

MI6 begins ‘green spying’ on big polluting countries

Richard Moore, the new chief of the secret service, suggested countries such as China will be watched to ensure climate commitments are kept

By Jack Hardy
24 April 2021 • 10:25pm

Richard Moore, head of the UK’s foreign intelligence service, described climate change as the “foremost international foreign policy item for this country and for the planet”.

It means the big industrial countries will be monitored by MI6 to ensure they are upholding their commitments to combating rising global temperatures.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/24/mi6-begins-green-spying-big-polluting-countries/

I would like to believe this is some kind of clever disinformation, maybe an attempt by the head of MI6 to convince Chinese counter-intelligence that the British are not a serious adversary. But I think he actually means it. Or maybe that is what I am supposed to think…

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Jay Willis
April 27, 2021 10:08 am

“MI6 to ensure they are upholding their commitments”

But, er, China haven’t made any commitments…. hold on….

“In his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 22, 2020, President Xi Jinping of China announced that China will scale up its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to tackling climate change by adopting more vigorous policies and measures in an effort to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and reach carbon neutrality before 2060.”

MI6 ready for action: commited to upholding vigorous commitments in 2060. Tax money well spent.

Curious George
Reply to  Jay Willis
April 27, 2021 10:42 am

00-00-00-007 and other top-grade agents.

Paul Johnson
Reply to  Curious George
April 27, 2021 12:30 pm

I believe that would be Agent 0.07 C; the expected impact of the Paris Accord.

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Bryan A
Reply to  Paul Johnson
April 27, 2021 2:12 pm

Gee MI6 that’s really tough
China pledged to increase their output until 2030 then revisit.

It isn’t 2030 yet so…
Is China still increasing output?

If YES then job done, tell them they’re the best for producing more GHG as promised
If NO then spank them for not keeping their pledged climate goals of producing more GHGs

Reply to  Bryan A
April 27, 2021 3:41 pm

I think spanking may be a bit harsh, some kind words of encouragement followed by some finger waving might do the trick if you believe in CAGW.

Reply to  Curious George
April 27, 2021 9:35 pm

Austin Powers and Fat Bastard.

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Curious George
April 28, 2021 1:55 am

007 left because he could see a chink in the UK’s armour.

Reply to  Jay Willis
April 27, 2021 10:58 am

This is actually elegant. It’s like Mutually Assured Destruction. The Chinese can use CAGW to wreck our economy but turnabout is fair play.

We’ll know the Brits are serious when they hire St. Greta to scold the Chinese government for its shortcomings. The mere thought makes me shudder.

Jim Hendry
Reply to  commieBob
April 29, 2021 4:34 am

Your reference to St Greta matched my thoughts on the ludicrous MI6 pronouncement. Put her in charge and save money by disbandimg the organisation, if they consider this hoax Climate Change money making racket more important than National Security.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Jay Willis
April 27, 2021 1:39 pm

Next generation of zeros (order to freeze!) will be more like healthy milk “Stirred, not shaken”; shaking produced too much heath.

Reply to  Jay Willis
April 28, 2021 6:28 am

as an aside –

one might expect spooks to keep something of an eye on unpleasant infectious diseases that are a real threat to their respective countries – allied to their mates employed as diplomats of which the UK had 200+ in and around China in 2019 / 2020.

Homg Kong has extensive biosecurity facilities on China border crossings – the proffered reason being the near annual bug outbreaks in mainland China.

The UK even had a consulate in Wuhan whose tasking must at least part be to report (spy by some definitions …) on goings on economically, politically and public health wise.

It’s not unreasonable to surmise that the clip below neatly summarizes where we are:


Ron Long
April 27, 2021 10:11 am

The MI6 focus on Existential threat of climate is no different than President Biden declaring the administration will focus on fighting climate change. All of this means that China is living free inside the heads of the more advanced cultures who are willing to self-destruct. China will do whatever is best for China, and telling lies is not only acceptable but becoming common. A side issue for the USA has appeared in the form of Climate Czar John Heinz Kerry apparently telling Iran that Israel was attacking their commando units inside Syria. He denies it but looks guilty. So, who is the next Climate Czar? Wait for it.

navy bob
Reply to  Ron Long
April 27, 2021 2:37 pm

More accurately, John Kerry Heinz. She writes the checks in that family.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Ron Long
April 27, 2021 5:39 pm

“So, who is the next Climate Czar?”

Bradley ‘Chelsea’ Manning, the Belle of the 10th Mountain Division, is available and has the same qualifications as Lurch.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Ron Long
April 28, 2021 4:15 am

Hasn’t China always done what is good for China? They remained fairly-well isolated from the rest of the world for centuries only opening up to the west when forced to by the exertion of greater force.

Bill Powers
April 27, 2021 10:18 am

The whole world has lost its frickin mind.

China will defeat the U.S. from within. The recent election was a critical step for them to ultimately replace the U.S. Dollar with the Yuan as the worlds trade currency and throw a bankrupt U.S. into receivership. T

hey will destabilize the world market place from their current position as chief supplier of cheap goods and services to the rest of the world.

And these Jack@rses expect those of us that are paying attention to believe that it is climate change (something the planet manages on its own quite well, that threatens the first world order? If Richard Moore actually expects his primary role to be watching China compliance to climate change the world is really screwed. And he should be removed from his position. At the very least somebody needs to help him extract his head from up his…

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Bill Powers
April 28, 2021 4:19 am

Asians have always looked at the world through their own biases, totally different from Western biases. To foolishly assume that they are just the same in their thinking as the Western world is a recipe for disaster and these clowns really should know better. Doesn’t anyone read history anymore?

alastair gray
April 27, 2021 10:19 am

The spy who came in from the warm!. What a spineless branless moron or a dyed in the wool traitor – like Prince – soon God help us to be King Chuck

Reply to  alastair gray
April 27, 2021 10:33 am

King Chuck!!

That’s more scary than King Kong.

John Tillman
Reply to  alastair gray
April 27, 2021 10:37 am

King Upchuck!

Moore, Dick Moore.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  alastair gray
April 27, 2021 1:10 pm

There’s no doubt about the fact that Britain’s ‘next in line’ is a right Charlie.

Steve Richards
April 27, 2021 10:23 am

I have always supported our intelligence services but this is taking the pee.

Boff Doff
April 27, 2021 10:23 am

The name is Burned, Flames Burned. Licensed to fill. Corrupt politicians pockets!

April 27, 2021 10:26 am

When is the attack on Taiwan planned? and Ukraine and the South China Sea islands and Indian Ocean nations and Israel and Saudi Arabia and ….

They are emboldened by this stroke of luck.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 27, 2021 1:28 pm

The Chinese Communist Party celebrates its 100th year anniversary on 1July. If Taiwan is still free and independent on that date it will be a loss of face for Emperor Xi if he hasn’t taken bold steps to correct that.

April 27, 2021 10:30 am

You’ll know it’s too late when they wave the “agreement” in the air like Chamberlain.

Women and children and diversity members to the limited bunkers as a precaution. The ship hit an ice berg but there is nothing to worry about.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 27, 2021 10:41 am

Gender dysphoric children first.

April 27, 2021 10:38 am

And what will they do when they ‘catch’ countries not upholding their promises? Shame them? Like China gives a damn what other countries think as long as it doesn’t interrupt their plans.

April 27, 2021 10:39 am

And yet China continues to pump out R-22. CCP stands for Climate Criminals for Profit.

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
April 27, 2021 8:10 pm

And CFC-11 and CFC-12

April 27, 2021 10:48 am

He will rely heavily on WHO investigator reports in their other work tracking down the imported frozen seafood that the CCP claims was the source of COVID19. Great.

Remember not to find anything or it will damage trade agreements and British investment.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 27, 2021 1:24 pm

Given that they seem to rely heavily on civilian keyboard amateurs like ‘Bellingcat’ to provide top grade intelligence analysis, I can only facepalm – there are just no words for this level of stupidity.

April 27, 2021 10:49 am

Forget about nuclear and bioweapons. China will defeat the West with a piece of coal. Oh wait. They already have.

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April 27, 2021 10:54 am

Hilarious! Still April.

April 27, 2021 10:56 am

What medal does he get for not looking and not finding? Is it the Chuck Chuckle?

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 27, 2021 1:31 pm

China has been playing switcheroo with intelligence services for years – while everyone was looking at the new islands (the ones with no military value or defences and runways too short for anything except light aircraft or helicopters) near the Spratly’s, what was China doing away from that sleight of hand, that they needed to divert attention away from? The Russians have a word for that sort of thing – ‘maskirovka’ – the art of deception.

Dave Yaussy
April 27, 2021 11:05 am

Since China has publicly announced they aren’t going to get serious about reducing emissions until 2030, what is there for the spies to do?

I suppose that MI6 won’t be spying on China’s Uighur re-education and rape camps, because they are actively involved in building cheap solar panels – good for the climate!

There’s finally a real world evil genius plotting world domination, and MI6 (and I’m sure the CIA) is making sure he meets his vague, unenforceable climate goals. Who needs James Bond?

Richard Page
Reply to  Dave Yaussy
April 27, 2021 1:34 pm

Oh, sorry – didn’t you get the memo? In this new age of non-discriminatory hiring policies, the agent is now Jane Blonde, and she’s doing her nails I believe.

Reply to  Dave Yaussy
April 27, 2021 2:07 pm

Ian Fleming called – he wants his legacy back.

Reply to  Mr.
April 28, 2021 7:45 am

What will the next Bond film be called?

1] CoalFinger

2] License to Drill

3] CO2raker

4] CarbonEye

5] ClimatePu$$y

6] The Man with the Graphite Gun

7] Wind is Forever

8] Dr. CO2

9] Decarbonization is not Enough

10] Quantum Solar Panel

11] The Denier who Snowed Me

We should have a WUWT contest for best suggestion !!! /s

April 27, 2021 11:17 am

Richard Moore and his brother Michael, dumb and dumber!

Reply to  Philip
April 27, 2021 1:54 pm


April 27, 2021 11:18 am

What!? Even the spy agencies are grovelling for climate cash?

Reply to  PCman999
April 27, 2021 8:12 pm

Everybody loves a free lunch and an expo event in a foreign country.

April 27, 2021 11:29 am

I’m hoping this is a double bluff.

Our spy agencies are known for playing dirty. This would be too incredulous to be anything but…. Wouldn’t it…..?

Reply to  AleaJactaEst
April 27, 2021 2:41 pm

So am I, but by the looks of it, is more like doubly insanity.

Andy Espersen
April 27, 2021 11:34 am

The really tragic, indeed frightening, aspect of this report is that the governments of both Britain and The US are under the ideological sway of the opinion that “climate change is the foremost international foreign policy item for [their countries] and for the planet”.

Sober science accepts the theory that increased atmospheric CO2 percentage will cause some global warming – but without clear supporting evidence scientific theories should not be elevated to a “foremost international foreign policy item”.

That shows naive, un-grounded decision making and lack of intellectual maturity – dangerous qualities in any government, if you think about it.

April 27, 2021 11:45 am

“Here I am with Uncle Roger” – see Richard Moore on Twitter.
Meanwhile M has other plans , other pokers in the fire, – war in Ukraine with NATO and Russia, whose President, Zelensky met personally with last October to foment. Maybe they also discussed Ukrainian coal?

It is pretty ridiculous to see WUWT’s utter incompetence – it was Moore’s Russia Desk under Dearlove and Steele that ruined Trump’s presidency.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  bonbon
April 27, 2021 9:05 pm

Say what? You need to cut back on those Tide Pods.

Reply to  bonbon
April 27, 2021 11:45 pm

Only a complete child-mind would call itself “bonbon”

And its posts prove it.

Sounds like the name of one of those little chimpanzees at the zoo..

April 27, 2021 11:50 am

Oh Good! After they solve Chinas missing CO2 commitments, they can investigate why toilet paper and paper surgical masks disappeared from store shelves in January 2020 before any pandemic happened.

April 27, 2021 11:57 am

Why not use satellites to count the solar panels and windmills?

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  fretslider
April 27, 2021 1:34 pm

There is a PNAS study where academic researchers used open source, commercial satellite data to show in 2014 that China intentionally under-reports by a large margin its emissions from coalfired power plants.

So it doesn’t take national level spy agencies to figure out the ChiComms are liars.

Reply to  fretslider
April 27, 2021 4:32 pm

Because there were solar farms that weren’t actually connected to any distribution networks.
Built just for the western activists to pay homage to, and laud the CCP’s “progress”.

Brendan Mallon
April 27, 2021 12:28 pm

A focus on Chinese bio security and potential cover-ups of emerging epidemics in that nation might have been of more use to us about a year and a half ago (as exemplified by the Taiwanese security services).

Peta of Newark
April 27, 2021 12:29 pm

What kind of trip are these folks on, how dumb do they think everybody else is…

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 27, 2021 3:37 pm

Obviously nobody is as smart as them, so they think everyone is really dumb.

Bruce Cobb
April 27, 2021 12:41 pm

Because broadcasting to the enemy what you are planning to do has always been a good strategy.

April 27, 2021 12:45 pm

That is exactly when GB confirmed quite clearly as a Great practical joke… THE.

Already sold and bought by the China.

A 007 climate Bond !!

What the F…


Climate believer
April 27, 2021 12:51 pm

Why is the head of the secret service telling everybody what he’s doing?

I mean the guys on twitter for gods sake showing his preferred pro nouns!



Reply to  Climate believer
April 27, 2021 1:05 pm

Because that what China tells these guys in GB to say or do.

The 007 agent training grounds… territory of China under supervision of Chinese military.

How better or more efficient you want it.

China also pays the wages of/for any GB intelligence.

It is just a matter of fact.

Covid-19, anyone.
Still.MI6, under China orders.


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Reply to  Climate believer
April 27, 2021 1:21 pm

MI5 now has a twitter account… I gather they posted ‘you are following us… but are we following you?’

Reply to  griff
April 27, 2021 2:00 pm

MI5 it is lately just a propaganda machine, ran by inmates in GB… payed by China.

griffie, in comparison you are still good, a good person… as a Briton, if you are one still!


Reply to  griff
April 27, 2021 4:59 pm

MI5 now has a twitter account

Good to know Griff, but this article is about MI6

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mr.
April 27, 2021 9:08 pm

Shhhhh, Mr., that’s secret. Now he’s going to tell the Chinese.

Bruce Cobb
April 27, 2021 12:51 pm

I like my Klimate Koolade shaken, not stirred.

Bryan A
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 27, 2021 2:17 pm

Shaken…you little agitator

April 27, 2021 1:18 pm

In an age when transparency and accountability are all the rage, will Mr Moore keep us Brits infomed about his agency’s findings? After all, it can’t endanger the UK’s security if he tells us that the Chinese have yet to do anything to limit their emissions. In fact, I could save the UK taxpayer lots of money by telling Mr Moore now what his secret agents will find over the next ten years.

Richard Page
Reply to  Alba
April 27, 2021 3:40 pm

According to John le Carre, MI6 used to be known as the ‘Circus’. Today the circus is known as ‘MI6’.

Joel O’Bryan
April 27, 2021 1:23 pm

MI6 – Making Austin Powers look like a genius.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 27, 2021 1:38 pm

Right-Handed Shark
April 27, 2021 1:37 pm

Sherriff J W Pepper had the measure of the man:

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
April 27, 2021 2:05 pm

Biggus Dickus… what the F.

Reply to  whiten
April 27, 2021 2:31 pm

This shite is so fracked up, as unbelievable, can’t stop laughing at it,

The name of the wife is even more fracked up.


Reply to  whiten
April 27, 2021 2:33 pm

Sincerely, no idea what the name of this guy is, but praying that is not Biggus Dickus…

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  whiten
April 27, 2021 3:22 pm

?? I posted the link to a clip from “Live And Let Die”, and it still shows the same clip to me. Are you seeing a clip from “the Life Of Brian”? Weird.

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
April 27, 2021 3:45 pm

A chained clip, not direct one, but still killing me… 🙂

Richard Page
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
April 27, 2021 3:48 pm

You have to scroll a bit….

Chris Hanley
April 27, 2021 3:00 pm

It’s an MI6 tradition, he is working for the ‘other side’ like past MI6 officers Philby, Blake, Burgess, Cairncross, although in this case I don’t know specifically who the ‘other side’ is.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
April 27, 2021 3:13 pm

The Biggus Dickus side…. still laughing like mad…

Richard Page
Reply to  whiten
April 27, 2021 3:53 pm

“Stwike him Centuwion, stwike him wuffly!”

April 27, 2021 3:53 pm

MI6 Head Richard Moore looks like an idiot, so he probably does believe what he is quoted as saying about British Espionage in China being about Climate Change.

April 27, 2021 4:22 pm

Does he have experience writing IPCC press releases and govt. level reports?

April 27, 2021 4:25 pm

Nearly fell off my chair laughing … is this what MI6 has devolved to ? No wonder the likes of Christopher Steele prospered there and continue to receive support.

April 27, 2021 4:58 pm

Is the report already written for him?

Rory Forbes
April 27, 2021 5:16 pm

“gathering intelligence” ????

The guy is clearly an idiot, so I’m guessing he could use as much intelligence as he can “gather”.

However, someone needs to explain to him there will be no vicarious benefits once it’s gathered.

So … what if China doesn’t live up to the agreements it DIDN’T make? Will the foreign office or MI6 get to call them hurtful names?

Gordon A. Dressler
April 27, 2021 5:19 pm

“Richard Moore, head of the UK’s foreign intelligence service, described climate change as the ‘foremost international foreign policy item for this country and for the planet’.

Where is 007 when you really, really need him?

April 27, 2021 7:49 pm

Mr Bean might do a better job but at the moment it looks more like they’re using Johnny English movies as training videos?

Robert of Ottawa
April 27, 2021 9:45 pm

I assume he’s lying.

Walter Pate
April 27, 2021 10:10 pm

He is no “A Man Named Intrepid”…

April 27, 2021 10:10 pm

What’s needed us a 100 million dollar program to train CO2 sniffing homing pigeons

Barry Sheridan
April 27, 2021 11:45 pm

China could not care a jot about western inspired concerns over climate pledges, assuming that is, they actually make any. They will in time improve their own situation but that has nothing to do with the concerns of anyone else.

April 28, 2021 3:07 am

And what exactly will the UK do if China has been found not to be keeping to their climate commitments?

I’ll tell you what they’ll do – nothing is what they’ll do. The Chinese can’t believe how easy it will be for them to become the dominant power in the 21st century.

Jim Edwards
April 28, 2021 4:28 am

China is making moves across the globe in an effort to become the most powerful country in the world. Infiltrating every western country undermining their way of life, trade wars, business deals cyber attacks to organising military responses. Western world is spying on China to make sure they commit to CO2. No prize for guessing who will win at this game.

April 28, 2021 4:12 pm

Spying typically comes before war.
That’s where this climate insanity is inexorably leading.
Our journalists will soon be fed phrases to spread like “climate terrorism” and “holding the world hostage”. With a sprinkling of “children” and “future”.
Then will come their nice big war to level us all down to the dark ages and much lower CO2 emissions.

April 29, 2021 12:19 am

The climate hustle has become the new opium war against China. The same western powers that in the 1800’s forced China to consume opium for western profit, are now trying to force the Chinese people to smoke the brain-rotting psychedelic drug of catastrophist pseudoscience.

Not long now before the gunboats sail forth and it turns to war – as it did last time. Welcome to the century of the climate crusade.

April 29, 2021 11:18 am

Have they deciphered these cryptic words yet among Chinese communications: We win!!!!

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