Carbon credit climate scam: the fraud prosecutions begin

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The London Evening Standard has a very interesting story today (20 September 2016) describing the first day of a professor’s fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court, London, for operating an alleged £60 million climate-related tax dodge. The story, headed World-famous conservationist “was part of £60 million eco-projects tax…

Two Hundred Million Dollar Scientific Grant Fraud Case

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Federal Prosecutors have launched a gigantic fraud case against Duke University, North Carolina, accusing Duke University of embezzling $200 million in federal research grants, by presenting doctored data with their grant applications. Whistleblower sues Duke, claims doctored data helped win $200 million in grants On a Friday in March 2013,…

Is the Reuters “news” agency committing fraud?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Yet another screaming Reuters headline, this time Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up, precedes yet another screaming, inaccurate, prejudiced Reuters “news” article about the totalitarians’ current hot topic. http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2016/07/21/earth-on-track-for-hottest-year-ever-as-warming-speeds-up/, written from Geneva, cites the World Meteorological Disorganization as saying the Earth is warming…

USGS finds data fraud, closes environmental chemistry lab

Misconduct has led to delays and 1 retraction in environmental quality measurements reports By Jessica Morrison (E&CN) Alleged misconduct and data manipulation at a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory may have affected thousands of environmental quality measurements processed between 2008 and 2014, according to the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). As many as 24…

AG’s striking back at #ExxonKnew and #RICO20 say – “we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too”

From the Washington Times and the department of “Mutally Assured Destruction” (MAD) comes this blowback. If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13…

Fraud: Most EU Carmakers Report False CO2 Emissions

Tesla Throws Cold Water On Its Own Hype Volkswagen’s diesel scandal could just be the tip of a very large iceberg when it comes to carmakers faking emissions figures. Carmakers are exploiting weak and outdated EU laws to claim misleading statistics about fuel efficiency, a new report says. Real-world CO2 emissions are up to 40…

Another Climate Scientist Accused of Financial Fraud

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Climate Scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by Australian authorities, and accused of falsifying half a million dollars worth of expenses. A CLIMATE scientist who did research on the Great Barrier Reef for the Federal Government is accused of ripping off taxpayers to the tune of $556,508…

James Hansen: Paris Talks are “a fraud”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall James Hansen, the godfather of the Global Warming movement, has weighed into the Paris COP21 climate circus, by dismissing the climate conference as fraudulent and fake. According to The Guardian; Mere mention of the Paris climate talks is enough to make James Hansen grumpy. The former Nasa scientist, considered the…

Russian President: Climate Change is Fraud

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t DailyCaller – Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that he thinks the Western climate scare is a fraud, designed to restrain industrial development in countries like Russia. According to the New York Times; While Western media have examined the role of rising temperatures and drought in this year’s record…

Californian Recycling Fraud Case

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A Californian truck driver has been charged with smuggling tons of used beverage containers from out of state into California, to defraud the California Redemption Value (CRV), which pays out 5 – 10c per beverage container at Californian recycling centres. According to Reuters; A Los Angeles-area truck driver has been…

New paper: Fraud, Bias & Public Relations – The 97% ‘Consensus’ And Its Critics

Claims of 97% consensus on global warming depend on research described as fraudulent and biased London, 8 September: A new briefing note published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation examines claims made by a great many commentators across the world, including President Obama and Ed Davey, of an overwhelming consensus on climate change. These depend on research…

NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism While alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar with real life science understand a scientist’s opinion should always be challenged- challenged because personal…

Is it time to prosecute the IPCC for fraud?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The IPCC, having spent almost two months working out how to respond to my complaint about a notoriously bogus graph in its Fourth Assessment Report, has found itself not guilty. In doing so, it is wilfully perpetuating a fraud, which will now be reported to the prosecuting authorities. My complaint…

Monckton challenges the IPCC – suggests fraud – and gets a response

The IPCC fraud case (but not the planet) hots up Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Two weeks ago I reported the central error in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007) to its secretariat. After the contributing scientists had submitted their final draft report, the bureaucrats and politicians had tampered with the HadCRUt3 graph…

Has the Met Office committed fraud?

Guest post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The truth is out. No amount of hand-wringing or numerical prestidigitation on the part of the usual suspects can any longer conceal from the world the fact that global warming has been statistically indistinguishable from zero for at least 18 years. The wretched models did not predict that.…

Big jump observed in scientific research fraud

Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers WASHINGTON (AP) — Fraud in scientific research, while still rare, is growing at a troubling pace, a new study finds. A review of retractions in medical and biological peer-reviewed journals finds the percentage of studies withdrawn because of fraud or suspected fraud has jumped substantially since the mid-1970s.…

UK Conference of Science Journalists: ‘institutions unlikely to fairly investigate allegations of fraud made against their own’

Guest post by Douglas J. Keenan The 2012 UK Conference of Science Journalists was held on June 25th. The programme is available on the UKCSJ web site. The conference is intended for science journalists, as its name says; I attended at the kind invitation of the President of the Association of British Science Writers, Connie…

Euro Carbon Market Fraud – trade suspended

From the Telegraph: European carbon market suspended over fraud fears The European carbon market has been thrown into turmoil after the scandal-hit scheme was suspended for a week over suspicions of fraud. More than €2bn (£1.7bn) of trade is likely to be disrupted after the European Commission said it would prevent transactions until January 26.

Carbon trading fraud in Belgium – “up to 90% of the whole market volume was caused by fraudulent activities”

From the Guardian: Belgian prosecutors highlighted the massive losses faced by EU governments from VAT fraud today after they charged three Britons and a Dutchman with money-laundering following an investigation into a multimillion-pound scam involving carbon emissions permits. The three Britons, who were arrested last month in Belgium, were accused of failing to pay VAT…

News from Copenhagen: Denmark rife with CO2 fraud

Gosh, who could have predicting this? Oh, wait, haven’t we we heard this same thing months before in Britain? See this WUWT story. From Tuesday, 01 December 2009 10:08 DN News Denmark rife with CO2 fraud Scams in many countries are subject to investigation by authorities Authorities in several countries investigate VAT tax fraud stemming…

Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Judith Curry (one of the guests): The ABC, Australia’s government owned media outlet, has dedicated an entire Science Show program, including a star cast of climate skeptics, to exploring why some politicians and academics dispute the alleged climate consensus. Has ‘denying’ won? Saturday 24 June 2017 12:05PM (view full…

AAAS: “Let’s hold them accountable”

Guest post by David Middleton This morning, I received another email from the American Association for the Advancement of Science… We cannot overstate this: Under the current administration, the future of scientific inquiry and discovery in the U.S. is in serious jeopardy. You can do something important right now to protect our progress and our…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #273

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Rule of Law? In a frank interview about President Trump’s withdraw from the Paris Agreement, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt articulates what many skeptics believe to be a major failing in the EPA and other government regulatory entities –…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #272

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Destroying the Planet? President Trump did the unthinkable for many – he announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement (Accords). The reaction of the horrified was predictable. How dare he? A bit of history is…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #271

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala, President What Did Trump Learn? President Trump just returned from a meeting with the G-7, a group of industrialized nations. According to reports, some of the leaders of the G-7 countries tried to convince Trump of the need to commit…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #270

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Biases in UAH Data? Repeated testing of assumptions, calculations, and models and publicly reporting the results are marks of a rigorous scientific program. The results of such testing are not found in the reports of the UN Intergovernmental…

Proof the New York Times Stealthily Revises its Articles after Publication

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein NY Times regularly revises its articles after publication. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and are nothing like real time updates in developing stories. These are regular articles that undergo dramatic changes that appear as if NY Times editors received a commissar’s call stressing the party line and demanding the article…

Kevin Trenberth Defends the Climate Community “Scientific Method”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall In the wake of the science committee testimony, Climate Scientist Kevin Trenberth has insisted that Climate Science does follow the scientific method. But Trenberth himself may have strayed outside accepted scientific methodology. Yes, we can do ‘sound’ climate science even though it’s projecting the future Nobody can observe events in…

House Hearing on “Climate Science”: Eyewitness Report and Thoughts

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Chairman – Lamar Smith (R-TX). Hearing subject – Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. Panel of Witnesses: Dr. Judith Curry, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., and Michael Mann. Guest essay by Leo Goldstein Summary Democratic members of the Committee did everything they could…

Renewable Energy, what is the cost?

By Andy May A key question to think about, do renewable fuels decrease fossil fuel use, or do they increase it? What are the costs of using renewable energy? The sun and wind are free, does that make wind and solar power free? Biofuels require power to plant crops, make fertilizer and spread it, harvest…

British Foreign Aid Scandal: “Hundreds of Millions” Wasted on Useless Renewable Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Telegraph, a major UK Newspaper, has investigated a scandalous waste of British taxpayer’s money on expensive renewables projects which deliver very little return for the money invested. Hundreds of millions of British aid ‘wasted’ on overseas climate change projects Robert Mendick, chief reporter 12 MARCH 2017 • 10:00PM Serious questions…

Diogenes searching for honest energy policies

Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power Guest essay by Paul Driessen The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate…

Science deniers in the wind industry

The human health consequences of manipulated measurements Guest essay by Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, LCP Like the tobacco industry before it, the wind industry has spent decades vehemently denying known harmful consequences associated with its product, while promoting its fraudulent feel-good image. Dismissing or denying the serious health impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines is wishful…