Sunday, January 24, 2010

Climategate Was No Blip: Lies and Deception are Coming to Light Everywhere

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article: "Pachauri: the real story behind the Glaciergate scandal" in which further shocking facts are revealed about the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, and the recent revelation that the alarmist predictions in the 2007 IPCC report that the Himalayan glaciers would probably melt by 2035. (See also the story in the Times Online.)

The original scandal was that there was no scientific basis whatsoever for this alarmist claim that the glaciers in the Himalyas were about to disappear. We need to understand that 40% of the world's population obtains its drinking water from rivers nourished by the glaciers in the Himalyans, so this prediction scared the dickens out of people in the East, especially India. Then, when the Indian government's expert, Dr Vijay Raina, denounced the IPCC report as "baseless," Dr. Pachauri (who won the Nobel Prize along with Al Gore for global warming work), lambasted him as practicing "voodoo science."

It turns out that the voodoo is on the other foot now and the bullying practices of the AGW alarmists are exposed yet again. Dr. Pachauri has now been forced to admit that: "the statement in its 2007 report that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035 had no scientific basis, and its inclusion in the report reflected a "poor application" of IPCC procedures." Now the Indian government is demanding that he apologize for his "voodoo science" remarks about Dr. Vijay Raina.

What is startling is the revelation of the financial milking of the alarmism by the alarmists.
"What has now come to light, however, is that the scientist from whom this claim originated, Dr Syed Hasnain, has for the past two years been working as a senior employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Delhi-based company of which Dr Pachauri is director-general. Furthermore, the claim – now disowned by Dr Pachauri as chairman of the IPCC – has helped TERI to win a substantial share of a $500,000 grant from one of America's leading charities, along with a share in a three million euro research study funded by the EU."

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"The year after the IPCC report was published, however, Dr Hasnain was recruited by Dr Pachauri to head a new glaciology unit at TERI. In a matter of months, TERI was given a share in a $500,000 dollar study of melting Himalayan glaciers funded by a US charity, the Carnegie Corporation. It is clear from Carnegie's database that a key part in winning this contract was played by Dr Hasnain's claim that most glaciers in the region "will vanish within 40 years as a result of global warming".In May 2009 TERI was also given a share in a three million euro project funded by the EU. Citing the WWF's 2005 report, the EU set up its "High Noon" project to study the impact of melting Himalayan glaciers. It was particularly keen to foster alarm over the Himalayas as a means to win Indian support for action on climate change at last year's Copenhagen conference."
So one of Dr. Pachauri's employees cooks up a scare mongering myth and Dr. Pachauri sells it to a credulous world. Then the two of them laugh all the way to the bank.

The terms of reference of the investigation of the British Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee have now been released. James Delingpole is amazed that it may not be an automatic cover up after all. They are setting out to find answers to the really important questions:
"But here’s the really surprising part: it’s planning to ask the right questions.

— What are the implications of the disclosures for the integrity of scientific research?
— Are the terms of reference and scope of the Independent Review announced on 3 December 2009 by UEA adequate (see below)?
— How independent are the other two international data sets?

This is very heartening news for taxpayers, rationalists, and everyone who believes in the integrity of the scientific process. "

Obviously, the thorough investigation of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit is of the utmost importance to the entire world because a searchlight shined on the inner workings of the AGW alarmists is bound to help in answering the burning question of whether world governments are actually facing a real emergency in the form of anthropogenic global warming or not. At stake is trillions of dollars, the possible loss of national sovereignty to world government and the possible re-deployment of vast sums away from helping the poor to fight a non-existent problem - not to mention the fraudalent enrichment of themselves at our (the tax payers') expense by climate hustlers.

1 comment:

mr said...

A relatively tame Hitler parody video

Glaciergate: Hitler's Last Straw