Friday, February 26, 2010

EPA still embraces faked UN Climate claims against US citizens

Where are Woodward and Bernstein to save us from corruption today? Answer: In their day, they worked to protect the people from corrupt government. Today they and their followers do the exact reverse: Protect a corrupt government from its entrapped people.
  • At least 4 faked UN points are being used by the government via the EPA to attack US citizens: intensity of hurricanes, Himalaya melt, frequency of hurricanes due to human actions, tropical forests ruined.
"The Environmental Protection Agency made no bones about where it shopped for its science, proudly proclaiming that
  • the IPCC had done such a good job that they did not need to do their (mandatory) independent assessment
of the risks posed to U.S. citizens from greenhouse gases, which they now propose to regulate. Now, however, they are not so proud of the IPCC... although their Endangerment Finding relies heavily on the IPCC and uses some of the IPCC's more questionable reporting.

Hat tip to Charlie Martin and Pajamas Media, from which I quote: "During the review of the Environmental Protection Agency budget in today’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing,

  • both Senator Barbara Boxer — the chair of the committee — and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson distanced themselves from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)."

Both Boxer and Jackson appeared to be trying to distance the EPA from the IPCC report. Boxer said:

  • In my opening statement, I didn’t quote one international scientist or IPCC report. … We are quoting
  • the American scientific community here.

When Inhofe directly asked (EPA's) Jackson if she still considered the IPCC report the “gold standard,” she answered:

  • "The primary focus of the endangerment finding was on climate threat
  • risks in this country." (*)

Jackson also noted:

  • "[The errors Inhofe had presented were] international events.

The information on the glaciers and other events doesn’t weaken … the evidence we considered [to make the Endangerment Finding on CO2.]"

  • So, just how independent is the IPCC's (EPA) findings? Not very--
  • the Technical Support Document averages almost two references to the IPCC on every page, and
both the Endangerment Finding and the Technical Support Document contain direct reference to IPCC findings that have been revealed to be suspect, due to inadequate sourcing or plain error.

From the EPA's Response to Public Comments, Volume 1:

  • "In fact, these assessment reports look
  • at the range of the scientific literature without “cherry-picking” and

it is EPA’s conclusion that by placing

  • primary reliance on the major assessment reports, we have ensured that the determinations are based on reports that have considered and weighed all views." ...

Number of times the IPCC is mentioned in the Endangerment Finding itself:

  • 49 (in a 52 page document)

Bonus Quote No. 1: The conclusion in the assessment literature that there is the potential for hurricanes to become more intense (and even some evidence that Atlantic hurricanes have already become more intense) reinforces the judgment that coastal communities are now endangered by human-induced climate change, and may face substantially greater risk in the future.

  • 396 (in a 210 page document)

Bonus Quote No. 2: Glacier melt in the Himalayas is projected to increase flooding and rock avalanches from destabilized slopes and to affect water resources within the next two to three decades.

Bonus Quote No. 3: The power and frequency of Atlantic hurricanes have increased substantially in
recent decades.

Bonus Quote No. 4: By mid-century, increases in temperature and associated decreases in soil water are projected to lead to gradual replacement of tropical forest by savanna in eastern Amazonia."

  • (Ed. The EPA is of course wrong in all 4 bonus quotes)
"Joined at the hip: The EPA Endangerment Finding uses the IPCC's questionable science," 2/25/10 by Thomas Fuller. via Climate Depot


Saturday, February 20, 2010

NY Times Tom Friedman pied on Earth Day by people fed up with his Greenmail

  • "Greenwash Guerillas Pie Friedman," 4/23/08: "Thomas Friedman, the author and NY Times columnist, was invited to Brown University to give a keynote speech on Earth Day, before a packed auditorium. His talk, titled "Green is the new Red White ..."


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Too big to fail--man made global warming profiteers seek bailouts

With trillions on the line and possibly down the drain, someone at a billionaire hedge fund extravaganza may have said, hey We're Too Big to Fail, grab some other fool's money to prop us up.
  • So 'climate' profiteers are pouring good millions after bad, and getting 11th hour support from reliable media pals. The news from actual news sources has been bad for awhile but today everyone knows-
their pyramid scheme is based on nothing . The lead scientist on the Nobel Prize winning UN climate report now says he's not positive after all about the data behind it's key selling point-the one that the EPA based its decision on, the one expressed in the famous
Climate Catastrophe Cheerleader the Boston Globe hails an urgent, all out $50 million tax- exempt investment to groups including a Boston Climate group. The group's co-chair is ubiquitous Mindy Lubber, according to a 2009 report (in which Boston's Mayor was joined by Al Gore making an announcement).
Soros was therefore a speaker at the Ceres/INCR/UN hedge fund extravaganza whose main purpose was to whine that US taxpayer dollars must be transferred into their wallets ASAP.
Reference, Boston Globe, "Barr Foundation giving $50 million to efforts fighting climate change," by Erin Ailworth, 2/14/10

Among investors in INCR 'climate' fund--unfortunately too many
employee retirement and other government funds:

New York City Comptroller's Office
New York City Employees Retirement System
New York State Comptroller's Office
New York State Teachers' Retirement System
North Carolina State Treasurer
Ohio State Treasurer
Oregon State Treasurer's Office
SEIU (Service Employyes Int'l Union)

"Other summit speakers include (times may change):
Goldman Sachs Senior Investment Strategist Abby Joseph Cohen
(10:50-11:15 am)

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (3:30 pm)
George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management Inc (5:00 pm)"

  • Reference: INCR, 1/14/10, "Investors representing $13 trillion call
  • on US and
  • other countries to move quickly to adopt strong climate change
    policies, "Cannot Wait for
    a Global Treaty" investors tell Congress
    and other government policy makers
    at United Nations Climate Investors Summit"
Reference: "13 Members of Congress, 17 companies and associations
file court challenge against EPA 'Endangerment Finding
," 2/10/10,
PR Newswire,US Newswire



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Phil Jones admits agenda on man-made climate-change, 11/30/09

"And he (Phil Jones) denied any attempt to influence climate data: "I have no agenda," he said."
""As you know, I’m not political. If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This isn’t being political, it is being selfish"." quote from Phil Jones


Monday, February 08, 2010

UN Climate Cronies such as Achim Steiner-Claudia Rosett

"With UN climate guru Rajendra Pachauri under fire for alleged conflicts of interest and the purveying of flawed “science,” another United Nations eco-official is stepping forward to defend UN climate findings.

His name is Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Program, or UNEP, based in Nairobi. If you are curious about potential conflicts of interest among the UN climate crowd, Steiner, along with Pachauri, is someone to watch.

Like Pachauri, Steiner is still talking about “overwhelming evidence” supporting the findings of Al Gore’s co-Nobelist Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — despite the growing body of evidence that the IPCC’s findings were more a product of UN politics than of science. In recent remarks featured as a top item on the UN’s official news site, Steiner has just praised the IPCC and re-issued the UN’s usual apocalyptic warnings: “Any delay… risks of a magnitude…urgent international response” — etc.

Who is Achim Steiner? A German, born in Brazil, he is a longtime environmentalist, former head from 2001-2006 of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN. (Sample of UN climate networking — take a deep breath, don’t even try to follow this, just roll with it: The IUCN has been phenomenally intertwined over the years with the UN cast of climate characters. When Steiner left the IUCN in 2006, he was succeeded there by a sister-in-law of a former U.S. ambassador to the UN, Richard Holbrooke. This Holbrooke in-law, Julia Marton-Lefevre , in turn, had just finished serving as rector of the UN University for Peace, in Costa Rica, which had been greatly beefed up in the years prior to her arrival by the so-called godfather of the Kyoto Treaty, Maurice Strong – first head of the same UNEP that Achim Steiner now runs).

Anyway, in December, 2005, Achim Steiner served as a judge on a panel in Dubai that awarded a $500,000 environmental prize to then-Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan. With a big smile, at a banquet in Dubai, Annan — then the UN’s top official — accepted this six-figure purse for his personal use. About three months later, Annan named Steiner, one of the judges who picked Annan for the prize, to head UNEP.

The press raised questions about whether this was a potential conflict of interest. Annan, months after accepting the $500,000 prize, and weeks after the flap over his appointment of Steiner to UNEP, finally said he would turn over his fat cash prize to UN relief efforts. But Achim Steiner did not give up his UNEP job. The UN claimed there was no conflict of interest. Steiner has since been running UNEP, which fields a $225 million annual budget. Based in Nairobi, UNEP is way off the radar of most media scrutiny, and under Steiner’s management it is evidently on board with the agenda to shove the Pachauri-IPCC agenda down your throat, however questionable the “science.”

This tale of Kofi’s cash prize does not figure in Steiner’s official UN biography. But something that does, if you scroll down to the end, is Steiner’s position on the advisory board of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, or CCICED, which describes itself on its web site as “a high level non-governmental advisory body” set up in 1992 by the Chinese government.

Perhaps by the UN’s flabby standards this does not count as a conflict of interest. But the UN, last I checked, is a public institution, bankrolled in substantial part by U.S. tax dollars, and set up to serve its member states. Is it appropriate that Achim Steiner, while serving as senior public servant, head of a major UN agency, UNEP, should also be on the advisory board of a Chinese NGO set up the Chinese government?

Some of the other folks connected with this same CCICED have names you might also start to recognize. A 2002 meeting of this body was keynoted by Maurice Strong ,a former UN senior official now living in China. And among the 23 “International Members” currently listed on the CCICED’s web site are not only Achim Steiner, head of UNEP, but also the IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri. (And, in case you are interested in the trajectory of former UN officials and affiliates, two of the other members are former UNEP director Klaus Toepfer, who preceded Steiner at the UN agency; and former rector of the UN University for Peace, who succeed Steiner at the IUCN, Julia Marton-Lefevre — see italics above).

Bottom line: Does anyone trying to follow this spaghetti start to wonder if the UN should have a much clearer policy to prohibit and penalize conflicts of interest? Especially among high-ranking officials prone to issuing apocalyptic calls to re-engineer the economy of the planet – under their direction, and at vast cost to the rest of us?"

Friday, February 05, 2010

Crime infested EU carbon trading registry records all linked at United Nations

As Ingrid Bergman said in the film Casablanca speaking to a Major of the Third Reich, approximately:
  • "You may recall what your guarantees have meant in the past...."
"The EU carbon-trading program, the world’s largest, includes about 11,000 factories and power plants. Companies that emit more than their cap must buy additional permits, while those that cut emissions more than required can sell their surplus.

Software Safe

The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said it has been informed of nine “fraudulent transactions” involving theft of passwords belonging to participants in the EU program. Software for national registries hasn’t been compromised, the UNFCCC said today in a statement.

  • “Many national registries have already confirmed that they have taken appropriate security measures and that access to their system is now secured,” it said. “The UNFCCC secretariat is collaborating closely with the remaining national registries to ensure that access to their systems is secured.”...

The ITL, which validates and records all transactions of emission units

  • under the Kyoto Protocol,

hasn’t been subject to interference and is “fully secure and operational,” the UNFCCC said.""

  • Right. That's a peer reviewed conclusion? (ed.)

Reference, Bloomberg report from Brussels, 2/3, "UniCredit urges Carbon Account Checks after EU Scam Update 2"