- 2002 book, “The history of the University of East Anglia, Norwich," by Michael Sanderson, 497 pages, Continuum International Publishing Group. Chapter 9, "The End of the Beginning," notes the origins of the Climate Research Unit.
- at first promoted global cooling.
- from page 285:
- his prophecy
- and a future ice age within 10,000 years.
- switched to warning of global warming
- helped to shape contemporary attitudes to global warming.
photo from google books website
Climategate unit seeks money from big oil:
CRU Climategate emails, Jan. 10, 2000 and July l5, 2000 about funding meetings with Shell, BP, Esso. This was not a crime, just means they were partners with 'big oil.'
12/4/2009, "Climategate: CRU looks to “big oil” for support," Anthony Watts, WUWT
"One of the favorite put-downs from people who think they have the moral high ground in the climate debate is to accuse skeptics with this phrase:
- “You are nothing but a shill for Big Oil”...
See the entire email here:
See the entire email here:
Now who is the shill for Big Oil again? Next time somebody brings up that ridiculous argument about skeptics, show them this."
UN IPCC boss Rajendra Pachauri's appointment was at the insistence of Saudi Arabia, per ClimateGate emails:
Email from Tom Wigley to Phil Jones and others, 4/19/2002:
"Dr. Rajendra Pachauri was elected as Chair of the (UN) IPCC at a plenary meeting in Geneva. ...
- Although reports from Geneva are still sketchy, our sources on the ground
- tell us that there was
emails from CRU.
Oil companies were in on the 'climate' deal from the beginning. Why doesn't big media want people to know?
From CRU's own website, it thanks donors including BP, Shell, The Sultanate of Oman, the US Dept. of Energy, the US EPA, WWF, Greenpeace, the EU, and the UN.
This list is not fully exhaustive, but we would like to acknowledge the support of the following funders (in alphabetical order):
British Council, British Petroleum, Broom's Barn Sugar Beet Research Centre, Central Electricity Generating Board, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Commercial Union, Commission of European Communities (CEC, often referred to now as EU), Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), Department of Energy, Department of the Environment (DETR, now DEFRA), Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Eastern Electricity, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Greenpeace International, International Institute of Environmental Development (IIED), Irish Electricity Supply Board, KFA Germany, Leverhulme Trust, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), National Power, National Rivers Authority, Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), Norwich Union, Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, Overseas Development Administration (ODA), Reinsurance Underwriters and Syndicates, Royal Society, Scientific Consultants, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Scottish and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research, Shell, Stockholm Environment Agency, Sultanate of Oman, Tate and Lyle, UK Met. Office, UK Nirex Ltd., United Nations Environment Plan (UNEP), United States Department of Energy, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wolfson Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)."
3/7/11, "Background Note: Oman", US Dept. of State, www.state.gov