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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Oil companies BP and Shell gave money for formation of ClimateGate unit at University of East Anglia in 1971

Page 285, BP and Shell contributed in 1971 to the formation of East Anglia's CRU. They are also thanked on CRU's own web page under 'Acknowledgements,' along with "The Sultanate of Oman." 34% of Oman's oil production is owned by Royal Dutch Shell Oil (US State.Gov, Oman, Economy, 2p)
CRU's first director came from the UN and

"A specialist area of ENV which rose to prominence in the 1970's was the Unit of Climatic Research established in 1971...with sponsorhip from the Nuffield Foundation, Shell Oil, BP, and others. (49) It's first director was Hubert Lamb who had been in charge of the Meteorological Office's research on climate variation and was the Chair of the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation....Professor Lamb came to Norwich as "the ice man," attracting much attention for
  • his prophecy
  • and a future ice age within 10,000 years.
Within a few years in Norwich in which the heat wave of 1975-76 had intervened, he had
with dire predictions of forest and crop belts being shifted, melting ice caps, and drowned cities. A holocaust within a century was an even more exciting prospect than an ice age in 10 millenia, and it all
  • helped to shape contemporary attitudes to global warming.
It also drew much attention to UEA as did two international conferences in 1973 and 1975 which he hosted in Norwich.

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”...
Now it appears CRU is the one looking for “big oil” money. See the email:

See the entire email here:
There’s more.

"But wait that’s not all!
Further down in that email, look at who else they were looking to for money.... They were looking to not only BP but, but EXXON in its Esso incarnation:
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
intense behind-the- scenes
from East Anglia confirmed 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,


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