News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

California cap and trade said to be worth billions a year, will fake 'scientist' CARB hired who submitted fake data get his share?

How much from the 'several billion dollars each year' will go to fake California "scientist" Hien Tran with a mail order degree who made up statistics CARB used knowing they were fake because they wanted to pass a fraudulent bill?

May 29, 2012, "California counting its carbon tax riches," Cal Watchdog, Katy Grimes

(Scroll down for subhead:)

"Cap and Trade revenue hearing

CARB’s Board of Directors held a hearing last week to discuss the anticipated revenues from upcoming Cap and Trade auctions, and how they planned to spend the windfall monies....

Nichols reported that CARB does not know how much money will come in from carbon trading auctions, but the CARB Board estimates “several billion dollars each year.”"...


10/8/10, "Overestimate fueled state's landmark diesel law," San Francisco Chronicle, Wyatt Buchanan

"California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state's clean-air standards, and scientists have spent the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening of the landmark regulation, The Chronicle has found.

The pollution estimate in question was too high - by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged with researching and adopting air quality standards. The estimate was a key part in the creation of a regulation adopted by the Air Resources Board in 2007, a rule that forces businesses to cut diesel emissions by replacing or making costly upgrades to heavy-duty, diesel-fueled off-road vehicles used in construction and other industries.

The staff of the powerful and widely respected Air Resources Board said the overestimate is largely due to the board calculating emissions before the economy slumped, which halted the use of many of the 150,000 diesel-exhaust-spewing vehicles in California. Independent researchers, however, found huge overestimates in the air board's work on diesel emissions and attributed the flawed work to a faulty method of calculation - not the economic downturn.

The overestimate, which comes after another bad calculation by the air board on diesel-related deaths that made headlines in 2009, prompted the board to suspend the regulation this year while officials decided whether to weaken the rule....

Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, offered no explanation when The Chronicle questioned her about the diesel emissions miscalculation.

Nichols was emphatic, though, when asked whether she has concerns about other scientific calculations made by air board scientists.

"No, no, no, no, no, no, no and no," she said.

Members of Nichols' board don't have an answer for the overestimate either, said Ron Roberts, an air board member who is a Republican supervisor in San Diego County and who voted in favor of the diesel regulation....

One of the major recent problems was an air board estimate of premature deaths caused by particulate matter spewing from diesel engines. The first calculation found 18,000 deaths a year in the state had links to particulate matter. That has been revised down by nearly half.

The revision was ordered after the board scientist who oversaw that study was outed as having faked his scientific credentials.

Roberts and other board members were not told by Nichols that the scientist, Hien Tran, lied about earning a doctorate from UC Davis before they voted in favor of regulations based in part on his science. That vote took place in December 2008.

Nichols, who acknowledges she knew about the falsification prior to the vote, has apologized for not sharing that information with her fellow board members."...


6/16/10, "Ad Hoc Group Demands CARB Replacement of Tran Report,", Dedicated to putting an end to a rogue agency


May 2012, "The Fraud of Hien T. Tran,"

"Hien T. Tran was the lead scientist who wrote the (CARB) report upon which the heavy duty truck and bus regulations are based. He bought a mail order Ph.D. from Thornhill "University" located at 255 Madison, New York. Using his fake Ph.D., the unqualified liar applied for and got the position as Manager of the Health and Ecosystem Assessment Section. Some of the board members, the chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols knew of the fraud before voting on the controversial regulation. The board members who knew, kept the information from other board members for nearly a year after the vote. The Governor also had the information and failed to take action."

"Ad Hoc Group Demands CARB Replacement of Tran Report"


Fake California scientist wasn't even fired:

4/1/11, "Politically Incorrect Prof May Lose His Job," Donna LaFramboise

"The lead author of the internal document was Hien Tran. When he was hired, Tran said he had a PhD in statistics from the University of California, Davis. On that document (shown in the video above), Tran’s name is followed by the claim that he holds a PhD.

But this man never actually finished his doctorate. Instead, he apparently purchased one for $1,000 from an unaccredited, online diploma mill (full details are included in this 12-page disciplinary letter).

As if all of this weren’t scandalous enough, chairwoman Mary Nichols chose not to inform other members of the CARB board about Tran’s deception before they voted to implement stringent new air quality rules based on the research he had led.

In April 2009 Tran was demoted – and suspended for two months. But he wasn’t fired. Despite her atrocious behaviour, Nichols also continues to serve as chair of CARB."


Fake PhD from used as justification for massive fraud, at minimum worth billions of dollars.

The only "Thornhill University" listed online is in London, England, not NY City, is a "distance learning" center for "the busy professional," in business since 1972.

Listed at google maps for 255 Madison Ave., NYC, photo above, no Thornhill University:

"The Morgan Library & Museum

Scandinavia House - The Nordic Center in America

Union League Club of New York"

Perhaps there was a UPS store there in 2007.

above photo from

via Tom Nelson, via Junk Science

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rockefeller and Rothschild join forces to go after weakened banks around the world

5/30/12, "Rothschild and Rockefeller families team up for some extra wealth creation," UK Telegraph, A. Osborne

"RIT Capital Partners, which is chaired by Lord Rothschild, has taken a 37pc stake in Rockefeller Financial Services, the family’s wealth advisory and asset management wing. It has snapped up the holding from French bank Société Générale for less than £100m.

The transatlantic alliance cements a five-decade acquaintance between the now ennobled Jacob Rothschild, 76, and David Rockefeller, 96, the grandson of the ruthlessly acquisitive American oilman and philanthropist John D Rockefeller.

The two patricians now plan to capitalise on their family names to buy other asset managers or their portfolios, using their networks of top-notch contacts to ensure they get a seat at the table for any deal.

We’ve known each other for a long time, they have a good business,” said Lord Rothschild yesterday. “We haven’t got a presence in the US and this brings together two formidable names in finance.”

He said the two firms planned to capitalise on current market conditions where banks, like SocGen in this instance, are selling non-core assets to rebuild capital ratios. “At a time when big banks are destabilised, there may well be opportunities,” he said. “We could buy an asset management company or grow one. Rockefeller already has $34bn (£21.9bn) assets under administration.”"...via Zero Hedge


2010 rise in EU catastrophic man caused global warming emissions despite auto emissions drop and CO2 trading. Cold weather cited as problem.

Not mentioned in the article is $287 billion taken from Europe's taxpayers for the purpose of "tackling" catastrophic man-caused climate change via CO2 trading which per UBS Bank provided "zero impact" to the environment, "windfall profits" to participants, paid for by "electricity customers."

5/30/12, "EU emissions rise despite climate change policies," Euractiv, UK Guardian

"Greenhouse gas emissions for the European Union increased in 2010, despite the economic recession and policies intended to tackle climate change....

One of the key factors behind the rise in EU emissions in 2010 was higher demand for heating owing to a particularly cold winter. Heating is a particularly difficult area for renewable energy, because it is easier to substitute large scale renewables – such as wind farms – for fossil fuels than it is to generate renewable energy for heating homes.

But the EEA said that emissions from road transport fell in 2010...

The European Environment Agency...compiled the statistics....

In 2010, the use of renewable energy expanded in the EU by 12.7%, according to the EEA, which helped to constrain the rise in emissions....

The Guardian has learnt that the EU is attempting to rebrand gas as a "low-carbon" fuel, allowing funds meant for renewables to be redirected to gas development, in a move that could endanger investment in renewable energy and jeopardise efforts to combat climate change."...


11/23/11, "Europe's $287 billion carbon 'waste': UBS report," The Australian, by Sid Maher

"SWISS banking giant UBS says the European Union's emissions trading scheme has cost the continent's consumers $287 billion for "almost zero impact" on cutting carbon emissions, and has warned that the EU's carbon pricing market is on the verge of a crash next year.

In a damning report to clients, UBS Investment Research said that had the €210bn the European ETS had cost consumers been used in a targeted approach to replace the EU's dirtiest power plants, emissions could have been reduced by 43 per cent "instead of almost zero impact on the back of emissions trading".

Describing the EU's ETS as having "limited benefits and embarrassing consequences", the report said there was fading political support for the scheme, the price was too low to have any significant environmental impact and it had provided windfall profits to market participants, paid for by electricity customers....

European carbon prices have already been under pressure as part of the market turbulence triggered by the European debt crisis. Analysts are predicting EU carbon permits may fall to a record low €8.60 this week on a "future supply glut".

UBS said sources of the oversupply of permits include the European Investment Bank, EU governments, Russia and Ukraine."

via Tom Nelson

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eco-anarchists launching violent attacks on scientists, promise more terror

550 individuals in Italy have been assigned bodyguards.

5/28/12, "Anarchists attack science,", Leigh Phillips

"A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists.

A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa, Italy. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM’s nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico. Security authorities say that such eco-anarchist groups

  • are forging stronger links.
On 11 May, the cell sent a four-page letter to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera claiming responsibility for the shooting of Roberto Adinolfi, the chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare, the nuclear-engineering subsidiary of aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica. Believed by authorities to be genuine, the letter is riddled with anti-science rhetoric. The group targeted Adinolfi because he is a “sorcerer of the atom”, it wrote. “Adinolfi knows well that it is only a matter of time before a European Fukushima kills on our continent.”

Science in centuries past promised us a golden age, but it is pushing us towards self-destruction and total slavery,” the letter continues. “With this action of ours, we return to you a tiny part of the suffering that you, man of science, are pouring into this world.” The group also threatened to carry out further attacks.

The Italian Ministry of the Interior has subsequently beefed up security at thousands of potential political, industrial and scientific targets. The measures include assigning bodyguards to 550 individuals.

The Olga Cell, named after an imprisoned Greek anarchist, is part of the Informal Anarchist Federation, which, in April 2011, claimed responsibility for sending a parcel bomb that exploded at the offices of the Swiss nuclear lobby group, Swissnuclear, in Olten. A letter found in the remains of the bomb demanded the release of three individuals who had been detained for plotting an attack on IBM’s flagship nanotechnology facility in Zurich earlier that year. In a situation report published this month, the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service explicitly linked the federation to the IBM attack.

The Informal Anarchist Federation argues that technology, and indeed civilization, is responsible for the world’s ills, and that scientists are the handmaidens of capitalism. “Finmeccanica means bio- and nanotechnology. Finmeccanica means

  • death and suffering,

via Climate Depot merged with billionaire Rockefeller Brothers fund in April 2011, Rockefeller seeks to stop coal plants, Keystone Pipeline

10/10/11, "Bill McKibben Speaks At Occupy Wall Street, Addresses Keystone XL Pipeline," Huffington Post


4/21/11, "1Sky and Stronger as One,", Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Jessica Bailey

"This month marked the exciting marriage of
1Sky and 350.orgtwo grantees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Sustainable Development program. The announcement comes as environmental policy is hitting a new low in Washington: the House of Representatives just voted to deny the science of climate change; the recently passed federal budget cuts climate change-related programs by $49 million (including a ban on funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Service); the White House has opened up wide areas of the West for coal mining; and the environmental community is being forced to put everything it’s got into protecting the Clean Air Act—a bill passed decades ago! These are challenging times for those of us working to advance solutions to climate change. Despite the news coming from Washington, the announcement to merge 1Sky and 350.orgtwo of the biggest movements on climateinto a single organization under the banner of, gives me hope that we just might build a people-powered movement strong enough to protect this planet. 1Sky and were born around the same time and involved many of the same leaders. Bill McKibben, who has been a 1Sky board member and will chair the new board, once referred to 1Sky as the U.S. Embassy for and as 1Sky’s foreign legion. 1Sky was founded to support ambitious environmental action in the United States that would keep emissions targets to scientifically defendable levels, stop new coal-fired power plants, and build a green economy strong enough to create five million new green jobs.* was founded to embed the concept of a wonky carbon emissions concept (350 ppm is the level of emissions in the atmosphere that scientists believe is safe) into the international negotiations in the run-up to the Copenhagen climate summit. While 1Sky didn’t deliver bold national policy and didn’t deliver a global treaty, both organizations have made significant progress in widening the tent of grassroots support for climate action. With the new political reality, it makes all the sense in the world to bring them together. Matching’s talent for mass mobilization and online action with 1Sky’s advocacy and field campaign experience is tremendously exciting....

The new has an aggressive plan to mobilize millions of people in a tech-savvy, citizen-driven movement that can finally build the support necessary for real climate action. The good news is they have a solid running start. The new campaign will have over 600,000 active supporters, thousands of volunteer community organizers in every state,

  • and hundreds of partner organizations.

Let’s hope this happy union gives the climate movement the jumpstart it needs to compel our country to act on climate change

  • before it’s too late."


* Ed. note: Rockefeller claims he's about creating 5 million 'green jobs.' Obama spent a minimum of $90 billion and only created 16,000 'green jobs' according to labor statistics:

5/27/12, "Green energy jobs far short of Obama goal," Washington Examiner, Brian Hughes

"Obama spent $90 billion of his stimulus package on green energy projects, including weatherization of buildings and development of electric vehicles. Yet, by the end of last year, just 16,100 people landed new jobs in the so-called green industry, Labor Department statistics show, far short of the 200,000 jobs the White House projected it would help create each year." (parag. 6)

Ed. note: In this one example $5.5 million was paid for each 'green' job. Rockefeller isn't into "creating." His game is the reverse.


David Rockefeller: "The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in history.""...

Aug. 10, 1973, "From a China Traveler," NY Times, by David Rockefeller, Chairman Chase Manhattan Bank. Article link at


Sure, pal. You "care."

"Republicans Who Care was established in October 2002"

Board includes David Rockefeller:

"Tom Davis
Amory Houghton, Jr.
Pete Peterson
David Rockefeller
Brent Scowcroft
John Whitehead
Robert Ziff"


David Rockefeller paid for the world's mayors to fly to New York for a catastrophic man-caused global warming summit:

11/20/2006, "David Rockefeller Pledges $225 Million to Family Fund," Bloomberg

"(David) Rockefeller said he will give additional money to some of the fund's coming projects. One of them is a global-warming summit in New York in spring of 2007 that will bring the mayors of cities around the world to New York to discuss ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Heintz said.

``To study what we can do about global warming and how we can control uses that are detrimental would be a helpful thing,'' Rockefeller said."...


1993: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that .. global warming.. would fit the bill…It does not matter if this common enemy is a real one or…one invented for the purpose.” -Club of Rome" (detail on attribution below)

Club of Rome attribution 1993 book, "The First Global Revolution," Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, p.75, below:


Monday, May 28, 2012

Multi-year Arctic ice in larger quantities than seen in over a decade, lower temps., ocean currents contribute-LA Times

A region that "in normal years would be accessible by mid-July. This year, it may be unreachable until late July or early August."

5/25/12, "Heavy sea ice could mean slight delay in offshore Arctic drilling," LA Times, Kim Murphy

"The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said.

Unveiling a newly refurbished ice-class rig that is poised to begin drilling two exploratory wells this summer in the , Shell executives said Friday that the unusually robust sea ice would further narrow what already is a tight window for operations. ...

Shell has pledged to end its first season of by Oct. 31 in the Beaufort Sea and 38 days earlier in the more remote Chukchi Sea to remain within the relatively ice-free summer season.

Meeting with reporters and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, on board the Kulluk drilling rig in the Seattle shipyards, Shell's vice president for Alaska operations, Pete Slaiby, said the company had given up on its controversial attempt to win permission from the federal government to extend Chukchi drilling though October as well....

The summer ice melt in the Arctic has often reached record levels in recent years in what many scientists believe is a sign of climate change. But this year a high pressure zone over the coast of Alaska, low and certain have combined to bring unusually large amounts of ice not only to Alaska's northern coast, but farther south in the Bering Sea as well, officials said.

"I do think it's going to be a slow breakup this year," Kathleen Cole, sea ice program leader for the weather service, told the Los Angeles Times.

The result is that while Canadian waters in the far northern Atlantic have relatively low ice levels, Alaska is an iceberg - at least for now.

"We're seeing multi-year ice that they've not seen in such large quantities in over a decade, and it could impact our ability to start the well," Slaiby said. Of particular concern, he said, is the region of the Chukchi Sea around the company's Berger Prospect - potentially the crown jewel of the company's offshore oil inventory - which in normal years would be accessible by mid-July. This year, it may be unreachable until late July or early August.

Company officials say they need shore-fast ice to retreat at least one nautical mile from the coast of Point Barrow, the northernmost tip of the Alaskan coast, before proceeding....

Friday's tour was to showcase the $150-million refurbishing the company has undertaken on the 29-year-old Kulluk , recently resurrected from nearly a decade of cold storage in the Canadian Arctic....

Shell still must obtain final permits for both offshore leasing areas before sending down the first drill bits, but those are expected to be approved once the new emissions equipment and capping stack are tested.

Conservationists have filed lawsuits challenging air emission permits approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, and Shell has launched a pre-emptive suit in an attempt to get other potential environmental challenges aired quickly."

"More information: (c)2012 the Los Angeles Times " via Climate Depot


US taxpayer dollars funneled to UNH glacier climate program that unscientifically says it's only focused on catastrophic man-caused warming

The Climate Change Research Center (aka Glacier Research Group) at University of New Hampshire is listed at the top of the GISP2 (Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2) website as being the home of GISP2. As such the US taxpayer is paying its bills. Unfortunately, CCRC does not appear to be on a scientific journey. Its website says it's "well documented" that human habitation is rapidly changing the atmosphere and will continue to do so. The UNH based group offers no substantiation for its claim but says its "focus" is on this one issue (human-caused rapid atmosphere change). If it wants to pursue a single agenda, it should use private funding such as one of the Rockefeller groups. Diversion of millions for CAGW research won't hurt Rockefeller as it does what remains of the American middle class. Why are taxpayer dollars funneled to a group not interested in science but in a single hypothesis which is of course less than a theory?

5/28/12, "Climate Change Research Center," University of New Hampshire

"The Climate Change Research Center studies the chemical and dynamical environment of the Earth's atmosphere using sophisticated observational and modeling tools. It is well documented that the atmosphere is undergoing significant
Our research is focused on understanding the fundamental properties of the atmosphere and how they have been affected by human activities and will continue to be so in the future. More information..."


10/15/2011, "EPA's CO2 Endangerment Finding is Endangered," Fred Singer, American Thinker


6/27/2009, "RELEASED The censored EPA CO2 endangerment document – final report," Watts up with That, Anthony Watts


Greenland ice sheet safer than scientists thought, 5 yr. study 'overturns fears,' Nature, Jan. 2011

"A simple model of basal lubrication alone misses key aspects of the ice sheet’s response to climate warming."

1/26/11, "Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously thought," UK Guardian, Damian Carrington

"New study overturns fears that increased melting could lubricate the ice sheet, causing it to sink ever faster into the sea."

"The threat of the Greenland ice sheet slipping ever faster into the sea because of warmer summers has been ruled out by a scientific study.

Until now, it was thought that increased melting could lubricate the ice sheet, causing it to sink ever faster into the sea. The issue was a key unknown in the landmark 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pinned the blame for climate change firmly on greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

However, the impact of rising sea temperatures on melting ice sheets is still uncertain, meaning it remains difficult to put an upper limit on potential sea level rises. Understanding the risk is crucial because about 70% of the world's population live in coastal regions, which host many of the world's biggest cities, such as London, New York and Bangkok.

"The Greenland ice sheet is safer than we thought," said Professor Andrew Shepherd of the University of Leeds, who led the research published tomorrow in Nature.

Shepherd's team used satellite imagery to track the progress of the west Greenland ice sheet as it slipped towards the sea each summer, over five years.

Researchers had feared that more melting from the surface of the ice in hotter years would in turn provide more meltwater for a slippery film at the sheet's base. More melting would mean more slippage and a greater rise in the sea level.

But they discovered that, above a certain threshold, the slipping began to slow. On-the-ground studies and work done on alpine glaciers suggest that higher volumes of meltwater form distinct channels under the ice, draining the water more efficiently and reducing the formation of a lubricating film.

The Greenland ice sheet studied by Shepherd's team is up to 1,000m (3,280ft) thick. If the entire ice sheet melted, sea levels would rise by a catastrophic seven metres, but this is likely to take 3,000 years if warm air blowing over the ice is the only way in which the ice melts.

Shepherd said most of the Greenland ice cap was on land and not in contact with the sea, unlike the west Antarctic ice sheet. That ice sheet contains enough water to push up sea level by six metres if it all melted.

He said the next scientific question to answer was whether warmer oceans would erode the edges of ice caps, causing them to fall rapidly into the ocean. "The real threat now is from the oceans melting the west Antarctic ice sheet, which is 3km-4km thick, of which 1km-2km is below sea level."

Shepherd said his work was helping to reduce uncertainties about the consequences of climate change. Asked if he thought his work suggested the wider risks of global warming could be discounted, he said: "Not at all.""


Professor Shepherd is "a contributing author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."


"A simple model of basal lubrication alone misses key aspects of the ice sheet’s response to climate warming."

1/27/11, "Melt-induced speed-up of Greenland ice sheet offset by efficient subglacial drainage," Nature, Aud Venke Sundal, Andrew Shepherd, Peter Nienow, Edward Hanna, Steven Palmer & Philippe Huybrechts

"Fluctuations in surface melting are known to affect the speed of glaciers and ice sheets1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, but their impact on the Greenland ice sheet in a warming climate remains uncertain8. Although some studies suggest that greater melting produces greater ice-sheet acceleration7, 9, others have identified a long-term decrease in Greenland’s flow despite increased melting3. Here we use satellite observations of ice motion recorded in a land-terminating sector of southwest Greenland to investigate the manner in which ice flow develops during years of markedly different melting. Although peak rates of ice speed-up are positively correlated with the degree of melting, mean summer flow rates are not, because glacier slowdown occurs, on average, when a critical run-off threshold of about 1.4centimetres a day is exceeded. In contrast to the first half of summer, when flow is similar in all years, speed-up during the latter half is 62±16 per cent less in warmer years. Consequently, in warmer years, the period of fast ice flow is three times shorter and, overall, summer ice flow is slower. This behaviour is at odds with that expected from basal lubrication alone7, 9. Instead, it mirrors that of mountain glaciers10, 11, 12, where melt-induced acceleration of flow ceases during years of high melting once subglacial drainage becomes efficient. A model of ice-sheet flow that captures switching between cavity and channel drainage modes13 is consistent with the run-off threshold, fast-flow periods, and later-summer speeds we have observed. Simulations of the Greenland ice-sheet flow under climate warming scenarios should account for the dynamic evolution of subglacial drainage; a simple model of basal lubrication alone misses key aspects of the ice sheet’s response to climate warming."


On July 5, 2005 lead UN climate scientist Phil Jones said "the scientific community" would come down on him if he said there was no warming:

ClimateGate emails, July 5, 2005, from Nobel winner Phil Jones, head of CRU:

Phil Jones: "The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998.

  • OK it has
but it is only 7 years of data and it isn't statistically significant."...


Jones says no warming in past 15 yrs.:

2/14/10, "ClimateGate U-Turn as scientist at centre of row admits: there has been no global warming since 1995," UK Daily Mail, J. Petre
  • although he argued this was a blip rather than the long-term trend."...


Ed. note: At minimum, not a penny more US taxpayer money should be spent on man-caused climate research. At minimum, it is clearly not a life threatening issue. Such has been the excuse to transfer hundreds of billions of precious taxpayer dollars to the trillion dollar 'climate' industry. We have actual problems that have gotten worse because needed revenue was and continues to be transferred to climate profiteers such as Goldman Sachs:

7/02/09, "The Great American Bubble Machine: How Goldman Sachs has Engineered Every Major Market Manipulation Since the Great Depression," Rolling Stone, by Matt Taibbi

"A groundbreaking new commodities bubble,

  • called cap-and-trade.
The new carbon-credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices
  • will be government-mandated.
  • Goldman won't even have to rig the game.
It will be rigged in advance."...


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eco-Everest Tragedy, 4 die on trek intended to highlight catastrophic man-caused global warming

5/21/12, Three climbers killed on Mount Everest," UK Telegraph, Dean Nelson

"Officials in Nepal last night confirmed a German doctor, a Nepalese-Canadian businesswoman, and a Chinese man had died on May 19th as they descended the peak as part of the Eco Everest Expedition to clean debris from the mountain.

A South Korean climber remains missing and is believed to be dead, though another South Korean, who had also been missing, was found by Sherpas on Sunday.

The climbers were among 341 who have attempted Everest since the season opened in April, and also among the 90 foreigners and 17 Sherpas who successfully scaled the peak.

They are now also among the more than 200 who have died attempting to realise their lifelong ambition.

The four likely deaths are the worst single toll on the mountain since May 18 2004....

This particular expedition was aimed at raising awareness of climate change on glaciers and testing new eco-sensitive techniques to climb the mountain without damaging its environment."


Earth's constantly changing plates cause Mt. Everest to grow:

7/20/11, "The mountain (Everest) is growing over time because of the earth’s shifting plates." The Daily Beast, Cheat Sheet


7/21/11, "Mount Everest by numbers," UK Telegraph

"60 million - approximate age....

$25,000 - cost of permit per person to climb. "...

via Tom Nelson

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kilimanjaro snow recovering beautifully but failed governance and criminal culture yield increasing illegal timber harvesting from slopes

5/24/12, "Snow adorns the crown of Kilimanjaro," Apolinari Tairo,

"Constituting the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is slowly building up its snow cover, allaying the fears of prominent scientists who had predicted witnessing the eminence lose its famous white hat. The drifts are slowly thickening on the top point of this summit, giving new hopes to Mount Kilimanjaro environmental watchdogs and tourists that the peak may not lose its beautiful snowy cap, as scientific experts have long been warning....

Environmentalists had warned that this highest peak in Africa could lose its ice cover and glaciers between 2018 and 2020 unless global campaigns to save the mountain’s ecology were taken and a stop put to rampant tree-felling and unchecked agricultural activity on its slopes.

The writer of this article observed during this week’s flight closer to the mountain, recovering snow piled up, covering the whole mountain peak.

Despite several warnings by scientists over disappearing snow, new hopes are rising to see this highest peak in Africa regain its face through stringent environmental protection campaigns.

Kilimanjaro Area Governor Mr. Leonidas Gama said environmental degradation has to be checked by all possible means lest Kilimanjaro residents live to regret it, adding that after inspecting the natural plants and plantation forests on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro aboard a hired helicopter, he found people harvesting timber, and livestock grazing in different areas, with total impunity.

The situation has become alarming and has to be arrested now, to restore the former glories of the mountain, the highest peak in Africa, one of the World Heritage sites and an absolute destination choice of foreign visitors to our country,” Gama said.

He said residents should be sensitized to the need to lend their hands to reforestation practices, so as to ensure that the region becomes once again a choice place to live in, with all its natural resources intact. He expressed the need to deploy security organizations to curb the ever-worsening scourge of timber-harvesting from natural and reserved forest areas."...via Tom Nelson


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Suzanne Goldenberg in unsustainable environment, UK Guardian losing 10's of millions a year

5/24/12, "Suzanne Goldenberg: Guardian Journalist tells lies about Fake-Gate and the Heartland billboard," TallBloke

The UK Guardian is losing 10's of millions a year and is being kept afloat by a car magazine. With Suzanne Goldenberg's recent confusion, I wondered if perhaps the stress and embarrassment was getting to her.

6/18/11, "Riches to rags as Guardian bleeds £33m in a year," UK Telegraph, Gordon Rayner

"On Thursday, Guardian News and Media (GNM) announced that The Guardian and its sister paper, The Observer, had lost £33m in cash terms last year after failing to staunch losses that ran to £34.4m the year before. ...

Andrew Miller, the chief executive of GNM's parent company, Guardian Media Group (GMG), warned staff in a series of meetings this week that the group could run out of cash in three to five years if he does not make radical changes, which could include up to 175 redundancies....

In particular, recruitment advertising, long the cash cow for The Guardian because of its preferred status for public sector job adverts, has fallen by £41m in the last four years as Government departments have slashed spending on advertising. ...

In truth, the only reason The Guardian has been able to carry on as long as it has done without making savage cuts is because it has been subsidised by large profits from Auto Trader, which is owned by GMG.

Lorna Tilbian, a media analyst at Numis, said: "The Guardian is being artificially propped up by Auto Trader and they will have to change things because a good, vibrant business shouldn't need to reinvest every penny it generates.

"The problem they've got is that they're never going to get back the revenue they've lost from public sector advertising, circulation is on a long downward slope and they are giving away their digital content.

"I think they will have to start charging for their online content if they are to improve their finances.""...

via Tom Nelson

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Climate cash flows to Siemens despite $1.6 billion bribery fine, US gov. loves Siemens, UN says Siemens key to lobby govs. re climate cash

In 2008, Siemens paid a $1.6 billion fine, said to be the largest fine in US history for corrupt practices, and a "wake-up call for the global energy industry." Siemens way was "to cozy up to corrupt government officials worldwide."...

1/6/2009, "Renewable Energy Law Alert: Siemens AG's $1.6 Billion Penalty for Bribing Foreign Officials is a Warning to the International Energy Industry," Stoel Rives Attorneys at Law

Many think of Siemens as a company who 'cares' about the planet and is therefore ethical. They had the "2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards." Its ads can be found in relevant Time Magazine articles. The "sustainable" logo below was even shared by Time and Siemens in a 2010 Time article:


A large Siemens ad appeared in a 5/10/12 Time Magazine article about catastrophic man caused global warming:

5/10/12, "Global Warming: An Exclusive Look at James Hansen’s Scary New Math," Time Magazine, Paul Tullis


Siemens charging stations were the ones in the 2011 Chevy Volt charger fires:

11/5/11, "Duke Energy Warns Customers to Not Use EV Charging Stations After Fire Involving Siemens Charger and Chevy Volt," Cars in Depth blog, Ronnie Schreiber

"After a house fire in Mooresville, NC which started in the home’s garage was traced the the area near a charging station for an electric vehicle, WSOC-TV reported that Duke Energy, which installed the Siemens built charging station, has warned customers to not use similar units while the investigation into the fire proceeds."...

photo above, "Siemens VersiCharge charging station, like the one installed in a home garage that burned in Moorseville, NC." from Cars in Depth blog


Also in 2011, Siemens parts were used in Communist Chinese bullet trains that crashed and killed people:

8/12/11, "Chinese bullet trains pulled over 'flaws'," news 24

"The report quoted a spokesperson for China CNR Corp as saying the trains were being recalled due to glitches in some components and said the company would share the costs with its suppliers, including Germany's Siemens."

At least 43 reported dead in train crash:

7/25/11, "China's effort to muzzle news of train crash sparks outcry," Reuters, Ben Blanchard, Sui-Lee Wee


For Siemens, bribery was considered normal:

2/13/2009, "At Siemens, Bribery Was Just a Line Item,", FrontlineWorld, Schubert and Miller, story also published in NY Times

"What is how entrenched corruption had become at a sprawling, sophisticated corporation that externally embraced the nostrums of a transparent global marketplace built on legitimate transactions.

Mr. Siekaczek (pronounced SEE-kah-chek) says that from 2002 to 2006 he oversaw an annual bribery budget of about $40 million to $50 million at Siemens. Company managers and sales staff used the slush fund to cozy up to corrupt government officials worldwide....

Although court documents are salted throughout with the word "bribes," the Justice Department allowed Siemens to plead to accounting violations because it cooperated with the investigation and because pleading to bribery violations would have barred Siemens from bidding on government contracts in the United States. Siemens doesn't dispute the government's account of its actions."...


Siemens even bribed in the Iraq Oil for Food program: "In Venezuela, it was $16 million for urban rail lines. In China, $14 million for medical equipment.

Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Myanmar and Somalia are the five countries where corporate bribery is most common, according to Transparency International. The S.E.C. complaint said Siemens paid

  • its heftiest bribes in China, Russia, Argentina, Israel and Venezuela."...

UN climate boss Figueres says companies like Siemens are key to global climate deals and should 'prod' governments to realize how much cash there is in 'climate':

9/20/10, "Climate Deal May Need Company Lobbying, Figueres Says," Bloomberg, Jim Efstathiou Jr.

"Success at climate-change talks in Mexico may depend on companies such as Siemens AG and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. prodding governments into action,

Companies should lobby governments to recognize the business opportunities that arise from curbing global warming, Figueres today told a group that tracks carbon emissions by the world’s largest companies. Helping developing countries deliver more energy with fewer warming gases represents

  • a “huge opportunity,” she said at a conference in New York.

Figueres will lead UN climate talks in Cancun that begin in November to advance negotiations that stalled last year in Copenhagen....Business needs to make the government representatives understand that this could be to their advantage,” Figueres said.

  • “Government will be bolder if they are told that they can do so by investors and businesses.”

Figueres spoke at the presentation of a report from the Carbon Disclosure Project, a group backed by 534 institutional investors with more than $64 trillion in assets under management that tracks emissions by companies. In an annual survey of 500 of the world’s largest public companies,

almost 90 percent of those responding identified significant opportunities” from climate change,


Siemens spoke with ClimateGate climate scientists about being a corporate sponsor for some of their CO2 research:

On Oct. 5, 2009, ClimateGate emailer Martin Lutyens writes to Andrew Manning he hopes a company like Siemens won't see information disputing ClimateGaters' views on CO2. A day later, Oct. 6, Andrew Manning says he's in talks with Siemens about money for CO2 research. (ClimateGate1 links may be inactive):

From ClimateGate emails:

"Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:50:38 +0100
Subject: Co2 Data
From: Martin Lutyens
To: Andrew Manning
Dear Andrew,

I just came across an article in The Week, called "The case of the vanishing data". It
writes in a rather wry and sceptical way about your UEA colleagues Phil Jones and Tom
Wigley , saying that only their "homogenised" or "adjusted" historical data is
available, and the original, raw data has gone missing. Apparently some other
environmental gurus now want to look at the original data and were "fobbed off".
According to the article, the adjusted data forms the basis for much of the climate change debate and , because others now want to look at the source data, it is "at the centre of an academic spat that could have major implications for the climate change debate"....
The article concludes, "In short, the data invoked to verify the most significant
forecasts about the world's future, have simply vanished."

Could you comment on this please, as someone (eg Siemens Corp.) may pick this up and I think we should all be forearmed by knowing what really happened and what to say if asked.

Many thanks, Martin

Martin Lutyens
+44 (0) 207 938 2387
+44 (0) 796 646 2661"

The next day, Oct. 6, 2009, Phil Jones writes to Andrew Manning that he's getting fed up with allegations and blames "right wing websites." Andrew Manning writes back to Phil Jones on 10/6 that he's in talks with Siemens and it's looking 'promising:'


ClimateGate emails, continuing:

"Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia"

"From: Phil Jones
To: Andrew Manning
Subject: Re: Fwd: Co2 Data
Date: Tue Oct 6 08:38:04 2009


Getting a bit fed up with these baseless allegations....

It is the right wing web sites doing all this, presumably in the
build up to Copenhagen."

"At 00:13 06/10/2009, (Oct. 6, 2009), Andrew Manning wrote:

Hi Phil,

Is this another witch hunt (like Mann et al.)? How should I respond to the below?

(I'm in the process of trying to persuade Siemens Corp. (a company with half a million employees in 190 countries!) to donate me a little cash to do some CO2 measurments here in the UK - looking promising, so the last thing I need is news articles

calling into
question (again) observed temperature increases
- I thought we'd moved the debate beyond this, but seems that these sceptics are real die-hards!!).

Kind regards,


The US government likes Siemens, went easy on Siemens so they could continue to win lucrative US government contracts:

"This reporting is the result of a joint investigation of international bribery by PBS FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. A FRONTLINE documentary, Black Money, will air on April 7, 2009 at 9 P.M. ET on PBS.

This story was published by The New York Times on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008."

"Although court documents are salted throughout with the word "bribes," the Justice Department allowed Siemens to plead to accounting violations because it cooperated with the investigation and because pleading to bribery violations
  • would have barred Siemens from
Siemens doesn't dispute the government's account of its actions."...


4/16/09, "Wall Street realized there was money to be made by going green." Robert Redford


6/28/2007, "Digging up the roots of the IPCC," Tom Gilland, spiked-online

"Politicians became highly receptive to claims of future danger. By the late 1980s, Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister of the UK, was eager to demonstrate the seriousness with which she took environmental issues in general and climate issues in particular. In September 1988, she gave a much-publicised speech to the Royal Society in which, citing concerns over global warming, the ozone layer and acid depositions, she stated: ‘For generations, we have assumed that the efforts of mankind would leave the fundamental equilibrium of the world’s systems and atmosphere stable. But it is possible that with all these enormous changes (population, agricultural, use of fossil fuels) concentrated into such a short period of time, we have unwittingly begun a massive experiment with the system of this planet itself.’ She concluded the speech arguing that ‘stable prosperity can be achieved throughout the world provided the environment is nurtured and safeguarded’, and ‘protecting this balance of nature is therefore one of the great challenges of the late twentieth century’.

In the United States, despite disagreement among different state organisations about the seriousness of the threat of global warming, there was also a clear desire to act and gain some control of the issue. Indeed, it was the United States, as Agrawala details (25), which initiated the process to set up the IPCC through the UNEP and WMO as early as 1986 - well before the extensive media coverage of the summer of 1988. In June 1987, a WMO Executive Council resolution to establish, in co-ordination with the UNEP, ‘an intergovernmental mechanism to carry out internationally coordinated scientific assessments of the magnitude, impact and potential timing of climate change’ was passed and welcomed by the UNEP."...


If it's 'green' business, Siemens is likely cashing in. Like they did with the Nazis:

9/11/2008, "11 Companies That Surprisingly Collaborated With the Nazis,"

"Siemens took slave laborers during the Holocaust and had them help construct the gas chambers that would kill them and their families. Good people over there.

Siemens also has the single biggest post-Holocaust moment of insensitivity of any of the companies on this list. In 2001, they tried to trademark the word "Zyklon" (which means "cyclone" in German) to become the name a new line of products... including a line of gas ovens.

Zyklon, of course, being the name of the poison gas used in their gas chambers during the Holocaust.

A week later, after several watchdog groups appropriately freaked out, Siemens withdrew the application. They said they never drew the connection between the Zyklon B gas used during the Holocaust and their proposed Zyklon line of products. (Source: BBC)"



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