Follow the money, IPCC/AGW edition

posted at 11:00 am on December 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

For scientists to remain credible, they have to have a certain detachment from their work.  At the very least, they have to have no vested interests in any particular outcome, or they risk biasing their work to produce outcomes favorable to themselves.  On anthropogenic global warming, we already have advocates like Al Gore who stand to make billions of dollars by convincing governments to impose cap-and-trade systems that will rely on their businesses for the service — but advocates aren’t scientists.  However, the Telegraph reports today that Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and who is considered the top climate scientist in the world, has a wide portfolio of business interests that rely on AGW hysteria:

No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007.

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry’.

It is remarkable how only very recently has the staggering scale of Dr Pachauri’s links to so many of these concerns come to light, inevitably raising questions as to how the world’s leading ‘climate official’ can also be personally involved in so many organisations which stand to benefit from the IPCC’s recommendations.

The Telegraph goes into excruciating detail in uncovering Pachauri’s monetary interests in maintaining AGW hysteria.  The extensive reach that Pachauri has created calls into question both his credentials and his motives.  Why did the UN pick a former railway engineer with no background in climate science to lead its effort on AGW?  Clearly, Pachauri was selected for his influence rather than his scientific expertise.

Climategate exposed the chicanery of AGW science at East Anglia CRU, including the attempts to hide contradictory data and smear critics.  This exposes a critical conflict of interest in the UN effort built on the CRU’s data.  In that sense, Pachauri might be the perfect pick to lead the effort.  It’s all about economics, not the climate or science at all.  It’s an excuse to impose a massive transfer of wealth from developed nations to Third World dictatorships, and people like Pachauri have positioned themselves to get rich on the transactions.

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You mean he’s not promoting “climate change” for the health of the planet … but the health of his bank account instead?

I’m shocked I tell you … just shocked!

darwin on December 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM

It’s a criminal enterprise – tear down this scam!

ya2daup on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Probably can’t say this but…just look at that dude…OMG!!!

winston on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Probably can’t say this but…just look at that dude…OMG!!!

winston on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Quite attractive isn’t he?

darwin on December 20, 2009 at 11:07 AM

The Marxists are on the march at home and internationally and it’s all happening very rapidly. Obamacare on the cusp of taking us down and the eco-Marxists forge ahead in the face of scandal and evidence that refutes their case.
WTH is going on? How has Soros managed to bring it all together like this?
Freedom is being extinguished in the West.

DerKrieger on December 20, 2009 at 11:07 AM

It’s times like this that I chuckle to think of BleedsBlue and crr6, morons who actually buy this line of crap and evidently see nothing wrong with the deceit and criminality occurring behind the scenes.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Is “Pachauri” Hindi for “Gore”?

LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

George Bush should have said he was strongly interested in AGW. Then the idiot press would have dug into this fraud.

drjohn on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

It’s times like this that I chuckle to think of BleedsBlue and crr6, morons who actually buy this line of crap and evidently see nothing wrong with the deceit and criminality occurring behind the scenes.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

You actually need something like this to chuckle at Bleeds Blue and crr6?

LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM

WTH is going on? How has Soros managed to bring it all together like this?
Freedom is being extinguished in the West.

DerKrieger on December 20, 2009 at 11:07 AM

We’ve been asleep at the wheel. This has been in the works for decades. Of course, that just means that now it will be infinitely more difficult and costly to rid ourselves of the Marxist parasites … but not impossible.

darwin on December 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Why did the UN pick a former railway engineer with no background in climate science to lead its effort on AGW?

Same reason Carol Browner (B.A. English, J.D., Law) was picked by Clinton for EPA and Obama for environmental czar. They’re both global socialists.

Wethal on December 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Oil for Food Program, Take Two

tru2tx on December 20, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Probably can’t say this but…just look at that dude…OMG!!!

winston on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

He reminds me of Professor Irwin Corey (Smothers Brothers Show) with a tan and an accent. Same logic.

Tim Zank on December 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM

You actually need something like this to chuckle at Bleeds Blue and crr6?
LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Ok, an extra chuckle.

I eagerly await their explanation of how supposedly providing more care for more people will actually cost less, and if people who want to sue for medical malpractice will be allowed to sue the US government.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM

FOLLOW THE MONEY!

GarandFan on December 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Accept taxation without representation because in doing so, you are saving the planet. If this carrot doesn’t work, we can expect the stick. Mark my words.

shaken on December 20, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I eagerly await their explanation of how supposedly providing more care for more people will actually cost less, and if people who want to sue for medical malpractice will be allowed to sue the US government.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM

I’m guessing it will involve something about how you’re a wingnut and shut up.

LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Accept taxation without representation because in doing so, you are saving the planet. If this carrot doesn’t work, we can expect the stick. Mark my words.

A great example was John Kerry telling everyone, hey pass crap & trade or the EPA will just take over…

That’s only ONE example..there will be more for sure.

Tim Zank on December 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Don’t forget the several billion dollars in fraud involving the EU carbon trading scheme. Enron had big plans to be involved with carbon trading here.

GnuBreed on December 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Accept taxation without representation because in doing so, you are saving the planet.

From what are we saving it?

Some of think we’re saving it right now by obstructing this nonsense.

drjohn on December 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM

shaken on December 20, 2009 at 11:20 AM

That’s okay my stick can reach out and touch someone from a long ways away.

chemman on December 20, 2009 at 11:26 AM

The very existence of the climate scientists is a vested interest. They were invented during the global cooling scare of the 1970s and it was a foregone conclusion that they weren’t going to put themselves out of business once they were established by declaring that there is nothing to panic about, so they decided to create a global warming crisis to keep the paychecks coming in.

No scientists, or anyone else for that matter, are going to report that there is no need for their continued employment.

Buddahpundit on December 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Why are comments not posting?

xler8bmw on December 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM

There’s a lot of money involved here, and they won’t give up easily:

“• It’s a financial scam. Waxman-Markey contains language that specifically allows non-users to buy, sell, trade, and hypothecate carbon credit futures. This means that hedge funds and other “sophisticated investors” can legally game the carbon credits markets in the same way they currently inflate oil and energy derivatives. Allowing them to invest/speculate will only raise, not lower the cost of carbon credits.

Undisclosed relationships and interests. Both President Obama and former Vice-president Al Gore have ‘unclean hands’ here. Both were instrumental in helping to set up the Chicago Climate Exchange. Obama, for 3 years (1998-2001), was on the Board of the Joyce Foundation which helped fund it. Their cronies, Dr. Richard L. Sandor and his business associates, will literally become centi-millionaires, if not billionaires, overnight if Cap and Trade passes. Sandor was a major Obama supporter.

Where in the hell is the transparency here?

The whole article is worth the read: http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/2009/crap-betrayed-sam-kephart-exposes-obama-gores-ties-to-carbon-credit-derivitives/

Major trading houses are involved mainly Goldman Sachs. Will they dismantle the trading exchanges? Gore, probably Obama and a host of others planned to become billionaires by bilking the taxpayers.

Cody1991 on December 20, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

He is pro AWG which is all that is needed to be an expert and gets a double gold star for being part of the UN which carries ultimate liberal authority.

Now if he were anit-AWG well then, he would be dismissed as nothing but a railway engineer with no credibility.

RagTag on December 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Keep following the money.
Who else is tied into or invested into these organizations as Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

Al Gore, Soros? Owners of NY Times? The TV networks?
This is a worldwide conspiracy of global warming fraud.

albill on December 20, 2009 at 11:37 AM

The Bernie Madoff of AGW. B+ the son of a b!tch.

TXUS on December 20, 2009 at 11:41 AM

I’m guessing it will involve something about how you’re a wingnut and shut up.
LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Crr6 maybe, Bleeds will call me a wingnut only after explaining that he always takes the high-road and would never personally attack another poster with insults.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Have you now or were you ever a member of the Democrat party? Follow the money indeed.

Mojave Mark on December 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM

The globe isn’t warming. This is why the canard, ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ has morphed into ‘Man Made Climate Change.’ Global cooling as an effect of global warming, and a precursor to stratospheric global temperatures.

I knocked one of these whackjobs back the other day. They said, ‘CO2 is a pollutant!’
‘Really. What’s the first law of matter?’
‘It cannot be created nor destroyed.’
‘Right. How can something that has been on the planet since it coalesced into existence be a pollutant?’
‘What?’
‘All the CO2 that’s here has always been here.’
‘Is there any way to prove that?’

You gotta be kidding me.

TinMan13 on December 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Celebrate diversity. It is these people of color who make the world go round and round and round. Cultures of corruption what have been thrust upon us in the name of diversity and multiculturalism. Pi*s on them all.

wepeople on December 20, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I won’t shed a tear when the “Green” bubble bursts and these global socialists are left with nothing. I’m sure the current occupant of the white house will find billions to bail them out with though.

Wine_N_Dine on December 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Probably can’t say this but…just look at that dude…OMG!!!

winston on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

He reminds me of Professor Irwin Corey (Smothers Brothers Show) with a tan and an accent. Same logic.

Tim Zank on December 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM

He reminds me of the character Ben Jahrvi in the 1986 movie Short Circuit. :)

Shy Guy on December 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM

‘clearly Pachauri was selected for his influence’…What, is he from Chicago, too. He looks worse off than the homeless guy from under the interstate. Somebody tell him Halloween is in Oct.

Kissmygrits on December 20, 2009 at 12:07 PM

I am a private individual, and I have been harmed by this HOAX…

“Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.”

Seven Percent Solution on December 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Oil for Food Program, Take Two

tru2tx on December 20, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Claudia Rosett, call your office.

Barnestormer on December 20, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Do scientists railway engineers lie?

CWforFreedom on December 20, 2009 at 12:14 PM

It is remarkable how only very recently has the staggering scale of Dr Pachauri’s links to so many of these concerns come to light, inevitably raising questions as to how the world’s leading ‘climate official’ can also be personally involved in so many organisations which stand to benefit from the IPCC’s recommendations.

It also raises questions about how unbiased media coverage of climate change has been. This kind of scrutiny should be journalism 101.

paul1149 on December 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM

With luck, he will “earn” enough of our money that he can afford a hair transplant, and do something with the ridiculous comb over.

The guy reminds me of Pigpen. On the outside.

shaken on December 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM

And for you cynics who might suspect a Chicago connection lurking somewhere: [FTA]…

and it is perhaps unsurprising that Dr Pachauri also serves on the advisory board of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the largest and most lucrative carbon-trading exchange in the world, which was also assisted by TERI in setting up India’s own carbon exchange. [emphasis mine]

Oh, this Chicago Climate Exchange ? How astonishingly coincidental.

Barnestormer on December 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Another example of the general superiority of UK journalism over US journalism. Do you think the NYT might pick it up? Of course, various locations of hell are freezing over at the moment so maybe there’s a chance.

Mark Steyn has collected more reaction from prominent Euro-socialists here.

Drained Brain on December 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM

UN. The corruption center of the universe.

Slowburn on December 20, 2009 at 12:35 PM

WUWT just had a post about William Connolley’s hijacking of Wikipedia’s climate change information.


Wikipedia

He edited or authored 5,428 articles to change them to his AGW view and, as a Wikipedia administrator, banned thousands of people from contributing if their viewpoint didn’t match his.

I guess teachers who’ve been telling my kids that Wikipedia is not a trusted source of information were correct, in spades.

Common Sense on December 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM

So what were his outstanding accomplishments as a railway engineer that led to him becoming head of the IPCC? Or is he merely a convenient sock puppet who can be relied upon to accept the party line without questioning?

ya2daup on December 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Ed,
Should’nt this qualify for the Captain Renault Award of the … ahem..”global warming” decade ?

nagee76 on December 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

It’s times like this that I chuckle to think of BleedsBlue and crr6, morons who actually buy this line of crap and evidently see nothing wrong with the deceit and criminality occurring behind the scenes.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

I read somewhere that there were 15,000 delegates in Copenhagen. If a person is a supporter of “green” regulation and isn’t among those 15,000 or part of their staff, etc., that person is probably going to see no net gain from all this “green” crap and probably a net loss overall from increased energy costs. Rational self-interest alone should make nearly everyone an opponent of any of this.

We’ve been asleep at the wheel. This has been in the works for decades. Of course, that just means that now it will be infinitely more difficult and costly to rid ourselves of the Marxist parasites … but not impossible.

darwin on December 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM

We’ve tried reasoning with them and apparently, they still don’t get it. Time to use the only tried and true method of conflict resolution there is.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/new_war_enables_mankind_to

venividivici on December 20, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I think an important tie in is how strong and strong-armed the warmongers have been in controlling their propaganda via Wikipedia. You might not live behind a communist China firewall but that is no reason to trust your elites.

FeFe on December 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM

If there is such thing as an International RICO act, it would be employed…

right2bright on December 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM

I give Dr Rajendra Pachauri a B+…

right2bright on December 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM

For libs/dems/marxists (but I’m being redundant) it’s always about amassing more power and money. Why does it take so many people so long to get that?

4Freedom on December 20, 2009 at 1:12 PM

WUWT just had a post about William Connolley’s [who] edited or authored 5,428 articles to change them to his AGW view and, as a Wikipedia administrator, banned thousands of people from contributing if their viewpoint didn’t match his.
ICommon Sense on December 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM

CJ of LGF’s alternate posting identity (without banal beach / sea pictures and coterie of knee-walking sycophants)? Inquiring minds want to know!

ya2daup on December 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Related: Al Gore Charged with “Leveraging Alarmism” in Giant Global Warming Ponzi Scheme http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/11/al-gore-charged-with-leveraging.html

Mervis Winter on December 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Not sure if this was mentioned

He is going to make a mint by laying off people in the UK and moving it to India all in the name of saving the planet.

Octavia on December 20, 2009 at 1:34 PM

great job ED!

lilium on December 20, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Connolley is IIRC a Brit who’s somehow attached to the Gavin Schimdt RealClimate operation.

RealClimate is basically the NASA GISS version of Pravda. It was set up specifically to peddle the official warmist line, and the Climategate email shows pretty clearly that they were very committed to controlling who said what.

JEM on December 20, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Profiting from global warming hysteria, so easy a caveman could do it.

apologies to GEICO

agmartin on December 20, 2009 at 1:59 PM

We’ve been asleep at the wheel. This has been in the works for decades. Of course, that just means that now it will be infinitely more difficult and costly to rid ourselves of the Marxist parasites … but not impossible.

darwin on December 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Asleep!? What the hell more can a common man do?

AnotherOpinion on December 20, 2009 at 2:33 PM

The globe isn’t warming. This is why the canard, ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ has morphed into ‘Man Made Climate Change.’ Global cooling as an effect of global warming, and a precursor to stratospheric global temperatures.

from NOAA:

• Global land and ocean annual surface temperatures through October are the fifth warmest on record, at 0.56 °C (1.01 °F) above the long-term average.
• NOAA scientists project 2009 will be one of the 10 warmest years of the global surface temperature record, and likely finish as the fourth, fifth or sixth warmest year on record.
• The 2000-2009 decade will be the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.54 °C (0.96 °F) above the 20th Century average. This will easily surpass the 1990s value of 0.36 °C (0.65 °F).
• Ocean surface temperatures (through October) were the sixth warmest on record, at 0.47 °C (0.85 °F) above the 20th century average.
• Land surface temperatures through October were the fifth warmest on record, at 0.80 °C (1.44 °F) above the 20th century average.

‘All the CO2 that’s here has always been here.’
‘Is there any way to prove that?’

Please explain.

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Please explain.

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Please show the evidence that the warming is caused only by man.
Show the evidence that if it were not for man the warming would not be taking place.

Your side claims that the warming started during the industrial age and therefore the only cause is man. If that were true can I then assume that the little iceage that ended in the 1800s was also caused by mans lack of industry?

Where is your side’s proof that is not tainted by fraud?

RagTag on December 20, 2009 at 2:59 PM

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM

While your at it explain how redistribution of wealth and carbon credits which allow you to pump out as much C02 will cool the planet.

RagTag on December 20, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Please show the evidence that the warming is caused only by man

I don’t have such evidence; why are you asking me this question?

Your side claims that the warming started during the industrial age and therefore the only cause is man

What is “your side”?

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Please show the evidence that the warming is caused only by man

I don’t have such evidence; why are you asking me this question?

Your side claims that the warming started during the industrial age and therefore the only cause is man

What is “your side”?

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Well that answers just about all I need to know about you.
You are now moved to my ignore list.

RagTag on December 20, 2009 at 3:14 PM

The climatefraud investigations need to investigate Maurice Strong and UN money , specially in the early 1990s when TERI was using UN( FAO and UNDP) grants to placate political thugs in third world countries, by establishing ‘labs’ and ‘research stations’ in their constituencies ,as political favors. Pachauri’s corruption was well known. He was the ‘fixer’ of UN grants and if we can find the reports of the projects that were funded during his tenure, specially on ‘biotech’ and ’tissue culture propagation’, we’ll see how the same sets of data turned up year after year in different projects and with no academic scrutiny . Pachauri is not new to this game. Al Gore is just getting started but the alliance to watch is Pachauri and Strong.

macncheez on December 20, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Is there any difference between this chap and Chris Dodd or Harry Reid, Maxine Waters etc….? NO! Nough said.

larvcom on December 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Gore and Pachauri should share a cell together. Not anywhere warm. A prefab prison far away from the scientific research centers already built should be set up at the South Pole for the GW financiers and their scientists. Clothing only to -10. No knives, no weapons, no snow machines, no skis, no airplanes, no phones, no TVs, no matches and a food drop once a month and wind and solar panels to create energy for heat.

journeyintothewhirlwind on December 20, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Keep following the money.

Who else is tied into or invested into these organizations as Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

Al Gore, Soros? Owners of NY Times? The TV networks?
This is a worldwide conspiracy of global warming fraud.

albill on December 20, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Great questions. I discovered connections to Al Gore, George Soros and Bono by investigating the academic credentials of Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri.

The Earth Institute, Columbia University
The External Advisory Board provides guidance regarding priorities in science, public policy, and teaching, among other issues for the Earth Institute. Board members include George Soros, Bono and Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri.

Dr. Pachauri attended North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, where he obtained an MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics.

Commencing his career with the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, where he held several managerial positions, Dr. Pachauri joined the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, where he obtained an MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics, and also served as Assistant Professor and Visiting Faculty Member in the Department of Economics and Business. He has also been a Visiting Professor and Visiting Research Fellow at institutions such as West Virginia University, The World Bank, with the United Nations Development Programme, and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.

Dr. Pachauri received the U.N.C.S. Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award (Class of 2007).

The hyperlink displayed on this page (for Dr. Pachauri’s name) will take you to this page:

The (U.N.C.S.) College of Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University hosted alumnus Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

So what were his outstanding accomplishments as a railway engineer that led to him becoming head of the IPCC? Or is he merely a convenient sock puppet who can be relied upon to accept the party line without questioning?

ya2daup on December 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM

I haven’t seen any info on his B.S. (pun not intended) degree prior to working on the railroad (pun intended.) Based on the good doctor’s clothing selection, I’m guessing he attended some third rate college in India. As indicated above he was in managerial positions for an Indian rail company. Afterwards, he received degrees in Industrial Engineering.

As a manufacturing engineer, I can safely say that industrial engineering relates to climate science as proctology relates to horticulture!

ReagansRight on December 20, 2009 at 5:11 PM

That whole screed was rank anti-Indianism!

abobo on December 20, 2009 at 5:53 PM

ReagansRight on December 20, 2009 at 5:11 PM

To ‘win’ an Indian government scholarship for study abroad in a foreign university, its not even required for the candidate to be a student of that subject. The names and contact information of unqualified but politically or otherwise connected candidates are swapped with qualifications of genuine candidates and no one even bats an eyelid! If a candidate is not ‘connected’ or of the right ‘lineage’ but is a mega suckup and exhibits potential to be a pliable, malleable and ductile crook in a labcoat, he/she too gets into the previlaged club.
Pachauri’s associations and connections should be investigated with these facts in mind. They are the ones reaping financial benefits now that their protege is on top of the chain with a big bag of moolah

macncheez on December 20, 2009 at 5:59 PM

“Cap & Trade” = “Pump & Dump”

29Victor on December 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM

I eagerly await their explanation of how supposedly providing more care for more people will actually cost less, and if people who want to sue for medical malpractice will be allowed to sue the US government.

Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Oh but no. Not the Government, they will sue the doctors for medical malpractice. Lawyers are okie dokie with it.

IowaWoman on December 20, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Global land and ocean annual surface temperatures through October are the fifth warmest on record, at 0.56 °C (1.01 °F) above the long-term average.

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM

This time next year they will be saying 2010 was in the top five warmest years ever. I made the same prediction this time last year about what they would say about 2009. The earth could ice over and they would still say it’s in the top five ever. They would like to say each subsequent year is the warmest ever but that would be met with too much skepticism.

Cooling can’t be explained with their models so it can’t be reported. They realize that their assertions can’t be disproved unless their email is intercepted.

Buddahpundit on December 20, 2009 at 6:26 PM

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020304/climategate-peak-oil-the-cru-and-the-oman-connection/

The Climate Research Unit (CRU) in the UK was set up in 1971 with funding from Shell and BP as is described in the book: “The history of the University of East Anglia, Norwich; Page 285)” By Michael Sanderson. The CRU was still being funded in 2008 by Shell, BP, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and UK Nirex LTD (the nuclear waste people in the UK)

This is important to know, for two reasons.
Firstly, the key institution providing support for Global Warming theories and the basis for the IPCC findings receives funding from “Big Oil” and the nuclear power industry.

Secondly, the research from the institution which is perceived to be independent publicly funded research, is actually beholden to soft money, CRU is in fact a business.

The funders of the CRU are on the bottom of this page from their website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080627194858/http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/history/

wakey74 on December 20, 2009 at 6:40 PM

The funders of the CRU are on the bottom of this page from their website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080627194858/http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/history/

wakey74 on December 20, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Now I know why lefty loons and democrats hate the big oil companies so much! These companies fund their cult’s leaders.
*Facepalm*
And BTW, what is the Sultanate of Oman doing funding the CRU ?

macncheez on December 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM

The deceit is rampant. Check out how Wikipedia entries on AGW were edited:
http://planetgore.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjIwNmZlNDgxYWY1MzNmODdhNTRhYzg5MjYwNjVjYzI=

Valid historical information of climate data in the Middle Ages Warming Period was scrubbed.

onlineanalyst on December 20, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Is “Pachauri” Hindi for “Gore”?

LibTired on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Actually, I think that, in Hindi, “Pachauri” means “conniving turd”.
So the answer to your question is therefore “Yes”.

justltl on December 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I wrote and sang a little Global Warming Christmas parody song in honor of the Copenhagen meetings last week. I hope you like it, feel free to share. Next up is my parody of O Holy Night called “Obama Night”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGFWkMU24_o

cannonball on December 20, 2009 at 11:31 PM

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of the IPCC have always been a very large concern to me.

Look at some of the past names like Yuri Izrael, Richard Odingo and others. Bert Bolin is probably the guy to start with. He was Chair of the IPCC when their report suddenly was changed from ‘no observable contribution by man’ to ‘the world is melting’.

http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/15306

the most notorious sentence in the IPCC’s 1996 report (“The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate”) was inserted at the last minute by a small faction on the IPCC panel after the scientific peer-review process was complete. Here’s how Dr Fred Goldberg describes the probable culprit, Professor Bert Bolin, a politically driven Swede who was the first chairman of the IPCC, from 1988 to 1998. Goldberg’s very interesting paper is entitled, “Has Bert Bolin fooled us all concerned climate change caused by humans?”:

“In 1995 IPCC presented its second report: The Science of Climate Change”. In this report a large number of researchers work through hundreds of scientific reports and delivers a comprehensive report where they conclude that there is no evidence that human beings have had an influence on the climate. This conclusion is of course very important for politicians and policymakers around the world. But what happened? The editor of the IPCC ­report then deleted or changed the text in 15 different sections of chapter 8 (The key chapter concerning whether human influence exists or not) which had been agreed upon by the panel of contributors involved in compiling the document. In practice politicians and policymakers only read the so-called Executive Summary for Policy Makers. In this document consisting of a few pages it is clearly stated that humans have influenced the climate, contrary to the conclusions of the scientific report.

Mr Purple on December 21, 2009 at 1:50 AM

It’s a criminal enterprise – tear down this scam!

ya2daup on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

The same could be said of the entire UN.

They both share the same goal, transfering money from developed democracies to third world dictators.

MarkTheGreat on December 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM

• Global land and ocean annual surface temperatures through October are the fifth warmest on record, at 0.56 °C (1.01 °F) above the long-term average.
• NOAA scientists project 2009 will be one of the 10 warmest years of the global surface temperature record, and likely finish as the fourth, fifth or sixth warmest year on record.
• The 2000-2009 decade will be the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.54 °C (0.96 °F) above the 20th Century average. This will easily surpass the 1990s value of 0.36 °C (0.65 °F).
• Ocean surface temperatures (through October) were the sixth warmest on record, at 0.47 °C (0.85 °F) above the 20th century average.
• Land surface temperatures through October were the fifth warmest on record, at 0.80 °C (1.44 °F) above the 20th century average.

oakland on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM

1st off, half of your points are projections of what the alarmists claim will happen

Secondly, you are not dealing with raw numbers. You are dealing with numbers that have been cooked by super secret methods to reveal whatever the authors want them to reveal.

MarkTheGreat on December 21, 2009 at 8:29 AM

MarkTheGreat – Oakland is one of these folks who don’t understand that the first question you need to ask about any number you see published is “Where did it come from and why do you believe it?”

The GHCN, GIStemp, etc. numbers have been well-massaged by the time people like Oakland see them and magically assume they’re fact.

JEM on December 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM

I am a private individual, and I have been harmed by this HOAX…

“Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.”

Seven Percent Solution on December 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Let the hoaxers die a death of a thousand cuts!!!

…and I love the delicious irony of suing them to death!!!

landlines on December 21, 2009 at 10:25 AM

How many Ruby Ridge-like events are in our future as the world governments enact policies to control every facet of our lives, including how long we leave a reading light on?

How soon before citizens of industrialized nations have to resort to stealing electricity by running their own power cords to the power poles?

When booze was outlawed, the speak-easys came into fashion. Are we headed for similar facilities just to have light at night? Maybe a warm place to rest for a while?

This is no joke. It’s happening.

BobMbx on December 21, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Actually, I think that, in Hindi, “Pachauri” means “conniving turd”.
So the answer to your question is therefore “Yes”.

justltl on December 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Almost. You need to correct for regional dialects. “Pachauri”, in the region he’s from, means “Shiny Turd”.

BobMbx on December 21, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Once again we see that leftist criticism of AGW skeptics as bought and paid for by petroleum interests largely consists of projection — the warmists are selling out their integrity for money and power, so they figure everyone else is, too.

Socratease on December 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM

1st off, half of your points are projections of what the alarmists claim will happen

These are not my points; they are compilations of data from NOAA.

Secondly, you are not dealing with raw numbers. You are dealing with numbers that have been cooked by super secret methods to reveal whatever the authors want them to reveal.

If you know that they are cooked, what is wrong with them? What should the really be? What is the error in these numbers, specifically? How have they been cooked, and how do you know?

MarkTheGreat – Oakland is one of these folks who don’t understand that the first question you need to ask about any number you see published is “Where did it come from and why do you believe it?”

I know where the numbers came from – NOAA. Unless I see numbers that are more credible, I will believe these numbers. Those that say that there has been cooling for the last ten years have not convinced me with any evidence.
What numbers do you believe in? Do you have any references for better, more credible numbers?

oakland on December 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Carbon trading is the new Oil For Food.

tarpon on December 21, 2009 at 3:19 PM

George Bush should have said he was strongly interested in AGW. Then the idiot press would have dug into this fraud.

drjohn on December 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM

If we could just get Sarah Palin to go on E-Trade and buy a couple hundred dollars worth of stock in one of these “green firms”, we’d see the press descend on this scandal like hyenas on carrion.

Bruce in NH on February 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM

It’s just too good. Clueless libtards whining nonstop about eeevil, corrupt scientists who make up stuff because they’re on the payroll of the eeeevil corporations.

misterpeasea on February 1, 2010 at 11:03 AM