IPCC warnings about African crops also bogus

posted at 9:30 am on February 15, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Another key element of the IPCC report on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) turns out to be based on deliberate decisions to use the most hysterical claims by advocates rather than on science.  The IPCC warnings of the African crop projections have a more demonstrably corrupt basis, as the report deliberately ignored actual science that showed little risk of crop yields — science funded by the British government at a cost of over £2.5 million.  Who compiled the IPCC Synthesis that ignored peer-reviewed science for the speculation of one Moroccan activist, whose report didn’t even agree with its cited sources?  Rajendra Pachauri’s own business — and he got over £400,000 for the work:

One of the most widely quoted and most alarmist passages in the main 2007 report was a warning that, by 2020, global warming could reduce crop yields in some countries in Africa by 50 per cent. Dr Pachauri not only allowed this claim to be included in the short Synthesis Report, of which he was co-editor, but has publicly repeated it many times since.

The origin of this claim was a report written for a Canadian advocacy group by Ali Agoumi, a Moroccan academic who draws part of his current income from advising on how to make applications for “carbon credits”. As his primary sources he cited reports for three North African governments. But none of these remotely supported what he wrote. The nearest any got to providing evidence for his claim was one for the Moroccan government, which said that in serious drought years, cereal yields might be reduced by 50 per cent. The report for the Algerian government, on the other hand, predicted that, on current projections, “agricultural production will more than double by 2020″. Yet it was Agoumi’s claim that climate change could cut yields by 50 per cent that was headlined in the IPCC’s Working Group II report in 2007.

What made this even odder, however, was that the group’s co-chairman was a British agricultural expert, Dr Martin Parry, whose consultancy group, Martin Parry Associates, had been paid £75,000 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for two reports which had come to totally different conclusions. Specifically designed to inform the IPCC’s 2007 report, these predicted that by 2020 any changes were likely to be insignificant. The worst case they could come up with was that by 2080 climate change might decrease crop yields by “up to 30 per cent”.

British taxpayers poured out money for the section of the IPCC report for which Dr Parry was responsible. Defra paid £2.5 million through the Met Office, plus £330,000 for Dr Parry’s salary as co-chairman, and a further £75,000 to his consultancy for two more reports on the impact of global warming on world food supplies. Yet when it came to the impact on Africa, all this peer-reviewed work – including further expert reports by Britain’s Dr Mike Hulme and Dutch and German teams – was ignored in favour of a prediction from one Moroccan activist at odds with his own cited sources.

However, the story then got worse when Dr Pachauri himself came to edit and co-author the IPCC’s Synthesis Report (for which the IPCC paid his Delhi-based Teri institute, out of the £400,000 allocated for its production). Not only did Pachauri’s version again give prominence to Agoumi’s 50 per cent figure, but he himself has repeated the claim on numerous occasions since, in articles, interviews and speeches –such as the one he gave to a climate summit in Potsdam last September, where he boasted he was speaking “in the voice of the world’s scientific community”.

In the other IPCC scandals, Pachauri took the blame because he ran the organization.  However, in this case, Pachauri played a key role in disseminating erroneous claims, at the very least.  He not only included a false claim on the affect of AGW on crop yields — a key argument that Pachauri himself continues to use — but he ignored peer-reviewed science in favor of these hysterical claims.

How many other such decisions still remain in the IPCC reports?  We know that one of the IPCC’s most important think tanks, the East Anglia CRU, threatened to redefine “peer review” to keep such contradictory evidence out of the AGW reports.  This “hide the lack of decline” moment is nothing more than that impulse put into process by Pachauri himself.  If he had no problem ignoring science in this case, then it’s not too difficult to imagine that he made the same decision on other parts of the IPCC report.

The Washington Post reports today on the discrediting of the IPCC, but curiously doesn’t mention any of the reporting done this weekend by the British press about Dr. Phil Jones’ admissions or this part of the African crop lies.  It does, however, include this strange passage, buried at the end, emphasis mine:

And Christopher Field — co-chair of the second working group for the IPCC’s next assessment — said the panel needs to improve its fact-checking, even if it means enlisting report contributors’ students to help do the job.

“My goal is to produce a report that’s 100 percent error-free, to the maximum extent possible,” he said. “The fact that the IPCC runs on volunteer labor makes it a challenge, but it’s too important a challenge to ignore.”

Volunteer labor?  Pachauri got almost a million dollars to write that IPCC synthesis.  He wants the AGW gravy train to continue; small wonder he ignored the science in favor of the hysteria.  We’re not talking typos here, but major claims that turn out to be bogus, based not on science but on speculation from AGW advocates and approved by people with financial interest in maintaining the hysteria.

Update: Fausta has a good “global warming blizzard” roundup going.

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Only trials and convictions will put an end to this. I’m more convinced of it with every passing day. I’ve never before seen the weekend news put so much weight behind something I wrote on Friday.

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Hey, is it time yet to ban Warmers?

Rocks on February 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Pachauri is obviously in the wrong position. With his staggering ability in the area of corruption he should be the UN Secretary General, not the mere head of the IPCC.

jwolf on February 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Just more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Believe what makes you feel good, the facts be damned.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

The whole report is bogus…

PatriotRider on February 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Somewhere, a husky, pony-tailed blogger weeps.

rightside on February 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Follow the money.

Kafir on February 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

When you can’t hold a real job down,
this must be the alternative.

elderberry on February 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Just more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Believe what makes you feel good, the facts be damned.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn’t own

PatriotRider on February 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM

In the state of Tennessee, people never questioned Al Gore’s intentions, which were abundantly clear, they questioned his sanity. Global warming will be the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the world community. Not to prosecute the intellectually dishonesty is a travesty.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

The IPCC seems to be a fertile field for growing money trees. Gee, by 2020 I bet they could have a billion dollars growing there.

Kissmygrits on February 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

I’m with Doc. on this. If the federal level wont start the investigations and prosecutions, then the executives at the state levels should shut down local EPA offices, and stop all, if any, state funding of those branches. The states should wrap all the environmental controls within this scandal in order to bring it to a head. Make the EPA decide whether they want to purge this climategate scourge in order to still have any say in things like air quality and spotted owls, or go down with this ship. So many billions of dollars have been stolen and so many liberties have been infringed upon in the name of an apocalypse that is turning out to be an Apocalypse Never. The EPA needs to have a heavy heavy hand placed upon its neck.

Weight of Glory on February 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Global Warming for the time being is still too big to fail. Too many people invested their credibility and in some cases finances into this falsehood. In a word its kinda like Obama, so many have staked so much on him, they have no choice to defend him till the end.

rob verdi on February 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM

When you can’t hold a real job down,
this must be the alternative.

elderberry on February 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM

One million bucks to this “alternative”…we should all be so lucky.
For $250,000 I will write a paper for them…it will be just as accurate.

right2bright on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I think we need to start looking at the IPCC report differently. Instead of looking at what is complete cow puckey, maybe we should just find the true stuff and work from there.

txaggie on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Volunteer labor?

They volunteer for the $$$$,s!!

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Volunteer labor?

They volunteer for the $$$$,s!!

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

The idea that the IPCC can or should strive to be infallible is really not helpful,” Pielke said.

It is inconvenient for us to have to prove the truth of our inconvenient truth.

Disturb the Universe on February 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM

India has already figured out that its foremost AGW citizen is lying through his teeth. This man is just another version of Al Gore.

I wish I were smart enough to invent a scam like this, and soak the rest of the people in the world for billions of dollars….

…then again, maybe I don’t wish.

A pox upon them, and their gang too!

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Found Alboar.

yoda on February 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

The science is solid

-SteveMG

darwin on February 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Gosh, this story is almost becoming common knowledge.

If this keeps up it will make Obama’s doubling down look a little tiny bit strange.

Really, only an ideologue would continue with this farce, and we know that’s just not Obama.

Dorvillian on February 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Return to Almora, [Dr. Rajendra Pachauri] released last month (somewhere between memoir and fantasy, it features the sexual exploits of a 60-something globetrotting climate expert, and has scandalized an Indian public not accustomed to its masturbating scenes and erotic explicitness).

http://tinyurl.com/y9ntrcw

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM

testing 123

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Another day, another AGW scam busted. Seems like AGW is melting faster than the glaciers.

Tony737 on February 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM

volunteer labor is most likely activists or people with a stake in the area they are reporting on. That means people who want to believe in warming are most likely finding “evidence” that confirms their pre-existing beliefs.

rob verdi on February 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Don, we read you loud and clear, over.

Tony737 on February 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM

meanwhile oakland is blathering on about university libraries and good ‘scientific literature’ at great length in another AGW thread…

daesleeper on February 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM

In the state of Tennessee, people never questioned Al Gore’s intentions, which were abundantly clear, they questioned his sanity. Global warming will be the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the world community. Not to prosecute the intellectually dishonesty is a travesty.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

You hicks. I question his intentions too. Or is it just a coincidence that he’s the world’s first carbon billionaire?

What has 214,000 legs, 214,000 arms, and one tooth?

Neyland Stadium on Saturdays in the fall.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

OK, sorry about the double posts. Computer glitch. Every post was doubling. Did a restart. All Good now.

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

I’m sure glad that Obama is setting up a multi-billion-dollar federal agency to finally set things straight with this AGW stuff.

I mean, just think: Where would we be if not for Obama??

Rod on February 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Interesting that the UK Telegraph seems to be the only media making a big deal out of this. Most of the U.S. lamestream media either ignore it or try to rationalize it as a few mistakes in otherwise good science. We must continue to stand against this lie that will cripple our economy and American sovereignty.

Christian Conservative on February 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Have you ever trusted anything that came of the UN. You think Chicago is corrupt????

igglesphan on February 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Don, we read you loud and clear, over.

Tony737 on February 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM

LOL !

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM

This is getting brutal.

I’d say it’s time for the ref to step in and put a stop to this fight, but I’m afraid some people are going to need further drubbing to accept defeat.

forest on February 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM

O/T: CNN had a graphic on the screen that said “SUCCESS IN AFGANISTAN” which is cool, but isn’t kinda early? At this point at the start of the Afgan War in 2001 the media was crying “QUAGMIRE!”

Tony737 on February 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM

The Washington Post reports today on the discrediting of the IPCC, but curiously doesn’t mention any of the reporting done this weekend by the British press about Dr. Phil Jones’ admissions or this part of the African crop lies.

Thank you for helping to get this information out. Much is at stake here. There are many who seek to bury this, the more you know

canditaylor68 on February 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM

The worst case they could come up with was that by 2080 climate change might decrease crop yields by “up to 30 per cent”.

And the communist might not control the green movement.

Johan Klaus on February 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM

So, uh,

Algore will be giving the obscene profits he made to charity now right, and right the wrongs from the “inconvenient truth” in 5…4…3…2………….

hello, hellooooooo………..

RealMc on February 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

The worst case they could come up with was that by 2080 climate change might decrease crop yields by “up to 30 per cent”.

Good Lord. You know, there’s a meteor on a collision course with the Earth. I’m not joking even a little bit. It’s scheduled to hit us somewhere around 2800.

We should raise taxes immediately.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Follow the money.

Kafir on February 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS follow the money. Therein you will discover enlightenment.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Only trials and convictions will put an end to this. I’m more convinced of it with every passing day. I’ve never before seen the weekend news put so much weight behind something I wrote on Friday.

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Weekend news picked up your Resolving the Global Warming Fraud? Good! I’m hoping we can get the ball rolling on the litigation. It’s the only way to effectively excise this fraud. Beat it like a drum, Doc.

Does Breitbart have his copy?

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Making up fearfull and dishionest stories is the new pandemic. They get them published faster than they can be refuted.

seven on February 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Clearly climate science is racist.

Actually I’ve been seriously saying this all along. Global warming brings rain to Africa.

- The Cat

MirCat on February 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Seriously – when do the fraud trials and likely convictions begin?

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I wonder how much Al Gore has made off of AGW. No wonder he’s been so quiet about it. If he were a legitimate advocate we’d be hearing all kinds of rebuttals from him. What say you, Mr. Gore?

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Everybody sing along:

There’s a snowstorm in Atlanta,
And a white-out in D.C.
The orange groves have been quite frigid,
As has all of Tennessee.
12 inches have hit ground in Dallas,
Are you in Knoxville in your palace?
ALBERT GORE JUNIOR, WHERE ARE YOU?

**to the tune of Car 54 Where Are You?

kingsjester on February 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Not to prosecute the intellectually dishonesty is a travesty.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

I agree with you and Doctor Zero. Without legal culpability this fraud will continue under the names of those or other “scientists” who rely on grants and who will spew any crap necessary to keep the money flowing. I’m guessing that actual criminal fraud cases have been won with less evidence than this. Just because they are defrauding public money doesn’t make it less criminal. It just makes the victim base larger.

Extrafishy on February 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Like every human endeavor, follow the money to see why it is happening.

jukin on February 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM

I’ve read a lot of the early and current information about AGW. The theme in most, (to include a Rolling Stones article where they out and out called skeptics, idiots) is to demean anyone who disagrees with the data they present as uneducated and ignorant. Or they’re cast as rich and somehow benefiting from the destruction of the planet. Their hyperbole was always just a bit to emotion for me considering it was supposed to be coming from a group of scientists. Being in aviation, I am around a lot of meteorologists and I’ve asked quite a few what they’ve thought about AGW. They to a man and woman have said it’s absurd. Not that there are not historical upturns and downturns in climate, but that man has an effect on it.

The bottom line with all the data that is being outright debunked? You wouldn’t even continue to listen to a sales pitch if you caught the salesman in lie after lie about product.

hawkdriver on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

I go with those who think there should be big time criminal investigations. Many, many, people made big dollars by perpetuating what the knew to be a scam.

Who is going to kick off the investigations, is the big question. Political pressure will be to sweep it under the rug.

If investigations do take place, the number of people claiming ignorance, will be stupendous.

In the case of congress, it will probably be true.

Al Gore? He’s definitely ignorant, but I think he knew.

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Actually I’ve been seriously saying this all along. Global warming brings rain to Africa.

- The Cat

MirCat on February 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Here I thought it was Toto that brought the rain to Africa.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

And LGF has now banned the British media.

The IPCC report’s “errors” can no longer be attributed to incompetence & mistakes. Highlighting one extreme conjecture while ignoring contradictory reports, and getting paid to do so is fraud. Criminal fraud.

The only one who is reducing crop yields in Africa is Robert Mugabe.

rbj on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Cap and Trade Can. Cap the warmist BS and can the warmists.

This climate change scam is falling faster than Democrats in an election. Alas, the Bovine Death Ray is just a fart in the wind.

cartooner on February 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

The Boss chimes in: “There needs to be an investigation of the U.N. – and not by the U.N.”

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Gosh, this story is almost becoming common knowledge.

Dorvillian on February 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Unfortunately, it’s not. I still frequent places that are over-run with people who simply won’t believe this.

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Captain America vs. Cap and Trade (click on strip to enlarge): http://optoons.blogspot.com/2010/02/captain-america-vs-cap-and-trade-click.html

Mervis Winter on February 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

And LGF has now banned the British media.

rbj on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

After Jones said there was no statistically significant warming for the last 15 years, CJ banned the Earth.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

What about laws, already passed, which are based on the these bogus BS reports? How the mercury laced light bulbs we’re being forced to use? Wasn’t General Electric behind this in at least a partial way? When do put these scum-suckers on trial?

oldleprechaun on February 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM

How the mercury laced light bulbs we’re being forced to use?

oldleprechaun on February 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM

That was my question. Can we have our damned light bulbs back?

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM

The Boss chimes in: “There needs to be an investigation of the U.N. – and not by the U.N.”

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Sure, but as you know, another ‘investigation’ isn’t going to matter much in this political climate.

Yes, encourage the pols investigate. But the rest of us need to litigate.

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Oh, and if you even mention that 49 of the 50 US states have snow on the ground, (some of the amounts setting new records)in the same sentence as global warming? You’re an idiot climate denier! Ooogedy boogedy!

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Pachauri got almost a million dollars to write that IPCC synthesis. He wants the AGW gravy train to continue; small wonder he ignored the science in favor of the hysteria.

So the idea is that Pachuari gets paid a million dollars to do a job, but he doesn’t do, so a bunch of people should do it for nothing while he walks off with the million? And these people want to tell businesses, industry, households and governments how to manage themselves?

ProfessorMiao on February 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

But the rest of us need to litigate.

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Interesting – I wonder how one goes about filing suit against this Indian nitwit and the IPCC and Al Gore, etc…

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

I used to think that big ball of light in the sky is the driving force behind our climate. But Matt Lauer said my car was responsible.

hawksruleva on February 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM

What about laws, already passed, which are based on the these bogus BS reports? How the mercury laced light bulbs we’re being forced to use? Wasn’t General Electric behind this in at least a partial way? When do put these scum-suckers on trial?

oldleprechaun on February 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM

A ban on incandescents comes into effect in Ontario in a few years. Meantime, I am stockpiling them and where feasible, switching to halogen.

ProfessorMiao on February 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Making up fearfull and dishionest stories is the new pandemic. They get them published faster than they can be refuted.

seven on February 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

A lie is half-way around the world before the truth has it’s pants on.

thomasaur on February 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Only trials and convictions will put an end to this. I’m more convinced of it with every passing day. I’ve never before seen the weekend news put so much weight behind something I wrote on Friday.

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

And I can think of no better place to start these trials then to start at the source where it all began. namely one fellow by the name of Albert Gore and his Inconvenient Truth.

pilamaye on February 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I wonder if there is money to be made by suggesting that we are actually entering a phase of global freezing, and that by the year 2035 the cows will be farting icicles if something isn’t done to warm the planet immediately. It’s been the coldest, snowiest year I’ve seen in Virginia and I could use a little warming.

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Gosh, this story is almost becoming common knowledge.

Dorvillian on February 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Unfortunately, it’s not. I still frequent places that are over-run with people who simply won’t believe this.

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Therein the immediate purpose of litigation: To put the ‘science’ of AGW under public scrutiny.

As I see it, the other main purpose follows: accountability and deterrance.

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Only trials and convictions will put an end to this. I’m more convinced of it with every passing day. I’ve never before seen the weekend news put so much weight behind something I wrote on Friday.

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Unfortunately Doctor…we are going to get a lot of this instead of convictions for the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in History:

January 28, 2010
Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7004936.ece


The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming.

The Information Commissioner’s Office decided that UEA failed in its duties under the Act but said that it could not prosecute those involved because the complaint was made too late, The Times has learnt. The ICO is now seeking to change the law to allow prosecutions if a complaint is made more than six months after a breach.

…But we should definitely start holding the crooks and liberals cultist here responsible for their part in perpetrating this scam on the American people.

Here is a good example of the idiotic rantings by liberals from one of their main “fact checking” sources…I know..I know….hilariously ironic if it we not so serious….

Right wing smears scientific consensus on global warming as a “cult”

http://mediamatters.org/research/200912080003


Brain Freeze: Conservative media still using winter weather to …‎ – Feb 9, 2010


Fox’s Rosen advanced misleading claim scientists destroyed climate …‎ – Dec 8, 2009


Conservative media hype misleading report suggesting CRU destroyed …‎ – Dec 1, 2009

I am absolutely done with these ignorant sheep constantly bragging about how smart they are and how dumb everybody that disagrees with them is.

Liberals have been wrong on so much and produced so much failure with their policies it is impossible to keep up with.

………….NOW WHERE THE HE!! IS AL GORE?????????

Baxter Greene on February 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Yes, encourage the pols investigate. But the rest of us need to litigate.

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

A million lawyers salivate!

While politicians bloviate!

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

I think some civil suits would be the place to start, let’s say a huge class action suit against Al Gore, Mann, Jones, etc. I’m sure there must be one lawyer out there willing to take it on pro bono, must be a few of them unemployed right now too.

JimK on February 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Can we talk prison time for these Jokers yet?

Shiny_Tiara on February 15, 2010 at 10:17 AM

I think some civil suits would be the place to start, let’s say a huge class action suit against Al Gore, Mann, Jones, etc. I’m sure there must be one lawyer out there willing to take it on pro bono, must be a few of them unemployed right now too.

JimK on February 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

The cause of action is problematic. Especially when they can all produce mountains of evidence that they believed in it, whether they actually did or not.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Now that the enviro-left has driven the AGW wagon as far as it will go, what will be the next “big crisis”? Ed – you should start a long-term, on-going poll.

rock the casbah on February 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM

The cause of action is problematic. Especially when they can all produce mountains of evidence that they believed in it, whether they actually did or not.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Cause is problematic, yes. I think the “but, I believed in it!” defense won’t wash for some of these guys though, when you can amply point to evidence that they knowingly disregarded contrary data, etc.

Just like the “but, I had great intentions!” defense doesn’t work for folks like Bernie Madoff, etc.

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

Actually I’ve been seriously saying this all along. Global warming brings rain to Africa.

- The Cat

MirCat on February 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Here I thought it was Toto that brought the rain to Africa.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Win!

lonesome_pine on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

T

he EPA needs to have a heavy heavy hand placed upon its neck.

Weight of Glory on February 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM

I’d prefer a boot.

chemman on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

Volunteer labor?
They volunteer for the $$$$,s!!

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

All IPCC volunteers should report directly to Alaska and start counting Polar bears right after they come out of hybernation. yummy

Rovin on February 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM

The cause of action is problematic. Especially when they can all produce mountains of evidence that they believed in it, whether they actually did or not.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM

That’s very true. This would be a difficult crime to prosecute, but we should make the effort. If nothing else, it will be instructive to watch the scientific arm of the global warming cult take the stands, and defend themselves by claiming they’re incompetent instead of fraudulent. Science can only be improved as a result.

Doctor Zero on February 15, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Cause is problematic, yes. I think the “but, I believed in it!” defense won’t wash for some of these guys though, when you can amply point to evidence that they knowingly disregarded contrary data, etc.

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

“That’s why my client discarded the contrary data, Your Honor, because he believed so strongly in the theory.”

But even if they can prove these guys were faking it, it’s still an uphill battle. They weren’t engaging in fraudulent practices to sell anything. Even the carbon credits. The carbon credits, unfortunately, work as advertised.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

This is all good news … but don’t think the communists will give up this easy. There will be a major push.

darwin on February 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Rajendra Pachauri needs to be playing cricket in a jail yard.

Buy Danish on February 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM

darwin on February 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

I guess you can call bull manure solid.

chemman on February 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

After Jones said there was no statistically significant warming for the last 15 years, CJ banned the Earth.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Heh. Seriously, is there anyone left over there or is CJ living in a padded room by now, all alone but thinking he’s surronded by friends?

rbj on February 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Never in the history of the world has so many government officials from so many different countries come together to enslave the world’s population in the biggest rip-off in history. To not prosecute these criminals is a travesty.Obama was at the top of the list and continues to support the lies in the name of income redistribution.

volsense on February 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM

by the year 2035 the cows will be farting icicles if something isn’t done to warm the planet immediately. It’s been the coldest, snowiest year I’ve seen in Virginia and I could use a little warming.

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Ah the imagery evoked by well-chosen words. LOL!

ProfessorMiao on February 15, 2010 at 10:38 AM

This is just mind boggling. I wasn’t quite a climate change denier, but pretty close to it. I believed there must be something to global warming, because I couldn’t imagine that scientists would lie or fudge the data or eliminate the data that didn’t support their theories. I thought scientists, of all people, were too ethical to do anything like that. I mean, this is our planet they were researching and it affects how nations govern and legislate and tax…and now we find they’ve been lying about it? This is like the nightmare of hoaxes. Of course they need to be investigated, but who can trust the U.N. to do that? They lost credibility way before scientists did.

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

People need to be reminded, repeatedly, how close these criminals have come/are coming to pulling off this enormous power grab.

If Global Warming and National Health Care can find it’s way into law in this country, we may as well burn the constitution.

cntrlfrk on February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Yes, encourage the pols investigate. But the rest of us need to litigate.

petefrt on February 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM
A million lawyers salivate!

While politicians bloviate!

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Is this our fate? At this late date? Won’t someone pleeeease stop the hate?

/Seuss mode off

di butler on February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

After Jones said there was no statistically significant warming for the last 15 years, CJ banned the Earth.

misterpeasea on February 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Today the Earth, tomorrow the Universe.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Somewhere, a husky, pony-tailed blogger weeps.

rightside on February 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Rightside……….

doriangrey on February 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Cause is problematic, yes. I think the “but, I believed in it!” defense won’t wash for some of these guys though, when you can amply point to evidence that they knowingly disregarded contrary data, etc.

Midas on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I think we have some proof of that…from their own mouths:

Greenpeace: Yeah, we misled, but we needed the emotionalism!
posted at 8:47 am on August 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/20/greenpeace-yeah-we-lied-but-we-needed-the-emotionalism/


The BBC, later in the interview, gets to the heart of Greenpeace’s agenda:

Although he admitted Greenpeace had released inaccurate but alarming information, Leipold defended the organization’s practice of “emotionalizing issues” in order to bring the public around to its way of thinking and alter public opinion.

……..and more……..

Glacier scientist: I knew data hadn’t been verified

By David Rose
Last updated at 12:54 AM on 24th January 2010
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245636/Glacier-scientists-says-knew-data-verified.html


The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.


Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

……..and more……..


Climate chief was told of false glacier claims before Copenhagen

Ben Webster, Environment Editor
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7009081.ece

The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt.
Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He failed to act despite learning that the claim had been refuted by several leading glaciologists.

Combined with the E-mails showing that scientist intentionally took steps to “hide the decline” and threw away their data……

…………..you could build a good case showing that these scientist intentionally mislead and falsified data.

Baxter Greene on February 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Heh. Seriously, is there anyone left over there or is CJ living in a padded room by now, all alone but thinking he’s surronded by friends?

rbj on February 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Rumor has it that just 25 people account for 50 percent of all the posts made there these days.

doriangrey on February 15, 2010 at 10:43 AM

From the boss this morning:

Eco-hysteria doesn’t deliver world peace. It threatens it.

Christian Conservative on February 15, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Of course they need to be investigated, but who can trust the U.N. to do that? They lost credibility way before scientists did.

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Who can trust the US to do anything? The Marxists have been putting their people in high places for decades. Only by getting rid of the majority of government officials and Congress can we even begin to restore some semblence of trust in our government.

darwin on February 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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