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Climategate turns criminal

Well technically it isn't climategate it is glaciergate. Personally I feel using 'gate' for every scandal has gotten beyond silly. But regardless, to bring you up to speed if you've been distracted by the MA special election, an IPCC claim that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 has been found to be completely false. What seemed to be most embarrassing for the IPCC is that the 'scientific' analysis was so obviously false it should have been rejected outright.

Now it appears that the chair of the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, may be criminally accountable. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)

The latest disclosure: Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's (formerly) prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (known as the IPCC), may have raised millions of dollars for his New Delhi institute on the basis of the totally bogus 'glaciergate' claim by the IPCC that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035.

According the the London Times, Pachauri's institute got money from the European Union and the US-based Carnegie Corporation to investigate a prediction that never had any scientific backing whatever, and one which all serious glacier scientists instantly recognized as impossible. The bogus claim was frequently repeated in the fundraising efforts -- and reiterated as recently as January 15 when the IPCC was already under intense pressure to admit it had blundered.

This is now more than an example of eye-popping incompetence and gross neglect of elementary scientific standards by a body on whose authority the world is expected to make multi-trillion dollar decisions affecting every business and every person on the planet.

It is now, potentially, a criminal issue. If Pachauri knew the claim was bogus and allowed these grant applications to go forward, he could find himself facing criminal charges.

If Pachauri can be found criminally accountable from profiting from global warming claims that he knew to be false, wouldn't the same apply to carbon-billionaire Al Gore?


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Comments (21)

Yes, Algore needs to pay ba... (Below threshold)
914:

Yes, Algore needs to pay back all the billions He scammed plus interest and go straight to gitmo as an enemy combatant..

Al invented the internet, s... (Below threshold)
pushtupma Butt:

Al invented the internet, so he gets off with a fine.

Pachaura goes to jail....

Maybe I am not dumbed down ... (Below threshold)
Hoocairz:

Maybe I am not dumbed down as I am supposed to be. I never paid a small fortune for experts to convince me there is no God and that Darwinism is "science". AGW was established in precisely the same manner as Darwinian evolution. Sure, peer review was not touted overtly in the case of establishing evolution (though it is totally reliant on it now). Who can we trust anymore?
Truth has been trodden down, not just by Mann-Bear-Pig but the "free press" Call me a religious nut case. By process of elimination (and boy do I mean that) there is nowhere left to turn but the Word Of God. For those of you that are "educated" that is Jesus Christ.

I think Gore and Madoff wou... (Below threshold)
Wonderingstevie:

I think Gore and Madoff would make good but buddies for each other.

Hoocairz has a good point t... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

Hoocairz has a good point that the MSM is also responsible for perpetuating the AGW fraud. Unfortunately, they are protected under American law. Katie Couric will not be handcuffed and frog marched to prison no matter how much she may deserve it.

Private citizen Al Gore has no such legal immunity. He has gotten very wealthy by defrauding Americans. He could be jailed, if there was a district attorney or state prosecutor somewhere who wanted to quickly get famous for some reason.

If it's associated with the... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

If it's associated with the UN there's bound to be corruption involved, especially if it's AGW.

"This is now more ... (Below threshold)
jim m:
"This is now more than an example of eye-popping incompetence and gross neglect of elementary scientific standards by a body on whose authority the world is expected to make multi-trillion dollar decisions affecting every business and every person on the planet."

It never ceases to amaze me that people are shocked at the corruption and incompetence of the UN. This is the same organization that send peace keepers out to third world nations and those so-called peace keepers seem to have as their primary focus the expansion in trafficking of under age girls as sex slaves. This is the same organization whose members reaped billions of dollars in bribes and graft though the oil for food program. Becoming insanely rich by stealing from starving people under the control of a murderous dictator.

So a UN supported scientist lies to gain millions of dollars and he sees his own self enrichment to be more than worth destroying the collected economies of the developed world? We're supposed to be surprised by that?

I fail to see why we should expect anything other than criminal activity from the UN. I am utterly amazed that anyone is the least bit surprised by this.

So will this make the news?... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

So will this make the news? Will the MSM report on this? Will our children be told the truth about this in school? Or will this just end up being spun as more proof of global warming, somehow? Why am I so suspicious? (Just because they were wrong doesn't mean they weren't right, right?)

Can we have our $100 billio... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Can we have our $100 billion back now? The $100 billion that Obama promised in Copenhagen as America's contribution to defeat global warming?

For that matter, can we have the $1.5 million Obama received from the Nobel committee? The $1.5 million he is prohibited by law from keeping?

As long as we're asking completely silly questions here, is there anything in the Constitution that would prevent a No Confidence vote in the Obama administration and force a new national election? The Brits, the Israelis, the Aussies and the Canadians can do this, so why can't we?

The gullible Gaia-worshiper... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

The gullible Gaia-worshipers need to be educated.
The theiving scam artists need to be swinging from lampposts.

"Can we have our $100 billi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Can we have our $100 billion back now?"
Actually, they haven't gotten it....yet. Our president, a former CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROFESSOR, appears to have forgotten that it's Congress that 'gives' out money. Barry can "promise" (like he's promised so many other things) until hell freezes over. The UN head of the IPCC mentioned last week that "he's going to hold Barry to his promise". Go ahead, asshole, that will hold up in any court. You've got a better chance by just pushing Barry to write a personal check.

A relatively tame Hitler pa... (Below threshold)

A relatively tame Hitler parody video

Glaciergate: Hitler's Last Straw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b-6U5MwyDM

"The scientist behind the b... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"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."
-dailymail.co.uk

Treason.
A type of act of war which should be treated as such.

GarandFan, of course you're... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

GarandFan, of course you're right. I'm still pissed that Obama would commit the United States to tossing off $100 billion, without consulting Congress, like it was chump change.

But $100 billion here, a couple hundred billion there, and pretty soon it starts adding up to real money.

OUR fricking money.

They arnt done by a long sh... (Below threshold)
jay:

They arnt done by a long shot.. NASAs Hansen just released a study that last year was the warmest ocean to date.. and the lack of temp stations in Canada ( removed all the remote and mountain stations) points to increased warming.. Spin spin spin leftist creative writing science.. and their pet cause..

You know it's really starti... (Below threshold)
Mike:

You know it's really starting to sink in for me now. From now on we won't be able to believe anything, that any scientist tells us. The more prestigious the institution, the greater the funding...the more we will disbelieve them.

Nice going Mann, IPCC, Gore. More damaging then they realize at this point.

@hoocairz:
Now as far as evolution science. Well I suggest you study it, study geology and evolution and the fossil record. It has not shaken my belief in God and it is very, very interesting (pretty much undeniable as well).

I'm not aware of any huge funding issues with evolution science either. Pretty much apples and oranges I think.

And now there's Disastergat... (Below threshold)
Carol:

And now there's Disastergate!

The IPCC also reported that climate change is causing increasing numbers of natural disasters -- and based this upon an unpublished study that had not yet gone through peer review. Furthermore, when the study WAS published it stated that the evidence for increased natural disasters was INCONCLUSIVE. And the author of this study says the IPCC doctored his study in their report.... Wow.

http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2010/01/castles-built-on-sand.html

make all those climategate ... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

make all those climategate scammers green wacckos and al gore WALK THE PLANK OUT THE SPACE POD

Are you angry about this ob... (Below threshold)
John A. Jauregui:

Are you angry about this obvious RICO Act fraud and the national media's complicity in the cover-up, misinformation, reframing and misdirection of the issue and the related "carbon derivatives" market Obama's Administration is spinning up? Take responsibility and take action. STOP all donations to the political party(s) responsible for this fraud. STOP donations to all environmental groups which funded this Global Warming propaganda campaign with our money, especially The Environmental Defense Fund. They have violated the public trust. KEEP donations local, close to home. MAKE donations to Oklahoma's Senator Inhofe, the only politician to stand firmly against this obvious government/media coordinated information operation (propaganda) targeted at its own people. People that government leaders and employees are sworn to protect. WRITE your state and federal representatives demanding wall to wall investigations of government sponsored propaganda campaigns and demand indictments of those responsible. WRITE your state and federal Attorneys General demanding Al Gore and others conducting Global Warming/Climate Change racketeering and mail fraud operations be brought to justice, indicted, tried, convicted and jailed. Carbon is the stuff of life. He (Obama) who controls carbon, especially CO2, controls the world. Think of the consequences if you do nothing! For one, the UK is becoming the poster child for George Orwell's "1984" and the US government's sponsorship of this worldwide Global Warming propaganda campaign puts it in a class with the failed Soviet Union's relentless violation of the basic human right to truthful government generated information. Given ClimateGate's burgeoning revelations of outrageous government misconduct and massive covert misinformation, what are the chances that this Administration's National Health Care sales campaign is anywhere near the truth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdneX1djD

http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/81559212.html

Climate Chief Pachauri has ... (Below threshold)

Climate Chief Pachauri has ruined his reputation in the scientific community and the public-at-large by pushing the faulty Himalayan-glacier estimates. If the IPCC is to restore its reputation and become an effective advocate for climate change legislation, they need a new leader and more transparent research reporting mechanisms. Himalayagate cannot happen again.

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Look where AGW lies lead to... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Look where AGW lies lead to - the gross disfigurement of a city with a gigantic wind farm.
www.palmerston-north.info




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