Sunday, November 20, 2011

Following the money

Just when the enviroloonies think they've gotten into the clear with their global warming, climate change, global climate disruption scam along comes another bit of evidence linking those who promote the scam to brown envelopes stuffed with cash to grants from the Climactic Research Centre who were at the eye of the storm when the CRUtape leak was uncovered. Step forward Roger Harrabin the BBC’s ‘environment analyst’ who accepted bribes grants from the University of East Anglia’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to fund an ‘ad hoc’ partnership he ran with a friend.

A senior BBC journalist accepted £15,000 in grants from the university at the heart of the ‘Climategate’ scandal – and later went on to cover the story without declaring an interest to viewers.
Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s ‘environment analyst’, used the money from the University of East Anglia’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to fund an ‘ad hoc’ partnership he ran with a friend.
Mr Harrabin, an influential figure who both broadcasts and advises other BBC journalists, later reported extensively about Climategate. The scandal erupted two years ago when emails were leaked from the Tyndall Centre’s sister department, the Climatic Research Unit at the same university.
The leaks left the scientific community in dis-array after claims that key data was manipulated in the run-up to a major climate change summit.
An official inquiry later found that although there had been no scientific fraud, there was ‘a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness, both on the part of CRU scientists and on the part of the UEA’.
In none of Mr Harrabin’s reports on the subject were the grants that he and his friend Dr Joe Smith had received from UEA ever mentioned. However, BBC insiders claim that the use to which the money was put – annual Real World seminars for top BBC executives on issues including climate change – had a significant impact on the Corporation’s output.
‘The seminars organised by Roger and his friend were part of a process which has effectively stifled all debate within the BBC about man-made global warming,’ said one senior journalist. ‘As far as the high-ups are concerned, the science is settled.’
Ok, grants are a legitimate part of research and promotion of a position, however when working on something promoting an issue it's customary to have to declare an interest, though in today's climate (no pun intended) this seems to have evaded the political classes as witness the recent flurry of Labour MP's not declaring the fact that they were paid cash by Unions to amend legislation. It's the same with the higher ups at the BBC too, as far as they are concerned the science is settled so what's the odd bribe grant here and there as it doesn't matter anyway the planet is going  boil in a decade or so or we're all going to drown unless we go back to living like medieval peasants (except for environmentalists, politicians and the rest of the political classes)
Still it's one more section to the web of lies we've been fed over the last decade or so and sooner or later I expect the political classes will try to come up with a new scam.
Seems even Prince Philip is in the know now...
In a withering assault on the onshore wind turbine industry, the Duke said the farms were “a disgrace”.
He also criticised the industry’s reliance on subsidies from electricity customers, claimed wind farms would “never work” and accused people who support them of believing in a “fairy tale”.
The Duke’s comments will be seized upon by the burgeoning lobby who say wind farms are ruining the countryside and forcing up energy bills.
Criticism of their effect on the environment has mounted, with The Sunday Telegraph disclosing today that turbines are being switched off during strong winds following complaints about their noise.
The Duke’s views are politically charged, as they put him at odds with the Government’s policy significantly to increase the amount of electricity generated by wind turbines.
One of the advantages of not having to please political opinion is the ability to speak the truth, I may not like all he has to say, but by God I'm glad he does say it, unlike his moron of an eldest son.

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