Tony Thomas takes a look at the awesome science we’ll hear about from Paris:
The basis for the Paris climate talks in December is “the science” produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The science must be good because it’s coming from the world’s top climate-type scientists, or so the story goes.
Well, the story is guff.
It sure is. Read on.
The BBC apologise for getting it right, but don’t worry, we will only have the scientivists on show from now! How are those BBC superannuation plans in green energy and carbon going I wonder? Like the German Bank I expect. A ‘quarterly’ loss? Remarkable!
What was that about in my previous post? Leftist ‘hate’? Here it is again amongst the scientivists:
[…] The effort to suppress global warming dissidents is not new. Grist Magazine writer David Roberts said, “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.” Professor Richard Parncutt has called for the execution of prominent “GW deniers.” Climate Progress Editor Joe Romm called for deniers to be strangled in their beds. James Hansen, who has headed NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has likewise called for trials of global warming deniers.
The global warming agenda is a desperate effort to gain greater control over our lives. Political commentator Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) explained that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” That’s the political goal of the global warmers.
The tribunal is coming: The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance
Update: Bribery and Corruption everywhere you look among the scientivists at the UN and IPCC
- much more CAGW background for John Ashe, UN official charged in $1.3 Million Bribery Scheme in New York this week (links in comments above):United Nations General Assembly: About the President of the 68th Session
Biography of H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe
John W. Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda was elected President of the General Assembly’s sixty-eighth session on 14 June 2013 while serving in the dual capacity as his country’s Permanent Representative to both the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, positions he held since 2004.
Guided by a passion for sustainable development, Mr. Ashe has been in the forefront of international efforts to address the adverse effects of climate change and the fight to eradicate poverty. He has served in a leadership capacity on many of the governing bodies of the major UN environmental agreements, including as the first Chairman of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He also chaired the same Convention’s Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), and, most recently, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP). “We only have the planet we live on, and if we are to leave it in a reasonable state for the next generation, the quest for a safer, cleaner, and more equitable world is one that should consume us all,” he says, summing up his philosophy…
He successfully led negotiations that resulted in Chapter X of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development (Rio+10); and co-chaired the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012. In 2004 he presided over the thirteenth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the body responsible for reviewing programmes on the implementation of Agenda 21—a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection…
Having joined his country’s Foreign Service in 1989, Mr. Ashe was awarded the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) by Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom) in 2007, in recognition of his global diplomatic service…
(He) holds a Doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania (United States).
on to Francis Lorenzo:
7 Oct: DNA India: Reuters: Ex-UN General Assembly head John Ashe, 5 others face US bribery case
The intermediaries included ***Francis Lorenzo, 48, a deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic who prosecutors said Ng paid $20,000 monthly as “honorary president” of one of his organizations, South-South News…
Prosecutors said those bribes were arranged through Sheri Yan, chief executive officer of a New York-based organization, and Heidi Park, its finance director, who were also arrested. The organization was unnamed, but the ***Global Sustainability Foundation website lists Yan and Park as holding those positions. The foundation did not respond to requests for comment…
At a hearing late Tuesday, a federal judge set Ashe’s bail at $1 million on condition be placed under house arrest, despite concerns by prosecutors that he posed a flight risk.
Robert Van Lierop, his lawyer, said Ashe intends to “assert the full range of immunity” to which he is entitled and would fight the charges. Brian Bieber, Lorenzo’s lawyer, said his client “acted in good faith at all times and believed in the integrity of what he was told by those involved…READ ALL
following. note the participation of Associated Press’s Edith (Edie) M. Lederer, whose CAGW articles i’ve been posting for years:
1 July: UN: Small Island Developing States Face ‘Unique’ Sustainability Challenges Requiring ‘Special’ Attention to Meet Post-2015 Agenda Goals, High-level Forum Hears
Panel Discussion II
In the afternoon, the Forum held a panel discussion, titled “Reaching out to the world: communicating the agenda”.
…it featured the four panellists.
They were ***Francis Lorenzo, Ambassador and Honorary President of South-South News, Dominican Republic etc…
Serving as lead discussants were ***Edie Lederer, Senior Correspondent, Associated Press…
Mr. LORENZO said more producers, editors, photographers and others in the areas of journalism and communication must be given tools and training to be able to understand the sustainable development goals and communicate them. A New York University professor in television journalism noted the importance of story-telling and bringing human faces to the fore of content…
Ms. LEDERER said that at the World Economic Forum in January 2014, Bono shouted out “I hated it”, when he was asked about the name “sustainable development goals”. The United Nations should run a worldwide campaign to come up with a new name for those goals. In today’s world, everything was competing for time. Major news organizations were now using much shorter stories than in the past, she pointed out, asking how journalists could write about 17 goals in a 400-word story. The new agenda was a “hard sell” and, instead of focusing on 17 goals, the United Nations should pick out 4, 5 or 6 goals that were critically important…
Still more, heh.
7 Oct: WSJ: U.N. Says It Can’t Probe Graft Scandal
United Nations is reviewing bribery charges against diplomats but hasn’t launched an internal investigation
By Farnaz Fassihi and Christopher M. Matthews
The U.N. on Wednesday said that it was “studying the complaints” and would cooperate with U.S. authorities but the organization didn’t have the mandate or power to investigate individuals or entities that weren’t considered staff or part of the official U.N. umbrella, said Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the secretary-general.
Diplomats aren’t legally bound to U.N. ethical codes and follow the laws of their home countries, Mr. Dujarric and other U.N. officials said. The U.N.’s internal watchdog, Office of Internal Oversight Services, can audit and investigate only U.N. staff members, they said…
The current scandal, where high-ranking diplomats of member states were indicted and arrested on corruption charges, was unprecedented, he added…
Robert M. Appleton, who headed a now-disbanded special task force created by the U.N. to investigate corruption, said that the notion that the U.N. couldn’t investigate high-level diplomats was a red herring. “The use of U.N. funds is something the U.N. can and should be policing,” Mr. Appleton said. “When they express surprise, like they did yesterday, that itself is somewhat surprising, because they’ve struggled with corruption issues for years.”…
“The role of the U.N. keeps going backwards,” said Samer Sanbar, a former U.N. official. “There were red flags throughout this scandal, someone should have noticed.”
7 Oct: Macau Business Daily: Ng’s alleged bribery triggers ex-UN General Assembly president’s arrest
with Reuters & Bloomberg
Ashe was also charged with failing to report US$1.2 million in income, including the bribes, to the Internal Revenue Service. It’s the only charge which wouldn’t be covered by diplomatic immunity, although he waived that privilege when he applied to be a permanent resident in the U.S. in 2000, according to the complaint.
After his arrest, Ashe told investigators he had accepted bribes, prosecutor Daniel Richenthal said in court. “Over the course of years he accepted millions of dollars in bribes in various forms, some of which he admitted after he was arrested today,” Richenthal said.
He may have residual immunity for acts that were done within the scope of his official positions, the U.S. said…
“If proven, today’s charges will confirm that the cancer of corruption that plagues so many state and local governments infects the United Nations as well,” Bharara said.
- Thanks to Pat at Jonova’s.