by James Corbett
September 26, 2016
Eat your heart out, Al Gore. Being a carbon billionaire is so passé now that we’re in the age of the $100 trillion climate swindle. So the real question is who (or at least which corporate front) will be the first carbon trillionaire? Will it be a carbon eugenics promoting Rockefeller or a global government promoting Rothschild, or a carbon divesting Saudi government, or one of the shady hedge funds that are spearheading weather derivatives and other Enron-developed financial instruments to try to cash in on the carbon fraud?
Whatever the answer, one thing is for certain: you won’t see this question asked (let alone answered) in the establishment gatekeeping press. Instead you will see endless iterations of the accusation that anyone who disbelieves in the woo woo pseudoscience of climate catastrophism is funded by the very Big Oil oiligarchs who stand to benefit from the debunked climate scare.
Both mainstream press and pseudo-alternatives religiously trot out hit pieces from attack sites like Desmogblog to smear scientists and avoid actual scientific debate (which, for the record, the alarmists always lose). Conveniently left out of this chapter-and-verse reliance on Desmogblog is the fact that it is a PR front itself whose primary benefactor is a convicted money launderer. More to the point, they can’t even research or accurately report on the most basic facts. I should know; when I started my ClimateGate.tv website with a free WordPress template and about $5/month of GoDaddy hosting they produced a laughable article claiming that the website was a tv station that was being funded by Big Oil.
No, there’s not time at all in the mainstream press to raise even the slightest question about the hundreds of billions that are already being pumped into the carbon scam from government and institutional investors around the world or the tens of trillions that are expected to be spent in the coming decades. Instead, all of the media coverage is focused on the other side of the issue: who funds those who critique this (demonstrably incorrect) “consesnsus” on global warming?
A perfect case in point is the “exposé” that was published in the LA Times and InsideClimate News last year alleging that Exxon had the entire global warming puzzle solved as far back as the 1970s…and then actively worked to cover up that information. Never mind that they didn’t actually withhold any of their research or findings from the public, and never mind their conclusion (namely, that the massive uncertainty surrounding climate variables meant that they had no clear picture of what is actually happening in the climate) was neither well-informed nor cause for panic; the narrative was already set.
A massive “#ExxonKnew” campaign was organized around the reports and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s claim that he would organize a posse of state AGs to investigate and prosecute Exxon for…something. Unsurprisingly, that campaign has disintegrated, not least because “investigators simply don’t know what a climate model is.”
But here’s the kicker: The original report was published by the LA Times and InsideClimate News, but it wasn’t reported by them. It was reported by fellows at the Energy and Environmental Reporting Project at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which just happens to receive its funding from…(drum roll please)…”the Energy Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, Lorana Sullivan Foundation and the Tellus Mater Foundation.”
Oh, and InsideClimate News (ICN)? The director of the Rockefeller Family Fund admitted earlier this year that the Rockefellers are pumping millions of dollars into organizations like ICN to promote their climate agenda. Of course, David Sassoon, ICN’s publisher, was a former Rockefeller Brothers Fund employee, and Michael Northrup, an ICN Board Member, directs the Sustainable Development grantmaking program at RBF. As the New York Times admitted as far back as 2013, ICN is “an outgrowth of Mr. Sassoon’s consulting work for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a philanthropic group that emphasizes climate policy.”
I could go on and on and on and on and on about the real sources of climate hysteria funding, and who really stands to benefit from claiming that the world is ending…unless you hand over your money and your rights to the UN, of course.
Of course, every time these topics are raised someone will say (quite correctly) that just because the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and Soros and other globalist scions are promoting the global warming agenda with such ferocity doesn’t mean that the science behind the global warming scare is itself wrong. (Of course, this usually comes from the same people who claim that there is Big Oil (you mean, Rockefeller?) money behind every climate realist, so take their concern for logical fallacies with a grain of salt.)
OK, fair enough. Let’s discuss the science. Let’s discuss the models that are based on equilibrium sensitivity values that are derived from demonstrably flawed math, and how the IPCC has actively worked to bury that story. Let’s discuss the lack of global warming fingerprint in the satellite record. Let’s discuss the statistical trickery upon which this “consensus science” is based. Let’s talk about how conservation success is being used to dishonestly push global warming narratives. Let’s talk about the fundamental gaps in knowledge of basic climatic systems, like the grudging admission that the Antarctic is actually gaining ice, not losing it as previously claimed. Let’s discsuss the 18 year 8 month long pause in global “warming” (which, after a brief El Nino break, could be back by December). Let’s talk about “treemometers” and the unbelievable cherry picking of data that led to the long-debunked hockey stick. Let’s talk about the fudging of the temperature record to make the past cooler and the present warmer. Let’s talk about scientists actively colluding to keep non-alarmist science out of the literature. Let’s talk about any of the hundreds of scientific issues surrounding this highly problematic and highly uncertain field of study that has done nothing but produce dramatically incorrect predictions about the climate so far.
…Or maybe you’d like to go back to discussing how all skeptical science is secretly funded by Big Oil.
So who are the real deniers? And where are their paychecks coming from? And why on earth should the public put blind faith in the pronouncement of Rockefeller/Rothschild/Soros funded publications on these issues, especially when there are literally trillions of dollars hinging on the science skewing towards alarmism?
This article originally appeared in The Corbett Report subscriber newsletter on September 25, 2016. To sign up for a Corbett Report membership and gain access to the weekly newsletter, please CLICK HERE.