RICOgate emails reveal new climate scandal by Craig Rucker

We’ve briefed you before on the outrageous efforts by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, state attorneys general and climate campaigners to use the RICO statute to investigate and intimidate people who correct the errors in what we are told about global warming.

Did you know that some of the ringleaders conspired to evade investigation and were being paid out of public funds at universities?

Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute made a FOIA request to find out what they were up to. The climate hustlers squirmed, wiggled and tried to evade, but thankfully a court ordered them to disclose their shifty emails. You can get full details and read the emails for yourself at CFACT’s Climate Depot.

Not surprisingly, they target Climate Depot specifically. They have no regard for the constitutional protections that guarantee the rights of every American to speak out as they see fit. No wonder. Publishing their public records reveals not only how unscientific, but also political and spiteful these climate hustlers truly are! Again, take a look for yourself! –

Source: CFact

Real World energy and climate By John Coleman

“The sky is falling” scare stories have no place in public interest science
or policy ….John Coleman

Earth Day 2016 brought extensive consternation about how our Earth will soon
become uninhabitable, as mankind’s activities of civilization trigger
unstoppable global warming and climate change. President Obama used the
occasion to sign the Paris climate treaty and further obligate the United
States to slash its fossil fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions and economic
growth.

I love this little blue planet and do all I can to preserve it for my
children and grandchildren.

If I thought for even a second that the civilized activities of mankind are
producing a threat to our planet, I would spend the rest of my life
correcting the problems. However, after devoting a decade to carefully
studying mankind’s impact on our climate, I am firmly convinced that the
entire global warming/climate change campaign is based on a failed
scientific theory.

In short, there is no dangerous manmade climate change problem.

“Who cares about your scientific study,” many people respond. “This is about
loving a native environment. This is about escaping from the horrors of so
called civilization.”

That response is understandable because for fifteen years the
Greenpeace-Sierra Club crowd has been constantly decrying the “ugliness” of
civilization: cars, planes, trains, trucks, factories, power plants and all
the rest. It seems they think things were better in pre-industrial times, or
perhaps the world of Tarzan or modern-day central Africa.

There certainly has been a steady barrage of “research” that finds
everything going drastically wrong with Planet Earth because of our
civilized life. The media join in, of course, proclaiming “the sky is
falling,” and Al Gore’s book, movie and “climate crisis tipping point”
mantra stirred the media into an even bigger tizzy. Now almost the entire
Democrat Party has climbed aboard.

As a result, billions of dollars in annual government funding keep the
alarmist climate research and environmental campaigns marching on. Tens of
billions more subsidize wind, solar and biofuel energy that is supposedly
more “sustainable” and “climate friendly.”

Today, a high percentage of Americans accept climate change as a valid
problem, even though the vast majority rate it at the bottom of their top
ten or twenty concerns. Many accept news reports that tell us the United
Nations through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) has
“settled” the science in the last fifteen years.

In fact, President Obama and others say the matter is so proven that 97% of
scientists agree on climate change. But this oft-quoted phrase has been
totally debunked as fabricated or bait-and-switch. A group of scientists is
asked, “Do you agree that Earth has warmed in recent years and Earth’s
climate is changing?”

Probably every honest, competent scientist would answer “Yes.” But then the
“survey” team changes the question to have them say, “Yes, humans are
causing dangerous climate change.” Since 100% agreement would look
suspicious, they back off a little and make it a “97% consensus.”

This leaves a somewhat David and Goliath situation for those of us climate
experts who agree that Earth’s climate is changing, has always changed, and
humans have some effects today – but do not believe that mankind’s emissions
of plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide have replaced the powerful natural
forces that have always driven climate change, or that any current or future
changes must necessarily be dangerous or cataclysmic. We are frequently
insulted and dismissed as Deniers.

Our side is not as small as the media may have you think. Many notable
scientists totally reject claims of a manmade climate crisis. Over 31,000
have signed a statement that rejects the manmade global warming scare and
says we see “no convincing evidence” that humans are causing dangerous
climate change. They and other experts have widely discredited the IPCC and
other assertions about the climate.

There is even a Non-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC
). It has published several
impressive 4,000-page books of scientific papers that totally dismantle IPCC
claims. The NIPCC’s Climate Change Reconsidered and other books are also
published on-line.

Even the late, great author/physician/scientist Michael Crichton (of
Jurassic Park fame) debunked global warming and wrote about it in his novel
State of Fear.

Our fossil fuel, nuclear and hydroelectric powered civilization has made
billions of lives much healthier, longer and more pleasant than in previous
times. Heating and air conditioning, power for lights and computers and
smart phones, and modern hospitals and schools are just a few of the
blessings that bring incalculable value to our lives. What we enjoy today
is the result of hundreds of generations of hard working men and women, each
one moving us forward by inches or miles.

In my 80s now, I think about the world into which I was born. Radio was just
beginning. Phones were few and far between and very primitive, requiring
hand cranks and operators. Cars and trucks were slow and produced awful
soot, smoke, carbon monoxide and other pollutants. Factories, power plants
and home furnaces fueled by dirty unprocessed coal with un-scrubbed smoke
billowing from their chimneys, left us all in smoggy, unhealthy air.

Doctors had few medicines to offer, and only primitive x-ray devices to peer
inside us. Jet airplanes, computers, televisions, rockets, satellites and so
much more had not yet been invented. Most people died in their late 40s or
50s. In this one man’s lifetime, civilization has made amazing progress.

Now think about what life on Earth will be like when you are my age. I
predict the fossil fuel-powered society will have been replaced by systems
only a few geniuses are even thinking about today. A long list of now fatal
diseases will have been conquered, and people will live healthy life into
their late nineties.

I predict our cars and planes will not need drivers or pilots, and space
flight will become common. Robots will do much of the work, so people can
enjoy their lives much, much more.

And I predict that anyone who looks back on the threat of climate
change/global warming and all the threats to life on Earth will have a
hearty laugh, as mankind will have progressed beyond accepting any such
silliness.

Life is good. Enjoy it. And stop worrying about climate hobgoblins.

___________

Weather Channel founder John Coleman is the original meteorologist on ABC’s
Good Morning America. He has been studying weather and climate for over 60
years.

Big Green’s Dirty Power by Daniel Greenfield

Big Green is big business. The global renewable energy market is estimated at over $600 billion. Obama’s stimulus boondoggle alone blew around $50 billion on green energy. Annual spending is somewhere around $39 billion a year and that’s just the tip of the Big Green iceberg.

California carbon auctions are climbing into the billions. And the endgame is a national and a global carbon tax that will allow Big Green to take money out of the pockets of every single human being.

Environmentalism isn’t a hippie with a cardboard sign. It’s multinational corporations and big banks. It’s environmental consultants padding the bill for every government project. It’s subsidies that get carved up ten different ways into highly profitable investments at taxpayer expense. It’s brand greenwashing and useless recycling programs. It’s a dime, a dollar or a hundred dollars added to every bill.

Big Green is booming business. But it can’t succeed on its own. Without public policy based on the hoax that the planet is going to be destroyed unless Big Green gets more green cash, the scam collapses.

Even as the science behind the conspiracy theory that claims humans are warming the planet continues to fall apart, Big Green is escalating its crackdown on climate science. If you are going to falsely claim that 99.99% of scientists agree with you, the best way to ensure that is by criminalizing scientific dissent.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has called for punishing and imprisoning dissenters. Bill Nye endorsed such a call just last week. And while it’s easy to dismiss Kennedy and Nye as famous crackpots, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that there had been discussions about prosecuting climate dissenters. And that materials had been passed along to the FBI.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and 14 other Democratic attorney generals have begun working the more profitable corporate angle by targeting Exxon Mobil, hoping to cut off researchers and activists from their funding.

The agenda was blatantly on parade right from the start at a press conference of attorney generals under the banner of “AG’s United for Clean Power”. Imagine a group of attorney generals banding together under the name “AG’s United for Pepsi” to sue Coca Cola. That’s exactly what this was. The attorney generals were announcing that they are targeting one industry on behalf of a rival industry.

The Big Green group of prosecutors was launched by Al Gore, whose Big Green investments have made him a very rich man. Gore is the chairman of Generation Investment Management, a UK investment management firm that focuses on environmental investments. Its funds are valued at $7.3 billion. Gore’s Inconvenient Truth ecohoax flick was financed by the head of the Capricorn Investment Group. Al Gore invests in Green Energy and then runs campaigns urging government Green investments.

Now Gore has moved beyond that blatant conflict of interest to trying to criminalize rival industries.

So have the attorney generals who in addition to investigating climate critics will also lobby for more money for Big Green. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she will work “to speed our transition to a clean energy future”. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring declared that he wanted to “encourage the growth of our clean energy sectors”. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan didn’t even bother pretending that she wasn’t there as an industry lobbyist. Instead she announced that she wanted to “advocate for a comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy sources”.

Al Gore does have quite the “comprehensive portfolio”.

We’ve gone way beyond mere lobbying here. This is an industry group of attorney generals vowing to shut down one industry on behalf of another. This is how abusively corrupt Big Green has become.

But beyond targeting industries, this is a coalition dedicated to targeting ideas.

Big Green and its big Democratic backers claim that they are only targeting industries. Their goal is to bankrupt gas and oil just like they bankrupted coal, leaving Americans with no choice except overpriced and unreliable Big Green energy. But their targets aren’t just industries and the people who work for them. They have their sights set on eliminating dissenting ideas that make their fraud possible.

The campaign against Exxon Mobil seeks to treat the funding of dissenting ideas about Global Warming as fraud. It’s impossible to escape the Galilean implications of climate heresy trials in such a move. But the subpoena against the Competitive Enterprise Institute targets critics of Big Green’s climate fraud more directly and is a major step in the suppression of free speech.

If Big Green’s attorney generals are allowed to get away with claiming that funding speech critical of Big Green’s Global Warming ecoscam is fraud, then the next step is treating the speech itself as fraud. Targeting companies like Exxon Mobil allows the 16 Big Green AGs to look like they’re taking on a corporation when what they’re actually doing is taking on critics of their corrupt Green industry.

The impetus for this particular campaign appears to have come from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund which announced in 2014 that it was “divesting” from fossil fuels and switching to Big Green investments. Then the Rockefellers hosted a major push targeting Exxon and calling for divestment and a carbon tax. A few months earlier, Al Gore had been warning investors at the Paris Climate Conference to abandon traditional energy investments and join Big Green or lose all their money.

The profiteering and the conflicts of interest are obvious. So is the corruption. But this campaign shows that the wealth of men like Gore or the Rockefellers isn’t only going to be built on crushing coal miners, depriving the elderly of heat in the winter and running up energy costs for working families. It also requires silencing and suppressing those people still willing to speak out against the Big Green fraud.

There’s nothing natural about our “transition” to Big Green. It’s the greatest financial fraud of our time. It makes no sense either economically or technologically. Instead Big Green profiteers had to invent a crisis, lie about the science, shake down governments and bribe everyone in sight. If the sky isn’t falling and the ice hasn’t vanished, as Al Gore claimed, then Big Green loses all its big wads of green cash.

And so Big Green has carved out its targets. Its allied politicians will hit any company that donates to actual climate investigations. While Exxon is an obvious target, the same legal arguments can be made against any company that would stand to lose money from Big Green’s victory. And that’s every company that isn’t already part of Big Green. Which is certainly convenient for Big Green.

Any conservative group that still questions Warmunism can be pursued. As can individuals. Mark Steyn is still battling the Mann lawsuit. Dr. Timothy Ball was sued by various politicians and officials. Such lawsuits are meant to suppress criticism of Big Green and its allies. Conservative organizations and think tanks will be forced to declare the topic off limits. Single issue groups will have their funding targeted, their experts sued and eventually their organizations dismantled by Big Green’s pet prosecutors.

And beyond lawsuits lies the shadow of the prison door.

The left is a fundamentally totalitarian movement. History is filled with examples that make it difficult for us to dismiss rhetoric about “locking up” critics as an empty threat. There is too much money and ideology depending on Big Green’s unsustainable greed. Big Green’s big investors are riding a tiger. They can’t get off or they’ll be eaten alive. They have no choice but to destroy their rivals and theirs critics.

And ordinary people, from coal miners to working families to scientists, have no choice but to resist.

Source: Sultan Knish

“Climate Hustle” demolishes climate alarmism

“Climate Hustle” demolishes climate alarmism Be sure to see this movie Monday, May 2 – during its one-night nationwide engagement.

Without presenting it to the U.S. Senate, as required by the Constitution, President Obama has signed the Paris climate treaty. He is already using it to further obligate the United States to slash its fossil fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions, and economic growth … control our lives, livelihoods, living standards, and liberties … and redistribute our wealth. Poor, minority, and working class families will suffer most.

China, India, and other “developing” economies are under no such obligation, unless and until it is in their interest to do so. For them, compliance is voluntary – and they cannot afford to eliminate the fossil fuels that supply 85% of all global energy, generate some 90% of developing nations’ electricity, and will lift billions of people out of abject poverty. That’s why these countries have built over 1,000 coal-fired power plants and are planning to build 2,300 more – while unaccountable EPA bureaucrats are shutting down U.S. coal-fired generators, and getting ready to block natural gas production and use.

What if the entire foundation for this energy and economic insanity were erroneous, groundless, fabricated … a climate con job – a Climate Hustle?

That is exactly what CFACT’s new movie demonstrates is actually going on.

Climate Hustle is the perfect antidote to the destructive, demoralizing climate alarmism that dominates political decisions and obsesses the Obama White House and EPA. You owe it to yourself to see it.

It’s coming to a theater near you on Monday, May 2, for a special one-night engagement.

I saw Climate Hustle April 14, at its U.S. premiere on Capitol Hill in Washington. The film is informative liberty and entertaining, pointed and humorous. As meteorologist Anthony Watts says, it is wickedly effective in its using slapstick humor and the words and deeds of climate alarmists to make you laugh at them.

It examines the science on both sides of the issue … presents often hilarious planetary Armageddon prophecies of Al Gore, Leonard Nimoy, and other doomsayers … and lets 30 scientists and other experts expose the climate scares and scams, explain Real World climate science, and delve deeply into the politics and media hype that have surrounded this issue since it was first concocted several decades ago

Sizzling temperatures. Melting ice caps. Destructive hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and droughts. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it! The end of Planet Earth!

Emissions from our power plants, cars, factories, and farms are causing catastrophic climate change!

Or are they? Is there really a “97% scientific consensus” on this? Or is “dangerous manmade climate change” merely the greatest overheated environmentalist con-job and shell game ever devised to advance the Big Green anti-energy agenda?

This amazing film on May 2, and find out for yourself. To learn where it’s showing near you, and to buy tickets, visit www.ClimateHustle.com

You’ll be glad you did.

Climate Hustle is hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano. A former communications director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Morano is publisher of CFACT’s ClimateDepot.com. The film is a production of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and CDR Communications. See the movie. Bring your friends. Make it a party. www.ClimateHustle.com

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for CFACT and author of Cracking Big Green and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death.

Smelling blood in the political water by Paul Driessen

Smelling blood in the political water Having destroyed US coal industry, Democrats and eco allies are now attacking all fossil fuels –

The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded U.S. coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological, and planetary scares.

Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401-k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes, and dreams of countless families dashed on the rocks.

President Obama promised to bankrupt coal companies with punitive regulations, and he kept his word.

Hydraulic fracturing did play a role. It made natural gas abundant and inexpensive, and gas-fueled power plants increasingly attractive miners for utilities that were forced to shutter modern coal-fired units that provided reliable, affordable power, emitted little harmful pollution, and had years of useful life remaining.

However, as economist Stephen Moore noted, coal’s demise wasn’t “a result of free market creative destruction. This was a policy strategy by the White House and Green groups. They wanted this to happen.”

“This was what the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rules were all about,” Moore adds. “The EPA set standards that by design were impossible to meet, and even flouted the law that says the regs should be ‘commercially achievable.’ This was a key component of the climate change fanaticism that pervades this White House.”

To this president, the EPA, and the Left in general, he concludes, “The families whose lives are ruined are collateral damage to achieve their utopian dream of saving the planet.” It’s a Climate Hustle.

It is today’s equivalent of New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief and Stalin apologist Walter Duranty’s favorite line: “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” But after tens of millions of broken human “eggs,” where are the communist and Green utopia omelets?

hypot Some 40,000 elderly Europeans died this past winter, because they could no longer afford adequate wintertime heat, after EU climate policies sent electricity rates “necessarily skyrocketing” more than 40% since 1997. Millions die every year in Africa from lung, intestinal, and other readily preventable diseases, while President Obama tells Africans they should forego fossil fuels and rely on wind, solar, and biofuel power, because “If every one of you has got a car and … a big house, well, the planet will boil over.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama joined Chinese, Indian, and other world leaders in signing the Paris climate treaty on Earth Day, ignoring the requirement for Senate ratification. The hypocrisy and insanity are boundless.

The treaty will obligate the United States and other developed nations to slash their fossil fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions, and economic growth. China, India, and other developing economies are under no such requirement, unless and until it is in their interest to do so. For them, compliance is voluntary – and it should be. They simply cannot afford to eliminate fuels that supply 85% of all global energy and are their ticket out of poverty and into the world of modern health and prosperity that we enjoy, thus far.

In fact, while unaccountable EPA bureaucrats are shutting down U.S. coal-fired generators, these countries have built over 1,000 coal-Indiacoalfired power plants and plan to build 2,300 more – 1,400 gigawatts of new electricity. China and India account for 1,077 GW of this total. They are also lining up for free energy technology and billions of dollars a year from developed nations for climate change “reparations.”

That is why poor countries signed the Paris treaty. It has nothing to do with preventing climate change.

But none of this has stopped the environmentalist sharks from starting a fossil fuels feeding frenzy. The bloodied American coal companies have them churning the water, chomping for more. They’ve launched a “keep it in the ground” movement, to make hydrocarbons off limits forever.

In fact, environmentalism is morphing into an anti-hydrocarbons climate movement that claims every weather event and climate blip is unprecedented, a harbinger of Armageddon – and caused by our using oil, gas, and coal to power modern civilization and improve human health and living standards.

Drexel University sociologist Robert Brulle tallies 350.org and 20 other climate coalitions, comprised of 467 separate organizations, just in the U.S. Funded and directed by Rockefeller and other wealthy liberal foundations, they increasingly rail against “dangerous manmade climate change” as an “existential threat” to humanity and planet.

President Obama is totally on board. His policy and regulatory agenda confirms that. So are Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and most of an increasingly far-Left Democrat Party.

frackbernSanders flatly opposes all “fracking” and has introduced legislation to keep America’s abundant fossil fuels locked up in perpetuity. Clinton opposes all fossil fuel energy extraction from federal lands, wants to block fracking by imposing countless regulatory obstacles, and intends to make the United States 50% dependent on renewable energy by 2030. As President, either would achieve this by executive decree.

The consequences would be disastrous: enormous acreage, water, fertilizer, pesticides, and fuel devoted to producing biofuel, millions of birds and bats butchered by wind turbines to generate electricity, millions of jobs lost, millions of families sent into fuel poverty as energy costs rocket upward. For what benefits?

The rest of the world will continue using hydrocarbons. That means, even assuming CO2 now drives Earth’s climate, implementing the EPA’s draconian Clean Power Plan would keep average planetary temperatures from rising an undetectable 0.03º F, and seas from rising an imperceptible 0.01 inch, by the end of the century. (Oceans have already risen 400 feet since the last nature-driven ice age ended and all those mile-high glaciers melted.) See CFACT’s Climate Hustle movie on Monday!

The “keep it in the ground” crowd doesn’t care about this or the mounting death tolls resulting from their anti-fossil fuel policies. The typical voter or street protester probably hasn’t thought it through. But the leaders have. They’re just callously indifferent. It’s one more depressing example of “the well-intentioned but ill-informed being led around by the ill-intentioned but well-informed.”

Politicians, environmentalists, alarmist scientists, and renewable energy industrialists have built a $1.5-trillion-per-year Climate Crisis industry that gives them research grants, campaign cash, mandates, huge subsidies – and vast regulatory power to eliminate conventional energy; make electricity rates skyrocket; fundamentally transform economic systems; control lives, livelihoods, living standards, and liberties; and redistribute the world’s wealth. Poor, minority, and working class families will suffer most.

The ruling elites don’t care. They will do well, travel often, keep their pensions, and get still wealthier. Climate rules, deprivation, and greenparty“sustainability” are for the Little People.

This entire system is based on the unproven bald assertion that fossil fuels are causing dangerous and unprecedented weather and climate disruption … carbon dioxide has replaced the complex natural forces that drove drive climate change in previous centuries … there is no longer any room for debate over these “facts” … and the only issue still open to discussion is what to do to avert “imminent catastrophe.”

We “skeptics” challenge these claims. We point out that Earth’s temperature, climate, and weather have always changed in response to powerful natural forces, and differ little today from what they have been for the past 50-150 years. We say the problem is not climate change, but policies imposed in the name of preventing climate change. We threaten the Climate Crisis Establishment, and its money and power.

That’s why they want to shut us up and shut us down – by prosecuting us for “racketeering,” and denying us our constitutional rights to speak out about policies that affect our lives. It is a disgraceful, un-American return to Inquisition tactics and fascist book burnings.

We must all take a stand, fight back and assert our rights. Otherwise, our children face a grim future.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for CFACT and author of Cracking Big Green and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death.