Climategate Whitewash Complete: Third Inquiry Clears Everyone Involved

(SteveWatson) – A third and final inquiry into the climategate scandal has exonerated everyone involved and declared that there is no question over the science behind manmade global warming – even though, like its predecessors, it has not investigated the science.

The so called “independent” inquiry into scientists at The University of East Anglia’s Climate research Unit found that “Their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt”.

It further noted “We did not find any evidence of behavior that might undermine the conclusions of the IPCC.” Continue reading

The IPCC consensus on climate change was phoney, says IPCC insider

(NationalPost) – The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.  The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony.

“Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous,” the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered “the IPCC vulnerable to outside criticism.”

Hulme, Professor of Climate Change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia –  the university of Climategate fame — is the founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and one of the UK’s most prominent climate scientists. Among his many roles in the climate change establishment, Hulme was the IPCC’s co-ordinating Lead Author for its chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for its Third Assessment Report and a contributing author of several other chapters.

Hulme’s depiction of IPCC’s exaggeration of the number of scientists who backed its claim about man-made climate change can be found on pages 10 and 11 of his paper, found here. – Source: National Post

Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) – Over a week ago, I published an article here on NaturalNews questioning the media spin on the massive oil spill in the Gulf. That story, entitled Is Gulf oil rig disaster far worse than we’re being told? (http://www.naturalnews.com/028749_G…), stated the following:

“It’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in the Gulf right now, especially because there are so many conflicting reports and unanswered questions. But one thing’s for sure: if the situation is actually much worse than we’re being led to believe, there could be worldwide catastrophic consequences. If it’s true that millions upon millions of gallons of crude oil are flooding the Gulf with no end in sight, the massive oil slicks being created could make their way into the Gulf Stream currents, which would carry them not only up the East Coast but around the world where they could absolutely destroy the global fishing industries.”

Now, barely one week later, it turns out that the oil slick is FAR worse than what we were being told. Continue reading

BP Insider: Massive Dead Zone Could Be Produced by Gulf BP-Congress Catastrophe

A BP insider, providing information to OpEdNEws.com, reports that scientists and engineers, fearing the worst, have envisioned a worst case scenario,
“It could very well be that the entire Gulf and the East coast of Florida could become dead zones, with no aquatic life at all.” Read More Here

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(PressTV) – BP dome fails to stop oil leak

British Petroleum (BP) has failed in its first attempt to contain oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico with a metal box as crystallized gas fills the structure. Read More Here

(McClatchyDC) – Video: Since spill, feds have given 27 waivers to oil companies in gulf

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded on April 20, the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies at least 27 exemptions from doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Video Link Here

Video: Southern Boys Show US Government How to Clean Up Oil With Hay! – Video Link Here

(MediaConsortium) – Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will likely go on for months. British Petroleum (BP) is tripping over itself to say it’ll cover the costs of the clean-up, yet before the spill, the company spent its time and money pushing back against government regulation and safety measures. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – Expert Recommends Killing Oil-Soaked Birds

A German biologist says that efforts to clean oil-drenched birds in the Gulf of Mexico are in vain. For the birds’ sake, it would be faster and less painful if animal-rescue workers put them under, she says. Studies and other experts back her up.

“Kill, don’t clean,” is the recommendation of a German animal biologist, who this week said that massive efforts to clean oil-soaked birds in Gulf of Mexico won’t do much to stop a near certain and painful death for the creatures Read More Here

(Guardian) – Chevron wins access to film-maker’s Amazon pollution footage

Crude, released last year, focuses on the 17-year legal battle between Chevron and 30,000 Ecuadorians who say their land, rivers, wells, livestock and own bodies were poisoned by decades of reckless oil drilling in the rainforest. Read More Here

(AP) – Oil spill may endanger human health, officials say

With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health if and when the full brunt of the toxic mess washes ashore. Read More Here

(GreenPeace) – BP working hard to keep the damage hidden – Read More Here

Immigration

(TheHill) – Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card

A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday. Read More Here

(Rense) – Audio: Jeff Rense Interviews Frosty Wooldridge – Shock Waves From AZ Immigration Law – Download mp3 Here

Flashback – Video: Obama Argues for Rule of Law in Deporting Illegals Without Proper Papers

August 2006: “We live in a country of laws. We don’t do things sort of based on one person’s situation no matter how painful.” Video Link Here

(Fox) – Video: Fox Business – The Cost of Citizenship – Video Link Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – Arizona Law Excessive? – View Video Here

(KurtNimmo) – Arizona, Illegal Immigration, and the Tenth Amendment

Colombian singer Shakira visited Phoenix the other day to instruct Americans on their Constitution. “I’m not an expert on the Constitution but I know the Constitution exists for a reason,” she said. “It exists to protect human beings, to protect the rights of people living in a nation with or without documents. We’re talking about human beings here.” Read More Here

(WashingtonExaminer) – N.Va. enforces immigration laws as Ariz. rages

The national outcry over Arizona’s immigration law is nothing new for Prince William County residents — hundreds ofpeople on both sides of the illegal immigration debate poured into marathon public hearings in fall 2007 when the county was passing its crackdown. Read More Here

(Fox) – April 29, 2010 – Video: Judge Napolitano on Fox and Friends – This is East-Germany! Continue reading

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t) – Noam Chomsky

(TomDispatch) – In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”
The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange.  For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.  In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s. Continue reading

Climategate

(TheLocal) – Scientists predict colder European winters to come

Continental Europe and Britain are likely to see more unusually cold winters like last season due to low solar activity, according to a new study by British and German researchers published on Thursday. Read More Here

(Co2Insanity) – It’s Getting Colder, Not Warmer

Telegraph.co.uk has an interesting article from yesterday (4/15/10) regarding the start of more extreme winters. Yes it may be getting colder, not warmer… Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Could the frost fair be back in business? Experts predict our rivers could freeze once again during winter

Britain’s rivers could once more become home to ‘frost fairs’ as waterways freeze for months at a time, research suggests.

Experts have warned that the country should brace itself for a return to the bitterly cold winters last seen at the end of the 17th century – despite claims that global warming is causing Arctic ice to melt and temperatures to rise. Read More Here

(ExpressUK) – Climategate Team Failed To Get Work Checked By Experts

CLIMATE scientists who are accused of ­manipulating research to prove that global warming is caused by man, failed to get their data analysed by experts, an inquiry has found. Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – ClimateGate Whitewash

There is now a desperate effort afoot by assorted climate alarmists to explain away the revelations of the incriminating e-mails leaked last year from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A concerted whitewash campaign is in full swing to save the IPCC and its questionable conclusion that the warming of the last thirty years is anthropogenic. But ongoing investigations so far have avoided the real issue, namely whether the reported warming is genuine or a manufactured result by scientists in England and the United States who manipulated temperature data. Read More Here

(DailyCaller) – Whitewashing is quick work!

Hard on the heels of the report of the one-day British Parliamentary inquiry into the Climategate scandal comes the report of the grandly-named International Science Assessment Panel set up by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Surprise, surprise, it finds nothing wrong except a few lapses in concentration caused by all the hard work climate scientists are doing to save the planet. Unfortunately for the alarmist cheerleaders who will treat these reports as complete exoneration, they suffer from exactly the same problems as the scientific reports Climategate centered around. They are sloppy and incomplete while pretending to be the comprehensive answer. As such, they damage the authority of science just as much as Climategate itself. Read More Here

Take This Empire and Shove It! – Cindy Sheehan

“Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.” – Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t know that atrocities happen in war. Now put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
Psychologist, Robert Jay Lifton, who is a pioneer in the study of what drives otherwise “normal” human beings to commit war crimes calls war: “an atrocity-producing situation.” Atrocities have been committed in every war since the beginning of time, and the sad thing is the barbarity hasn’t decreased. Recently a US soldier tried to justify to me committing atrocities because the “British did it to the Native Americans” in the French-Indian War. This soldier was essentially agreeing with Lifton. Continue reading

The Names often Change, but the Game Remains the Same

(OpEdNews) – Correlating concepts is one literary tool which unifies stories and ignites sparks in readers. Recognition of correlations in written words and in real life instigates thoughts on metaphors in stories and truths in reality. I think the stunning power of correlations, whether in story or reality, comes from the innate human desire to find truth and such universality might arm one with knowledge to better find it. Continue reading

MSM: NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

(Fox) – NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Read More Here

MSM: Revealed – Tony Blair’s secret oil links to Middle East

(Standard) – Tony Blair’s secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his “carte blanche” support for George Bush’s Iraq war. Read More Here

Video: Peace in the Middle East? Biden Attends War Council in Israel

(KurtNimmo) – Joe Biden went to Israel not for the sake of peace or even to admonish the country for its plan to build 1,600 illegal settlement homes in East Jerusalem. Biden went there to talk about bombing Iran back to the Stone Age. Continue reading

Former ISI Head Says U.S. Creates Terror Groups in Middle East

(PressTV) – Former head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency Hamid Gol says the United States is seeking to create and train terrorist groups in the region. Continue reading

MSM: Head of ‘Climategate’ research unit admits he hid data – because it was ’standard practice’

(DailyMail) – The scientist at the heart of the ‘Climategate’ row over global warming hid data ‘because it was standard practice’, it emerged today. Continue reading

World War

(DailyStar) – US folly unites Iran and Syria

The show of unity between the Iranian and Syrian presidents during a meeting in Damascus Thursday puzzled some Western observers who thought that Syria’s recent rapprochement with the US would have transformed the country into a servile ally. Read More Here

(Politico) – Coats: Military action ‘only option’ on Iran

Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats told the magazine Human Events this week that “potential military action” is “the only option now” for halting Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Unity lacking for U.N. sanctions against Iran

Reporting from Washington — As many as four countries may refuse to support an expected United Nations resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran, threatening a setback for Western efforts to show a unified international effort, according to foreign diplomats close to the issue. Read More Here

(WSWS) – The UN nuclear agency, the US and Iran

With the Obama administration escalating its diplomatic campaign for a further round of UN sanctions against Iran, a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week provided an apparent boost to US propaganda that Tehran is developing a nuclear weapons capacity. Read More Here

(WRH) – Who Is Sending Your Children Off To Die In War With Iran? – Read More Here

(MediaMonitors) – The Iran Threat – More of the same

The pressure is cranking up on Iran. During her recent tour of the Middle East, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton declared that Iran is “moving toward a military dictatorship”, because the civilian government is being “supplanted” by the Revolutionary Guard, which “poses a very direct threat to everyone.” Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Iran: IAEA bends to political influence

Iran parliamentary speaker says UN nuclear watchdog under influence of ‘several big powers’. Read More Here

MSM: Israel Conducts Covert Assassination Campaign

(TimesOnline) – Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East in an effort to stop its key enemies co-ordinating their activities. Continue reading

MSM: Records fall as snow batters East Coast again

‘This winter already has become the snowiest on record for Washington and its suburbs, as well as Baltimore, Maryland, and Wilmington, Delaware, the National Weather Service said. It’s also on pace to become the snowiest season on record in other cities, including Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.’
(CNN) – Heavy snow pummeled much of the East Coast on Wednesday, battering states for the second time in a week and forcing many people to stay home from school and jobs. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – ‘Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran’

Iran’s ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Israel warns Syria it would lose future war

Israel’s outspoken foreign minister harshly warned Syria Thursday against drawing the Jewish state into another war, saying the Syrian army would be defeated and its regime would collapse in a future conflict. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Turkey can’t be silent about Israel’s crimes in Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Israel’s conduct in Gaza, saying Ankara cannot be silent when innocent civilians are killed, phosphorus bombs are used, infrastructure is destroyed, and people are forced to live in an open-air prison. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel threatens Syria’s Assad with collapse

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad if Damascus enters into a war with the Israeli regime. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Syria warns Israel against military offensive

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has cautioned Israel against any act of adventurism and launching a war against his country, saying such a move would only endanger the regime’s stability. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Attack on Iran could backfire, Petraeus says

Chief of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus says any military action against Iran could backfire by increasing “nationalist tendencies” in the country. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – U.S. calls Iran’s Kavoshgar rocket launch ‘provocative act’

The United States considers Iran’s launching of a Kavoshgar-3 rocket a “provocative act,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told journalists on Wednesday. Read More Here

(Xinhua) – France to seek strong sanction against Iran: PM

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced Wednesday that France is going to seek “strong sanctions ” from the United Nations against Iran’s nuclear program as negotiation time is “pressing.” Read More Here

UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Read More Here

A Brief History of US Interventions in the Middle East 1949-2002

1949: CIA backs military coup in Syria, ousting elected government.

1953: CIA overthrows democratically elected Iranian government, placing the Shah in power. In 1951, Iranian parliament had nationalized the British Anglo-Iranian oil company. This popular move was spearheaded by the reformer, Mossadegh, who was elected prime minister shortly after. Britain and the US organize ruthless economic blockade. Shortly before the coup, the Communist Party calls a 100,000 strong demonstration to protest the US and the Shah. Nine hours of street fighting finally quells popular rebellion against the coup.
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MSM: Peres – Iran seeks to take control of Mideast

(Haaretz) – Iran is the world’s “center of terror” which seeks to impose its will on the Middle East, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday during a historic visit to Berlin. Continue reading

The Obama Brand: Feel Good While Overlords Loot the Treasury and Launch Imperial Wars

(AlterNet) – Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, armies of corporate lobbyists grease the palms of our elected officials, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia, and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, this product is duping us into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest. Read More Here

Glacier Meltdown: Another Scientific Scandal Involving the IPCC Climate Research Group

Only days after the failed Copenhagen Global Warming Summit, yet a new scandal over the scientific accuracy of the UN IPCC 2007 climate report has emerged. Following the major data-manipulation scandals from the UN-tied research center at Britain’s East Anglia University late 2009, the picture emerges of one of the most massive scientific frauds of recent history. Continue reading

MSM: Now tests show the ice ISN’T melting – Sea water under shelf in the East Antarctic is still freezing

(DailyMail) – Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures, first tests showed today. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on Terrorism and Security

(C4L) – Congressman Ron Paul gives his thoughts on Yemen, the attempted airline bombing, the motivations of Al Qaeda, the radicalization of the Middle East, and the negation of our liberties to government provided “security.” Continue reading

Middle East News

(PressTV) – EU ready to accompany UNSC against Iran

The EU has warned that it will accompany the UN Security Council in punitive action should Iran fail to provide a ‘clear response’ over its nuclear work. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – IDF simulates missile attacks, war against Syria and Hezbollah

The Israel Defense Forces carried out two extensive drills this week, simulating war and national emergency situation. Read More Here

(PressTV) – 3rd A/H1N1 virus wave approaching Iran

Iran’s Minister of Health Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi has called on Iranians to be prepared for the third wave of A/H1N1 virus which is approaching the country from Europe. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – One Step Closer to Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran

Congress has given new momentum to a bill imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran — a move seen by many as an ineffective form of sanctions and potentially antagonistic against valuable U.S. allies on the U.N. Security Council. This comes ahead of the end of the year deadline set by U.S. President Barack Obama for Tehran to respond to a proposed agreement to export most of its enriched uranium for processing in Russia and France. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia, China disagree with West over Iran sanctions

A Western drive to impose a new set of tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program may prove to lose momentum due to strong opposition from Russia and China. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Western envoys threaten Iran with new UN sanctions

Western powers upped the pressure on Iran Thursday, threatening to push for new UN sanctions early next year if Tehran continues to defy demands to halt its sensitive nuclear fuel work. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Iran seeks nuclear parts through Taiwan

UN officials are investigating claims that Iran has established a new smuggling network using companies based in Taiwan to acquire specialised equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons. Read More Here

Normalising the Crime of the Century – John Pilger

I tried to contact Mark Higson the other day only to learn he had died nine years ago. He was just 40, an honourable man. We met soon after he had resigned from the Foreign Office in 1991 and I asked him if the government knew that Hawk fighter-bombers sold to Indonesia were being used against civilians in East Timor. Continue reading

ClimateGate: Global warming looking more like a hoax

“The East Anglia Climatic Unit that supplies global warming data to the U.N., has been implicated in scientific fraud with: data manipulation, deletions and fabrication,” says Donald Reinhardt, a Scientific Inquiry feature writer. Continue reading

The Left Fell into the Climate Morass – Lew Rockwell

Writes Jay Roberts:
The Left Fell into the Climate Morass“ is the most complete and economical damnation of the whole global warming farce I have ever read.  Like a sniper rapidly shooting a string of deadly bulls-eyes, its few short paragraphs accurately demonstrate the systemic failures of science, media, and political institutions. Nothing included is extraneous and nothing relevant is left out. Continue reading

Gargantuan Industry Of Climate Alarmism Exposed By ClimateGate

“Scientific Consensus”, rather than skepticism, is driven by profit and big business
The leaking of thousands of emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit has shined a light on an industry of climate change alarmism, highlighting the hypocritical claims of corporate cronyism on behalf of proponents of the anthropological global warming theory (AGW). Continue reading

Climate Change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation

(GlobalResearch) – Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with a whitewash regarding statistics for global warming. Continue reading

Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with Jundullah

(PressTV) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has confirmed US’ relations with the terrorist group Jundullah, despite the CIA knowing that the group has close links with the al-Qaeda. Continue reading

MSM: Russia’s Leaders See China as Template for Ruling

(New York Times) – MOSCOW — Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Communist Party, Russia’s rulers have hit upon a model for future success: the Communist Party. Continue reading

NORAD Exercise Planned for East Coast, New England

The Continental United States NORAD Region, a geographical component of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will conduct a three-day homeland defense exercise, Falcon Dart, beginning Oct. 14 along the eastern seaboard and in New England. Continue reading