Archive for June, 2010

The IPCC ‘consensus’ on climate change was phoney, says top IPCC insider

June 15, 2010

Lawrence Solomon
National Post
June 14, 2010

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.”

Global Warming? I didn't think so. (Photo: Patrick Henningsen)

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.

“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.
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Lawrence Solomon is executive director of
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Liberal Icon Daniel Ellsberg fears Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be a CIA Target

June 13, 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE: Daniel Ellsberg remains one of the enduring American examples of integrity who single handedly challenged Richard Nixon and the military industrial complex by leaking the notorious “Pentagon Papers” into the public domain. Americans in particlular should take note of Ellsberg’s commentary on the current state of affairs in the United States, as the nation- yet again,  have been lied into a series of hopeless wars for profit. Blind supporters of President Barrack Obama should pay close attention to Ellsberg’s conclusions, less they be consigned to the exact same fate suffered by previously blind supporters of George W. Bush. Washington’s moves to silence all whistle blowers both inside and outside the US run contrary to the core fundamentals on which the US and its great Constitutional government were once founded. In another recent interview with the German journal Spiegel Online, Ellsberg explains, “I voted for him and I will probably vote for him again, as opposed to the Republicans. But I believe his administration in some key aspects is nothing other than the third term of the Bush administration.” The question remains: when will Americans and Obama apologists wake up and smell the coffee?

Muriel Kane
Raw Story
June 11, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg, who gained fame when he leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971 in hopes of ending the Vietnam War, told MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan on Friday that he not only sees a parallel between himself and the person who recently leaked a video of an assault by US forces on Iraqi civilians but also fears for the safety of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who published the video.

Army specialist Bradley Manning was recently arrested in the case, and according to reporter Philip Shenon, the Pentagon is “desperately” seeking Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in hopes of preventing further damaging revelations.


MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan interviews Daniel Ellsberg on the possible fate of Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange

Israeli Aggression: Watch Trailer from “Operation Overreaction”

June 3, 2010

See the trailer for the animated blockbuster film(in beta mode) entitled “Operation Overreaction” … Action at its best. See the Gaza Flotilla action and watch as Israel continues to struggle maintaining healthy relations- with anyone. Watch the trailer…

    Trailer for Israel’s latest… Operation Overreaction!