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Does Back Scratching Cause Planetary Warming?

Perhaps it does!

Climate change research bungle – The research institute run by the head of the UN’s climate body has handed out a series of environmental awards to companies that have given it financial support, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

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  1. Keith
    2010/02/10 at 05:47

    I have my own self-managed pension scheme. As an investment strategy, it would be easy to go long human perversity as per Soros and Gore. My own humble attempts to remain viable financially have nothing to do with CO2, but rather the inevitable unwinding of the faux government contrived and mandated market mechanisms based on legal tender of diminishing value.

    As to the BBC journalists and their pension fund – yes, they are conflicted, especially if they claim otherwise. That is one Chinese wall that is very porous.

    The environment awards remind one of the much vaunted Australian Design Awards – essentially these awards are purchased. Similar items can both receive awards, but in different categories that magically appear. Every one who “enters” wins a prize.

  2. ScientistForTruth
    2010/02/08 at 15:55

    How about this for an example of backscratching…there is a MASSIVE conflict of interest. If you knew that your pension was being invested in enterprises that would be practically worthless if the AGW scam was exposed, do you think you would be willing to run news or articles that would expose the scam? And what if running news and articles that pumped up the value of your pension investments – would they get an airing?

    The £8billion BBC Pension Trust, the Environment Agency Pension Fund and the Universities Superannuation Scheme are members of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). Media, Government and Universities! It’s almost unbelievable.

    IIGCC for its part is bankrolled and controlled by The Climate Group, a very powerful – perhaps the most powerful – lobby group for the Green agenda. The Annual report 2005/6 of The Climate Group declares in the notes to the accounts:

    “IIGCC: Funding to manage and facilitate the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, a network of pension funds and asset managers seeking to be active on climate change.”

    And also

    “In addition to these programmes, The Climate Group is supporting…the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a network of 26 pension funds and asset managers focused on addressing climate risk. The membership of IIGCC voted unanimously to transfer the management of the group to The Climate Group in late 2005.”

    The Climate group says of itself:

    “we’ve created a coalition of governments and the world’s most influential businesses…Through this coalition, we’re helping to set the targets, create the policies, build the confidence, and generate the political willpower needed to make the changes the world requires…”

    But it also extends down to the humble consumer:

    “Together is The Climate Group’s consumer engagement campaign. First launched in the UK in April 2007, the campaign is the country’s leading climate change campaign.”

    The Climate Group has the following principles:

    “We believe…climate change is an urgent problem that requires an internationally coordinated, collaborative response directed at substantially reducing global GHG emissions…We will therefore strive…To achieve significant reductions in GHG emissions…exploring mechanisms such as emissions trading, policies and laws to facilitate this.”

    There’s more here about the web that Robert Napier has spun (formerly of WWF, now head of the Met Office).

    http://buythetruth.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/eco-imperialism-every-environmentalists-dream/

    In this post I asked the question why there hadn’t been a fuss kicked up about what Napier and his cronies have been up to. Now perhaps we know why – because peoples’ pensions rely on the myth of AGW being sustained. This state of affairs hasn’t just come about by chance. There can be no question that governments, the UN, and advocacy groups such as WWF have conspired to bring about this dreadful state of affairs.

  3. 2010/02/07 at 02:29

    Sunday Express in UK reporting on frontpage that BBC Pension Fund is invested heavily in carbon trading companies leading to bias in news coverage in world’s biggest news organisation promoting belief in global warming
    http://www.express.co.uk/ourpaper/view/2010-02-07
    http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/156703

  1. 2010/02/07 at 00:44

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