Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Maurice Strong and the Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science

BigOil Backed Bogus Bluff 

Who is the International Man of Mystery, Maurice Strong?

For the National Review in 1997 Ronald Bailey answered this question (link):

This lofty eminence? Maurice Strong, of course. Never heard of him? Well, you should have. Militia members are famously worried that black helicopters are practicing maneuvers with blue-helmeted UN troops in a plot to take over America.  
But the actual peril is more subtle. A small cadre of obscure international bureaucrats are hard at work devising a system of "global governance'' that is slowly gaining control over ordinary Americans' lives. Maurice Strong, a 68-year-old Canadian, is the "indispensable man'' at the center of this creeping UN power grab. 
Among the hats he currently wears are (ie were in 1997): Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn; Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman of the World Resources Institute; Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum; member of Toyota's International Advisory Board. As advisor to Kofi Annan, he is overseeing the new UN reforms.
Yet his most prominent and influential role to date was as Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development -- the so-called Earth Summit -- held in Rio de Janeiro, which gave a significant push to global economic and environmental regulation.
Ring any bells?


Thirteen years later, John Izzard, for QuadrantOnLine wrote:
...... the man behind the green curtain, the man who managed to get the climate industry to where it is today is a mild mannered character by the name of Maurice Strong. The whole climate change business, and it is a business, started with Mr Strong.  
Maurice Strong, a self-confessed socialist, was the man who put the United Nations into the environmental business, being the shadowy-figure behind the UN secretaries general from U Thant to Kofi Annan. 

From Maurice Strong's own site, we learn that early in his career he was trading in oil and mineral resources:
Moving to Calgary, Alberta, he became assistant to one of the most colorful and dramatically successful leaders of the oil industry, Jack Gallagher.  He gave Strong the opportunity of learning the business from a more operational point of view and as the company, Dome Petroleum, grew, Strong occupied several key roles, including Vice President, Finance.
Again from John Izzard:
Strong made his fortune in the oil and energy business running companies such as Petro Canada, Power Corporation, CalTex Africa, Hydro Canada, the Colorado Land and Cattle Company, Ajax Petroleum, Canadian Industrial Oil and Gas— to name just a few. 
This man, who made his fortune mainly from BigOil, was the man who, according to his own websiteglobalized the environmental movement.


In 1992, Strong, the BigOil man, organised the Rio Conference, also known as the Earth Summit. It was this conference that introduced Agenda 21:

Agenda 21 is a 300-page document divided into 40 chapters that have been grouped into 4 sections:
  • Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions is directed toward combatting poverty, especially in developing countries, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, achieving a more sustainable population, and sustainable settlement in decision making.

As an aside, the Australian Minister for the Environment, Hon. Greg Hunt tries to ignore Agenda 21 even though it is deeply rooted in all the policies of all levels of Australian government.

Tim Ball, writing in his book "The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science":
In the political climate in gendered by environmentalism and its exploitation, some demand a new world order and they believe this can be achieved by shutting down the industrialised nations. It was a major theme of the Club of Rome driven by studies like Limits to Growth and Paul Ehrlich's book The Population Bomb. Maurice Strong was a senior member of the club (and speculated in his opening speech to Rio Earth Summit) in 1990:
What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries?... In order to save the planet the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialised civilisations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility bring this about?
Strong's speculation became a challenge taken up by the club that required translation to a workable plan. Consider the challenge of collapsing an industrialised civilisation. This is where carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes the focus. The civilisation the Club opposed comprised nations built on and driven by the energy provided by fossil fuels. It's reasonable to compare these nations to a car, very symbol of all they detest. You can stop a car engine by cutting off the fuel supply, but that would be extremely difficult and illicit quick anger in a country, as anger when fuel prices jump demonstrate. However, you can also stop a car engine by blocking the exhaust.

Tim Ball then refers to the the Club of Rome's report The First Global Revolution:
In searching for a common in enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. 
and later: (link)
"....believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose." 

Again from John Izzard:
Unfortunately, in 2005, the most powerful man in the push to save of humanity — by steady promotion of the theory of human induced greenhouse gases — was caught with his hand in the till.  
Investigations into the UN’s Oil-for-Food-Program found that Strong had endorsed a cheque for $988,885 made out to M. Strong — issued by a Jordanian bank. The man who gave the cheque, South Korean business man Tongsun Park was convicted in 2006 in a US Federal court of conspiring to bribe UN officials. Strong resigned and fled to Canada and thence to China where he has been living ever since. 
Maurice Strong, as an 18-year-old Canadian from Manitoba, started work at the United Nations in 1947 as a junior officer in the UN Security Section, living with the UN Treasurer, Noah Monod. Following his exposure for bribery and corruption in the UN’s Oil-for-Food scandal Maurice Strong was stripped of many of his 53 international awards and honours he had collected during his lifetime working in dual role of arch conservationist and ruthless businessman.  
The exposure and downfall of climate change’s most powerful wizard? Dorothy and Toto would have loved it! 

Peer reviewed Paper: nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about the planet's current level of warmth.

Harp Seal - Northernmost Atlantic
A paper, published by Climate Dynamics by Hanhijarvi et al titled Pairwise comparisons to reconstruct mean temperature in the Arctic Atlantic Region over the last 2,000 years (link)

Climate Dynamics Volume 41Issue 7-8pp 2039-2060


Existing multi-proxy climate reconstruction methods assume the suitably transformed proxy time series are linearly related to the target climate variable, which is likely a simplifying assumption for many proxy records. Furthermore, with a single exception, these methods face problems with varying temporal resolutions of the proxy data. Here we introduce a new reconstruction method that uses the ordering of all pairs of proxy observations within each record to arrive at a consensus time series that best agrees with all proxy records. The resulting unitless composite time series is subsequently calibrated to the instrumental record to provide an estimate of past climate. By considering only pairwise comparisons, this method, which we call PaiCo, facilitates the inclusion of records with differing temporal resolutions, and relaxes the assumption of linearity to the more general assumption of a monotonically increasing relationship between each proxy series and the target climate variable. We apply PaiCo to a newly assembled collection of high-quality proxy data to reconstruct the mean temperature of the Northernmost Atlantic region, which we call Arctic Atlantic, over the last 2,000 years. The Arctic Atlantic is a dynamically important region known to feature substantial temperature variability over recent millennia, and PaiCo allows for a more thorough investigation of the Arctic Atlantic regional climate as we include a diverse array of terrestrial and marine proxies with annual to multidecadal temporal resolutions. Comparisons of the PaiCo reconstruction to recent reconstructions covering larger areas indicate greater climatic variability in the Arctic Atlantic than for the Arctic as a whole. The Arctic Atlantic reconstruction features temperatures during the Roman Warm Period and Medieval Climate Anomaly that are comparable or even warmer than those of the twentieth century, and coldest temperatures in the middle of the nineteenth century, just prior to the onset of the recent warming trend. (my bold)

What does it mean?
What was learned
The ultimate take-home message of the three researchers is contained in the final sentence of their paper's abstract: "The Arctic Atlantic reconstruction features temperatures during the Roman Warm Period and Medieval Climate Anomaly that are comparable [to] or even warmer than those of the twentieth century, and coldest temperatures in the middle of the nineteenth century, just prior to the onset of the recent warming trend [italics added]."

What it means
Once again, we have another study of real-world data, which suggests that the warmest intervals of both the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods may well have been warmer than the warmest interval of the Current Warm Period, suggesting that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about the planet's current level of warmth.