FOLLOW THE MONEY - AT 8:12 A.M. ET: That's one of the first rules of journalism. Good journalists always look at the money trail in any issue. Lazy journalists don't. Biased journalists refuse to, fearing where the trail may lead - like the trail that goes from Mideast treasuries to Jimmah Carter's house.
As the magnifier is applied, day by day, to "global warming," we are amazed at what the money trail tells us we follow the yellow-brick-of-gold road. From London's Telegraph:
No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007.
Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.
What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.
These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.
What? Are we questioning the integrity of this brave, international public servant?
Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry’.
Ditto Al Gore. Ditto a lot of other people who have suddenly discovered that the sky is falling, but will stay in place if only we allow them to cash in.
The money behind "global warming" is worth a major journalistic investigation. Will we get one? Fox News did an investigative report on the global warming issue last night, and it was solid. But Fox seems a deer in the wilderness. What we need is something massive.
There is something very ugly going on, and the public has a right to know.
December 21, 2009