In scientific circles, the exact causes of climate change are heavily debated, but if you listened to the mainstream media you would be led to believe that they were all in agreement, and all believed that climate change was entirely man made and carbon based.
Most of these mainstream sources also believe that a global carbon tax is a good solution, no surprise there.
Recently information has come to light that may explain why mainstream media sources have this sort of one sided view on the issue. In the case of the BBC they got all of their information from a panel of apparent scientific experts, whose identities were kept secret for years.
Now their identifies have been revealed and it seems that not only was the panel one sided, but it was also filled with mostly government, corporate, and media types who have an obvious stake in how the issue is presented. Many of the actual scientists listed as being involved were exposed as frauds in the Climategate scandal that broke a few years ago.
“Last month Guido reported that the BBC were refusing to respond to a Freedom of Information request asking for the names of scientists who attended the now infamous climate change seminar in 2006, that was convened to decide BBC climate change policy. The BBC Trust admitted that the evidence given at the seminar led to an unprecedented editorial decision to no longer give equal airtime to opponents of the climate change . At the time Guido wondered why the BBC was spending a six-figure sum to keep the names of the specialists who dictated their editorial policy secret? So who was there?
Well if the BBC had their way we would never know, they are still trying to fight the publication of this list, however what is believed to be the complete who’s who has now been acquired by legitimate sleuthing by Maurizio Morabito.”
The names on the list are as follows:
Robert May, Oxford University and Imperial College London
Mike Hulme, Director, Tyndall Centre, UEA
Blake Lee-Harwood, Head of Campaigns, Greenpeace
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Andrew Dlugolecki, Insurance industry consultant
Trevor Evans, US Embassy
Colin Challen MP, Chair, All Party Group on Climate Change
Anuradha Vittachi, Director, Oneworld.net
Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation
Claire Foster, Church of England
Saleemul Huq, IIED
Poshendra Satyal Pravat, Open University
Li Moxuan, Climate campaigner, Greenpeace China
Tadesse Dadi, Tearfund Ethiopia
Iain Wright, CO2 Project Manager, BP International
Ashok Sinha, Stop Climate Chaos
Andy Atkins, Advocacy Director, Tearfund
Matthew Farrow, CBI
Rafael Hidalgo, TV/multimedia producer
Cheryl Campbell, Executive Director, Television for the Environment
Kevin McCullough, Director, Npower Renewables
Richard D North, Institute of Economic Affairs
Steve Widdicombe, Plymouth Marine Labs
Joe Smith, The Open University
Mark Galloway, Director, IBT
Anita Neville, E3G
Eleni Andreadis, Harvard University
Jos Wheatley, Global Environment Assets Team, DFID
Tessa Tennant, Chair, AsRia
Jana Bennett, Director of Television
Sacha Baveystock, Executive Producer, Science
Helen Boaden, Director of News
Andrew Lane, Manager, Weather, TV News
Anne Gilchrist, Executive Editor Indies & Events, CBBC
Dominic Vallely, Executive Editor, Entertainment
Eleanor Moran, Development Executive, Drama Commissioning
Elizabeth McKay, Project Executive, Education
Emma Swain, Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual
Fergal Keane, (Chair), Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Fran Unsworth, Head of Newsgathering
George Entwistle, Head of TV Current Affairs
Glenwyn Benson, Controller, Factual TV
John Lynch, Creative Director, Specialist Factual
Jon Plowman, Head of Comedy
Jon Williams, TV Editor Newsgathering
Karen O’Connor, Editor, This World, Current Affairs
Catriona McKenzie, Tightrope Pictures
Liz Molyneux, Editorial Executive, Factual Commissioning
Matt Morris, Head of News, Radio Five Live
Neil Nightingale, Head of Natural History Unit
Paul Brannan, Deputy Head of News Interactive
Peter Horrocks, Head of Television News
Peter Rippon, Duty Editor, World at One/PM/The World this Weekend
Phil Harding, Director, English Networks & Nations
Steve Mitchell, Head Of Radio News
Sue Inglish, Head Of Political Programmes
Frances Weil, Editor of News Special Events
That same article goes on to tie some names on this list to the Climategate scandal saying that:
“What the Beeb will be most embarrassed by is the representative from the disgraced Climatic Research Unit who were exposed three years later for manipulating data to fit their arguments.
Emails from Mike Hulme, second on that list, were at the heart of theClimategate scandal.”
Since the Climategate broke in November of 2009 the carbon based global warming theory has lost support and is now under extreme public scrutiny. Despite the mainstream media and political circles insisting that their theory is fact, more and more people are starting to question the details of the carbon theory and rejecting the idea of carbon taxing.
While all of this discussion and controversy is taking place over this very specific theory there are a host of other environmental issues that are being ignored. Our energy resources are being poorly mismanaged by the organizations that control them. These governments and corporations are destroying the planet and placing the blame on us so they can justify making us foot the bill.
Sinister applications of genetic engineering are creating new species that pose an unprecedented threat to our ecosystem. Toxic radiation and pollution has become commonplace in our everyday environment, mostly due to corporate carelessness and military exercises.
There are very serious environmental issues that we need to correct, but it’s not limited to one chemical compound and we aren’t going to solve anything by taxing the average consumer. Additionally, as by far the worst polluters on the planet, governments have no right to attempt to control the actions of others under the guise of environmental protection