Disclosed documents implicate two major British institutions in a scam over ‘secret’ forecast of ‘cold’ British winter. Was a senior BBC journalist also framed?
With a winter death toll in the hundreds newly released evidence from the Palace of Westminster under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proves that the BBC and Met Office are implicated in a conspiracy of global warming lies about a ‘secret’ winter forecast. The original story was covered by Autonomous Minds blog and titled, ‘BBC spins that Met Office got winter right, just kept it secret from public.’
A report by a top BBC environment journalist, Roger Harrabin, implied that the UK’s Coalition government might have blocked the so-called ‘secret cold winter’ forecast. But is there more to this story than meets the eye and have dark forces in high places conspired to frame the veteran journalist?
Circumstantial Evidence Points to Top Level Conspiracy
The FOIA disclosures released by the Cabinet Office provide circumstantial evidence of a conspiracy to mislead the public but do not explicitly show that the senior BBC journalist instigated the deception. Speculation in the blogosphere is that senior figures behind the scenes were motivated by financial gain to go along with Harrabin’s alleged shenanigans.
It is now widely recognized that both agencies had a strong financial motive to conspire to spin such a monumental lie and mislead the public. Long-range Met Office forecasts based on data from discredited global warming computer models have become a running joke. Meanwhile pension funds of the taxpayer-funded agencies are heavily invested in schemes reliant on belief in the man-made global warming theory. But with three record-breaking cold winters in a row public support for climate legislation has waned.
Nonetheless, Harrabin is now the ‘fall guy’ with his reputation in shreds. It appears from the new evidence that Harrabin had twisted the Met Office statement that there was a “70 per cent chance of near average or colder conditions” and spun that into the lie that they had secretly forecast an “exceptionally cold early winter.” But is there more here than meets the eye?
Was Roger Harrabin Framed by his Bosses?
The BBC man is portrayed as being the author of his own downfall when he filed a freedom of information act request against the Cabinet Office to substantiate his claim that the 2010/11 would be:
“…..extremely cold……. The truth is it [The Met Office] did suspect we were in for an exceptionally cold early winter, and told the Cabinet Office so in October.”
It sure does appear as if Harrabin, the BBC and the Met Office had together knowingly allowed innuendo to portray the Met Office as victims and the Cabinet Office as sinners for ‘suppressing’ the ‘secret cold winter’ forecast Harrabin first trumpeted.
However, a twist in the tail seems to come from prominent climate analyst, Steve McIntyre who rushed to defend the BBC man saying, “I’ve met Roger Harrabin and am completely confident that he behaved with total integrity in this matter. I am sure that he was misled by his sources.”
McIntyre’s may have a point. It was, after all, Harrabin who first filed the FOIA request. So what is Harrabin’s motive in trying to catch himself in his own ‘lie’?
Carbon Market Collapse Spurs Doomsayers’ Desperation
For a more likely guilty party perhaps we need look no further than those who have so much to gain from the global warming scam: pension fund managers.
In the UK the size of public sector pension liabilities has been estimated at £770bn by the Treasury and £1.18 trillion by actuaries Towers Watson. Peter Tomkins, Commission chairman and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, warns that: “The Government has hidden behind costings which pretend that the unfunded schemes earn a return well above [market rates] … Like an unstable Ponzi scheme.”
The carbon trading centers in Europe and Chicago have lately come unstuck, as investors are more keenly aware of the swindles being perpetrated from within. Chicago’s Climate Exchange (CCX) shut down last October and last week the European Climate Exchange was forced to close on fears of widespread fraud.
In on the racket is Chairman of the Met Office, Robert Napier – the same Robert Napier who is Chairman of the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Napier is as hard-core green as it gets. He also ran the UK branch of the WWF- an NGO that managed to infiltrate the UN’s IPCC AR4 Report with a swath of bogus non peer-reviewed WWF papers exaggerating a host of environmental claims.
That cancer of corruption long ago afflicted the BBC that, like the Met Office, is governed by those with a strong financial motive to sustain the beleaguered climate conspiracy.
I first reported on their insidious back story last year (February 12, 2010) in my article, ‘Follow the money: BBC exposed in biggest climate racket on planet‘. We saw how the United Nations green machine via a consortium known as ‘UNEP FI’ has been sucking up trillions of dollars of investments from pension funds around the world.
UNEP FI admits that they engage in a “complex relationship” between environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, core insurance operations, and the insurance industry.
From that you decipher the root of the problem – a Ponzi pension plan that motivates stakeholders to sing from the same hymn sheet and all augmented from the HQ of global warming alarmism – the United Nations itself.
The BBC pension scheme is just one of 180 major international funds invested in UNEP FI. Then add to the mix the fact that the head of the BBC’s pension fund is none other than Peter Dunscombe – the same Peter Dunscombe who headed the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (tied with UNEP FI).
As BBC Chairman Dunscombe has breached its Charter as a public corporation (1927) mandated to eschew both political and commercial influence answering only to its viewers and listeners. Dunscombe’s contempt for viewers and listeners has thus made his position untenable.
Nonfeasance Now Rises to Level of Criminality
That senior figures at the bombastic BBC and the mystic Met Office declined to confirm or deny Harrabin’s hype despite knowing the truth of the matter now implicates these sanctimonious high priests of climate theology.
Whether Harrabin really is a patsy for Napier and Dunscombe only time will tell. But rest assured, Dunscombe won’t stop pushing the global warming scam because he’s now short of £1billion – from a “black hole” worsened by recent gold-plated payouts to staff; further proving his disdain for taxpayers.
The fact that the National Grid’s Winter Outlook document ( see page 7) itself made no reference to any ‘cold’ forecast by the Met Office and that hundreds of lives have been lost and industries hit with avoidable multi-million losses elevates the issue to one of criminality with two key British government organisations in the dock.
Napier and Dunscombe are now both implicated in charges of malfeasance of public office. The way pro-green Prime Minister Cameron now handles this monumental scandal will show just how debased by the climate change religion he truly is, as the British public increasingly demands that high-level heads must roll.