Global Warming Scam Exposed

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Submitted by Michael Shedlock via,

When you are willing to pay for global warming “research” that has a predetermined outcome, all you do is open the door for fraud.

 Please consider Top University Passed Off Rivals’ Research to Bankroll Climate Change Agenda.

One of the world’s leading institutes for researching the impact of global warming has repeatedly claimed credit for work done by rivals – and used it to win millions from the taxpayer.


An investigation by The Mail on Sunday also reveals that when the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) made a bid for more Government funds, it claimed it was responsible for work that was published before the organisation even existed. Last night, our evidence was described by one leading professor whose work was misrepresented as ‘a clear case of fraud – using deception for financial gain’. The chairman of the CCCEP since 2008 has been Nick Stern, a renowned global advocate for drastic action to combat climate change.


On Friday, the CCCEP – based jointly at the London School of Economics and the University of Leeds – will host a gala at the Royal Society in London in the peer’s honour. Attended by experts and officials from around the world, it is to mark the tenth anniversary of the blockbuster Stern Review, a 700-page report on the economic impact of climate change. The review was commissioned by Tony Blair’s Government.


Last night, CCCEP spokesman Bob Ward admitted it had ‘made mistakes’, both in claiming credit for studies which it had not funded and for papers published by rival academics. ‘This is regrettable, but mistakes can happen… We will take steps over the next week to amend these mistakes,’ he said.


The Mail on Sunday investigation reveals today that:

  • The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which has given the CCCEP £9 million from taxpayers since 2008, has never checked the organisation’s supposed publication lists, saying they were ‘taken on trust’;
  • Some of the papers the CCCEP listed have nothing to do with climate change – such as the reasons why people buy particular items in supermarkets and why middle class people ‘respond more favourably’ to the scenery of the Peak District than their working class counterparts;
  • Papers submitted in an explicit bid to secure further ESRC funding not only had nothing to do with the CCCEP, they were published before it was founded;
  • The publication dates of some of these papers on the list are incorrect – giving the mistaken impression that they had been completed after the CCCEP came into existence.


Academics whose work was misrepresented reacted with fury. Professor Richard Tol, a climate change economics expert from Sussex University, said: ‘It is serious misconduct to claim credit for a paper you haven’t supported, and it’s fraud to use that in a bid to renew a grant. I’ve never come across anything like it before. It stinks.’


Prof Tol said: ‘Our paper had no relationship to the CCCEP. It came out of David Anthoff’s masters thesis. At the time, the CCCEP did not exist, and it only came into existence after the paper was published. Fraud means deception for financial gain. That is what this is.’

Fake Research

The Daily Caller reports Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research.

A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed.


The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did.


Studies that receive financial support from the public sector don’t have to disclose it as an ethical conflict of interest, even when that support is in the millions of dollars. Recent studies in the U.S. — which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to support the scientific case for its Clean Power Plan — saw the agency give $31.2 million, $9.5 million, and $3.65 million in public funds to lead authors, according to EPA public disclosures.


The author who received $3.65 million, Charles Driscoll, even admitted to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the result of his study was predetermined, saying “in doing this study we wanted to bring attention to the additional benefits from carbon controls.”

Universities typically received about 50 percent of the money their researchers get in public funds if their investigations find positive results, making them deeply dependent upon federal funding and likely to encourage studies that will come to conclusions the government wants.

Predetermined Outcome

.All you have to do is pay for it.


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American Psycho's picture

'Pay to Play' - Cankles knows something about this.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Global Warming Scam Exposed


I thought it was climate change?


I mean geez......if you can't even get the frakin name right!

Latina Lover's picture

Purpose of the Human Caused Climate Change Scan is to create a new currency called carbon credits, to be issued by globalist entities such as the UN.  Hillary likes it because it is another opportunity to steal from average Americans.

WordSmith2013's picture

No one gets it --- CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING is being used 24/7 globally to alter the climate patterns.



Geoengineering Is The Primary Cause Of Global Climate Change, Not CO2

Nemontel's picture

Who knows if Global warming is fake or not, what we clearly need is Trump in the White House to investigate it.

Chuck Norris's picture

I'll concern myself with global warming just as soon as I kill Bigfoot.

NoDebt's picture

We've finally got people so dumbed down they'll believe anything.  Global Warming/Global Climate Change is the greatest triumph of propoganda over truth in the history of the world.  We're literally gotten a large majority of the population to believe Chicken Little claiming that "the sky is falling".  AND AND AND... that there is something they can personally do to stop it: vote in Democrats.



Jane Sheppard's picture

Pollution in general is the biggest scam of this century. They want us to believe that taking billions of years worth of fossil fuels and burning through them in 100 years can actually have an effect on our climate. What a crock. Next they'll be saying that overfishing/overhunting causes species to go extinct at exponential rates.

Jane Sheppard's picture

Burning fossil fuels doesn't only contain CO2.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Jane Sheppard

It's a large leap from analyzing the residue from burning petroleum products and concluding it leads to climate change.

And that leap is unproven despite some purchased science and a truckload of propaganda.

Petroleum products are NOT derived from fossils or any other organic matter.

Out of all the possible solutions for "climate change", only the ones that impose taxes, decrease liberty and create stronger centralized bureaucracy are proposed.

I do not have to wonder why that is.

The clear and present danger to the world's ecology is the on-going disaster at Fukushima.

Any comment on that?

PrayingMantis's picture



... blame Al Bore ...


jcaz's picture

Not likely- you just threw a bunch of FACTS at her,  they hate it when that happens........

shovelhead's picture

We need a released radioactivity trading bourse.

Kraft Foods, whose Velveeta Cheese products which are only slightly radioactive, could sell their credits to Tepco, while the govt. and their broker friends could clean up.

Not the radioactivity...the money.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"while the govt. and their broker friends could clean up.

Not the radioactivity...the money."


40 years ago the government cataloged hundreds of polluted "Superfund" sites all over America.

These are just "run of the mill" pre-1970 industrial pollution sites.

Billions have been spent. 

Nothing has been cleaned up.

The money has gone to lawyers fighting in court.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Jane Sheppard is a made up name.

The picture is of some unsuspecting Facebook user.

The comments are those of some boiler room dolt.

I didn't bother with "her" link, because there is no point looking at phony, "bought and paid for science."

I hope when draining the swamp Trump drains academia and the boiler room that "Jane Sheppard" is sitting in.

mkkby's picture

Jane, you ignorant slut.

tmosley's picture

Yes, it also emits water vapor. Water vapor causes warming, as explained below. But it isn't long lasting like CO2, which doesn't cause warming in Earth's atmosphere due to saturation, the same way that stacking washrags on your chest will only make you so warm. Once the stack is five feet high, you won't feel any warmer, even it you make it 100 feet high.

Saying "burning fossil fuels doesn't cause global warming" is not the same as saying "burning fossil fuels doesn't pollute". If you are going to use a term, you should know what it means. And having "an effect" is very different from having a "specific effect".

PoliticalRefugeefromCalif.'s picture

Correct, C02 is not pollution, it is plant food.

Radical Marijuana's picture

It is the balance of the relative amounts.

Too much oxygen also becomes too toxic.

Humans blamed for climate change is entangled in the ways that civilization necessarily operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime, which has manifested as the ways that the vicious spirals of the funding of all aspects of the political processes have driven the enforcement of frauds to become exponentially more fraudulent, since progress in technology ends up being applied through sociopolitical systems which were built on thousands of years of being able to back up lies with violence. However, because there is certainly quite a lot of biased junk science, and even worse mass media reporting upon that junk science, does NOT mean that there is no genuine science buried under all of those accumulating piles of bullshit which serves some ulterior evil political purposes.

In my opinion, whenever articles and topics regarding environmental issues are published on Zero Hedge, the overall trends are towards pushing cynicism to the point of stupidity. Climate science is quite hyper-complicated. Some of the most important cosmic factors, such as the Sun and Earth changing magnetic fields, are NOT well-understood by anybody, and certainly have been deliberately ignored by the mainstream climate models. However, nobody has proven that the basic mechanisms of greenhouse gases are not real, and potentially could become really serious, due to various possible runaway feedback loops.

In that context, it is a gross oversimplification to assert that "CO2 isn't pollution."

Of course, after the evolution of photosynthesis, life on Earth mostly became the spirals of smoke, steam, sunlight and sugar. From that perspective smoke (mostly carbon dioxide) is essential to the life cycle between animals and plants. Therefore, it is absurd to demonize smoke. But nevertheless, too much smoke is fatal. It is quite possible that too much smoke, significantly raising the greenhouse gas mechanisms in the atmosphere, could change the Earth's climate, especially along with all the other reinforcing feedback loops from other simultaneously increasing greenhouse gases.

However, all of the environmental problems manifest within the context of Globalized Neolithic Civilization, whose most important features are that public governments enforce frauds by private banks, in ways which the vast majority of people do not understand, because they have been conditioned to feel like they do not want to understand that. On Zero Hedge there is a far higher than average level of understanding of the ways that governments have become the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangsters, the banksters, within which context almost everything that happens, regarding any issue one examines, tends to be yet another facet of the enforcement of frauds, which includes most of the bogus "solutions" which are publicly promoted to respond to the series of industrial revolutions increasing the average amount of smoke in the atmosphere significantly.

The overall tragic trajectory is that we are more and more living inside of an oxymoronic scientific dictatorship, which deliberately refuses to become more scientific about itself. That is mostly due to the history of successful warfare based upon deceits and treacheries, which became the foundation of successful political economy based upon enforcing frauds. Therefore, the almost exponential progress in physical science and technology has resulted in sociopolitical systems based upon enforcing frauds to become almost exponentially more fraudulent.

Since the Zero Hedge content tends to better understand those aspects of the political economy, but pretty well nobody fully understands the hyper-complicated interacting factors in the overall climate of the Earth, there usually tends to be grossly oversimplified statements about environmental issues, which routinely push the justified cynicism regarding the dominate sociopolitical systems towards becoming stubborn stupidity regarding the much more difficult to discern genuine science, which has become buried deeper and deeper under the funding of biased junk science.

In my opinion, many of the articles regarding environmental issues which are republished on Zero Hedge, and the majority of the comments and voting patterns under those articles, are manifestations of that kind of stubborn stupidity. Inside that context, of course, I do NOT expect my more nuanced presentations which criticize those kinds of over-simplifications will change anything. Rather, my current view is that Globalized Neolithic Civilization IS manifesting runaway criminal insanities, which are no good grounds to reasonably expect could actually be ameliorated. The possible ways that Globalized Neolithic Civilization is going to adversely effect the global climate is merely another one of the overall hyper-complicated ways in which civilization based upon being able to back up lies with violence, or enforce frauds, powered up by prodigious progress in physical science, is driving all of its systems based upon enforcing frauds to become exponentially more fraudulent.

Sure, the public presentation of "global warming" is a kind of "scam," the same as the public presentation of every other issue has become, due to civilization actually being controlled through applications of the methods of organized crime, whose excessive successfulness is more and more manifesting as runaway criminal insanities, which may well eventually include serious climate changes. However, it "throws out the baby with the bathwater" to over-generalize the degree to which there is NO genuine science, which still exists despite the overwhelmingly unbalanced degrees of greater funding for various sorts of junk science.

root superuser's picture

Wasnt sure if you're /sarc but the overfishing made it clear you are. To be honest for me the climate change is to complex to really understand and so far no research has made any conclusions that would pass critical examination. But fact remains that taking all that stored energy and burning it is a problem. If nothing else the source is drying up and we have a population bubble depending on it.

PT's picture

The Science is almost irrelevant.  The Science has been totally swamped by the Politics and the Politics is VERY clear for all to see.  It is a simple Theft Through Guilt mechanism.  The only solutions to be proposed will involve Guilt and Theft.  All other ideas are being ignored.  Eliminate the Guilt and Theft and you MIGHT be able to learn enough Science to know what really should be done.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, PT!

However, since you are correct, the most likely future scenarios are that the kinds of political miracles you recommend are NOT going to actually happen. Rather, the most probable futures are going to become worse and worse social insanities, due to social "realities" based upon being able to enforce frauds diverging wider and wider from physical "realities." Ultimately, it is the structures of Neolithic Civilization which are the PROBLEMS, whose problems have become more and more Globalized!

shovelhead's picture

No sweat. If the fuel goes away, the people will soon follow. Nature always strives for a state of equalibrium when left to it's own devices. Those that can adapt, thrive, and those that cannot, vanish.

Mtnrunnr's picture

The moment that the glaciers return to Glacier national park, and CO2 PPM drops below 400, I'll gladly eat the phone I'm typing this on.

DOT's picture

"There are over 50 glaciers in the park from which it gets its name."

(Ah, the innate slowness of  public school equalized outcomes)

Calmyourself's picture

When  the elites who continually warn of it start acting like its an emergency; flying coach, downsizing their lifestyles dramatically, I'll believe it.  Until then its a scam and Mother Earth has seen and endured much worse.  Adaptation it is a human trait, so adapt..

BabaLooey's picture

Climate Change

Warm and windy today

Rain and clouds tomorrow

Global Warming

Hot in the summer

The Ice Age

Cold in the winter

Carbon "Credits"


I prefer simple definitions

BennyBoy's picture


Our corporate masters used to be much better at fraud.

Now they're not even trying.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Good one. 

Even if one accepts the premise of AGW w/all it's flaws both theoretically and empirically, at the end of the day, does anyone really think handing trillions in taxes over to a group of govt bureaucrats will solve anything?  If so, please list any major policy objective achieved in this way (i.e., one that actually benefits humanity in general, rather than just certain select human beings). 

The war on drugs, war on cancer, war on poverty, war on terror, etc. etc. etc.  All abject they were designed to be.  AGW is no different.  It's a scam. 

phallusfigure's picture

That would be an accomplishment, Bigfoot is the reigning hide and seek champion of the world.

dizzyfingers's picture

Why would you want to kill it, if it's real?

thatthingcanfly's picture

"Geoengineering Is The Primary Cause Of Global Climate Change, Not CO2"


Sweet, we're terraforming the, umm, Earth.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Well, you must perfect your techniques and process somewhere...right? /sarc

VinceFostersGhost's picture



create a new currency called carbon credits, to be issued by globalist entities


We put up with this?

MANvsMACHINE's picture

If they could regulate the amount of oxygen a person breathes, they'd have a study to show how humans are depleting oxygen by breathing and it needs regulation.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

If they could regulate the amount of oxygen a person breathes, they'd have a study to show how humans are depleting oxygen by breathing and it needs regulation.

They will regulate your water and CO2 footprint. That is everything: meat, milk, clothing, rain, cooking, heating, transportation, etc

Everybody unnecessary to the elite will be taxed into extintion... thence regulation of oxygen intake will not be required.

Good idea, by the way.

If you could further develop your idea into a big cathedratic research proposal, you could get handsomely rewarded by the think tank.


HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

Purpose of the Human Caused Climate Change Scan is to create a new currency called carbon credits, to be issued by globalist entities such as the UN.

That is what Al Gore thinks but the club of rome and friends know better.

brain_glitch's picture

"Hillary likes it because it is another opportunity to steal from everybody on earth" FIFY 

Pickleton's picture

Isn't the name part of the scam?

jcaz's picture

Yup-  playing games with the name gives the scamsters an out when caught- "oh, we're talking about this, not that"-

Same old 3-card Monte.......

JRobby's picture

Dean Yeager: Fine. This university will no longer continue any funding of any kind of your group's activities.
Dr. Peter Venkman: But the kids love us!
Dean Yeager: Doctor... Venkman. We believe that the purpose of science is to serve mankind. You, however, seem to regard science as some kind of dodge... or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable! You are a poor scientist, Dr. Venkman!
Dr. Peter Venkman: I see.
Dean Yeager: And you have no place in this department, or this university.

Libtard's picture

Last I heard it was climate-warming.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



It's starting to get cold here......I'm a little this normal?

PT's picture

The temperature is happening and it is ALL YOUR FAULT!!!  The only answer is to breed moar taxpaying units and give all your munny to Goldman Sachs.




If you beg and plead and apologize enuff then they might let you live but you don't deserve it.  But you must keep breeding moar tax-paying units even though they don't deserve to live either.

thatthingcanfly's picture

You left out the Ozone Layer scare of the 80s.

More Ammo's picture

All just because dupont's patent on freon was expiring and they had to invent a need for a new cash cow while killing the old one.

Also created basis for "license to Steal" for air conditioner mechanics...