Behind the BBC's warming fanaticism are a series of financially-driven motives. Richard Black, as readers of this site will know, is the BBC's web environment correspondent. He - like many of his BBC colleagues - also makes a tidy income from chairing conferences. Back in 2008, for example, he was a lead facilitator at a Pew Symposium in Tokyo which considered the likely impact on whales of climate change (!), a role for which he is likely to have been paid several thousand pounds. The conference was funded and organised by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a US body which, like the BBC is an ardent believer in climate change. Their website leads its relevant section with this:
The world’s leading scientists agree that the planet is warming and that human activities—especially the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests—are a big part of the cause.
Indeed, Pew is so focused on forcing the world to adopt carbon trading and the like that it has its own climate change centre.
Somebody else who works for Pew is a public relations consultant called Kate Moffat, whose employer is PR outfit Luther Pendragon, who say on their website that they specialise in the environment and also have on their books those with vested interests in the climate change scam. Ms Moffat handles the Pew Charitable Trusts account on behalf of Luther Pendragon, and in that role, she has just been appointed to the so-called independent committee that is looking into the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia. Bishop Hill notes today that the committee appears increasingly to be heading towards carefully-orchestrated conclusion through the guidance of Ms Moffat (and anbother PR sidekick).
So, Mr Black and Ms Moffat are both firmly within the paid orbit of Pew, one of the little-known but hugely influential bodies that pull the strings of the climate change debate. It shows yet again, in the world of climate science, the more you scatch the surface, the more there is evidence of strange linkages and vested interests at work; and that BBC employees are well and truly in bed with those shadowy forces.
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