Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Setting The Research Agenda

It seems like there's trouble at every turn with the activities taking place at the Climate Research Unit [CRU], University of East Anglia. Here we see evidence of what seems to be CRU considering taking funding dollars from Shell Oil in return for allowing Shell to partially drive the research agenda.

Source: uea-tyndall-shell-memo.doc

Mick Kelly and Aeree Kim (CRU, ENV) met with Robert Kleiburg (Shell International’s climate change team) on July 4th primarily to discuss access to Shell information as part of Aeree’s PhD study (our initiative) and broader collaboration through postgrad. student project placements (their initiative), but Robert was also interested in plans for the Tyndall Centre (TC). What ensued was necessarily a rather speculative discussion with the following points emerging.

Shell International would give serious consideration to what I referred to in the meeting as a ‘strategic partnership’ with the TC, broadly equivalent to a ‘flagship alliance’ in the TC proposal. A strategic partnership would involve not only the provision of funding but some (limited but genuine) role in setting the research agenda etc.

Shell’s interest is not in basic science. Any work they support must have a clear and immediate relevance to ‘real-world’ activities. They are particularly interested in emissions trading and CDM.[Clean Development Mechanism]

And here we see a letter from Greenpeace to CRU indicating that the IPCC reports (which CRU plays a major role in developing) and climate negotiations are driven by the agenda of the World Trade Organization.

Source: greenpeace.txt

From: "paul horsman"
To: (Mike Kelly)

It was good to see you again yesterday - if briefly. One particular thing you said - and we agreed - was about the IPCC reports and the broader climate negotiations were working to the globalisation [sic] agenda driven by organisations like the WTO. So my first question is do you have anything written or published, or know of anything particularly on this subject, which talks about this in more detail?

Zip File of Data Taken By Hacker


  1. Great, MagicJava! I just saw your link at WattsUp. If you have time, take a look at this thread at JOM - discussion about the Press Release 1048799107.txt.

    This is about the 4th or 5th thread at JOM re Climategate. The whole thread is great fun, but discussion about this CRU doc started after Rick linked to a WattsUp article. See 11/25/09 8:21 AM onwards.

    Are you also interested, like I am, in pinpointing the whacko NWO, globalist-driven agenda at CRU in their own documents? I think Google can be used very successfully looking for connections between CRU's people and, for example, the senders of that press release ("Earth Government" 27 March 03).

    My thinking is that the whistleblower had great familiarity with CRU's people and their politics and everything in the zip file was put there for a reason. I think he/she is pointing us to further research.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, fellow resistance :)


  2. MagicJava, did you find CRU's reply to Greenpeace's email in the CRU cache? Or any other items indicating globalism politics driving their research and skewed results?


  3. The green peace e-mail is here:

    Its not in the e-mails directory from the CRU dump but in the "documents directory" under greenpeace.txt

    take a look at the above link, other text there came from

  4. The WTO and Shell's interest for a partnership with CRU via TC are linked.

    Shell's interest is in "Clean Development Mechanisms", which are a subset of "Flexible Mechanisms". "Flexible Mechanisms" are governed by WTO rules. It seems to me that Shell wants CRU/TC to produce reports that would benefit their ability to profit from CDMs. Part of CRU's mission, in addition to climate research is to "support sustainable responses to the challenges and opportunities created by climatic variability and change, through the provision of expert assessment and advice to all sectors of society." In other words, CRU produces data saying we're all gonna die and works on policies to keep us alive. Then it seems CRU/TC accept funding from folks who want to affect how those policies are written.

    See wikipedia for a definition of "Flexible Mechanisms".

    See CRU strategic review agenda.doc for CRU's mission statement.

    See 0968367517.txt for additional commentary by Mick Kelly regarding this.

    I'm still researching the documents and will post more if/when if I find it.