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Ah, you can’t beat a good conspiracy to tip the balance of evidence

August 4, 2012

To counter Richard Muller’s about-face on anthropogenic global warming, the Galileo Movement, the Australian climate-denier organisation, has come up with a new conspiracy. Its manager, Malcolm Roberts has told the Sydney Morning Herald’s Ben Cubby (here) that ‘climate change science had been captured by “some of the major banking families in the world” who form a “tight-knit cabal”.’

Mike Carlton, a fellow SMH columnist comments (here):

In Rightspeak, I understand, that’s code for the Great Jewish Conspiracy which, as everyone should know, also controls the international drug trade and was responsible for starting both world wars. It’s all there in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Update 08/08/2012: Andrew Bolt, one of Australia’s most influential climate deniers, has asked to be removed as a Galileo Movement adviser as a result of Ben Cubby’s story. Graham Readfearn has the details on DeSmoBlog or at his own blog.

5 Comments
  1. Laughing out loud! An argument’s lost when the opposing side starts to make really good jokes. Mr Carlton is probably Jewish 😉

  2. Rick permalink

    World Wilderness Congress in1987, where Earth Charter co-author and illuminist, Mr. Maurice Strong introduced his friend, Edmund de Rothschild, the world never became the same: The Devil – excuse me – CO2 was at large. Rothschild stated that CO2 was the cause of non-existent man-made global warming. CO2, therefore, had to be caught and transported to the poles and into the Sahara to lower the temperatures there! This absurdity was accepted without discussion at the UN Rio Summit in 1992!! More about this on this video, after 28:45 min mark, where Rothschild states : “This needs money!”(our money). He is having it now through a stroke of genius
    Here is Rothschild´s approach to grabbing 30% of the Earth with the consent of our governments/central banks
    Andrew Hitchcock: “The History of the Money Changers”, 2006: In 1987, Edmund de Rothschild creates the World Conservation Bank which is designed to transfer debts from third world countries to this bank, and in return those countries would give land to this bank. The idea is for the IMF to create more and more SDR’s backed by nothing, in order for struggling nations to borrow them. These nations will then gradually come under the control of the IMF as they struggle to pay the interest, and have to borrow more and more. The IMF will then decide which nations can borrow more and which will starve. They can also use this as leverage to take state owned assets like utilities as payment against the debt until they eventually own the nation states.
    1988: The World Central Bank has three arms, the World Bank, the BIS and the IMF. 2000: How the World bank and the IMF took over Argentina, Tanzania and Bolivia. Terrible reading. The IMF is closely interwoven and here with Rothschild´s BIS Bank, and the BIS, IMF and the World Bank have a common external website.

    http://euro-med.dk/?p=13656

    • I gather this is supposed to be evidence that ‘climate change science had been captured by “some of the major banking families in the world”, Rick. I’m afraid I can’t see the connection myself.

  3. Frederick Bennett permalink

    I am still a bit skeptical about Muller’s motives and will throw my own conspiracy theory into the ring just for fun. There has been a lot of fanfare around Muller’s confession and he has attracted a bit of attention. Muller does indeed seem to be a converted global warming skeptic, but what is his suggested panacea?

    Muller doesn’t refer directly to it in the op-ed, but he is espousing natural gas is the solution to everything in his book “Energy for Future Presidents” trumping renewables and nuclear. Now let me think … who funded the Berkeley Earth Institute’s (or whatever it is called) research on climate change and who has a huge investment in fracking infrastructure in the US ? This whole thing falls too neatly into the laps of the Koch Brothers not to appear to be a contrived. My advice always, follow the money.

    • Yes, I know how you feel Fred. I’m suspicious too, and in the op-ed, he’s still trying to wriggle out of accepting any more well-established conclusions from climate science.

      However, it’s tempting to think that the first two pillars of climate change denial have crumbled for this contrarian and maybe the others will follow.

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