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The Charade of Climate Change
and other Western Fables
|by K. Gajendra Singh|
US led West will use any trick to maintain its hegemony and will find many collaborators. In the past Europeans were on a civilizing mission and saving souls for Jesus Christ. How they civilized the East, West and South through colonial exploitation after carrying out genocides!
After the collapse of the Communist USSR and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, trillions of dollars worth of wealth was transferred to the West under the charade of bringing in capitalism and globalization. From Russia alone between $400 billion to a trillion was taken out if not more.
Now that western economies are going down hill, a new charade of Climate Change is being erected, under which US, which has not built a single nuclear power plant in decades hopes to build new units in India. During Hilary Clinton's visit she even cited Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh for the US projects. And of course US will supply Uranium fuel taken out from its now defunct weapons after its agreements with Moscow. Of course Washington can stop supply of the fuel as in the case of Tarapore and hold India's strategic options hostage to US objectives.
Carbon Tax –New West Weapon
But the new weapon will be the carbon tax to be imposed on emerging economies and the sale of technology to Asia and Africa to ease the warming of the planet earth. Of course the West will not pay for the criminal pollution of the universe by their industrialization; civilian and military.
A few years ago a former British minister of environment had complained that US wasted as much energy as the total energy used by Japan, the 2nd industrial state in GDP.
Paul Krugman of The New York Times, for example, has aready advocated imposing a carbon tariff on China to help the country curb their growing carbon output. It was supported by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, but who opposed a market based carbon-trading system.
"A tax on CO2 emissions - not a cap-and-trade system - offers the best prospect of meaningfully engaging China and the U.S., while avoiding the prospect of unhinged environmental protectionism," wrote Nader and Toby Heaps in a December 2008 issue of The Wall Street Journal. "An effective, harmonized tax on C02 emissions must stabilize the growth of atmospheric concentrations of GHGs [greenhouse gases] by no later than 2020. The tax must also be adjusted annually, by a global body, according to this objective.
These carbon tariffs proposals were met with outrage in USA, not the first time. Last July, the United States Chamber of Commerce spoke out about the prospect of taxing imports from polluting countries.
Indian Pachauri Tool of Climate Change Western Agenda!
A panel of Indian scientists to study the Himalayan glacier melting in an exhaustive study of the region, after analyzing 150 years of data by the Geological Survey of India from 25 Himalayan glaciers, concluded that while Himalayan glaciers had long been retreating, there was no acceleration of the trend and nothing to suggest that the glaciers would vanish.
When this panel's report was released in November 2009, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) head, R K Pachauri, dismissed it as "voodoo science" and called the findings "school science". Accusing Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh of arrogance, Pachauri said that such skeptical claims were reminiscent of "climate change deniers".
It has now been proved that the health of glaciers which was a cause of grave concern for the IPCC's alarmist position that they would melt by 2035 was not based on an iota of scientific evidence, reiterated minister Ramesh.
This has aroused considerable debate on India's corporate channels. Arnab Goswami, a somewhat better anchor than the hysterical men and babbling women hogging other channels, first appeared pissed off at the charge of chicanery at India's latest Nobel Laureate, but finally felt enough disturbed to find out the truth. With London's Times exposing Pachauri and others, it became quite clear that apart from him another villain. The claims of shrinkage were based solely on a speculative remark made by a little-known Indian scientist formerly at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Professor Dr Syed Iqbal Hasnain, in 1999 during an interview with New Scientist magazine.
Dr Hasnain's replies on TV channel were vague and droll proving what Poet AK Ramanujam said that Indians don't seem to have a sense of absolute. They place everything in some context or another. And, depending on the context, what the rest of the world would regard as being wrong in absolute sense, becomes quite all right in India. But then most research institutions are being headed by ignorant experts appointed by village yokels and urban riffraff now appointing personnel based on caste, region and party affiliation consideration.
The IPCC's credibility was called into question late last year after e-mails hacked from computer servers at the University of East Anglia showed climate researchers discussed keeping some scientific papers out of an IPCC report. The ensuing scandal, dubbed Climategate, led skeptics to suggest that environmental scientists were willing to use fake evidence to back up their claims. Claims by Pachauris or World Health Organization's (WHO) alarmist claims of threat posed by the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, to sell the vaccines, perhaps because of links between members of WHO's vaccine board and big pharmaceutical companies have eroded the credibility of west controlled institutions.
"IPCC Report: Millions At Risk Of Hunger And Water Stress In Asia Unless Global Greenhouse Emissions Cut" reported a April 2007 headline in the Science Daily. As late as December last year, an Agence France-Presse article headlined "Melting Himalayan Glaciers Threaten 1.3 Billion Asians" cited the IPCC figure. Environmentalists are now suggesting that Pachauri should resign over the burgeoning scandal. He has promised to clear the air soon.
It may be recalled that Pachauri and Al Gore were feted for the Nobel Prize awarded last year. It is quite common practice that third world personnel can be bribed by gifts or awards like the Nobel Prize. Indians fall victims easily. UN Sec General Kofi Anan from Ghana and International Atomic Energy Agency El Bardai successfully resisted US led propaganda and threats regarding US led Western agendas on Iraq and Iran.
I had written in November, 2009 comments along with a serious in depth piece on climate change by an expert posing some uncomfortable questions questioning Pachauri's integrity. It can be read at leisure. It is a very critical and almost an perennial problem.
Propaganda and Some Home Truths About Climate Change
I am reproducing a piece dated 27 Decembe, 2009 by a very respected economist and investigative journalist F.William Engdahl on Pachauri's hidden conflict of interest in this sordid affair.
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