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CIA Shuts Down Its Climate Change Boondoggle

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2012

In September 2009, the CIA opened a new boondoggle. The CIA heralded this breakthrough, which was timed to take advantage of the United Nation Organization’s scheduled December meeting in Copenhagen. It was poor timing.

Two months later, the files of the main British global warming propaganda center were hacked. With perfect timing, two weeks before the UN meeting, the hackers released thousands of incriminating emails and documents. The media had a field day with this. The world learned of the outright deception of the public and suppression of rival views that had gone on for years. The “Copenhagen summit” collapsed in a wave of derisive laughter. That was the high water mark of the global warming movement. It is best symbolized by this stunt at the meeting.

Note: Phil Jones was the head of the hacked propaganda center. In one email, he bragged: “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.” His reputation immediately melted. He is still on the payroll, where he serves out his time faithfully but invisibly until his retirement.

Ten weeks before Copenhagen, a public relations flak at the CIA released this breathless statement.

The Central Intelligence Agency is launching The Center on Climate Change and National Security as the focal point for its work on the subject. The Center is a small unit led by senior specialists from the Directorate of Intelligence and the Directorate of Science and Technology.

Its charter is not the science of climate change, but the national security impact of phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts, and heightened competition for natural resources. The Center will provide support to American policymakers as they negotiate, implement, and verify international agreements on environmental issues. That is something the CIA has done for years. “Decision makers need information and analysis on the effects climate change can have on security. The CIA is well positioned to deliver that intelligence,” said Director Leon Panetta.

The Center will assume responsibility for coordinating with Intelligence Community partners on the review and declassification of imagery and other data that could be of use to scientists in their own climate-related research. This effort draws on imagery and other information that is collected in any event, assisting the US scientific community without a large commitment of resources.

The new Center does more than bring together in a single place expertise on an important national security topic—the effect environmental factors can have on political, economic, and social stability overseas. It will also be aggressive in outreach to academics and think tanks working the issue. The goal is a powerful asset recognized throughout our government, and beyond, for its knowledge and insight.

The CIA has announced that it has shut down the project. Better late than never. Let us give thanks.

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7 thoughts on “CIA Shuts Down Its Climate Change Boondoggle

  1. Just another lie that the liberal left has perpetrated on us. And like everything else, we will do NOTHING about it! NOTHING, because there aren't any members of CONgress with enough backbone to risk votes and do what is right.

  2. 10 years ago, Al Gore and the UN were crowing that due to "human caused global warming", snow was going to be a "thing of the past" and something we would have to describe to our grandchildren because they would never witness it for themselves.

    They still insist that "human caused global warming" is a scientific fact even though parts of the earth are getting record snowfall earlier in the season that before; even though the Antarctic icesheet is expanding, not shrinking; even though the data from Hadley and the Univ. of Penn. CRU's has been exposed as fraudulent and their computer models written so as to always produce a "hockey stick effect" increase in temperature regardless of input; and on and on and on.

    All central authorities and governments have to lie, lie, lie to get their agendas implemented. They have to trick the populations into going along with their dreams of one-world government.

  3. Al Gore must really be ticked off. I always said he was an Idiot, however he made a lot of money on his lies.

  4. Yes, I don't think he was ever the idiot that the ideas he supported made him out to be. It's all about money. He, like many other cynical and corrupt politicians, are in it for the money to be made when the government they influence spends money on environmental projects that make no economical sense.

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  6. Huapakechi says:

    A truly inspired response to bureaucratic stupidity!

  7. Nova had a TV special debunking Global Warming. They have proof that the Earth goes through cycles. It’s been recorded for hundreds of years.. Oh’ Al Gore invented the internet ….