Friday, September 25, 2015

Fraud and Scandal - or - Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

Bennie Peiser’s Global Warming Policy Foundation Reprots VWGate Threatens To Sink Germany's Climate Crusade, And 'Global Warming Zealots Are To Blame For Deadly Diesel Fiasco'

Editor's Note: Something that should resonate with anyone who's followed the Global Warming, Climate Change, Mankind is evil crusade is there are two absolutely defining words to discribe this crusade - Fraud and Scandal! From the Mann’s Hockey Stick Graph , to Hansen’s GISS figures, which have been called “chiropractic”,  and the leaked emails from the University of EastAnglia's Climatic Research Unit, it's been a s massively obscene scandal. With humankind ultimately paying serious penalties in good health and long life if the world were to go along with this insane misanthropic, irrational and morally defective concept.  So - why should we be surprised when scandal envelopes anyone who’s a party to the Big Green Money Machine?  Someone needs to go to jail!  And we should start with the researchers, then the IPCC, then those in industry who’ve been a party to this moral outrage for material gain.  If the Pope is so concerned about corrupt capitalists perhaps he should start with those who are a party to "going green".

VW Cheating Scandal Threatens To Ensnare BMW As Probe Widens - The diesel-cheating affair that toppled Volkswagen AG’s chief executive officer deepened as Germany announced plans to widen its investigation and the scandal threatened to ensnare rival BMW AG. BMW plunged as much as 9.7 percent after a German magazine reported Thursday that a diesel version of the X3 sport utility vehicle emitted as much as 11 times the European limit for air pollution in a road test. The entire auto industry and the methods used for testing vehicles are coming under scrutiny following revelations that VW’s “clean diesel” cars have software intended to defeat emissions tests. --Naomi Kresge and Tony Czuczka, Bloomberg, 24 September 2015

Merkel's Climate Crusading Risks Being Blemished by VW Scandal - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s lectures on environmental responsibility may ring a little hollow when she heads to New York this weekend. Merkel, who for years has straddled between pushing to reduce global warming while protecting her country’s auto industry, is faced with Volkswagen AG’s emissions-cheating scandal just as she travels to the United Nations to cajole leaders into making binding commitments ahead of a global climate summit in Paris in December. A day before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that VW admitted to systematically cheating on air pollution tests for years, Merkel lauded the auto industry for its contribution in fighting global warming. --Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg, 21 September 2015
Climate Politics and the Volkswagen Scandal - Beginning in the mid-1990s, mindful of their commitments to cut carbon emissions, Europe's governments embarked on a prolonged drive to convert their car fleets from gasoline to diesel. With generous use of tax preferences, they succeeded. In the European Union as a whole, diesel vehicles now account for more than half of the market. In France, the first country to cross that threshold, diesel now accounts for roughly 80 percent of motor-fuel consumption. Except that the switch to diesel probably didn't cut greenhouse gases. VW may have perpetrated one of the biggest frauds in corporate history. Europe's clean-diesel strategy, which set the scene for that fraud, may be the most expensive mistake in the history of environmental policy. --Clive Crook, Bloomberg, 23 September 2015

Global Warming Zealots Are To Blame For Deadly Diesel Fiasco - Amid all the reporting of Volkswagen’s rigging of emission tests on its diesel cars, one inconvenient truth has been overlooked by the BBC and many media organisations. It is that we very largely owe the prevalence of these death-traps to the pernicious tyranny of the Green lobby. In their deafness to different points of view — in fact, in their rank intolerance of opposing voices — these people often remind me of religious fundamentalists. They shout down, or seek to censor, those who don’t agree with them. The pity is that mainstream media such as the all-powerful BBC are themselves cowed and meekly quiescent, so that a highly intelligent and well-informed climate-change sceptic such as the former Tory Chancellor Nigel Lawson is virtually excluded from the airwaves. Volkswagen has emerged from this story as a devious and untrustworthy conglomerate. But the biggest lesson of this debacle is that successive British governments have sacrificed the interests of ordinary citizens as they have caved in to the demands of a dangerous bunch of zealots. --Stephen Glover, Daily Mail, 24 September 2015

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