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Al Gore is a crooked buffoon. He should be in a locked down ward of a
nursing home.


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Now RICO turned against climate-change activistsLawsuit charges conspiracy
to hide truth, promote propaganda for financial gain


It was a year ago when a long list of scientists wrote to the Obama
administration urging the federal government to use RICO, the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, against global-warming skeptics.

They said in a letter <http://www.iges.org/letter/LetterPresidentAG.pdf>
addressed to President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Office of
Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren they “appreciate that
you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools
available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress.”

“One additional tool – recently proposed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse – is a
RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of
corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the
American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall
America’s response to climate change,” they wrote, according to Politico

Now the tables are turned.

A mathematician and software engineer has filed a lawsuit in Texas naming
dozens of environmental groups and others seeking to influence public
action and expenditures regarding global warming programs in an action
alleging violations of RICO.

Plaintiff Leonid Goldstein explains at the outset of his complaint, “This
is a civil suit against Climate Action Network and other corporations, who
engaged in a long-term criminal scheme, involving a false claim that
anthropogenic release (or emissions) of carbon dioxide caused a dangerous
‘global warming’ or a dangerous ‘climate change,’ and persecution of the
dissidents or demanding government actions, based on this false claim,
including money transfer.

“In fact, the anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide significantly
increases agricultural production worldwide. The surface warming,
theoretically caused by increased concentration of carbon dioxide, is
insignificant and almost undetectable, and is expected to be globally

Heartland Institute
expert H. Sterling Burnett reported David Schnare, of the Energy &
Environment Legal Institute, said the claim is not realistic, because the
First Amendment protects free speech, including the speech of those “who
believe the end of the world is near.”

“We all wish intellectual elites can discourse in freedom on issues of
importance to us all in a manner that allows open, robust argument. [Even
when] such discourse is marred by logical fallacies and hyperbole, I will
not engage in any effort to shut down the public forum,” he said.

However, Myron Ebell of the Center for Energy and Environment at the
Competitive Enterprise Institute said in the report that the action may
have merit.

“As a letter sent to Democratic attorneys general threatening to prosecute
climate skeptics from a number of Republican attorneys general points out,
if global warming skeptics can be prosecuted under statutes targeting
organized crime for underestimating the risks of climate change, then
global warming alarmists could be prosecuted for exaggerating the risks of
climate change,” said Ebell. “Alarmists could also be prosecuted for
denying or grossly underestimating the deleterious effects of their
energy-rationing policies on human flourishing.

“Millions of poor people … will be further impoverished by the higher
energy prices resulting from the alarmists’ policy agenda,” Ebell said in
the Heartland report “Poverty is a lot worse for people’s health and
well-being than warmer temperatures.”

The action was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Texas by Goldstein against what he’s calling the Climate Action Network et

That includes organizations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford
Foundation, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, the U.S. Climate Action Network, the
Global Call for Climate Action Group, Friends of Earth, Environmental
Defense Fund, Earthjustice, Pew Memorial Trust, the Packard Foundation and
Tides Foundation.

The case charges that the defendants have participated in “Climate Alarmism

“The idea to use imaginary threat of the carbon dioxide emissions as a
lever to obtain power and money was first expressed in the report from the
1972 United Nations Environmental Programme. Nevertheless, top U.S.
scientists discussed the potential influence of the carbon dioxide
emissions on the global climates, and Congress even convened the Carbon
Dioxide Assessment Committee. CDAC worked on the question from 1979 to
1983, firmly rejecting alarm, and recommended further research. Further
research and observation practically eliminated the earlier concerns about
the carbon dioxide emissions,” he explains.

In pursuit of money and power, the Clinton-Gore administration purged “from
positions of influence” distinguished scientists who failed to fall into

A key is that “all named defendants invested at least part of their income
in the operation of the Climate Alarmism Enterprise,” the lawsuit explains.

“Having lost their case in the Congress and in the court of public opinion,
they directed their most extreme attacks not against opposing politicians,
but against distinguished physicists, biologists, and other experts, who
had testified before Congress or in other official proceedings,” he

The “smear campaigns’ prompted more than 30,000 scientists ultimately to
sign the “Oregon Petition,” which states, “There is no convincing
scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other
greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause
catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the
Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that
increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects
upon the natural plan and animal environments of the Earth.”

What is outlined in the case is a coordinated conspiracy to retaliate,
tamper with, embezzle from, undermine, attack, bribe, defund, slander and
marginalize those who simply reported that the evidence did not support the
“alarmism” being pursued by activists.

It claims that Michael Mann, whose famous hockey-stick graph suggested
global temperatures were surging, testified before Congress to multiple
incorrect statements, including that “Numerous independent studies using
different data and different statistical methods have re-affirmed the most
important conclusions of the work.”

When a subsequent report for Congress found that the statistical methods
were used incorrectly and Mann’s research was invalid, “global warming”
activists “launched a concerted campaign of character assassination, libel
and threats.”

<http://wnd.com/2015/09/global-warming-promoters-use-rico-on-critics/> had
lobbied earlier for the extremist response to global warming doubters.

He wrote that the “parallels between what the tobacco industry did and what
the fossil fuel industry is doing now are striking.”

He noted the tobacco industry “joined together in a common enterprise and
coordinated strategy.”

“The fossil fuel industry, its trade associations and the conservative
policy institutes that often do the industry’s dirty work met at the
Washington office of the American Petroleum Institute,” the senator said at
the time.

“A memo from that meeting that was leaked to the New York Times documented
their plans for a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to
undermine climate science and to raise ‘questions among those (e.g.
Congress) who chart the future U.S. course on global climate change.'”

At that point, Whitehouse admitted to a lack of evidence.

“To be clear: I don’t know whether the fossil fuel industry and its allies
engaged in the same kind of racketeering activity as the tobacco industry.
We don’t have enough information to make that conclusions. … But there’s an
awful lot of smoke,” he wrote.

Climate expert Marc Morano at Climate Depot said such threats weren’t new

Morano cited Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s threat to “jail” his opponents,
accusing the Koch brothers of “treason” over the issue.

And he explained worse has appeared.

“On June 5, 2009, Joe Romm of Climate Progress defended a posting on his
website warning that climate skeptics would be strangled in bed for
rejecting the view that we face a man-made climate crisis,” Climate Depot
reported. “‘An entire generation will soon be ready to strangle you and
your kind while you sleep in your beds,’ warned the message posted on
Climate Progress,” he wrote.

Romm later insisted it was “not a threat but a prediction,” Climate Depot

WND long has reported <http://wnd.com/?p=589925> the predictions of an
ice-free Arctic by scientists who believe mankind is causing global warming.

But in just last few winters, Cairo saw its first snow in 100 years.
And Oregon, like several other states, reached its coldest temperature in
40 years.
Chicago saw the coldest days ever recorded*,*
and – as if to add finality to the trend – Antarctica reached the coldest
temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth

The holes in the theories that form the basis of ice-free Arctic forecasts
are evident.

For example, London’s Independent newspaper declared at the turn of the
millennium “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.”
report quoted David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climatic
Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, long considered an
authoritative resource for global warming research, saying snow would soon
be “a very rare and exciting event” in Britain.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he claimed at the time.

Former vice president and current carbon-credit entrepreneur Al Gore told
an audience in a 2009 speech that “the entire north polar ice cap during
some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five
to seven years.” And his 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” famously
predicted increasing temperatures would cause earth’s oceans to rise by 20
feet, a claim many scientists say is utterly without rational basis.

*See Gore:*


A 2013 column by Mark Hertsgaard was headlined:
“The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015.”

He wrote: “Say goodbye to polar bears and a whole lot of ice. New research
suggests the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by 2015, with devastating
consequences for the world. Can it be stopped?”

Gore also predicted that the “polar ice cap may disappear by 2014.”

Taking one more step back in time, the BBC said the Arctic summers would be
ice-free by 2013.

Sierra Club Canada also said in 2013 that the Arctic sea ice would vanish
that year.

Tim Ball, a former University of Winnipeg climatology professor, said
global temperatures have been dropping since the turn of the century,
prompting the change in terminology from “global warming” to “climate

Activists are also spending less time discussing temperatures and more time
pointing to more extreme events such as tornadoes, droughts, cold snaps and
heat waves. Ball said there’s a shred of truth there, but it’s being badly

“Yes, there’s been slightly more extremes,” he said in an interview with
WND and Radio America. “That’s because the jet stream patterns are
changing, because the earth is cooling down. All the arguments about
sea-level rise, about Arctic ice disappearing, if you recall it’s not that
long ago that our friend Al Gore was saying that there would be no summer
ice in the Arctic. I think the year he set for it was 2014. That proved to
be completely wrong.”

*Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Tim Ball:*

It is well-known scientist Art Robinson who has spearheaded The Petition
Project <http://petitionproject.org/>, which to date has gathered the
signatures of 31,487 scientists who agree that there is “no convincing
scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other
greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause
catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the
Earth’s climate.”

They say, “Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that
increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects
upon the natural plan and animal environments of the Earth.”

Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cal Tech, where he served on
the faculty, co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute with Nobel-recipient
Linus Pauling, where he was president and research professor. He later
founded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.

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