Owner of distressed Enron wind inventory, NBC TV shows episode with climate realist poisoned at breakfast...
- NBC parent GE bought defunct Enron wind turbine business in 2002. Enron (which used to be bad) was GE's parent company.
- climate scientist where stolen emails are mentioned in the first ten minutes, “climate deniers” are named, and it looks like they are interviewing a fictional GISS scientist in NYC.
Cap and Trade shenanigans with the word “scam” are mentioned too.
- Here’s a preview video from NBC and a new link to the whole episode:
The preview doesn’t show the Climategate portion, apparently it starts out with a skeptic being
- poisoned at a conference breakfast.
It looks like the plot now turns toward some sort of custody battle. One of the fictional scientists looks like he was modeled after Gavin or maybe Romm.
- Here’s a line:
“We’re scientists, we deal with disagreements with emotional detachment and reason”."
- "Climategate now a Law and Order Episode," WUWT ***
BOB COSTAS: "Where are Matt, Al and Ann this go-around?
MEREDITH VIEIRA: Matt [Lauer] is in Belize, he's off the coast at a place called the Blue Hole. It is the home to some of the most exotic marine life in the world, and all sorts of beautiful coral reefs and they're all being threatened because the water temperatures are rising.
Al [Roker] on the other hand is in Iceland looking at the glaciers which store most of our fresh water. And if they were to melt,
And our intrepid reporter Ann Curry, well she is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as I speak....The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro are rapidly melting, and
that is threatening the people of Tanzania."
Now, it is apparently true that a melting of all the world's glaciers could result in a sea-level rise on the order Vieira mentioned. But by citing the statistic in the context of Green Week,
- viewers are misled into thinking that man-made factors are threatening such an outcome.
- Nothing could be further from the truth.
As per the United States Geological Survey:
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Climate-related sea-level changes of the last century are very minor compared with the large changes in sea level that occur as climate oscillates between the cold and warm intervals that are part of the Earth's natural cycle of long-term climate change.
The same article mentions that "global sea level was about 125 meters below today's sea level at the last glacial maximum about 20,000 years ago." Virtually none of that rise, of course, can be attributable to man."......
If Bob Costas is serious, let him live in a one room shack without electricity. (ed)
- British Court ruled Inaccuracies in Al Gore Movie:
*"Gore: The disappearance of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro was expressly attributable to global warming.
Judge: This “specifically impressed” David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, but the
- scientific consensus was that it cannot be established that the recession of snows on
GE Chairman Immelt:
- Mt Kilimanjaro is mainly attributable to human-induced climate change.""The interaction between government and business will change forever. In a reset economy, the government will be a regulator; and also an industry policy champion, a financier, and a key partner […] I think this environment presents an
3/4/09: "GE needs all the help it can get right now, with its stock hurtling closer towards $0 on a daily basis. The company obviously stands to benefit from infrastructure buildout, and from capturing its share of green (energy) dollars.
- opportunity of a lifetime."...
- The more wind-turbines we erect, the better for GE.
But there’s a nexus between its green ambitions and its finance unit in the form of a new venture called Greenhouse Gas Services, which will facilitate the trade of carbon tax credits."...Carbon Offsets Daily