Eight Years and Still Waiting! (Addended)

Russ Steele

I have been blogging on climate change issues since August 2004.  Every day I went to the mail box to see if some oil wretch had finally sent me a check for my fine work in exposing the anthropogenic global warming hoax.  After eight years I was beginning to lose faith, but my spirits soared when I read Governor Brown’s new Climate Change web site when I learned that I am  an oil company lackey.

I am sure that all my checks are waiting from me in some drop box and my spam filter swallowed the e-mail telling me where it was located.  I am going to send an e-mail to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, they must know where this drop box is, other wise they would not have declared that I was on the payroll of “industries with a financial interest in ignoring climate change.”

I was  dismayed when this august research organization, with not one person on the staff with climate change expertise, claiming that most climate change deniers have little or no expertise in climate science.  You do not have to be a PhD in Climate Science to read peer-reviewed papers, dissect UN IPCC science reports, to collect the raw data from government data bases, write R programs analyze this raw data and then plot the information on a blog for everyone to see and critiques. Any sixth graders could read the  Climategate e-mails and recognize the anthropogenic climate change fraud that was being serve up to the public in press releases, which we soon learn was based on thinly written science reports by rent seeking  scientists.

On the other hand the Governor’s “scientific” team were more than capable of crafting their own press releases and a web site filled with scientific crap and not one of them has a Phd in Climate Science.  So by their own criteria we should ignore there pitiful pleading and listen more closely to Mother Nature who does not read web sites, press releases and environmentalist talking points.

Thanks to the Governor and his crap filled Climate Change web site, he has reenforced the reason for my blogging and has given me the strength to carry on for another year, or until Mother Nature’s voice cannot be ignored, and the political hacks in Sacramento can no longer ignore the howling winds of a colder world.

Addendum (08-18-12, 1530) 

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists [an organization that anyone can join who has a credit card, including an card holders dog] Exxon-Mobile Spent Nearly $16 Million to fund skeptic groups to create confusion between 1998 and 2005.  Now I see why I may not have gotten a check after all, too late to the table.

“ExxonMobil-funded organizations consist of an overlapping collection of individuals serving as staff, board members, and scientific advisors that publish and re-publish the works of a small group of climate change contrarians.”

But they were pikers compared to the National Science Foundations in the promotion of of Anthropogenic global warming:

Efforts to advance climate-change education in schools and communities are getting a boost from a set of six grants awarded this week by the National Science Foundation, totaling nearly $19 million. The grants will support a number of efforts, including a joint project in Maryland and Delaware to help schools deliver effective and regionally relevant instruction in grades 8-12, and pay for work led by the New England Aquarium to enhance climate-change education in zoos, aquariums, and other settings.

Additional AGW propaganda grants include:

$5.7 million to Columbia University for a project to help the public understand climate issues in the polar regions, with a focus on “novel educational approaches,” including gaming and game-like activities;

$2.2 million to the Franklin Institute Science Museum to engage urban residents in community-based learning about climate change and the prospects for enhancing urban quality of life through “informed responses to a changing Earth”;

$1.1 million to the University of San Diego to develop a new model for educating both the general public and key decision makers; and

$2.5 million to Pacific Resources for Education and Learning to enhance climate-change education in the Pacific Island region, w+ith involvement of school systems, universities, and others.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

18 Responses to Eight Years and Still Waiting! (Addended)

  1. Hell Russ, I started writing about this in 1997 and have yet to get my check either. What gives with those oil companies anyway?

  2. Steve Frisch says:

    Really? Well how do we know either of you have not received a check? Are we to just take your word for it? I suggest that to conform the point that you have not received a check we need to see your bank statements for the last 8 years. And your tax forms. And an audited financial statement to ensure that accounting tricks were not used to hide the source of your income. And perhaps a sworn statement delivered under penalty of perjury to that effect.

  3. Steve Frisch says:

    Ooops, should be ‘neither of you have received a check..’.

  4. Barry Pruett says:

    Well…enter the one person we know who has a received over $1 million supporting AGW. Probably not the best source of unbiased information.

    • Steve Frisch says:

      Actually Barry…that is a boldfaced lie. Neither I, nor the organization I work for has ever received on red cent (pun intended) for “supporting AGW”. I think humans are causing climate change because the evidence tells me it is true. But of course the point I am making is that your friends support a double standard, asking others to prove a negative while not being willing to do so themselves. So, if you guys can lie with impunity about my motivations why should anyone believe that you have not been paid by the Koch brothers to do so? After all, where is the evidence you have not been?

      • Barry, good points. I am still waiting to see how much Steve Frisch charged the taxpayers for his China trip. Full disclosure of his finances at SBC would be quite helpful.

        Also, Russ and I are being facetious and his response shows he is unable to remove the sourness.

      • Barry Pruett says:

        You and SBC receive private and taxpayer funds (millions). You and SBC actively (arguably in violation of IRS rules) supported AB-32. AB-32 is the California Global Warming Solutions Act. Am I missing something?

      • Steve Frisch says:

        Yes Barry–what you are missing is any connection between the funds we receive at SBC and the position we took on Proposition 23.

        Let me see if I can make this clear for you–Koch Industries takes funds from the federal government (in the form of tax subsidies, grants from the new health care law, discounted land leases, contracts, and direct grants). Koch Industries also advocates on behalf of their opinions through more than 20 different non-profit organizations. There is no connection between the funds they receive from the federal government and their advocacy. You support their right to do so, as does your wife’s employer, Congressman Tom McClintock.

        You are a shameless hypocrite my friend.

  5. Barry Pruett says:

    In a single search which took about 30 seconds, I found an article on SBC’s website in connection with receiving funding to educate local governments on the impacts of global warming.


    Not hypocritical…just trying to keep it real. Are you saying that none of the funds received by SBC went towards your advocacy of AB-32? You do receive a salary from such funds, don’t you?

  6. How about that China trip?

  7. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Bring on the crickets.

  8. Sean says:

    Perhaps the oil companies realized that the energy bridge to the future, natural gas, was pretty darn long and they owned the reserves. Environmentalists proved to be useful chumps working to shut down coal based power generation while oil companies expanded their markets. Looking at all the environmental NGO’s they’ve supported in the last few tears, the oil companies clearly understand this.

  9. Art, it really is quiet isn’t it? Those crickets are liberals and rent seeking grants mongers, but really quiet.

  10. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Stay classy, Mr. Frisch. While we enjoy the crickets.

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