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Puff Daddy Sings for Climate Scientists Tim Ball and Michael Mann

Hip Hop meets Climatology in this bizarre ‘art mirrors life’ twist. A rap classic becomes the anthem in science’s great courtroom battle.


It’s All About the Benjamins,’ a rap song by famous American rapper,  Puff Daddy, depicting sleaze and immorality has become an anthem among global warming skeptics as one of their leading climate scientists faces a critical legal battle defending himself in a costly high profile libel suit.


Dr. Tim Ball, a 72-year-old retired scientist, who only learned about the skit earlier today, could not have imagined that his grassroots supporters would lend this case such irreverent incongruity. But with all the twists and turns in the ongoing climate wars anything is plausible and the words of an urbane and avuncular septuagenarian are now freakishly juxtaposed with misogynist rap lyrics.


Where Penn State University meets State Penitentiary


Skeptic music lovers found their muse in Verse Five, Line 6 of the song where Diddy proclaims, F**k the state pen, f**k hoes at Penn State (c’mon).”


The missive closely mirrors a comment made by Dr. Tim Ball about fellow climatologist, Dr. Michael Mann in a controversial article by Ball published on February 9, 2011. According to the court summons Ball defamed Penn State University professor, Michael Mann with the statement:

"Michael Mann should be in the State Pen not Penn. State.”


The rap song continues, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby, Brawlers — who be dippin in the Benz wit the spoilers, It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

"Benjamins" is street slang for $100 bills, a reference to Benjamin Franklin’s image on the bills. The song evinces the corruptive desire to live rich and have money. An unkind inference being that Mann’s main motive is to immorally obtain money and fame rather than pursue honest science. ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’ is the fourth single released from the Puff Daddy album No Way Out.


Any Similarity Between Reality and Fiction Just Coincidence


Verse Five of the track was written not by Diddy but by now deceased rapper, Biggie Smalls aka ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ who was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. Thus it is highly improbable there was any intended slur by the rappers on Michael Mann. There are also no suggestions that Mann was in the Los Angeles area at the time or that Dr. Ball is familiar with the Hip Hop music genre let alone this song by Harlem’s talented maestro.


P Diddy, the founder of Bad Boy Records, released the album in June 1998, which ironically is the year Mann got his “rushed” Ph.D from Yale University. Immediately thereafter Mann was recruited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Lead Author to write his paper on tree ring proxy data. The IPCC paper contains Mann’s notorious ‘hockey stick’ shaped graph that is purported to show how tree ring proxy data proves that humans cause global warming.


Suspicion of Fraud Won’t Go Away


The hockey stick graph was the most iconic image in the 2001 IPCC Report but was quietly dropped for their 2007 version after the Wegman Congressional Report and independent auditors discovered Mann had based his conclusions on results from just one tree that gave data that conveniently depicted a hockey stick shape.


Climate skeptics have since accused Mann of falsifying his data after Mann refused to release details of his calculations for independent audit.


The Mann-v-Ball libel suit is scheduled to be heard in the Vancouver Supreme Court, British Columbia. Lawyers acting for Ball are upbeat about his chances. A legal fund to help financially pinched Ball with his spiraling fees has been set up. Donations may be made here.










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Fake Sea Level Rise Approved by NASA in Climate Fraud

 NASA researchers admit adding fake inches to sea level rises. Skeptics denounce desperate attempt to salvage government global warming policies.


In a disturbing development in the ongoing global warming fiasco the U.S. government funded Sea Level Research Group has been given a green light from NASA to exaggerate sea level rises way above actual recorded measurements. The reason? So that policy makers can falsely blame humans for adding to natural rises in sea levels.


Land Mass Rise Used as Excuse to Fiddle Data


The NASA-funded Sea Level Research Group is based at the University of Colorado. It made the announcement last week that it will begin adding a nonexistent 0.3 millimeters per year to its Global Mean Sea Level Time Series.


Reporting in Forbes Magazine on this farce is James M. Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Taylor pinpoints that NASA’s reason for this latest trick is to “compensate” for rising land mass.


Most folk have now cottoned onto the shenanigans of government paid climatologists since Climategate. In 2009 a clique of secretive scientists were caught fudging world temperatures to make it appear the earth was warming unnaturally when it wasn’t.


But with interest in global warming now bottoming to a 20-year low desperate new measures are being dreamt up to scare voters into accepting more tax rises to stem non-existent ‘human caused climate change.’


Now government ‘experts’ claim they need to add the bogus extra 0.3 millimeters each year onto satellite measurements of our ocean levels, which will conjure up an 1.2 inches over the course of the 21st century, to ‘compensate’ for the rise in land which has been occurring without any human interference since the end of the last ice age 11,000 years ago.


Last Ice Age Melting Still Changing Our Planet


Back then Manhattan and most of England was buried under one mile of ice that compressed the ground like squeezing water from a sponge. Over time the land has slowly been springing back up as the weight of billions of tons of ice has melted.


Taylor points out that this steady pace of an 8-inch rise in sea levels for the last century is very much in line with previous rates of sea level rise during our current Holocene interglacial period.


But Taylor, managing editor of Environment & Climate News adds, “with an artificially enhanced 9.2 inches of sea level rise, alarmists can claim sea level is rising 31 percent faster than it did last century.”


He notes, “While this is not monumental in and of itself, it will allow alarmists to paint a dramatically different picture of sea level rise than is occurring in the real world.”


Skeptics are accusing NASA of needless fiddling to bail out the discredited United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which had hyped computer model guesstimates that we’d see 15 inches of sea level rise during the 21st century, which is double the rate recorded over the past century. 


Even Al Gore No Longer Believes Sea Level Spin


However, rises in global temperatures have also stopped since the start of the 21st century and global cooling appears to have set in; according to independent researchers we may be on the cusp of a new ice age. Another clue that the global warming cult is on it’s last legs comes from former U.S. President, Al Gore, who first whipped up the frenzy about catastrophic sea level rises in his film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth;’  Gore is now the proud owner of a $9 million oceanfront villa in Montecito, California.


As the old saying goes, ‘follow the money’ and with so little real world data to back up increasingly discredited climate alarmism public interest in the global warming doomsaying continues to fall off a cliff.







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Global Warming Fraud Creates Third World Food Crisis

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Political Greenpeace Loses Charity Status in Landmark Court Ruling

In a landmark court ruling in New Zealand that will send tremors around the world, the once respected Greenpeace is stripped of its charity status.


 High Court Judge, Justice Paul Heath made the groundbreaking decision today after overwhelming evidence was presented that proved that the organization’s illegal activities were motivated by zealous political advocacy and crossed the line of what charities are permitted to do.

In a story making headlines in the New Zealand Herald (May 10, 2011) climate skeptics around the world will now be consulting lawyers in their respective countries to assess whether similar legal challenges may be made against the disgraced former charity. Dr. Tim Ball, who is currently facing court proceedings from Greenpeace supporters in Canada, urged skeptics to “pursue this globally.”


Climate Courtroom Worm Has Turned


In the U.S and Britain environmentalist activists have for decades sought to influence policymakers by a swath of unlawful protests often involving criminal damage and trespass. Several prominent UN climatologists have long aligned themselves with and been apologists for the radical and unlawful acts of these environmentalists.


As a consequence of the shock New Zealand ruling Greenpeace’s political activities mean it will be de-registered as a charity and thus lose the prestige and tax advantages associated with that status.


NASA’s problematic climatologist, James Hansen, flew to London to be an ‘expert witness’ to testify in the defense of climate activists prosecuted for such crimes.

Hansen flew to the UK in the case of the "Kingsnorth Six", who had climbed up E.ON’s coal plant. The six had used Greenpeace’s climate change defence – that their actions were designed to prevent immediate harm to human life and property from climate change – and were acquitted.


Judge Rules Greenpeace Acted Illegally


Justice Paul Heath’s decision was as the result of an appeal launched by Greenpeace after a 2010 ruling by the Charities Commission which found its promotion of "disarmament and peace" was political rather than educational. Greenpeace members were ruled to have acted illegally.


Justice Paul Heath pronounced:


"Non-violent, but potentially illegal activities (such as trespass), designed to put (in the eyes of Greenpeace) objectionable activities into the public spotlight were an independent object disqualifying it from registration as a charitable entity."


Davey Salmon Greenpeace’s lawyer in the action was crestfallen at the failure of his argument that such political advocacy was acceptable in 21st century. Read more here.


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Climate Lawsuits Heading for Defeat Say Top Legal Experts

Desperate greens file countless lawsuits in last gasp bid for climate regulations: experts, public and lawmakers unmoved.


May 2011 sees the Big Green litigation machine go into overdrive as it ignores Gallup Poll ratings showing Joe Public no longer believes it’s global warming propaganda. In a story that is going viral on the web, Matthew Brown (Associated Press) explains that, “The courtroom ploy was backed by activists looking for a legal soft spot to advance a cause that has stumbled in the face of stiff congressional opposition.”


In the United States environmentalists plummet new depths as gullible children are groomed to appear in courts to explore any legal loophole to squeeze through swinging climate regulations damaging to economic recovery.  Meanwhile in Canada skeptic climatologist, Dr. Tim Ball rides a tide of popular support to fight back against well-funded climate doomsayer libel suits.


Greens Groom Kids with Crank Claims of Carbon Contamination


Matthew Brown’s report highlights how the idealism of children is cynically being exploited with this spate of lawsuits. Alec Loorz of Ventura, California, is one of many children indoctrinated into thinking our planet is doomed.


An Oregon-based nonprofit called Our Children’s Trust has been recruiting kids like Alec loorz as plaintiffs for their speculative claims which are based on "common law" theories, not statutes adopted by state or federal lawmakers.


Loorz is an impressionable 16-year-old climate activist groomed as a plaintiff in one of the speculative U.S. cases. A worried Loorz said he latched onto the effort because he thought, "it would give us teeth, give us a bigger voice than just yelling and marching."


Loorz was first groomed as an ‘eco-warrior’ at the tender age of 13 after seeing former Vice President Al Gore’s discredited movie, ‘Inconvenient Truth.’ A British High Court ruling in 2007 was that Gore’s film contained nine lies.The judge ruled that the film can only be shown to children with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination. Sadly, Loorz’s green groomers omitted to pass on that vital piece of information.

Thus the deep-pockets of environmental ‘charities’ believed to be funding young activists, are still remorselessly insisting that human emissions of carbon dioxide that comprises less than 0.04 percent of the atmosphere, is a dangerous ‘poison.’ But to biologists the benign trace gas is merely plant food and has long been pumped into Loorz’s sodas to give that bubbly fizz.


Lawmakers Condemn Green’s Misuse of Precious Court Time


Many legal analysts predict that this latest ruse by climate extremists will clog up the court system in all 50 U.S. states. Such lawsuits are already being frowned upon from an unlikely quarter: the Obama administration.


Already, the U.S. Supreme Court has disapproved of such “nuisance cases.” Environmental lawyer, Steven G. Jones correctly echoed the voice of the judiciary,  “[t]he Supreme Court has long recognized that there are cases that raise political questions that should be reserved for the political branches of government.” [1.]


In his excellent legal analysis, ‘Republican Lawmakers Join Obama Administration in Urging Supreme Court to Overrule GHG Nuisance Case,’ Jones highlights the fact that the Obama administration agreed with Republicans that the U.S. Supreme Court was correct to overturn an appellate ruling that would have allowed environmental plaintiffs to sue sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs) under tort law. Thus even this ultra-green President who tried and failed to get Congress to pass climate laws frowns upon this new and ill-thought out legal gambit.

Harvard Law School professor Jody Freeman agrees with Columbia University law professor Michael Gerrard are among a host of experts advising that these frivolous lawsuits won’t save a moribund green cause. Freeman doubts a law court could ever be an appropriate forum for the issue.

"I am generally skeptical the plaintiffs will succeed in the courts pressing for common-law remedies from judges," Freeman said. Another expert, Hans von Spakovsky, attorney and a former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), dismissed the lawsuits for being based on "a creative, made-up legal theory."


However, to the far northwest in Vancouver, British Columbia, a far more compelling and ultimately decisive global warming legal battle is being fought in Canadian libel courts. Climatologist, Dr. Tim Ball  and his legal team are confident they will dealtheir own fatal blow to two lawsuits filed by UN climate extremists, thus putting an end to any claims that man-made global warming has any scientific substance.


The omens are good, according to ‘Time’ magazine, which notes that Canadian voters, just like their U.S. cousins, have been voting down green policies in recent elections; so it will be hard to find any jury north or south of the 49th parallel eager to resurrect environmentalism’s lost cause.


[1.] Id. at 11 (citing Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186, 217 (1962) and Vieth v. Jubelirer, 541 U.S. 267, 277 (2004)).

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