BPSDBI am Ngudima Madriguru, Climate Minister of my country. On behalf of my family (the Abacha’s), my country and the Free World I would like to seek your advice and help.
There is proof that I dare not reveal yet. The earth is cooling even though all of the science shows it is not. The sun is what is making the Earth warmer even though the sun is in a cool phase. The Arctic ice is expanding even though there is less of it. The sea is shrinking even as it rises. The glaciers are advancing even though they appear to be shrinking. I have the evidence!
This evidence has been gathered by thousands of real scientists who cannot be named because it would threaten their lives. By day they may produce more and more evidence showing climate change to be real, but that is only to get grants that they would have gotten anyway. At night they have been secretly compiling the evidence that is now in my possession.
Al Gore is actually making making millions even though no one can show he is profiting by even one dime. From the shadows this man, who could not get himself elected as President, actually has the power to control the worlds 63 million scientists. True they are spread across dozens and dozens of nations and governments, but he is still able to do it. It is true, I swear it.
I know all of the evidence shows that that the US Government has been suppressing and censoring climate science for years, but that was their secret plan. Just as the war on terror has caused more terrorism, so the war on science is actually their way of promoting climate science.
Of course the climate change hoax hurts the oil industry which has been a source of great wealth to many in the Bush government. This is true, but you must realize that they are consumed by their climate religion. The Republicans are far more interested in establishing a world government led by Al Gore and the UN than they are in their own wealth. I have the proof.
To get the proof to you I must bribe some officials. Naturally I am very wealthy, but all of my money is in oil stocks and right now is not a good time to sell. Until I profit enough to get the proof I will need you to help.
All I ask of you is that you risk your life, and the lives of your children, and of all humanity, solely based on my word. As I said I cannot reveal the evidence yet, but the truth is obvious to any who can see it. I feel that you are such a person.
Spread the word, tell everyone about the truth. The truth about the climate, the UN and Al Gore. Tell them everything. Just do this and I promise you I will get you the evidence later. I count on you to help me stop this UN conspiracy to establish global government with global warming.
The fate of the Free World is in your hands.
Climate denial as a phishing scam?
Just a bit of sarcastic humour, right?
Seems preposterous? Guess again. For a start one of the “prestigious” member’s of Inhofe’s 650 list is just such a scam artist, as I will show you below. The parallels go far, far beyond one individual, but let’s start with him.
As discussed in the my last two posts U.S. Senate Minority Leader Inhofe released a list of 650 “skeptic scientists”. The 650 included the bogus 400 from his previous attempt to push this fraud. One of those 400 is one R.L. Casey (here and here), Director of the “Space and Science Research Center” .
Some of you may recall that this organization was the source of last July’s Press Release “The Space and Science Research Center Issues A Formal Declaration: Global Warming Has Ended – The Next Climate Change to A Pronounced Cold Era Has Begun” based on a mysterious “RC Theory”
This major scientific work, issued as a word document, was a hoax so transparent a child would not believe it. Needless to say it was immediately gobbled up by the Denialophere, quite a number of whom swallowed it whole (eg here).
The “Space and Science Research Center” is a website and that’s about all. The head offices of the “Research Centre” are a rental mail box and answering machine. However, this plucky little enterprise “provides research and study products tailored to meet the requirements of SSRC customers”, for a price.
“It seems likely that this group is essentially in the business of getting paid to come up with scientific-sounding justifications for any anti-global-warming message the customer wants to get across. ”
“Note: The phone number does not match any of Intelligent Office’s numbers, but rather the number of Juan Carlos Perez, apparently an attorney in Orlando. “
When he’s not too busy down at the old Space and Science, Mr Casey is with Verity Management Services as his day job. In fact Mr Casey is a very busy boy:
From the forum Thumpertalk:
“John L. Casey appears to be a real individual with a history of creating factious fundraising organizations which only exist on paper, dummy Internet websites, mailing drops and telephone answering services. The biggest venture may have been “Casey Aerospace Corporation” a space tourist company and was seeking a capitalization of $50 million. Some of the organizations associated with this individual include the following.
1. “Space and Science Research Center” SpaceAndScience.net (Active website)
2. “Global Foundation for Sustained Development” GFSDevelopment.org (Domain in premature deletion)
3. “International Space Science Fund” ISSFonline.org (Domain controlled by squatter since 2006-12-14)
4. “Afghan Women And Children Fund” AWACF.org (Domain released after 2005-03-13)
5. “The Iraq Women And Children Fund” IWACF.org? (Domain not verified)
6. “Fideligent Corporation” Fideligent.com (Released about 2006-04-02)
7. “Verity Management Services Inc.” (VMS) (No website found)
8. “Casey Aerospace Corporation” caseyaero.com (Domain released before 2000)”
Needless to say “RC Theory” is a bunch of gibberish with pasted tables from NASA etc, apparently created to phish in Deniers who have more dollars then sense.
And this is one of Inhofe’s 650 “skeptical scientists”?
Well, at least he actually is a real climate Denier, which actually makes his one of the more credible names on the list.
But back to my sarcastic presentation of Deniers as 419 scammers.
The Deniers really do claim that:
- The earth is cooling even though it is not.
- The sun is driving climate change even though it is not.
- The sea is shrinking even though it is not.
- The Arctic ice is expanding even though it is not.
- The glaciers are advancing even though they are not.
In fact most of these bogus claims were made in Inhofe’s report!
They also claim that:
- That there are thousands of skeptic scientists that they can’t name:
- Al Gore is making millions from climate change which they can’t document;
- That climate change is a UN plot to establish world government;
- That the U.S. government has been using grants to promote climate change evidence even the the government has been suppressing and censoring climate science;
All without any evidence. So even though they are not willing to bet their own money, they really are asking you to risk your life, your children’s lives, and all of humanity just on their word.
They promise to get you the evidence, later.
So will someone please tell me how the fictional letter from “Ngudima Madriguru” is not a fair and accurate representation of Denierism in general? and of Inhofe’s report in particular? anyone? anyone at all?
As user lostlyrics posted on one Denier “proof” on the internet:
“I’ve seen more convincing spam for fake viagra”
Huge thanks to Czechxican for the genesis of the idea for this piece.
We give our consent every moment that we do not resist.
Denier “Challenge” aka Deathwatch Update: Day 61 … still no evidence.