By Marc Morano
Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), CiR staff writer
“The letter by global warming scientists calling on President Obama to look into prosecuting climate skeptics has prompted international outcry.
Debate no more! Jailed for scientific dissent?! Twenty climate scientists, including Top UN scientist, call for RICO investigation of climate skeptics in letter to Obama
The uproar over the effort to enact racketeering charges against those who disagree with the view of dangerous man-made global warming has just added a new twist. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has revealed the leader of the ‘RICO 20’ is a prime example of a climate profiteer.
George Mason University Professor of Climate Dynamics Jagadish Shukla is identified by Pielke Jr. as the man who spearheaded the letter demanding RICO investigation by the Obama
Administration. Shukla was also a Lead Author with the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in 2007.”
Commentary: Well here’s a little more information on Jagadish Shukla, the top-billed signatory of the September 1st letter to President Obama, A.G. Lynch and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. The letter requests that the government charge global warming deniers with being members of an ongoing criminal organization under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). No longer willing to simply vilify and slander those who disagree with climate change prophets of doom, “scientists” like Shukla now want to intimidate purveyors of climate truth into silence with massive fines and threats of imprisonment. What better way for science to get at the truth!
According to a financial report unearthed by Roger Pielke Jr., Jagadish Shukla, his wife and daughter are becoming wealthy at taxpayer expense. The George Mason professor is moving money from his government grants through a non-profit which he happens to own. The non-profit then paid out some $500,000 per year in 2013 and 2014 to Shukla and another $100,000 to his daughter. When added to his $300,000 salary from George
Mason, Dr. Shukla has spent each of the past 2 years raking in $800,000 for part time work! And the best part is, none of his claims about climate change have to be true; none must be proved. He need only agree with the climate change zealots in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations and the gravy train ride will continue. Does anyone think someone collecting big money from the federal government, is not going to toe the party line?
Taxpayers are funding Shukla’s request to ignore the Constitution and criminally prosecute people who don’t happen to agree with him, regardless of facts which reveal man-made climate change to be a fraud. Clearly the climate hysteria has got to be maintained or the money would dry up.
And strangely enough, the letter signed by Shukla and 19 other climate “scientists” demanding criminal indictment of those who disagree with the, “fact” of global warming, has mysteriously disappeared from Mr. Shukla’s website. That would be the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES), the non-profit organization of which Shukla is the president. It is the same non-profit that has paid Shukla half a million dollars in each of the past two years.
I don’t know whether Shukla is a competent scientist, but there can be no doubt about his qualifications as a liberal. Who else would have the arrogance, the audacity to demand that anyone who disagrees with him be locked up!