Leader of the RICO 20 is a prime example of a climate profiteer

locked upThe letter by global warming scientists calling on President Obama to look into prosecuting climate skeptics has prompted international outcry. See: 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 (Also see: Mike Shellenberger takes down the ‘The Exxon Climate Denial Myth’ – Exxon in ‘many cases advocated for climate policy!’)

The uproar over the to 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 in 2007.

Shukla, the “leader of RICO20 climate scientists runs his government grants through a ‘non-profit’,” Pielke Jr. wrote on September 20 on Tweeter.

Prof. Shukla is listed as the “President” of “Institute of Global Environment & Society, Inc.” in the 2014 990 forms.

The group “pays him and wife $500,000 per year for part-time work,” Pielke Jr. revealed. He also provided a link to Guide Star with the supporting information.

Pielke Jr. continued: “From 2012-2014, the Leader of RICO 20 climate scientists paid himself and his wife $1.5 millionfrom government climate grants for part-time work. Shukla’s wife Anne Shukla is listed as the groups “business manager” in the IRS forms.

Anne Shukla’s email: anne@cola.iges.org

“The $350,000-$400,000 per year paid leader of the RICO20 from his ‘non-profit’ was presumably on top of his $250,000 per year academic salary,” Pielke wrote. “That totals to $750,000 per year to the leader of the RICO20 from public money for climate work and going after skeptics. Good work if you can get it,” Pielke Jr. added.

Pielke Jr. concluded his research by writing: “Investigative reporters, you are welcome.

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    Hmmm.. Shell groups to divert public funds into personal accounts… Please remind us just [i]who[/i] should be investigated for racketeering?…

    Roger Pielke is a brave man, living in the belly of the beast! I guess we know who’s name will be missing from the next Birkenstock Society’s meeting invitation. :-*


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    A $500,000.00 /Year part time job ? Who should be investigated Skunkla ?
    Let’s see the tax returns for a start and those of the other science silencers .
    Did the other 5 George Mason signers feel any “professional ” pressure to sign ? How much climate “grant money ‘ has one of the smaller universities in the USA
    raked in over the last 10 years ?

    If a university the size of George Mason is hauling in grant money for global warming (climate change )
    let’s see the federal list of grants to universities directed at global warming studies .
    How many of those studies ever said anything contrary to the expected global warming promotion ?

    For the kind of coin hauled in by Shukla he and his “business manager” there should be massive volumes of his work and matching allocation of costs to link the expenses to the grant money and studies .

    How many of the other signatory were on the $$grant train . ( more realistically was there any that were not ) ?

    How much of the grant money did the university even get ? Was the university even aware how much was being collected by Shukla and his “business manager” ?

    Do other scientists support the notion of being silenced when there work or opinions differ from “settled science dogma ” ?

    30% of the silencers(6 people ) from George Mason University . That represents a fraction of 1% of climate scientists that is even smaller than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from humans . If that is a conscientious no wonder climate science credibility is in free-fall .

    How much information has Shukla
    been providing the EPA to support their regulation overreach ?


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    Anybody who is a believer of global warming just cannot really be considered a scientist.

    My position on this issue makes not su much a climate skeptic, but a global warming rejectionist. That either renders me ineligible for the proposed prosecution by these morons or places me directly in their cross-hairs.

    Go ahead: Come and get me!! But be warned, anybody who thinks I should be arrested for believing in real science on climate stands to get hurt.


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    Carl C


    If making a lot of money automatically discredited anyone — the RepugliKKKan party would be powerless…..


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      You do know that it was the Republican’s that gave the slaves freedom? And that it was the Democrats that voted against every bit of the Civil Right’s legislation.
      On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”

      In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.

      Michael Zak wrote about this in his book Back to Basics for the Republican Party and reminds us that Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation and the KKK… fought against equality.
      History, Learn it, Know it, or prepare to re-Live it!


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        Moreover, the democrat party is the ONLY major USA political party that NEVER denounced slavery.


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