‘Wanted’ posters targets Climate Criminals at Paris summit

posterThe seven most insidious fossil fuel lobbyists in Paris to weaken attempts to agree a global climate deal have been named and shamed as ‘climate criminals’ in a dossier published by the global citizens movement Avaaz.

The seven most insidious fossil fuel lobbyists in Paris to weaken attempts to agree a global climate deal have been named and shamed as ‘climate criminals’ in a dossier published by the global citizens movement Avaaz.The group, which spearheaded last weekend’s climate marches which saw 785,000 people take to the streets globally, posted over a thousand ‘Wanted’ posters outside 5-star hotels in the French capital on Monday morning.

The poster highlighting the seven most notorious dirty energy lobbyists unearthed from the list of more than 50,000 delegates at summit.On Monday morning,  Avaaz ‘Climate Cops’ will hand out flyers outside key Metro stations leading to the Le Bourget with photos of the lobbyists, who are expected to ramp up their efforts to derail a deal when ministers arrive this week to negotiate the deal.

Emma Ruby-Sachs, Acting Executive-Director of Avaaz says:

“These lobbyists have come to Paris to sabotage a global deal for ambitious climate action, despite over 3.6 million citizens around the world calling for 100% clean energy. Ministers must listen to their people, not polluters, and refuse meetings with climate criminals who want to derail a deal the whole world wants.”

Each of the seven named lobbyists is renowned for their backroom dealings to to stop the transition to clean energy and push the interests of dirty fossil fuels. Some have resorted to harassing climate scientists and even calling for them to be ‘publicly flogged’.

The lobbyists include:

·  Benjamin Sporton, head of the World Coal Association

·  Fiona Wild, representative of mining-giant BHP Billiton

·  Marc Morano, whose trademark activity is to publish the email addresses of climate scientists to expose them to hate mail.

·  Myron Ebell, director of US think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute known for receiving money from ExxonMobil

·  Chris Horner, funded by the coal industry and known for “harassing” climate scientists in order to access to their email

·  Bjorn Lomborg, previously backed by funders with links to the Koch brothers, he’s most known as the ‘delayer in chief’ when it comes to climate

·  James Taylor, senior fellow at climate denial lobby group Heartland Institute

Examples of lobbyists’ far-reaching influence within climate meetings include The World Coal Association setting up shop next to the COP19 summit in Warsaw in 2013 to convince negotiators to embrace coal as a solution to climate change.

This resulted in the Warsaw Communiqué promoting clean coal, which has been deemed as “a myth” by National Geographic. At the COP17 in Durban in 2011, the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (comprised of major fossil fuel and power companies) successfully lobbied for carbon credits for new coal plants.

With global warming a clear scientific reality, the world has become increasingly intolerant of the fossil fuel industry’s attempts to undermine climate science and climate legislation. The campaign comes off the back of recent cases cracking down on “climate criminals,” including the investigation into Exxon for allegedly lying to the public about the risk of climate change.

The dossier is published as part of Avaaz’s 100% Clean campaign, which has been backed by more than 3.6 million people.

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Via Climate Depot

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    rabbit

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    If any of these “criminals” are assaulted then AVAAZ is going to have PR disaster on their hands.

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    Amber

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    Avaaz better have deep pockets . The defamation suit they have brought on themselves will be large and justified .

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    L Michael Hohmann

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    I am getting bored. The globe can be getting warmer or colder, but the idea that the human contribution from burning carbon fuels has anything to do with it is not only IMHO the biggest political and intellectual fraud ever – but so says the IPCC itself: http://cleanenergypundit.blogspot.com/2011/10/west-is-facing-new-severe-recession.html.

    The ongoing discussion pro and con is becoming akin to the scholastic argument as to how many angels can dance on the head of a needle. Which is, of course, exactly what is intended to achieve worldwide disorientation away from the actual IPCC aims of global de-democratization and helotization through monetary and energy politics– and bringing a whole, if not all, of science into disrepute. Even the UK Royal Society has become Lysenkoist.

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    GR82DRV

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    Honestly, what kind of “scientific” group behaves like this? This nonsense further exposes the climate change fraud itself and the desperation leftists are now feeling as their plans unravel before the truth.

    I usually hesitate to use the word [i]fascist[/i] because it is invoked way too often these days. However, sometimes people must be called out for exactly what they have become… Fascists.

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    Al Shelton

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    Marc and all his associates should all have whistles.
    The are not criminals, they are whistle-blowers.
    They are exposing the fraud.
    But, of course, it nearly impossible to change the mind of a fanatic, especially a left-wing fanatic.

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    DougM

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    3.6 million people can hardly be referred to as “the whole world”. These people are delusional.

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    Drewskiwatches

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    150 heads of state and virtually all LEGITIMATE scientists agree that Mark (not a scientist but sometimes I play one on TV) Moron-oh is a lying fool.

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    JayPee

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    Oh quick, everybody tremble at the thought that umpteen proven liar andrzejewski is watching.

    Well none of your heads of state nor supposedly legit scientists have ever or will ever prove that there is a GHE. A FACT you conveniently ignore.

    Thanks for coming back.
    Now we can laugh again.

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    Amber

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    Most of the “have not countries are there on an all expenses paid trip to France to see if the “developed ” nations will send some green guilt money there way .
    “Legitimate ” scientists are not afraid to show their work (NOAA ) or to acknowledge the challenges of
    modelling climate, most of which have proven to materially over state the effects of CO2 in raising the earth’s temperature . Yes climate changes and yes human activity must have some effect however the earth doesn’t have a fever as non scientist global warming promoters claim .
    Working towards less fossil fuel use is a very good use of human ingenuity if for no other reason than it is going to diminish in supply at some not to distant point. The environmental/societal damage to fight over a diminishing supply will
    potentially far worse than a bit of warming no matter what the cause .
    The notion that humans are going to coordinate the effort of all countries so as to tweak the earth’s temperature by a degree or two in one direction is utter nonsense .
    We will be out of fossil fuel long before that propaganda ever comes to pass .

    This money making scam is running out of hot air fast . They really should have picked a better evil dragon to try and scare people with .

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