Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Something Is Rotten In Denmark

And what is that something that is rotten in Denmark? Climate data? Nope. (although that is a likely candidate). The rot stems from the CO2 trade.

Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries.

Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three months to be approved.

Ekstra Bladet reporters have found examples of people using false addresses and companies that are in liquidation, which haven’t been removed from the register.

One of the cases, which stems from the Danish register, involves fraud of more than 8 billion kroner. This case, in which nine people have been arrested, is being investigated in England.
FYI the kroner runs about 5 to the dollar currently. So 8 bn kroner is about $1.6 bn dollars. From one scam.

I dunno. It all seems suspicious to me. Phony temperatures. Phony credits. Phony scientists. Phony hucksters. (isn't that a redundancy - yes it is) What can you expect?

On a side note: I asked the first mate this morning if she had heard about "ClimateGate" or the "hacked" UEA CRU e-mails and data. Nope. She doesn't spend much time on the www. TV and newspapers are still her main sources. She said, "No coverage."

I wonder how much longer they can keep the story bottled up? Especially with stories like: Phil Jones steps down – pending independent review, and also Climategate grows to include other research institutions, coming out almost daily they are going to have to break the news soon.

In the mean time, while you wait, read a book:

Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed

Cross Posted at Classical Values

7 comments:

rumcrook™ said...

it will never truly "come out"

but I sense a sea change coming and this globull warming train has finally started loosing steam. the jig is up.

mw (Dividist) said...

So Phil Jones stepped down as High Priest of the Universtiy of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit pending an investigation. Well, if his GW warming projections don't hold up, at least he knows that his legacy will live on with his groundbreaking New & Improved CRU Scientific Method. I was able to reverse engineered the East Anglia CRU Scientific Methodology from the procedures documented in the purloined e-mails and code. It is clear to me that they have built on the work of maverick chemist Theodore Hapner, who revolutionized thinking about the scientific method in 2006. Godspeed Phil Jones.

Ms. Cris Ericson said...

It would all be so simple if we could locate the DNA marker for "lie", "cheat", "steal",
"deceive" and all other such personality characteristics which have been proven to exist for thousands of years in human beings as proven by literature such as the Holy Bible.

If we could simply take a DNA test and prove if someone was reliable or not, then we could avoid a lot of problems.

Sure, lying and cheating and stealing are probably necessary elements for "survival of the strongest"; which is why some people admire such traits and will even vote for a political candidate who is known to have them.

So, do what good scientists do and search for the lowest common denominators and how to detect them. Never rely on someone else's answers or analysis, derive your own theorems.

rumcrook™ said...

hey simon I think someone with limited english skills wants to welcome you to thier store....//

GW said...

Don't know if you caught it, but Mike "Hockey Stick" Mann was on the BBC earlier and tossed Phil "Hide the Decline" Jones under the bus. I thought from the start of this that when the handful of top AGW scientists start to turn on each other, that will be when this whole stack of cards begins to tumble. I think we are beginning to see it. I wonder what it will take though to get the MSM to break radio silence. The risk going into overdraw on lack of credibility if they try to report Copenhagen without giving an unbiased, even if downplayed, report of climategate.

M. Simon said...

GW,

The fact that the Failing Media are not reporting the news is a real laugher.

It is interesting that only two weeks in the miscreants are already turning on each other. This is good news. The must be getting some real heat and not a total white wash.

RavingDave said...

The media employees are true believers. The people that bring us news and entertainment are as liberal left as they can be, and this story puts egg on all their faces by demonstrating them to be the fools that they are.

They don't want to report on this story because to them it's personal. It makes THEM look and feel stupid, and it makes those horrible right wingers right again.