Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Great Blinding

Some say it is an Orwellian world now - others say it's like going Through the Looking Glass...or Down the Rabbit's Hole.  Some call it, Cognitive Dissonance.  One thing is certain.  We are being lied to, not just by those you would expect, who sponsor thinktanks, and obviously profit...but by those who pretend to be in opposition to those who profit!  Just...creepy.  You can read about it at The Wrong King of Green, where this terrific film about fracking illustrates the duplicity of supposed environmental advocates...and don't miss this earlier article, which lists the incredibly, ridiculously, sickeningly high salaries (copied below) paid to certain heads of "environmental" non-profits (and that doesn't even begin to include, no doubt, the travel perks and so forth).  I hardly know how to respond to this insidious savaging of genuine ecological activism...other than to try to expose it.

Oh and this fracking controversy doesn't even begin to account for the escaped methane from drilling, which adds to tropospheric ozone, which is killing trees!

Together, the top six big greens in the US received nearly $2.1 billion in total revenue from all sources in 2008. But not to worry, the average of $160 million per group that was government funded using your tax dollars wasn’t critical to the financial health of the six. This is just a drop in the bucket in the elitist non-profit industrial complex; Frederic Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund, $496,17; Cater Roberts, President of World Wildlife Fund, $486,394; Frances Beinecke, President of Natural Resources Defense Council, $432,959; David Yarnold, Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund, $365,773; David Festa, V.P. West Coast Environmental Defense Fund, $360,872; Stephanie Meeks, Acting President of Nature Conservatory, $349,873; Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation, $345,004; Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Centre on Global Climate Change, $335,099; Roger Shlickeisen, President, Defenders of Wildlife, $312,896; William Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society, $308,465.


  1. Sad to say, but you pretty much can't trust any large organization these days without closely scrutinizing what they are up to. :(

  2. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2011JD016772.shtml

    Airborne and ground-based observations of a weekend effect in ozone, precursors, and oxidation products in the California South Coast Air Basin


  3. Jeez, Catman - what the heck does that mean??

  4. I was hoping you'd know.:-) Anyway, it's about ozone.

    Apparently ozone levels are higher on the weekend, but they don't know, or don't want to speculate, why.

    Or maybe it's just propaganda from the deniers.

  5. It's very interesting! I will try to find out, thanks. Never can have too many links about ozone!


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