The climate-change movement is ultimately designed to thin the earth’s population, and the science behind the movement is deeply and deliberately flawed to further a political end, according to climatologist Dr. Tim Ball.
In his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science,” Ball also lays out how he believes those perpetrating in this massive scientific fraud managed to keep the truth hidden from mainstream scientists and later intimidated most of them to keep them quiet.
Ball is one of the leading voices from the climatology community to loudly condemn the conclusions and tactics of those calling for major public-policy changes to combat the purported threat to the climate posed by human activity.
Listen to Radio America’s interview with Dr. Tim Ball:
According to Ball, the motivation for the climate-change movement's leaders is nothing new. He told Radio America's Greg Corombos it is the latest incarnation of an effort that goes back to the 19th century writings of Thomas Malthus, who argued that the human population was growing so fast that the earth's resources could never sustain it. He, therefore, advocated population control to ward off mass disease and starvation.
Malthus and others ultimately identified industrialized nations as the greatest consumer of resources and suggested the advance of industry needed to be stopped. As the years went on, Ball said, the focus narrowed to the fossil fuels powering the economy in advanced nations.
He said that obsession ultimately led the modern-day activists to settle on carbon dioxide as the culprit for the earth's dangerous climate trends but required an ingenious approach to get the public on board with the idea.
"If you can shut off the flow of fossil fuels, that will stop the engine of those industrialized nations, but people would scream immediately if that happened," Ball said. "But if you could show that the byproduct of the combustion of that fossil fuel, carbon dioxide, was causing runaway global warming and climate change, then you could use that for a vehicle to introduce legislation to shut down those industrialized nations.
"That's been the whole driving force of everything Maurice Strong is doing and, of course, underlies what Obama's pushing," he said.
Ball sees Maurice Strong as one of the most pivotal figures in the advancement of what he considers the modern-day assault on industrialized nations. He said Strong grew up in a socialist Canadian family and rose to prominence in a way many might not expect.
"He's a superb organizer of bureaucracies, and he made a lot of money in the industry. That's the irony of these people like Bill Gates. They get money, and then they're going to go save the planet," mused Ball.
Strong ultimately worked his way into becoming the head of the United Nations climate program in the 1980s. That role led to his calling for the Earth Summit in Brazil in 1992 and the creation of a larger U.N. vision known as Agenda 21. Later in the 1990s, Strong shepherded the creation of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, where Ball said Strong wielded immense power.
"Strong, in an interview with Elaine Dewar, in a book called 'Cloak of Green,' she said what he's doing is using the United Nations to establish world government and total control," he said. "When he made the comment to her about how we've got to shut down industrialized nations, she said, 'Why don't you run for politics?' He said, 'You can't do anything as a politician. I'm going to go to the U.N. and get all the money I want and not be accountable to anybody.'"
Ball said the fix was in from the start and that the IPCC was only tasked with one job, proving that global warming was caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide.
"They did that by directing them to only look at human causes of climate change. Of course, if you don't know how much natural variability there is, you can't possibly determine the human portion. They didn't care about that. They just wanted to be able to say the science is settled, and we're 95 percent certain that human carbon dioxide is causing global warming. That's why they picked on CO2, and that was Maurice Strong's role in it," he said.
One of the most difficult arguments for the public to believe from climate-change skeptics like Ball is that there was, and continues to be, some grand conspiracy to produce results concluding that human activity is triggering higher carbon dioxide and that urgent actions to curb emissions must be taken.
Ball said the U.N.'s climate panel was very carefully constructed to limit who actually saw the data and who made policy recommendations based on the research. He said the IPCC had three working groups. One did the scientific research that was predestined to show alarming climate change. The second group then projected how the climate would change if new policies weren't adopted. The third group formulated policies for industrialized nations to follow to avoid the dire predictions.
Ball said the results were an odd combination of admittedly bad science and a tight circle of experts turning out the finished products.
"In Working Group One, they tell you everything that's wrong with their computer models. They set it all out. They say, 'Look, we don't know this. We don't know that. This is wrong. That's wrong. But they set up a separate group called the Summary for Policy Makers, which includes politicians and bureaucrats and a few very carefully selected scientists. Most of these were scientists at the Climactic Research Institute (CRU), where all the leaked emails about what they were doing came from," Ball said.
"They controlled critical chapters (in the IPCC reports). They controlled the chapter on data, and they manipulated the data. They controlled the chapter on paleo-climate data, that is reconstruction of past climates," he said. "So they set about through that Summary for Policy Makers, creating a completely false image of what their findings were.
"The Summary for Policy Makers, by their own rules, is released before the science report is released and they know that's going to get media attention. It says the temperature is going to rise by this much and all of the other nonsense and that is what gets the media headlines.
"Then a few months later they bring out the science report, which of course they know nobody's going to read," he said.
"But when you compare the science report with the Summary for Policy Makers, it's more than the difference of night and day. It's like two completely different planets. This is done deliberately to deceive," Ball said. "Everything's been manipulated to create a completely false and extreme scenario of what their research actually shows."
Even if Strong and his allies at the U.N. and CRU managed to close ranks in conducting research and presenting the findings, how did such a large consensus of scientists around the world come to agree with the IPCC conclusions if the data is clearly flawed?
Ball said some just don't understand the science well, and for others the lack of public opposition pretty much boils down to money and power.
"The vast majority of people, and even scientists, they don't understand climate science. That's part of the difficulty. They might know their own area of physics or their own area of biology, but they didn't know what the climate science was, so they just accepted it," said Ball, noting that the bulk of scientists didn't examine the science report and merely read through the Summary for Policy Makers.
Ball said another brilliant stroke taken by Strong and the IPCC was to enlist the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO. That group is made up of bureaucrats from every national weather agency. Ball said the WMO then proclaimed the IPCC findings to be national policy in all member nations, and the few political figures who dared to question the findings were dismissed as lacking standing in climate science.
Independent scientists were also silenced because the WMO and its member nations only provided money to scientists who adopted the official line.
"Because all of the national weather agencies were involved in this, then they directed funding only to those researchers that were proving what the IPCC was saying," Ball said. "As a result, people who were daring to question it didn't get funded."