From the December 2009 Idaho Observer:
The Roots of Climategate
In 1928, 26-year-old Margaret Mead, a bisexual divorcee, launched her career by releasing research into the sex life of South Pacific Islanders. As required reading in high schools and colleges, Coming of Age in Samoa fueled the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Researcher Derek Freeman of New Zealand exposed her research as a fraud in 1983.
As a grandmotherly 74-year-old, Mead, anthropology’s grand dame, sowed the seeds of another fraud, Global Warming, as a policy for reduction of the world’s population. This fraud began with the provable lie that man-made carbon dioxide would bring about Earth’s devastation. The lie took root and spread from a 1975 conference, “The Atmosphere: Endangered and Endangering”, despite the fact that global cooling—the coming of an ice age—had been in the headlines only a couple years before.
Mead recruited many of today’s Climategate evangelists to her conference. Among the attendees were pro-abortion and sterilization Obama Science Czar John Holdren and rabid population biologist George Woodwell. Both are disciples of Paul Ehrlich who predicted mass starvations in the 70’s and 80’s in his book, Population Bomb. With other hand picked, like-minded scientists in attendance, the theme of the discussions can be described as “Save the Environment or Feed People.” Malthusian to the core, Mead and her gang bullied American scientists into promoting the idea that people were endangering the environment. It was at this government-sponsored gathering that the scare tactics were invented and the scientists charged with putting together the data to back up their agenda.
Because the Global Cooling scam had failed to produce enough panic to adequately manipulate the public, a more drastic lie was needed. Mead’s keynote address at the conference set the agenda. There were laws governing the sea and land. What was now needed was the “Law of the Atmosphere.” Mead’s speech has been described as “a naked solicitation of lying formulations to justify an end to the human scientific and industrial progress.” She stressed the need for “consensus”, an end product free from any troubling “internal scientific controversies” that might “blur the need for action.”
Mead played a pivotal role in the degeneration of science. She was obsessed with spreading her “free love” message and participated in mind-control projects at MIT with her third husband Gregory Bateson, creator of the infamous MK-Ultra drug-brainwashing program. She promoted building a system of “artificial but effective warnings, warnings which will parallel the instincts of animals who flee before the hurricane, pile up a larger store of nuts before a severe winter, or of caterpillars who respond to impending climatic changes by growing thicker coats [sic].”
It’s no surprise that many of the liars of Climategate today were the handpicked hucksters of Mead’s 1975 conference. Conference participant Stephen Schneider, who promoted the failed global cooling scare, told Discover magazine in 1989: “To capture the public imagination, we have to offer up some scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements and little mention of any doubts one might have. Each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective, and being honest.”
Mead summed it up best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
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