June 21, 2011

Shell games...

There's a new BBC story, World's oceans in 'shocking' decline. It seems scientists have discovered that we are on the edge of the abyss.

But are they really scientists?

Climate Resistance — A Deep Sea Mystery:

...Call me a cynic, but I no longer take claims about 'expert panel of scientists' at face value. Sadly, Richard Black of the BBC does.

Who are the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) anyway? A visit to their website barely gives any information about itself at all. It doesn't appear even to have an email address, let alone a postal address. There is no mention of who is running it, or what organisations are involved. Isn't that a bit odd, for 'an expert panel of scientists'.

Looking at the final report [PDF] produced by IPSO, there is similarly little mention of the organisation's relationship to the rest of the world, such that we can see for ourselves what kind of a panel of experts they really are. However, at the top of the report is the following text:
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) is�a coalition of over 60 organizations worldwide�promoting fisheries conservation and the�protection of biodiversity on the high seas.�The DSCC has been actively involved in the�international debate and negotiations�concerning the adverse impacts on deep-sea�biodiversity in areas beyond national�jurisdiction from bottom trawling and other�methods of bottom fishing on the high seas�since 2003/2004.
Ok. So who the hell are the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition?

Surprise, surprise...

There's more.

Just remember, this stuff has nothing to do with science. It's all Lefty politics. And Leftists lie. Always. They are working for the Father of Lies. Well, it's true! You can see this. All around you.

Posted by John Weidner at June 21, 2011 6:38 PM
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