01. The Gorilla in the Greenhouse

A Study in Infra-Red

Part one -The Gorilla in the Greenhouse.



"It seemed to me that a careful examination of the room and the lawn might possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual. You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected."

     The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

     Sherlock Holmes in "The Crooked Man" 


A gorilla’s take on what’s at stake


As the spotlight of the world’s stage shone on Paris and all the players acted out their carefully choreographed roles within the grand play, the unlikely figure of a gorilla emerged, voicelessly giving voice to nature and man’s plight within it.



Koko the gorilla is the voice of Nature at COP21


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Koko has a point, 20 years of platitudes and prevarication have served only to reveal man’s stupidity. The real question is, where does man’s stupidity truly lie?


Divide et impera


It would certainly seem to take the form of a blind trust in untrustworthy world leaders, corrupted and compromised by the corporate power structure and its overarching banking oligarchy, together forming a single, psychopathic syndicate.


But does the nature of this folly lie in a blithe disregard towards the crime against the planet carried out by unrestrained burning of fossil fuels, pollution of the atmosphere and water supplies, decimating of forests, and the countless other sins that Big Oil, and implicitly, humanity itself, is guilty of?


Or, does it lie in an ignorance of a stolen march towards the final consolidation of a tyrannical, planetary police state, carried out by the Climate Mafia? One in which a global carbon tax, levied on humanity for its supposed role in Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), would form a cornerstone.


The followers of each camp, AGW proponents on one side and skeptics on the other, perpetually rail against one another, sycophantically servile to their cause but ignoring the gorilla in the room. A gorilla, in every way, unlike Koko. 


The AGW sceptics, in their minds, champions of Capitalism and a free market unfettered by government interference, denounce the AGW proponents as Communists.


In turn, the AGW proponents, in their minds, champions of Socialism and a market constrained by judicious government regulation, denounce the AGW skeptics as Crony Capitalists. 


Both sides can’t possibly have a monopoly on the truth, can they? 




The gorilla in the room writes the script for each of them. Where does the gorilla sit on this issue?


Anywhere it wants.


This gorilla holds the monopoly on truth itself, the ultimate commodity. It has carried out the ultimate confidence trick, managing to corral concerned people from all over the world into two camps and turn them against each other.

Big Oil and the Climate Mafia are one and the same. When they call each other liars they are telling the truth.


Denying with one hand


Climate Change denial is funded, overtly, by conservative groups, and covertly, by special interest “dark money”. 


Conservative groups spend $1bn a year to fight action on climate change


Waving a Pom-Pom with the other


Global Warming activism, however, is funded to a far greater degree, overtly, by liberal groups, environmental groups and the self-same conservative groups, and covertly, by “anonymous donorship”– special interest “dark money”.


'Dark Money' Funds To Promote Global Warming Alarmism Dwarf Warming 'Denier' Research


As catastrophe and carbon taxation looms large, it’s important to recognize that as always, the costs of taxes levied on corporations are passed onto the poor. Wealth is de-distributed up the pyramid. Likewise, the funds for the proposed technologies, not yet invented, for Carbon Sequestration, will be sequestered from the carbon based life forms, whether cheerleading or not. It seems that pretending to cut emissions or stow them away will allow the single, psychopathic syndicate to have their cake, everybody else’s cake, and stuff their faces with cake. Nothing new there.


But why spend time and money denying with one hand and drum-beating with the other? 


In order to shed some light upon this conundrum, perhaps it is time to look with different eyes at the facts surrounding global warming and the claims made by both sides in their unending debate. Eyes borrowed from a certain immortal detective…


"Now this was a case in which you were given the result and had to find everything else for yourself. Now let me endeavour to show you the different steps in my reasoning. To begin at the beginning. I approached the house, as you know, on foot, and with my mind entirely free from all impressions. I naturally began by examining the roadway, and there, as I have already explained to you, I saw clearly the marks of a cab, which, I ascertained by inquiry, must have been there during the night. I satisfied myself that it was a cab and not a private carriage by the narrow gauge of the wheels. The ordinary London growler is considerably less wide than a gentleman's brougham.” Emphasis mine

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle


To begin at the beginning, as we approach the scene, we can ascertain via satellite and surface station that the world has indeed been undergoing a warming since the 70’s.