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Scientist leading effort to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO ‘paid himself & his wife $1.5 million from govt climate grants for part-time work’

September 22, 2015

By Paul Homewood




Roger Pielke brings the astonishing story of just how much money Jagadish Shukla, one of the scientists leading the effort to prosecute climate sceptics under the RICO Act, makes from the public purse.


Just to recap, Shukla was the lead signatory of the letter from 20 scientists earlier this month urging Obama to set up an investigation under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of corporations and other organisations who are sceptical of alarmist claims about climate change.


It turns out that Shukla, also a Lead Author with the IPCC in 2007, is President and Chief Executive of the Institute of Global Environment and Society Inc . Its mission is to provide society with weather and climate information, and it has been set up as an organisation exempt from income tax, according to the returns filed.


The Accounts show that in 2013 the Institute received $3.8 million from government grants. Over the last four years, government funding has amounted to more then $16 million. As the Institute has been trading since 1991, this figure is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg.






Out of this income, Shukla paid himself and his wife, Anne, $333,000 and $166,000 respectively last year. Over the last three years, they have paid themselves more than $1.5 million.

There is even a job, as Assistant to the President, for Sonia Shukla, who one would imagine is closely related.   




This, for Shukla at least, was only for part time work, as he also receives $250,000 a year as Professor at George Mason University.


This is corruption of the highest order. If there is to be a RICO investigation, perhaps it should start with Mr Shukla and the rest of his co-signatories.




  1. September 22, 2015 1:03 pm

    And I wonder what the US Government got for all this largesse?

    • Tom O permalink
      September 22, 2015 2:16 pm

      The opportunity to take even greater control over the lives of those that support it – the taxpayer. for the government, it is all about control, whereas for those that “assist” the government in this, it is all about “wealth acquisition” so that they can move out of the controlled category and into the controlling category.

  2. September 22, 2015 1:25 pm

    I keep thinking it could not get more ridiculous and then something like this comes up.

  3. September 22, 2015 1:43 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up. Senator Sheldon Whitewhouse (D-RI) has introduced legislation which would bring RICO to bear upon those of us who “deny” man-caused climate change. Yet again from the “tolerant” left. Anyway, that is what THEY say…

  4. Coeur de Lion permalink
    September 22, 2015 2:14 pm

    Has this been made public in the USA?

  5. September 22, 2015 2:59 pm

    I can see some parallels here with Pachauri at TERI. Both pigs in the trough. No reports yet of lecherous tendencies though.

  6. Eliza permalink
    September 22, 2015 4:16 pm

    Actually this is good. The guy will be eventually end up in Jail probably from ill gotten monies probably sooner than later this posting and others certainly help. It just needs to be reported by mainstream and then he will fall….

  7. Kon Dealer permalink
    September 22, 2015 4:37 pm

    Follow the money……

    And it is not flowing to the climate sceptics- as the Greens/Guardian/BBC keep saying.

  8. September 22, 2015 4:49 pm

    Paucheri’s TERI was (is) the same scam built around disappearing Himalayan glaciers.

  9. catweazle666 permalink
    September 22, 2015 6:31 pm

    Nice work if you can get it…

    You can see why he would be prepared to go to some length to eliminate anybody who threatened THAT little gravy train.

    And then they accuse sceptics of being copiously funded by the Koch brothers…

  10. Jack Enright permalink
    September 22, 2015 8:45 pm

    Shukla might be a lot of things, but he and his fellow racketeers certainly aren’t scientists.

  11. September 22, 2015 11:39 pm

    Fraud will have a blessing from the justice system if they get away with it.

  12. Brian permalink
    September 22, 2015 11:54 pm

    “If there is to be a RICO investigation, perhaps it should start with Mr Shukla and the rest of his co-signatories.”

    Don’t kid yourself. This could not have occurred without bureaucratic complicity.
    An investigation should follow the money back to the holier-than-oil government bureaucrats who, to push their political agenda, were accessories – those who gave this gross diversion of public funds their stamp of approval.

  13. 4TimesAYear permalink
    October 2, 2015 9:39 pm

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

  14. October 3, 2015 12:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
    RICO20 exposed.


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