As the eco-zealot group Just Stop Oil continue to break the law and cause mayhem, perhaps it is time to investigate who is pulling the strings of this and other fake grassroots movements. Even a cursory glance will make it clear that the people behind it are not everyday members of the public but a group of highly influential American billionaires.
In a four-part series published by The Conservative Woman, Stephen McMurray demonstrates how psychology and money – not facts – are driving the climate alarmist narrative in the UK. As well as by “independent” groups of psychologists, these psychological tactics are being deployed by the UK government based on a document produced by the Environment and Climate Committee. The notorious Covid false narrative duo, Chris Whitty and Patrick Valance, are on this committee.
Stephen McMurray is a member of Free Speech Union. What follows is a brief summary of McMurray’s articles, you can read the four articles in full by following the links provided:
Part 1 – Money and ideology HERE
Part 2 – Margaret Klein Salamon HERE
Part 3 – Psychology to nudge the population HERE
Part 4 – Coercive Covid tactics reused for the climate crisis narrative HERE
According to the Just Stop Oil website, their main source of funding is the Climate Emergency Fund. Climate Emergency Fund provides “a safe and legal means for donors to support disruptive protest.” The three founding members of this group – Aileen Getty from the Getty oil family, Rory Kennedy, daughter of Senator Robert Kennedy and philanthropist Trevor Neilson – also fund Extinction Rebellion.
Most of the focus has been on the Gettys but it is Neilson who has the most interesting background. After university, he worked as an intern in the White House when Bill Clinton was president. Later he worked for the newly formed Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as Director of Communications and also acted as the Gates’ personal spokesman. Neilson was also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Council of Foreign Relations and one of the Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum.
* In 2002 Neilson was a co-founder of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) with Bill Gates, Bono and George Soros.
* In 2006 Neilson founded the Global Philanthropy Group, which was instrumental in forming Make It Right with Brad Pitt.
* In 2015 Neilson formed investments (now called Net Zero) with Howard Warren Buffett, grandson of the billionaire Warren Buffett, who was on the board of the Gates Foundation. Net Zero is an investment company specialising in renewable energy.
On the current advisory board members of the Climate Emergency Fund, we see more of the usual themes and ideologies that have nothing to do with the climate but are warmly embraced by the climate crisis zealots.
* Stephen Kretzmann founded Oil Change, an organisation pressing for the end of oil production. He is a supporter of the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.
* Bich Ngoc Cao. She is also on the board of leftwing news site Mother Jones. She is also on the Board of Library Commissioners for the city of Los Angeles.
* Bill McKibben compares climate issues to racism and uses the death of George Floyd to make his point.
* Margaret Klein Salamon is a clinical psychologist and therefore has been involved with vulnerable people suffering high levels of stress and anxiety. In her role in climate activism, she appears to be using her experience to frighten vulnerable people. She is the founder of Climate Awakening which is “a project to unleash the power of climate emotions through scalable small group conversations.” Clearly this site is being used to tell children that they should be terrified by the climate crisis and to make sure they spread that terror to other children. For a clinical psychologist to use children who may be in mental turmoil in this way is despicable. She is then instructing those children to spread the fear to others and further to promote the climate alarmist agenda. It’s totally unethical. McMurray dedicates the entirety of Part 2 to Salamon’s misuse and abuse of psychology.
If you think Margaret Klein Salamon is an oddity amongst psychologists, think again. Numerous psychologists are now boarding the climate crisis gravy train. There is an organisation called the Climate Psychology Alliance. Like Salamon, they wish to use their expertise in the field of psychology to nudge people into believing in their worldview of climate-induced, impending doom. This group overtly states that “facts” aren’t really persuading people that the climate crisis is real and that they need use psychology to pressure us all to become true believers:
It is now widely accepted that facts and information about the risk of climate change, taken, alone, do not promote change. There is a growing acceptance that the climate change movement could be enriched by incorporating deeper psychological perspectives. But mainstream positivist psychology is often part of the problem, especially when it reduces the human being to an object to be measured, controlled and then harnessed to the profit-making machine that now threatens our collective future.
The problem with psychology, Climate Psychology Alliance, retrieved 13 November 2022
They even say that climate anxiety is a good thing:
So, deep down, climate anxiety is a good thing because it is needed to awaken people. But strong anxiety is not pleasant, and if there is not enough climate action and psychosocial support, many forms of climate anxiety become problematic and there will also be much climate depression.
Climate Anxiety – What You Need to Know, Climate Psychology Alliance, retrieved 13 November 2022
Therefore, it is beneficial to cause members of the public great distress by telling them the world is about to end, just so long as there are enough psychologists (who traumatised them in the first place) to help them cope by getting them involved in climate action where they too can traumatise others and keep the chain going. What an ingenious way to help destroy people’s lives whilst making lots of money in the process.
It is not just individuals these groups want to target, but corporations as well. An organisation called Climate Psychologists offers consultancy courses to companies.
More than ever companies need to remain agile as they transition towards sustainability … Our HR platform delivers workshops, coaching, psychological support and behavioural change programmes to foster wellbeing in the workplace and goal orientated action.
What we do, Climate Psychologists, retrieved 13 November 2022
Above is the current wording which has been edited since McMurray wrote his article. As noted by McMurray the website previously stated:
Now more than ever companies need to remain agile as they transition towards sustainability. Our climate psychologists deliver workshops, coaching, psychological support and behavioural change programmes to foster containment and responsiveness in uncertain times . . . Discover the power of “Ethical Nudges” to deliver positive effects for your team, and your company – in the office and in the world.
Notice that they aren’t just offering support to employees traumatised by the “climate crisis,” but are using behavioural change programmes and ethical nudging. They are telling employers how to subtly manipulate the minds of their employees to believe in the climate emergency. This is very reminiscent of the government’s SPI-B behavioural insights team that used psychology to terrify people into accepting Covid lockdowns.
Last month the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee published a report entitled ‘In our hands: behaviour change for climate and environmental goals’.
It is a sinister document in which the government openly state that all aspects of our life need to be managed to lessen the impact of climate change and that mind control techniques, very similar to the ones used to force the public into acquiescing to Covid lockdowns, need to be used against the population.
Chris Whitty – one of the main instigators of the disastrous Covid policy – is on the committee that produced the document and another Covid collaborator, Sir Patrick Vallance, was a witness.
In their opening summary the committee makes it clear every government department will be required to use psychology as a weapon against the public to ensure we behave in line with what the climate alarmists demand.
Further into the document it is made clear that not only are all government departments to be targeted but the private business sector as well, even if it is not in their financial interest to do so.
To emphasise just how much they want to control the minutiae of daily life, one of the key points the committee make is:
Priority behaviour change policies are needed in the areas of travel, heating, diet and consumption to enable the public to adopt and use green technologies and products and reduce carbon-intensive consumption.
House of Lords: Environment and Climate Change Committee, Key Messages, 12 October 2022, pg. 5