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Aug 30 2011

The Big Money in the Climate Debate

Al Gore and other climate thugs continue to browbeat the opposition by accusing them of being financed by the energy companies that make our cars go and our lights come on. But in the Era of Big Government, the real money comes not from the private sector, but from the people with the most to gain from the global warming hoax — power-hungry bureaucrats. Not that Prince Albert doesn’t have a lot to gain too:

No one has made more money from climate change hype than Gore. According to the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, just one of the “green” companies in which Gore has invested has received over half a billion dollars in subsidies from the Energy Department.

Financial disclosure documents released before the 2000 election put the Gore family’s net worth at $1 million to $2 million. A mere decade later, estimates are that he is worth $100 million. He’s been touted in the press as one day becoming the first “carbon billionaire.”

According to the Science & Public Policy Institute, the U.S. government has spent over $79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, education campaigns, foreign aid and tax breaks.

Compare that with, say, Exxon-Mobil Corp., which is repeatedly attacked for paying a grand total of $23 million to skeptics.

According to the World Bank, the value of carbon trading doubled from $63 billion in 2007 to $126 billion in 2008. Big money has been and can be made by conning governments into formulating policies based on fraudulently hyped climate hysteria.

The global warming scam is big money. However, like government it expropriates wealth rather than creating it, leaving a few corrupt parasites like Al Gore obscenely rich, but the rest of us poorer.

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Gore’s massive carbon footprint of a mansion.

On tips from Bob Roberts and Shawn.

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  • blue

    so, here is an interesting question to ponder:

    Given the impact of Al Gore’s global warming scam, would we have been overall better off today if he won the election back in 2000 and served 2 terms?
    Who would be president now??

  • blue

    oh yea, and there is this new finding

    global warming cause mental illness

  • StanInTexas

    Given the impact of Al Gore’s global warming scam, would we have been overall better off today if he won the election back in 2000 and served 2 terms?
    NO!, but now I know what a cold chill down my spine feels like.

    Who would be president now??
    Probably Osama bin Laden

  • james

    Looks like a courtyard of a resort, not a home. Al Gore is a snake oil salesman.

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    Al Gore and his fellow green shirts continue toward intollerence of the skeptics like all true eco-nazis

  • Mickey Shea

    Quick, read this story before the moonbats bury and suppress it:
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100102296/sun-causes-climate-change-shock/

  • Apostle53

    Media, investigate the spource’s of this man’s wealth!!
    Nice carbon footprint in the picture, huh?

  • Spurwing Plover

    And al gore uses $30:000 worth of electricy a month and tells us the cut back on our so called carbon footprints while his is as big as that over inflated ego of his

  • John Lewis

    I haven’t checked the numbers for the cosmic ray mechanism (I can’t download the Nature
    article from the computer I am using at present) but the
    mechanism is plausible. Well known variation in the Sun’s
    magnetic field thus probably cause variations in Earth’s
    climate.

    Solar variability is not well understood, BTW.

  • Turbo

    It’s more plausible than saying adding a fraction of a tenth of a percent of C02 to the air will trigger a global warming apocalypse. Especially when you consider the atmosphere is only 0.039% CO2 to begin with lol..

    Water vapor has a huge effect. CO2 does not IMO.

    Call me skeptical.

  • bill

    You folks are entirely delusional. You are not paying attention!!

  • Jojo

    Complaining about Ali Gore is like blaming the tv commercial Matag repairman when your washer fails.
    Early papers on CG & CO2 are decades old – when did you hear? Why so late?
    $$ is flowing out of CG research you’ll be happy to know.
    Hooray for ignorance!

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