Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Global Warming Cronies Getting Rich

Climate change is a fact of life on Earth. The climate change cycle corresponds to the Earth's rotation and sidereal astronomy. The cycle appears to be about 25,000- 28,000 years, but since no one has been keeping records that long, it isn't certain.

That's not going to stop climate change celebs from lining their pockets through speaking engagements and books. No. They are getting rich and building a global network. But this isn't about science, folks. This is about money.

Climate doom-saying this now a "gargantuan industry" and here's what one blogger has to say about it:

In an article entitled Climategate: Follow the Money, columnist Bret Stephens at the Wall Street Journal points out that the funding of climate skeptics is a drop in the ocean compared to the huge industry that human-driven climate change science has spawned.

“The European Commission’s most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that’s not counting funds from the EU’s member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA’s climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA’s, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. American states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.” Stephens writes.

“And all this is only a fraction of the $94 billion that HSBC estimates has been spent globally this year on what it calls ‘green stimulus’—largely ethanol and other alternative energy schemes—of the kind from which Al Gore and his partners at Kleiner Perkins hope to profit handsomely.”

Billions of dollars in grants for one research institute or university does not go unnoticed by the rest, and there is a valid point to be considered in the notion that this is where the “scientific consensus” has it’s roots.

“Today these groups form a kind of ecosystem of their own.” comments Stephens.

Al Gore, the first carbon billionaire, has proven that he is only interested in solutions to environmental problems that line his pockets. The industry beneath him depends on anthropological global warming like the dot com industry depended on the internet he claims to have invented.

If you follow the money it becomes clear that it is the “consensus” that is being driven by gargantuan financial backing, not the skeptics, as climate change alarmists would have everyone believe.

Read it all here.

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