Sunday, December 20, 2009

Climate Cartel

It looks like Al Gore is not the only one involved in making big money on CO2 trading. The Head of The IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, is in on it as well.

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry’.
The profitability of most of these enterprises is dependent on either direct government largesse or laws requiring CO2 trading.

We already have oil cartels. We have illegal drug cartels. Do we really want a climate cartel? Other than the profiteers I mean.

And what do all these cartels have in common? They require government to keep them in business. If the USA was more active in exploiting its own oil resources it would not be so much at the mercy of OPEC. And without the anti-drug laws the dope cartels would be out of business. And so we come to the climate cartel. You know the story. Without laws enacted by government.......

Cross Posted at Classical Values


H/T EU Referendum

9 comments:

99% said...

Msimon,

Could you kindly remind the readers what YOUR qualifications are in climate science...

...and nuclear fusion...
...and drug addiction...
...and economics...
...and social science...


Thanks,

-99

Feuer said...

99 -

Msimon is just an american blogger who is uneducated, uninformed and paranoid. He also shows typical american overconfidence, hubris and lack of humility.

linearthinker said...

Simon,

I'm reminded of the time in Germany when my apartment mates brought in a couple of frauleins one Saturday afternoon while I was relaxing on the couch, reading, with my feet up on the coffee table. One threw a hissy fit, and said, "A German man would never put his feet on the table."

I just glanced at her and said, "They don't win wars, either."

Then I turned away, and continued reading The Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich.

Feuer said...

Mr. Linear,

Great funny story - lots of laughs for you I bet (despite the fact that most males would rather be with a fraulein than reading books about murderous crazy men).

And, can you remind those of us not in the USA how the following "conflicts" (we cannot call them "wars" correct?) turned out for your country?

1. Korea
2. Vietnam
3. Lebanon
3. Somalia
4. Afghanistan
5. Iraq

You have won all these, correct?

My guess is that your time spent in Germany conviently coincided with avoiding one of the five listed above. Congratulations on your patriotism.

Those who have actually been to war know that it is not a subject for boasting.

ZenDraken said...

99:

Could you kindly remind the readers what YOUR qualifications are in climate science?

Or do you just trust authority figures by default?

99% said...

Zen,

Since you ask, I have a PhD in atmospheric physics (laser remote sensing of aerosols). And yes, I am extremely comfortable trusting the research performed by my fellow members of the APS, NRC, National Academies, NASA, and NOAA.

You, on the other hand, are a card carrying member of the right wing war on science. You get your "science" from amateur blogs like this one, and look for anything to support your paranoid political beliefs.

Now, will YOU and Msimon tell me about your outstanding qualifications?? I doubt it.

linearthinker said...

Great funny story - lots of laughs for you I bet (despite the fact that most males would rather be with a fraulein than reading books about murderous crazy men).

Sorry I'm late getting back to you, H. Feuer. Monday Night Football intruded.

Aye, it was lots of laughs.

Frauleins, books, crazy men all seem to mingle back then. As they do now.

A book for you, a treatise on modern German manhood.

My guess is that your time spent in Germany conviently coincided with avoiding one of the five listed above.

I hope you're more lucky with the Frauleins than you are at guessing.

Congratulations on your patriotism.

Thank you. When called, we went. That's all there was to it.

Those who have actually been to war know that it is not a subject for boasting.

Who's boasting, Feuer?

ZenDraken said...

99:

Fair enough, you're clearly more than qualified to understand the science behind AGW.

But to rephrase a bit: Do you trust the science based on the authority of the scientists, or based on how well the data support the hypothesis?

linearthinker said...

What became of Hair-on-Fire?