August 12, 2015

You Won’t Believe How Much Money Is Wasted On Climate Change

 President Obama has declared that “climate change” is the greatest threat facing America.  No, it’s not radical Islam.  No, it’s not Iran with nukes.  No, it’s not the growing militarization of Russia and China.  No, it’s not even the threat of chemical and biological warfare from rogue nations.
It’s “climate change.”
How silly!  “Climate Change/Global Warming” has no basis in factual reality.  It only exists in academic computer models and in the propaganda plans of world socialists.
In fact, the “climate change” industry is huge; siphoning large sums of government and industry dollars from far more important uses.
Power Line reports:
The Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that global warming is now a $1.5 trillion a year industry. The Business Journal’s report is not available for free online, but its findings are reviewed by the Insurance Journal. They are eye-opening, to say the least:

The $1.5 trillion global “climate change industry” grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008, slowing to between 4 and 6 percent following the recession with the exception of 2011’s inexplicable 15 percent growth, according to Climate Change Business Journal.
One of the most lucrative segments of the global warming money tree is consulting:
That also includes the climate change consulting market, which a recent report by the journal estimates at $1.9 billion worldwide and $890 million in the U.S.
Included in this sub-segment, which the report shows is one of the fastest growing areas of the climate change industry, are environmental consultants and engineers, risk managers, assurance, as well as legal and other professional services.
So now, we are paying expensive consultants to perpetuate the myth of “climate change.”  And guess what – the more consultants, scientists, and engineers are employed by the “industry” the more evidence they are going to “discover” to prove their theory.
Power Line goes on:
What is striking about the global warming industry is that its growth is driven more or less entirely by “policymaking,” i.e., government mandates and other policies. This is why “green” businesses contribute so lavishly to the political campaigns of politicians who drink the global warming Kool-aid.
Ferrier believes the [Obama administration’s Clean Power] plan may eventually prove to be a driver of further growth in the industry. That is if the plan withstands any legal challenges from states, industries and entities opposed to it. …

Policy, or the anticipation of new policy, has been one of the biggest drivers of the industry, the report shows.
This is why Big Green has become a principal source of funding–since the advent of Tom Steyer, likely the second most important source of funding, after unions–of the Democratic Party. A $1.5 trillion industry that can survive only by relying on the coercive powers of government will inevitably be a major force for statism.
Of course the Democrats all preach the “global warming gospel”; they are all on the payroll – getting millions of dollars in campaign support each election from these radical “greenies.”
President Obama has, more or less, sold his soul to them politically; hence his adamant insistence that American energy sectors be destroyed.  He wants to pave the way for new “soclialist-approved” power sources.
 Breitbart also adds additional information:
The global climate change industry is worth an annual $1.5 trillion, according to Climate Change Business Journal. That’s the equivalent of $4 billion a day spent on vital stuff like carbon trading, biofuels, and wind turbines. Or — as Jo Nova notes — it’s the same amount the world spends every year on online shopping.

Then there are the people who benefit financially from this $1.5 trillion climate change industry: the carbon traders; the dodgy academics; the vulture capitalists pecking on the bloated carcass of renewable energy; the environmental NGOs; the environmental consultancies who specialise in giving “expert” testimony at planning appeals, arguing on the most spurious grounds that no the bats and birds in this area aren’t going to be affected by this new wind turbine they’re going to be happier than ever no really; the sustainability officers at every level of local government; the green advisers attached to every business who advise them how to reduce their CO2 count; the PR companies that specialise in green awareness; . . .
Hey, just look at Al Gore.  Being the chief American “snake oil salesman” for this movement has made him a multi-millionaire.  All he had to do was jettison his integrity and sell his soul.

Power Line puts it perfectly:
$1.5 trillion a year will buy a whole lot of scientists, not just in the United States but around the world. With that kind of money at stake, it is little wonder that global warming hysterics would rather “adjust” past temperature data than admit that their models are wrong, and have no skill at predicting future climate.
And Breitbart sums it up perfectly:
— then it follows that the $1.5 trillion global warming industry represents the most grotesque misuse of manpower and scarce resources in the history of the world.  (emphasis added)
Absolutely true.  Just imagine how many of the world’s “real” problems could be solved with $1.5 trillion a year.
But, that would put the world neo-communist party out of a job and result in guys like Barack Obama and Al Gore being relegated to the pages of Mad magazine!

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