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Al Gore made $100 MILLION
1.  Gore appears to now get $145,000 for speaking:  The College Democrats will be appealing for almost $145,000 to pay Al Gore to speak on campus. That is equal to the amount used to fund the eight main speakers last year, including news anchor Soledad O’Brien, PostSecret founder Frank Warren, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and journalist Nicholas Kristof.  Student Life

Al Gore was getting $100,000 for speaking. See this for one example (price is on page 5):

2. Al Gore is a partner in Silicon Valley's preeminent venture capital firm:  After "a conversation that's gone on for a year and a half," according to Gore, he has decided to join his old pal John Doerr as an active, hands-on partner at Kleiner Perkins, Silicon Valley's preeminent venture firm.

3. “The investment vehicle headed by Al Gore has closed a new $683m fund to invest in early-stage environmental companies and has mounted a robust defence of green investing.”

“The Climate Solutions Fund will be one of the biggest in the growing market for investment funds with an environmental slant.”

The fund will be focused on equity investments in small companies in four sectors: renewable energy; energy efficiency technologies; energy from biofuels and biomass; and the carbon trading markets.”
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4. Al Gore is Chairman of Generations Mutual fund.

5. Al Gore’s mutual fund profits from carbon trading as it bought 9.5% stake in CAMCO GLOBAL

6. Al Gore’s mutual fund , was a prized Lehman client.

7. A convenient £50m for green Gore  He has come a long way since losing the 2000 presidential election to George W Bush when, according to official documents, Gore was worth just £1m.

8. Gore Admits Financial 'Stake' In Advancing Global Warming Hysteria

9. Gore backed company looks to profit from “$2.5 billion market that will grow 10-fold if the proposed energy bill, which will require companies to get permits for emissions, becomes law,”

10. Gore’s partner in ventrure capital firm advocates government action to make his company more valuable.

1. Climate Alarmist Michael Mann Charges $10,000 Speaker Fee
2. Dr. Jim Hansen, Chief of the Goddard Space Flight Center's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, N.Y., and one of this year's recipients of a $250,000 Heinz Award, receives his award tonight at a ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.” (Award was in Mar. 5, 2001. The Kerry award is in honor of John Kerry’s wife’s first husband. In 2004 Hansen endorsed John Kerry for president.)

3. “Hansen was in Wilmington to receive a 50,000 dollar Common Wealth Award for outstanding achievement,”   ...   “The awards are provided by a trust of the late Ralph Hayes, a former director of Coca Cola and Bank of Delaware, now PNC.”
NASA’s Jim Hansen gets $10,000 speaking fee; received $300,000 (he controls NASA’s climate reporting)

Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development -- the so-called Earth Summit -- held in Rio de Janeiro, which gave a significant push to global economic and environmental regulation.
Mr. Strong founded the Earth Council

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, described as “the world’s first and North America’s only active voluntary, legally binding integrated trading system to reduce emissions of all six major greenhouse gases (GHGs), with offset projects worldwide.”   
Maurice Strong is on The Chicago Climate Exchange board of directors

Data in chart from:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34405

 

Sir Nicholas Stern launches carbon credit ratings agency
1. “Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the UK’s Stern report on climate change, will launch a new carbon credit ratings agency on Wednesday, the first to score carbon credits on a similar basis to that used to rate debt.”

“Among our principal guests were Sir Nicholas Stern, who will be joining us as Vice Chairman, IDEAGlobal Group on August 13th 2007,”

“The markets for emission reductions under the flexible mechanisms and the EU ETS have increased from small and hesitant trades to a growing market, projected to possibly exceed $10 billion in the CDM alone. In a follow up commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol, projections place a market size at over $100 billion.”
BILLIONS in Research Money:
“NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Eight scientific organizations urged the next U.S. president to help protect the country from climate change by pushing for increased funding for research and forecasting ... $9 billion in investments between 2010 and 2014 ... The investments would pay for satellite and ground-based instruments that observe the Earth's climate and for computers to help make weather predictions more accurate.”

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by Steven Milloy

Here are a few questions Gore should answer

 

1. You are a partner in the venture capital firm of Kleiner-Perkins and a co-founder of the United Kingdom-based investment firm of Generation Investment Management, each of which stands to gain financially from greenhouse gas regulation. Please describe any other financial interests that you have in any other businesses that stand to profit from greenhouse gas regulation.

Read all ten questions at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=31584

10 Questions for Al Gore

London, 15 October: Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has said he will invest $1 billion in clean technology, in a bid to tackle climate change.

Read the whole press release

 

More Environmental Incestments

Billionaire expects to make $$$ off of climate

1. Nature Conservancy

(501c3)

$910.7 million

2. Wildlife Conservation Society

(501c3)

$197.4 million

3. World Wildlife Fund

(501c3)

$169.5 million

4. Environmental Defense Fund

(501c3)

$122.8 million

5. Natural Resources Defense Council

(501c3)

$108 million

6. National Audubon Society

(501c3)

$92.7 million

7. National Wildlife Federation

(501c3)

$90.1 million

8. Sierra Club

(501c4)

$81.8 million

9. Sierra Club Foundation

(501c3)

$29.9 million

10. Greenpeace Inc.

(501c3)

$26.3 million

Top 10 Richest Green Groups:

Total = $1.828 BILLION!

Big Money in Scaring People

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Excellent Paper on The Billions the Alarmists Are Raking In

While Complaining About a Few Million From the Other Side

 

Billionaires Use Environmental Movement to Profit Handily (local)

Who will be the Robber Barons of the 21st century?

Al Gore is poised to become the first climate billionaire

Climate Money: Bigger Money Moves In

“I can see carbon trading being a $2 trillion market.”

Hockeystick creator raked in $6 million

U.N. IPCC head: Making a Fortune

The head of the UN's climate change panel - Dr Rajendra Pachauri - is accused of making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies

 

The PR Machine

The Truth about RealClimate.org

The Truth about DeSmogBlog And SourceWatch

The warmist PR con job

Discover The Networks entry on Fenton

Fenton ... masterminded the mad cow scare campaign, the organic marketing craze, the phony Alar-on-apples food scare,

Environmental Media Services

Fenton Communications – The Tide Foundation and Tide Corporation

How Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles.

 

Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago, but things really ramped up last year when the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues. (One of their lobbyists at the time was none other than Patterson, now Treasury chief of staff.) Back in 2005, when Hank Paulson was chief of Goldman, he personally helped author the bank's environmental policy, a document that contains some surprising elements for a firm that in all other areas has been consistently opposed to any sort of government regulation. Paulson's report argued that "voluntary action alone cannot solve the climate change problem." A few years later, the bank's carbon chief, Ken Newcombe, insisted that cap-and-trade alone won't be enough to fix the climate problem and called for further public investments in research and development. Which is convenient, considering that Goldman made early investments in wind power (it bought a subsidiary called Horizon Wind Energy), renewable diesel (it is an investor in a firm called Changing World Technologies) and solar power (it partnered with BP Solar), exactly the kind of deals that will prosper if the government forces energy producers to use cleaner energy. As Paulson said at the time, "We're not making those investments to lose money."

 

The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There's also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy futures market?

 

Read the entire article at RolingStones.com

Goldman Sachs and the carbon credit scam

350.org not all volunteer - got millions in grants

 

During 2011, the most recent year for which tax returns are publicly available, 350.org again had a US$2-million payroll, including US$622,000 for consultants. 350.org spent US$1.2-million on grassroots fieldwork, partnership with other organizations and media coverage, and US$356,000 to recruit participants through emails, blogs and social networking.

Read the rest at Financial Post

The $10 Trillon Dollar Prize!

“We’re going to see a worldwide market, and carbon will unambiguously will be the largest non-financial commodity in the world,” he said, predicting trades eventually will total $10 trillion a year.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aLM4otYnvXHQ

CLIMATE ALARM = $100 BILLION INDUSTRY

+ TRILLION Wasted on regulation of CO2

 

From the United States Government Accountability Office (bold added):

Funding for climate change activities reported by OMB increased from $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010, and is organized in a complex, crosscutting system. OMB reports funding in four categories: technology to reduce emissions, science to better understand climate change, international assistance for developing countries, and wildlife adaptation to respond to actual or expected changes. Over this period, technology funding, the largest category, increased from $2.56 billion to $5.5 billion and increased as a share of total funding. OMB also reported $26.1 billion as funding for climate change programs and activities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and tax expenditures to encourage emissions reductions, with $7.2 billion in federal revenue losses in 2010. http://www.gao.gov/assets/320/318556.pdf

From Forbes, 8/23/11:

According to the GAO, annual federal climate spending has increased from $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010, amounting to $106.7 billion over that period.

The Small Business Administration estimates that compliance with such regulations costs the U.S. economy more than $1.75 trillion per year — about 12%-14% of GDP, and half of the $3.456 trillion Washington is currently spending. The Competitive Enterprise Institute believes the annual cost is closer to $1.8 trillion when an estimated $55.4 billion regulatory administration and policing budget is included.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2011/08/23/the-alarming-cost-of-climate-change-hysteria/

Big Green Machine – GE makes $21 billion a year on “clean energy”

From: http://joannenova.com.au/2012/08/big-green-machine-ge-makes-21-billion-a-year-on-clean-energy/

GE — A clean energy revenue machine

 

GE is so large that its annual revenue ($150 billion) is greater than New Zealand’s gross domestic product ($140.43 billion). But GE stands to profit in solving man-man global warming, whereas New Zealand will just pay.

 

In 2011 GE generated $21 billion in “clean energy revenue”. (GE Annual Report 2011, p 3).

 

GE boast that their “technology helps deliver a quarter of the world’s electricity”. “We are one of the largest clean energy companies in the world” (page 18) “GE wind turbines, among the most widely used in the world, will soon power the largest wind farm in the U.S ”

 

Not just a whitegoods company any more.

 

In other words, they are one of the largest companies in the world which makes profits that depend on a climate of fear. How much would their wind turbines be worth if western governments pulled the pins on all the subsidies?

 

Here’s how much:

“Manufacturers of turbines and other components will shed an estimated 10,000 workers in the U.S. this year in anticipation of a slowdown in orders, says the AWEA. If Congress doesn’t extend the production tax credit, that figure will [...]

 

Billionare wants state to force us to use his product

Billionaire Trying to Force Costly Green biofuel Mandate on New York as he finishes construction on Brooklyn biofuel plant

http://freebeacon.com/issues/billionaire-trying-to-force-costly-green-mandate-on-new-york/

 

 

WWF hopes to find $60 billion growing on trees

The carbon credits scheme would make WWF and its partners much richer, but with no lowering of overall CO2 emissions, writes Christopher Booker .

From:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7488629/WWF-hopes-to-find-60-billion-growing-on-trees.html

 

In 2008, funded by $7 million from the Moore Foundation and working in partnership with the WWF on the Tumucumaque project, Woods Hole came up with the formula required: a way of valuing all that carbon stored in Brazil’s protected rainforests, so that it could be traded under the CDM. The CO2 to be “saved” by the Arpa programme, it calculated, amounted to 5.1 billion tons. Based on the UNFCCC’s valuation of CO2 at $12.50 per ton, this valued the trees in Brazil’s protected areas at over $60 billion. Endorsed by the World Bank, this projection was presented to the UNFCCC

 

 

About $79 BILLION had gone to the climate scammers so far:

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/climate_money.html

 

 

Even McKibben raked in over $10 million.

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/02/14/rockefellers-behind-scruffy-little-outfit/

350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign run by staff earning six-digit salaries.

 

By my analysis of information from the U.S. Foundation Center and the tax filings of American charitable foundations, McKibben’s campaigns have received more than 100 grants since 2005 for a total of US$10-million from 50 charitable foundations. Six of those grants were for roughly US$1-million each

 

 

 

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$176 Billion Carbon Trading Market

Global Carbon Market trading climbed to $176 billion in 2011 according to the The World Bank, which has just released it’s annual State and Trends of The Carbon Market in 2012. That makes it about the same value as total global wheat production — which supplies about 20% of the calories consumed by the 7 billion people on planet Earth.  

HT:  http://joannenova.com.au/2012/06/global-carbon-market-hits-176-billion-in-2011/

 

$243 Billion in Low Carbon Energy

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Global investment in low-carbon energy surged to a record $243 billion last year, boosted by a 30 percent spending increase in China and a burst in small-scale solar-power installations.

 From:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-01-11/low-carbon-energy-investment-hit-a-record-243-billion-in-2010-bnef-says

 

The Tip of the Climate Spending Iceberg

http://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2015/03/28/the-tip-of-the-climate-spending-iceberg-n1977444/page/full