AGWer’s tend to dismiss skeptics by saying they are taking money from Big Oil. However, even if this is true at times, the amount of money Big Oil gives to skeptics pales in comparison to the money the AGWer’s are making (or stand to make) based on investments they’re making and funding they’re receiving to promote the AGW agenda. It’s nice that people are starting to look into things like ClimateGate and the investments and business dealings of people like Al Gore and Dr. Pachauri who are pushing the AGW agenda of doom and gloom. When they say things like they’re putting their money where their mouths are, they fail to mention that they are also the ones driving the move towards legislation which will ultimately make them billionaires. Cap-and-trade and carbon credits are the two main things they stand to make fortunes with, but only if they can convince a gullible public of the evils of CO2. Of course, if history is any guide to the future, then ultimately it won’t matter what the people want; the powers that be will just do whatever they want regardless of our wishes or desires.
From The Telegraph:
No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007.
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’.