Beware the “Climate-Industrial Complex”

by editor on May 22, 2009

Al Gore, frontman for the climate-industrial complex

Al Gore, frontman for the climate-industrial complex

President Eisenhower warned of the “military-industrial complex.” Now on the eve of the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, “Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg warns of the “climate-industrial complex.”

Lomborg, hardly a conservative, writes, “We are told that very expensive carbon regulations are the only way to respond to global warming, despite ample evidence that this approach does not pass a basic cost-benefit test. We must ask whether a “climate-industrial complex” is emerging, pressing taxpayers to fork over money to please those who stand to gain.”

This global warming…oops…climate change cabal has invited none other than Al “He Played On Our Fears” Gore to be the keynote speaker. How is it that this Oscar/Grammy/Nobel “Peace” Prize-winning crackpot is still taken seriously after being thoroughly debunked for his phony “documentary” and general hysteria? *Sigh*

As Lomborg rightly points out, Gore represents all three groups that stand to benefit. “He is a politician, a campaigner and the chair of a green private-equity firm invested in products that a climate-scared world would buy.”

Coincidentally, all the so-called experts at this Summit hold the same alarmist views of global, er… climate change.

So whatever happened to diversity and tolerance of other viewpoints? It’s nowhere to be found in this forum. As Lomborg notes, “There would be an outcry — and rightfully so — if big oil organized a climate change conference and invited only climate-change deniers. The partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians and alarmist campaigners truly is an unholy alliance. Spending a fortune on global carbon regulations will benefit a few, but dearly cost everybody else.”

Obama once said, “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works…” Our question is, what if it’s too big and still doesn’t work?

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Ray May 22, 2009 at 5:55 am

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Al Gore has the moral integrity of a toad.

Bob November 4, 2009 at 5:58 am

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This is the biggest scam of the 20′th ~ 21′st century to provide a vehicle for the government to tax the hell out of the population and for This Gore character to get rich. Al Gore is a phoney!!!!!! He has absolutely no credentials as a scientist.

danybhoy November 4, 2009 at 11:01 am

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To quote the German metal outfit the Scorpions, “…Beware of the alien nation, beware of the truth that they seek…They prey for eternal salvation, they prey for your soul to keep…”

I mention those lyrics because Al Gore, Maurice Strong, George Soros, & company have been out there beating up anyone who confronts them with facts. They have their truth, no matter what the actual evidence is, & they won’t discuss the issue of “global warming/climate change”, because they can’t allow their view to be exposed for what it is… A FRAUD. The “greens” & the climate change nutjobs are more of a cult then a political movement.