May 30th, 2009

Panacea for greenism?

No such thing but there is an instrument that causes the green agenda proselytizers and profiteers to tremble. Cost-benefit analysis. Had it been used for wind farms, they would still be a mirage. Biofuel would never have been unleashed to cause the very real harm it has managed to achieve to date and biased climate research would still be a tool of scientists rather than politicians, profiteers and the agenda driven.

The latest and greatest potential coup for the aforementioned is the US  Waxman-Markey climate bill. It doesn't pass the smell test. When logical analysis is applied even using stretched and false numbers provided by biased government advisors, it's targets are proven costly pipe-dreams.

Who actually profits from the deprivations we are being asked to suffer? Certainly not the climate but very large sums end up in private bank accounts. One nemesis of the chisellers is Larry Solomon. His "Deniers" series in Canada's National Post and subsequent book played a big part in bringing AGW hypothesis conflicting science out of the closet. Now he is doing a new series, an expose of those for whom peddling the AGW myth is a diamond mine. A foretaste of things to come can be found here:
Excerpt - "...The potential losses of an Exxon or a Shell are chump change, however, compared to the fortunes to be made from those very same regulations.

The climate-change industry — the scientists, lawyers, consultants, lobbyists and, most importantly, the multinationals that work behind the scenes to cash in on the riches at stake — has emerged as the world’s largest industry. Virtually every resident in the developed world feels the bite of this industry, often unknowingly, through the hidden surcharges on their food bills, their gas and electricity rates, their gasoline purchases, their automobiles, their garbage collection, their insurance, their computers purchases, their hotels, their purchases of just about every good and service, in fact, and finally, their taxes to governments at all levels.

These extractions do not happen by accident. Every penny that leaves the hands of consumers does so by design, the final step in elaborate and often brilliant orchestrations of public policy, all the more brilliant because the public, for the most part, does not know who is profiteering on climate change, or who is aiding and abetting the profiteers.

Some of the climate-change profiteers are relatively unknown corporations; others are household names with only their behind-the-scenes role in the climate-change industry unknown. Over the next few weeks, in an extended newspaper series, you will become familiar with some of the profiteers, and with their machinations. This series begins with Enron, a pioneer in the climate-change industry.
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Mr. Solomon is brave beyond words.

In every scare and disaster, it always pays to look at who profits before reaching for your wallet.