Former diving teammate and college roommate Spencer Rogers writes-
I found this interesting.
I wonder how many millions, by comparison, are pumped into media campaigns warning of climate change (anthropogenic or other) and what special interests might gain from one.
I haven't seen that much of Rachel Maddow, we don't lie very close to one another on the political spectrum. I find her somewhat entertaining. In the infotainment field, is she the left's answer to Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck? She seems to be a little to the left of Eleanor Clift.
I don't know if you had a chance to see the video link on that subject from the other day....Jesse Ventura puts the SMACKDOWN on the AGW conspiracy.
In the above clip, Rachel gets indignant over 23 million dollars spent over a few years from Koch industries to fund global warming skeptics. Let's look at some of the money spent on the war against Carbon.
Climate Science: follow the money
Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI
The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting
Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT from TransWorldNews
The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This distorts the science towards self-serving alarmism. Some Excerpts:
The US Government has spent more than $79 billion of taxpayers’ money since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, propaganda campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks. Most of this spending was unnecessary.
Despite the billions wasted, audits of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of “global warming” theory and to compete with a lavishly-funded, highly-organized climate monopsony. Major errors have been exposed again and again.
Carbon trading worldwide reached $126 billion in 2008. Banks, which profit most, are calling for more. Experts are predicting the carbon market will reach $2 – $10 trillion in the near future. Hot air will soon be the largest single commodity traded on global exchanges.
Meanwhile in a distracting sideshow, Exxon‐Mobil Corp is repeatedly attacked for paying a grand total of $23 million to skeptics—less than a thousandth of what the US government has put in, and less than one five‐thousandth of the value of carbon trading in just the single year of 2008.
Read the entire report here