A SHOCKER! – Installment 5 Global Warming/Climate Change
Sustainability results in Blood and Gore!
Or does Blood and Gore create a crisis, promote hysteria and then devise a “solution” that puts mutiple millions of dollars in their personal bank accounts?
Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner, former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, have founded an investment firm, Generation Investment Management, LLP, with offices in London and Washington, D.C.
Gore is the chairman, flying around the globe hyping global warming, essentially generating customers for his firm. Maybe that’s why he named it “Generation” Investment Mgmt. He’s also chairman of the advisory board. (? He advises himself?) Blood manages the daily operations and who better than the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. With Gore’s ties to the U.S. government and the United Nations and an office in D.C., he has virtually unlimited opportunities to make a buck (or millions of bucks.)
Their scheme is to convince the world that life as we know it will be history in ten years. Therefore, all companies, governments and individuals MUST fight climate change no matter the cost, sacrifice or “INCONVENIENCE”! The TRUTH is that climate change fluctuates and is cyclical. There are enough scientists who now say that there will not be a significant warming, but in fact, the reverse is true. Earth temps are beginning to cool. The dreadful one degree rise in temperature did little to jeopardize our well-being or upset Earth’s balance, but to hear Gore in front of a microphone, Chicken Little was ahead of his time.
With approximately $1 billion from institutional investors, Generation Investments Mgmt. combines traditional securities analysis with thematic research into issues such as climate change, water, global poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Every one of these “issues” comes straight from the United Nations’ Agenda 21.
“Sustainability, defined as environment, social, governance and ethics, matters to business. It’s not only about risk management or cost, but about revenue, profit and competitive positioning.” says David Blood.
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS221U… for further research.
Their holdings include General Electric who stands to make a fortune when the new government lighting efficiency standards take effect, edging out incandescent and substituting GE’s compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). But don’t be fooled. While fluorescents burn longer, they are not friendlier to the environment. How will millions of light bulbs containing mercury be safely disposed of?
Sufficiently persuaded that climate change is real, loss of habitat for animals is increasing, species are lost and more are in peril of extinction, and the biggie, over-population of people on the planet, we will bow without resistance to whatever the United Nations and our national governments deem necessary, even the micr0-management of our day-to-day living. (which doesn’t resemble freedom in any way)
Gore and Blood will be standing ready to take investors money and put it into all the companies scrambling to comply with the UN mandates for sustainable development. There are also plans to build sustainable cities, and they will patronize companies capitalizing on sustainability products and methods. Gore and Blood have strategies for getting a piece of that pie, as well.
Gore was criticized for the extravagant energy consumption of his Nashville, TN mansion, which consumed an enormous 191,000 KW hours in 2006, far exceeding what the average home uses. What could he do? Tear it down and start over? No need. He simply plays “slight of hand”, “robbing Peter to pay Paul”. In his shell game, according to his image protectors, he “offsets” his luxurious and very “CONVENIENT” lifestyle by purchasing carbon “offsets” to “offset” the Gores’ carbon footprint. What does that mean? What green power does he purchase? According to an article in USAToday Online, Gore’s office put out this statement:
“Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100% green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.” (I wonder where those bulbs came from?)
Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks, about 12% of a typical household’s monthly energy use. However, Gore’s is not a typical household account. Gore gets his power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which produces most of its power from coal-burning power plants. Most of the power used by the Gores comes from carbon-emitting sources. If he really believes that we only have ten years left, why doesn’t he cut his consumption and emissions in some serious way for the sake of his children? (I believe he knows it’s all a money-making farce which also elevates him to an elite and powerful position on the world stage, i.e. academy award, Nobel prize, VIP.)
“Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — .”
A carbon offset, according to Wikipedia, is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.”
In other words, Gore continues his lavish lifestyle and pays money to someone else who is making changes to reduce their consumption and/or emissions. He’s got the money to keep on trucking while someone else works to become more efficient and cleaner. He simply buys into their progress. The spin is that this creates a carbon neutral situation for Gore. How so? Gore still consumes as much and someone else still reduces, which they would have done regardless of what Gore does. Gore is still part of the conceived problem. In reality, Gore’s consumption cancels out the reduction of someone else.
Bottom line: Do as Gore says, not as he does. Gore has the money to buy carbon credits and continue his comfortable lifestyle and maybe you don’t. So you feel the inconvenience of having to comply with all the new “world sustainability laws” and Gore doesn’t. AND, IF GORE REALLY BELIEVES THE WORLD WILL END AS WE KNOW IT IN A FEW SHORT YEARS, WHY ISN’T HE DOING EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY CAN TO CONSERVE?
But wait. It’s gets better. Where does Al Gore buy his carbon credits? Why, from Generation Investments Management, of course. And who owns that company? Al Gore. Who makes a profit from the investments? Al Gore. Who gets paid a salary as chairman of the board of AIM? Al Gore. Soooo, just maybe he’s getting back every dollar he spends on carbon credits? It’s a shell game. Moving his money from one of his bank accounts to another and picking up a ton of profit along the way. Are you getting that same advantage? I doubt it.
It’s true that Gore’s home was retrofitted with solar panels and CFL’s. Perhaps we should investigate how the money to pay for that was acquired.
By the way, Gore has three homes and we’ve only looked at one.
How should the average citizen view this? Gore is still using just as much power as before, but he is still calling for you to cut back, make sacrifices and change your lifestyle to one that is inconvenient.