The $1.5 trillion Climate Change Industry

Breitbart UK and Jo Nova:

New estimates published by the Climate Change Business Journal put the total size of the industry at $1.5 trillion a year, or $4 billion a day, equivalent to the size of the global online retail market. The figure includes carbon markets, carbon consulting, biofuels, carbon sequestration, renewable technologies, eco buildings and hybrid cars.

The climate change consultancy market alone is worth $1.9 billion worldwide; $670 million in the United States, thanks to businesses need to keep on top of climate policy. And these figures are expected to more than double by 2020.

“Most industries this size exist because they produce something the market wants,” commented Nova. “They worry that competitors might chip into their market share, but they don’t worry that the market might disappear overnight. Normal industries fear that a “bad” political outcome might reduce profits by ten or twenty percent, and sometimes they donate “both ways”. But the climate industry has literally a trillion on the table that depends on big-government policy and election outcomes.

“So while The Guardian worries about the dark and evil influence of the fossil fuels industry they don’t seem at all concerned about the vested-monster-in-the-kitchen, the 1.5 Trillion Climate Industry. Ditto for the intrepid souls at the ABC/BBC/CBC who think they speak truth to power, but miss the most powerful lobby in the climate debate.”

If the Climate Change industry doesn’t produce anything the market wants, then neither does the Tobacco Control industry, which is probably just as big, if not bigger. With such giant leeches guzzling global taxes, is it any wonder that we’re in a global recession.

Meanwhile, The Donald rolls on. Sarah Palin:

It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing.

Bids for Christian vote:

Donald Trump isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said. Now the billionaire, television personality and presidential aspirant has a straightforward message for Christians.

“The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time,” Trump said in a recent interview.

The Christian response in Charisma Magazine:

God began to speak to me concerning the destiny of Donald Trump in America. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days….”

The flaperon may not have been the first piece of flight MH370 to arrive at Reunion. Seats and full suitcases have been spotted. And have all been burned:

…hundreds of items could have been washing up on Reunion for the past few months, with no one paying any attention.

“Even now I can’t quite understand it. For me, it was something totally normal – I see it all the time. I can’t really say if it was the first time or the last time I saw bits like that, because I never pay attention.

“From now on I will look more closely.”

Has he found any other interesting or unusual objects?

“Maybe,” he said. “But I wouldn’t know. I just throw them on the fire.”


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7 Responses to The $1.5 trillion Climate Change Industry

  1. harleyrider1978 says:

    “Obama secretly gives billions to UN global warming” Senator Inhofe

    Hello, I am Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and chief critic of President Obama’s far left green agenda
    Over the past decade, I have been leading the charge in Washington to make sure the global warming hoax is exposed. A big part of that effort has been putting the spotlight on what takes place at the UN’s annual global warming conferences. While I have been unable to travel to the last few conferences, I have counted on groups like CFACT to provide “on the ground” reports. This year’s UN conference is in Doha, Qatar and I’m pleased that Lord Christopher Monckton is there working with his partners, including CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker and Marc Morano of ClimateDepotdotcom. I’m certainly looking forward to the release of Climate Depot’s new report that debunks the alarmists’ extreme weather claims.
    The last time I attended a global warming conference was in 2009, when I spent only three hours at their gathering in Copenhagen. I arrived just after President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Senator Kerry promised world leaders that the United States would act on cap-and-trade. I was in Copenhagen as a one-man truth squad: I said that the United States Senate would never ratify the Kyoto treaty or pass cap-and-trade. I was right, and now even the liberal media is admitting that these conferences are pointless. As Der Spiegel put it, the conference in Doha is “turning into a farce.” The UK Guardian said that “Doha is a byword for stalemate and failure” and the New York Times reported that after the failure of the Rio+20 conference held in June, “more and more people may be ignoring these global confabs.”

    It’s not surprising that this year’s conference has been ignored. Remember EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson admitted to me that EPA’s global warming regulations are based primarily on the now exposed Climategate science of the completely discredited UN IPCC. The Atlantic Monthly said of Climategate “the stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering.” And the UK Telegraph wrote that “This is the worst scientific scandal of our generation.”
    Of course, the focus of this year’s global warming conference – like all the conferences before – is not the environment. It’s about one thing: spreading the wealth around. As the Associated Press reported, “one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil.”
    Three years ago, President Obama helped create a United Nations Green Slush Fund that would redistribute over $100 billion from developed countries to developing countries. While he has been racking up huge deficits and talking up tax increases, the President has already sent billions of American taxpayer dollars to the United Nations – and he’s managed to do it quietly so that no one will notice.
    How many billions have already been handed over in the last three years? It’s hard to tell. There appears to be little in the way of transparency. Bloomberg reports that the European Union, the United States, Japan and other developed nations paid out in the range of $23 to $34 billion.
    Of course, this is just the beginning. United Nations Climate Chief Christiana Figueres explained her job this way: “It is the most inspiring job in the world because what we are doing here is we are inspiring government, private sector, and civil society to [make] the biggest transformation that they have ever undertaken. The Industrial Revolution was also a transformation, but it wasn’t a guided transformation from a centralized policy perspective. This is a centralized transformation that is taking place because governments have decided that they need to listen to science. So it’s a very, very different transformation and one that is going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different.” This is the top UN Climate chief: she sees herself as the overseer of “transforming” the lives of everyone on the planet.
    At the global warming conference in Milan, I asked an African delegate who I knew why he had attended and he said, “It has nothing to do with the science; it’s because it’s the biggest party of the year.” It’s time to put an end to these lavish, absurd global warming parties and focus on the real problems that we face.

  2. harleyrider1978 says:

  3. slugbop007 says:–en/index.htm
    Article |
    18 September 2003

    GENEVA – Of the 100 million people working in
    the tobacco industry, only about 1.2 million are
    employed in manufacturing. Some 40 million work in
    growing and leaf processing, 20 million more in
    home industries such as hand-rolling
    “bidi” or “kretek” cigarettes
    in India and Indonesia, and the rest in
    tobacco-related processes and industries ranging
    through distribution, sales and promotion of
    tobacco use.
    What about all the pipe makers, cigar rollers and all the other artisans who create products that revolve around the consumption of tobacco products in all their forms? Surely they number in the millions? That’s a lot of people to put out of work to satisfy the Uber Nazis of tobacco control worldwide.

    • Rose says:

      It certainly is. It just goes to show what a popular product tobacco is, and it’s those very people I feel most worried for. As far as I know, anti-tobacco and the W.H.O. plan to destroy their livelihoods without a thought about paying compensation or how they will look after their familes.

      • Rose says:


        “Pubs across the country have lost so much trade as a result of the smoking ban that some are now entitled to a tax cut.”
        ” The hardest-hit establishments could be in line for reductions in their business rates, potentially worth thousands of pounds a year, according to newly-disclosed official documents.

        The decision has come about because tax inspectors, after consulting legal counsel, now accept that the smoking ban represents a “material change” to the trading position of pubs.

        When the ban was first introduced in July 2007, amid claims by health campaigners than smoke-free would attract more drinkers into pubs, tax inspectors said that the new law would not represent a material change in either direction to their trading position.

        As a result of the initial flawed advice, the Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) refused to give pubs any rate reduction for loss of business.

        Last night the Conservatives accused ministers of “ripping off” of pubs and “covering up” vital information that could stop locals going out of business. Currently four are closing every day according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

        The blunder was exposed after Tories obtained previously-unpublished guidance from the VOA on how firms should be charged business rates.

        Pubs can now use the finding that the smoking ban is harming their trade to make a claim to lower the “rateable value” of their premises – cutting their bills every year. However, they can only do so if they make an application, fill out complex forms and, in the words of the VOA, “satisfy the general requirements for validity including sufficient wording to identify the nature and date of the change”.

        The Government has made no announcement about the potential for tax reductions for pubs.”


        “The VOA’s guidance on setting ratable values, updated in June this year to include advice on the smoking ban, states: “It was not considered that this change [the smoking ban] could constitute a MCC [material change of circumstance] and earlier versions of this advice reflected this. Advice from counsel now shows this view to be wrong that the ban on smoking can be a matter affecting the physical enjoyment of a hereditament.”

        But if you don’t know, you can’t apply.

        At that time pubs were closing at a rate of 27 a week.

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