Everybody knows about Al Gore and his alarmist claims concerning the effects of man-made global warming but what is in it for him? He says it is a moral issue. Perhaps. He says the Earth has a fever. Very slight and dropping. He says he buys carbon offsets to pay for his indulgences. His huge house, swimming pool and of course his jet. Oh really! There is no question here. He does not buy these offsets. The Company he founded in the UK with offices in London and Washington D.C. furnishes the offsets to its employees. Generation Investment Management is set up to take advantage of green technology and the need for companies to go green. They buy carbon credits. Gore stands to make millions on the heels of ever stricter CO2 regulation. He is also an unpaid climate advisor for the UK. Unpaid? In theory he is not being paid but he is supposed to influence the US to adopt tighter CO2 regulation. This in turn will help GIM make money from which he will benefit.
What is strange about this arrangement is that as an agent of a foreign power, Al is supposed to register with the US government and present a current registration to Congress before testifying. From what I am privy to, he did no such thing. Also, it is accepted practice to divulge any vested interest in the outcome of what you are testifying about. I heard his entire testimony and I never heard him mention anything about his income being dependent on tighter CO2 restrictions. The first point concerning being an agent of a foreign power is punishable by 5 years in jail and $10,000 fine. By the way, the law is clear in that it matters not whether the agent is paid or not and the law specifically points out this kind of relationship. It does not make exceptions for ex next presidents.
Perhaps you have heard all this before but there is more. Surrounding GIM is a network of organizations in which Mr. Gore is a significant player. He claims that he is forfeiting his salary. There is no mention of any bonuses or other compensation which could easily be multiples of any salary.
GIM has a close relationship with Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) that actually sells carbon credits while GIM buys them from CCX. Maurice Strong is the force behind CCX and a very close friend of Al Gore. Gore recommended Strong for a position with the world bank at one time. But who is Maurice Strong? He is a Canadian who some say left school after the 11th grade. From this beginning he turned himself into a multi-billionaire. Not bad for a dropout! He was employed by an oil company for a while. He then worked his way up through the UN to become an advisor to Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General. Prior to that he was on the Commission for Global Governance. He supposedly saw the connection between carbon cap and trade and a one world Global Governance. So do I.
From The National Center for Public Policy Research comes this: “Strong’s most significant role at the U.N. to-date has been his position as Secretary General of the 1992 U.N. Conference on the Environment and Development, the Rio Earth Summit. In the opening session of the Rio Earth Summit, Strong commented: “The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security. Interestingly, Strong had initially been blocked from participating in the conference by the U.S. Department of State. When Strong learned of this, however, he persuaded then-President George Bush to overrule the State Department.”
This, I believe, is the true motivation behind AGW activities. He expects the US to give up it’s sovereignty to the UN in favor of environmental security for the world.
In June 2006 the World Bank, Strong’s former employer, joined CCX. World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit works with European countries to set up funds to buy carbon credits for use in developing countries. They are traded on the European Climate Exchange, half of which is owned by CCX which is of course closely related to GIM. It should come as no surprise to you that Strong is the architect of the Kyoto treaty. They call him “Mr. Environment”. Can we see the pattern developing here yet?
From Private Equity Week we get: “One of GIM’s associated firms is Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Notable members of the firm include partners John Doerr and Brook Byers, as well as high-profile individuals such as Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy (who joined as partner in January 2005), former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (who joined in July 2005 in the newly-created position of “strategic limited partner”), and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who joined as partner in November 2007 as part of a collaboration between KPCB and Gore’s firm Generation Investment Management to promote green technology, business and policy solutions.“ I find it interesting that Colin Powell is associated with Al Gore. I would never have guessed that one.
If you find this confusing and complicated, it is, and is intended to be that way. Mr. Gore would never be able to sell his alarmist program to the world if everyone knew the background behind his real intentions. Maurice Strong, for his part, is most comfortable wheeling and dealing in the background as he is prone to do. I personally believe that knowing what is behind the key individuals pushing any program says a lot about what they are pushing. What these facts say is that two individuals have taken a major role in the AGW hype, working together, and have strategically positioned themselves to clean up with no one being the wiser.
I’ll cover more on this as I firm up some really interesting facts.