Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.I wonder if the earth is going to get a little warmer due to the printing of all that money. Perhaps the Pay Czar will cut his profits by 90% since it is just not fair he gets to be a billionaire, and we don't.
One of the other things that bug me about this article is that it admits that critics are "mostly on the political right and...skeptics". I am always being told by the Left that there is no bias in the media, yet why would the Left not be just as skeptical about this. They are always accusing the Political Right of doing these things as immoral. Is this story only being written because they have to and not because the NYTimes is curious about the corruption of the Political Left. Oh, wait. They are the Political Left.
So you might be thinking, "Gee Howard. They wrote the story, which proves they are not biased." Ummm, this story is old my friend. The fact is, we have all known about this for a very looong time, and it didn't start with Al Gore.
In the early 90s I remember watching a French scientist on C-Span challenging the scientists at Dow in their support for laws restricting the use of CFC as a refrigerant. This French scientist explained that CFC was non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. Dow was seeking to use refrigerants that were toxic and carcinogenic.
He raised the obvious question. Why? The answer is simple for those of us, who have refrigerators from the 50s. CFC lasts a loooong time. The newer refrigerants do not last as long and cause the compressors to break down sooner. So in the mane of saving the planet...well...just follow the money.