Insurance and Climate Change column

Is Climate Change Now Its Own Industry?

By | July 30, 2015

  • July 30, 2015 at 9:39 pm
    hseneker says:
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    • July 31, 2015 at 10:21 am
      David says:
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      The top 40 largest oil and gas companies alone made 5 trillion dollars last year, more than triple the amount of the entire climate change industry. Then there’s the refinery companies, the mining and manufacturing companies, the fossil fuel exploration and speculation firms, and the tens of thousands of lawyers and lobbyists working for them. Together, they’re orders of magnitude more powerful as a lobbying force than the climate change industry.

  • July 31, 2015 at 10:10 am
    Yogi Polar Berra says:
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    Is a Trillion dollar industry a significant, standalone industry?

    Does a wild polar bear poop on icebergs?

    • January 21, 2016 at 10:07 am
      Agent says:
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      Yogi, according to Al Gore, the polar caps would be gone by 2014. Where would the Polar Bear poop if there were no icebergs?

  • July 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm
    Dave says:
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    Any industry this size whose existance does not rely on a product or service fulfilling needs of consmers has an incredible incentive to justifuy their existance which is why I take whatever their spokespeople say or study they produce with a grain of salt.

    • July 31, 2015 at 2:34 pm
      Agent says:
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      Dave, the whole thing is geared toward generating carbon taxes. That is what leftists do, tax, tax and then tax some more.

      • July 31, 2015 at 4:35 pm
        Fact checker says:
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        There is no nationwide carbon tax levied in the United States

        • August 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm
          Dave says:
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          Not yet.

      • August 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm
        Agents Biggest Fan says:
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        Exactly! If only the socialist leftists could learn the ‘right’ way of doing things! Another upvote for you, Agent!

      • August 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm
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        I agree with Agent. it’s politics, not science, that drives that bus.

        • August 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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    • January 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm
      Agent says:
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      Dave, as if the fake Climate Scientists weren’t bad enough before, a new story came out today that a William Ruddiman, Climate Scientist from the University of Virginia is now blaming man who existed 7,000 years ago for starting Global Warming. It seems that men who lived back then burned trees to clear land for agriculture and they were responsible for stopping the natural cooling process. This is about as irresponsible as it gets.

  • July 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm
    Agency says:
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    I would agree it is an “industry” just at there is the “panhandle industry” as a panhandler told a talk show host some years ago. Anytime one can take in $$$, they will make it big business as long as it will hit the emotions of some of the people wither it’s true or not. This is why fraud thrives.

  • July 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm
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    You people seem to believe there is a viable debate on anthropogenic climate change; that there are two equally reasonable viewpoints. That someone’s blog posting is of comparable weight and significance as a peer reviewed publication in a scholarly scientific journal.

    You apparently believe that 98% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences are conspiring to indoctrinate the public with some unsubstantiated theory whose real goal is to foster a dark left-wing agenda.

    When scientific research doesn’t support your personal beliefs or agenda, only a paranoid or willfully ignorant person concludes “science is wrong (and perhaps evil)”. This is true whether your personal agenda is “conservative” (e.g. climate change) or “liberal” (e.g. GMOs or vaccines). This kind of science-denial recalls the suppression of Galileo and Darwin by orthodox religous groups.

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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      Mr risk,

      Evolutionists still haven’t found the missing link. There is a reason why the theory of evolution is still a theory.

      Why is it that when science cannot substantiate obvious flaws in their theories that they simply ignore them?

      Absolute truth is right 100% of the time. Truth is not relative.

      • July 31, 2015 at 5:51 pm
        David says:
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        You’re too uninformed about science to even be talking about this subject. A theory in science means far more than an unproven guess that you’re making it out to be. You can start by reading this article on what scientists mean when they use the word theory.

        http://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html

      • July 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        And pilots still haven’t been able to find the cloud that has the pearly gates on it.

        • July 31, 2015 at 9:06 pm
          Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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          And zoologists still haven’t been able to find a snake that can talk.

          • August 11, 2015 at 10:15 am
            Agent says:
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            I know of two snakes that can talk. They are called Obama and Hilary.

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm
      integrity matters says:
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      In case you have missed it in other articles and posts, the climate changes. It always has and it always will.

      Man does not have the ability to change the climate, by accident or on purpose.

      If you believe in evolution, nature finds a way to survive. Yet, somehow you think nature can’t overcome global warming.

      Which is it? You can’t have it both ways.

      • July 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm
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        Speaking of missing links, the ironically named “integrity matters” is clearly not someone who could be persuaded by things like physics.

      • July 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm
        David says:
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        Of course mankind can change the climate. The greenhouse effect is a very well understood phenomenon that causes real, observable changes in the climate. And we are currently pumping billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year.

        Even ignoring the greenhouse effect, mankind is more than capable of changing the climate. All out nuclear war would absolutely change the Earth’s climate plunging it into a state of nuclear winter.

        Also, what does evolution have to do with this topic? No one is saying nature in general can’t overcome global warming. Clearly those species that can adapt to changing climates will continue to survive. It’s just that we are changing the climate at such a rapid pace, that many species of animals that we appreciate are at risk of extinction because they have too short of a time frame to adapt.

  • August 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm
    S.G.Brown says:
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    Does anyone ever look at web sites like this one?
    http://iceagenow.info/
    Or this one:-
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/
    Guess not.
    There is no ‘Global Warming’.
    Yes, ther is Climate Change, change which is well within accepted climate parameters.

  • August 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm
    Roger Klein says:
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    No surprises here. Even when the first so-called “earth day” was “celebrated” in 1970, critics pointed out that April 22, 1970 just happened to be the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth. It’s no coincidence. The economic controls and restrictions that are placed on a society under the deceitful guise of “saving the planet” read like something out of the communist playbook. Wake up people, and realize what this “climate change” hoax is all about. For one thing, mankind doesn’t have the power to control the weather, nor can we stop volcanic eruptions or shoo hurricanes onto a different path. For crying out loud, if we can control storms, the how come there wasn’t a bunch of these environmental zealots and gaia worshippers in the path of Katrina doing their vibes and chants routine trying to divert it? Where were they when tornadoes tore through Tuscaloosa, Moore, OK, and south-central Missouri in recent years? Give me a break!! Shut up about this doom and gloom climate change bilge and start showing concern about something that’s really harmful to our nation’s future, like the hideous slaughter of the unborn, the continued accommodation of dangerous drug usage, and the erosion of our rights and freedoms!!

    • August 4, 2015 at 9:16 am
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      Controlling storms is completely different beast. Although, for what it’s worth, humans are trying to control storms right now anyway!

      Climate Change is the 2015 version of the hole in the ozone layer.

      It’s 100% real, yet some people will deny its existence anyway
      Maybe humans were the driving factor in it
      Maybe humans were NOT the driving factor
      Regardless, doing nothing will ruin the planet for our species
      We must try and do SOMETHING so we don’t pass the point of no return and make this land uninhabitable for our children’s children

    • August 4, 2015 at 10:06 am
      Agent says:
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      You are right Roger. Global Warming/Climate Change advocates are all about control of the people which is the Socialists/Communists mantra. They want to carbon tax businesses and people out of existence. Just yesterday, the President came out with yet even harsher restrictions on power plants that produce our electricity. EPA is totally out of control and even want to stop people from having a back yard BBQ. Common Man!

      • August 4, 2015 at 10:28 am
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        A Pigovian tax, or Pigouvian tax, which is what carbon taxing would be if we had it in the USA, which we do not, is not Socialism or Communism.

        • August 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm
          Agent says:
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          A Socialist has never seen a tax they don’t like. Just because we don’t have the tax yet doesn’t mean that the left does not want it and are working towards it every day of the week.

      • January 19, 2016 at 9:26 am
        Agent says:
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        “The goal of Socialism is Communism” – Vladimir Lenin

    • August 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      • August 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm
        Agent says:
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        Shirley, it must be a sad existence for an Atheist like you. Every rant you make is against God and believers in the Creator.

        By the way, the crumbling infrastructure is the result of Progressive Socialism preached by your savior Obama. He said a large part of the “stimulus” was to go toward repairing infrastructure and “shovel ready” jobs. Whatever happened to those jobs that weren’t created and why wasn’t the infrastructure projects started and completed? The quick answer was that political donors got the proceeds from the taxpayers so they could donate more to the Democratic Party. Quite a scheme if I do say so.

        • August 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm
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          The US infrastructure rated a D+ back in 2001. I’m sure it was Progressive Socialist Obama’s fault back then too, right?

          • August 5, 2015 at 7:54 am
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            Cuts both ways. 6 1/2 years in office and the man is still blaming Bush for everything and I’m certain once Iran gets and uses the Nuke they will get because of the agreement just signed he will blame whoever is in office at the time.

          • August 5, 2015 at 8:13 am
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            I get that Dave, and I agree Obama is doing a bad job.

            If Agent is going to blame Obama for having a D+ infrastructure on his watch, then Agent must also find equal blame on Bush for having the same score while he was President too.

          • August 5, 2015 at 10:18 am
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            I ask you again Devil, where did all that nearly trillion dollars go from the bogus stimulus if infrastructure was to be targeted? Perhaps people should be asking Joe Biden when he jumps into the race since he was put in charge of the funds to dispense for projects. That would be an interesting revelation and may rival some of their other scandals.

          • August 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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        • January 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm
          Agent says:
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          Another good quote:

          “I believe that all forms of Socialism have been proven over time to result in a loss of both economic and civil liberties, with increasing poverty”. — John Mackey

    • January 19, 2016 at 9:29 am
      Agent says:
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      Good one Roger. By the way, our detached, unconcerned President said he would send aid to Monroe, OK because the teleprompter told him so.

  • August 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm
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    • August 5, 2015 at 4:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      I knew you would have to jump in with your long winded explanation Rosenblatt. You put Bob to shame. So, if this has all been done, how come Obama still gets a failing grade for infrastructure? He, himself said that there was no shovel ready jobs created by the Stimulus. $27.2 billion for Green Energy Loans? Gee, it is even worse than I thought on all those belly up companies like Solyndra and numerous others. Do you think there may have been some graft and corruption with a bill this size? Where were the jobs created at? All this bill created was more massive debt by the Federal Government.

      • August 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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        • August 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm
          Agent says:
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          Ok, how about answering me about your position on Planned Parenthood 5 videos later with each one worse than the prior? Are you with the leftists who continue to say they are fine or are you with those of us that want them stripped of federal funding and the ringleaders of this terrible organization prosecuted?

          • August 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm
            Agent says:
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            Rosenblatt, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

        • September 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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          You missed one. Obama said there was $40billion that,

          “I can Not say where it went”

          ???? can not or will not?? hard to tell…
          I remember a young man that ran a small NGO nonprofit bragged he had $250million to use to push the AGW meme back in 2010. I often wondered how he could get that kind of money when The Red Cross claimed their funds received for that year was $90million…pg

  • January 16, 2016 at 9:07 pm
    Scottar says:
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    Climate Change Now Its Own Industry? Ask the lobbyists on K street.



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