Among several entities that have gathered together with a “Global Warming” objective:
I’d like to introduce the Kyoto Protocol
Do they have a “Global Warming,” marketing objective?
Yes, they certainly do. Emissions Trading
Is it legit?
Of course it is.
Do they have a target-market in their strategy?
Yes, they do.
National governments, some of whom may not have devolved responsibility for meeting Kyoto obligations to industry, and that have a net deficit of allowances, will buy credits for their own account, mainly from JI/CDM developers.
Has America signed on?
Yes, we did. But, no we haven’t. But, yes we have.
Should you as an American Citizen be concerned?
I don’t know? Does it matter how much plastic credit attributed to the downfall of the American economy? That wasn’t enough to scare us. Now we must be very afraid that if we don’t buy into “carbon credit” we won’t have a future, at all, et al.
How does the Kyoto Protocol determine its funding?
The Protocol also reaffirms the principle that developed countries have to pay billions of dollars, and supply technology to other countries for climate-related studies and projects. The principle was originally agreed in UNFCCC.
Are they worried about funding?
No they are not.
These deals are occasionally done directly through a national fund or agency, as in the case of the Dutch government's ERUPT programme, or via collective funds such as the World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF). The PCF, for example, represents a consortium of six governments and 17 major utility and energy companies on whose behalf it purchases credits.
How will this affect you?
Ask Al Gore.
He spearheaded the push for Kyoto in 1990 and has almost single-handedly delivered “944 U.S. cities in 50 states,” into agreeing with the Kyoto Protocol or a Kyoto type of mechanism. Gore did have some help from Greg Nickels. But Greg Nickels didn’t push the envelope to international levels. Both are heavily involved with various environmental entities that are ultimately owned and/or controlled by the World Bank. Nothing unusual there, I suppose.
Is Gore being heavily compensated for his illustrious involvement in “Global Warming?”
Who cares? But one could estimate that the pockets on his “Green Jeans,” have become more than deep, just by examining his raising. Gore Jr. is no stranger to politics or the prestige that comes with being in a political spotlight. Gore Jr. is publicly going against his own Father, Gore Sr. by taking the platform that he does upon the economy. He would NOT do this for penny’s worth of dissent. But for millions? He would and he has. Everything he touches turns Green.
Gore is the son of the late Albert Gore, Sr. (December 26, 1907 – December 5, 1998) Gore Sr. held office as a U.S. Representative (1939–1944, 1945–1953) and Senator (1953–1971) from Tennessee.
Gore Sr. and Gore Jr. have suffered some conflicts of interest.
After leaving Congress, Gore Sr. resumed the practice of law with Occidental Petroleum and became vice president and member of the board of directors, taught law at Vanderbilt University 1970–1972. He became chairman of Island Creek Coal Co., Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972
"`Ecology is now a household word, but many of those who use it do not seem aware of the fact that by definition ecology is tied to economics, that man's well-being is tied to his being; that although preservation of an unsullied crystal stream, a purer atmosphere, a virgin tract of forest, or an unblemished landscape are noble goals, they are not the noblest: the noblest is to provide man with the basic stuff of his existence—food and housing, and meaningful work. Before we can recreate we must create."(Gore Sr.) Source.
If we [do] not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilization. That sounds shrill. It sounds hard to accept. I believe it's deadly accurate. But again, we can solve it. (Al Gore, Jr.)
There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent any action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere.(Gore Jr.)
I don’t fully agree with either of them, and being at odds within the family nucleus is fairly common. To a global degree? It’s interesting and essential to understand that people DO disagree, at home. Within the cities. Within the states. Within the country. On an international level. And Now all over the Globe.
Just because I’m not buying the findings of the experts who are also not in complete agreement, doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything. I don’t like it when people say to me: So you’re one of those “Do nothings.”
Invent me a cordless vac that will suck my way to work and I’ll make a clean getaway/investment!!
I didn’t really require any scientific studies or findings in order for me to go “Green,” before the color became an environmental term, many years ago. I’m not fanatical or perfect about being Green. I do what I can to recycle/reuse & went Green with all my cleaning supplies/liquids/methods of cleaning, as well.
But I will not declare all of the green fibers in my hard-earned dollars Green for the sake of purports and reports, each with a finding or formula or theory and more findings that do mostly nothing but prove we are still green about the whole Green thing.
Why? Because of history and Listerine.
Yep, that’s right. This isn’t the first time in recorded history that people believed we are so influential we can do things that will ultimately control our climate/and or the renewal of the earth. However, in the past it did require ritual sacrifice. Currently, we’ve out-populated that notion in most parts of the world, and hopefully we only entertain such in fiction with stories like: “Children of the Corn.” (Stephen King.)
And I’m highly aware of how exciting it is to jump on the bandwagon with some things, and some movements were crucial, some were fun, some were embarrassing, some shameful. But hey? Elvis is still Secret Agent Hot in some parts of the world?
And Listerine? Quite interesting, really:
“[Listerine] wasn't a runaway success until the 1920s, when it was pitched as a solution to "chronic halitosis", the faux medical term that the Listerine advertising group created in 1921 to describe bad breath. By creating a "medical condition" for which consumers now felt they needed a cure, Listerine created the market for their mouthwash.” (wiki)
Quite possibly, “Global Warming” could be a “Global Crisis,” for which a global market is now using to target individuals for their “hogwash.”
The statements and entities above like Kyoto are real. They are not figments of my imagination. I’m not afraid of the term “Green.” And “Global Warming,” “Climate Change,” whatever they’ve got in their marketing arsenal is going to have to prove to be more than just a vampirical formula for profit. Global Warming=human generated green house gas emissions=carbon credit. *Equals Atmospheric Pressure at Grandest Proportions Ever! The pressure I’m sensing, however, is from individuals upon other individuals, not from alleged anthropomorphic sources/culprits upon the environment.
Maybe a global market has figured out a way to finance everything under the sun???
Even that which the sun may be culprit?
Scientists Baffled by the Sun
That’s only one tiny article that mentions the sun’s play in the game. There are numerous articles.
Signatories Against the IPCC Findings
That’s only one list of scientists. There are numerous scientists of all kinds, bickering and theorizing and researching and opposing and supporting.
People like Juju? They have a point!
[This message has been edited by rwood (02-13-2010 08:39 AM).]