My letter to the local papers about Al ‘Ponzi’ Gore’s scam business model winning him the Nobel Peace Prize.
See Follow the Clues: Is Al Gore’s Promotion of Global Warming Hysteria Merely A Scam to Make Him Money? for an extended blog post of this letter, and Al Gore 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Editorial Cartoons for mockery and some very important info on how he won the prize.
From NST Letters (NST removes links after about a week):
Nobel Peace Prize: Another side to Gore’s efforts to combat global warming
By : SCOTT THONG YU YUEN, Ipoh
AL Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.
This despite the fact that a significant number of scientists disagree with the IPCC’s findings on global warming and are discovering facts and data that contradict the theory that the planet is heating up.
And also despite the fact that nothing concrete has been accomplished in the way of Gore or the IPCC’s recommendations for combating climate change.
I would call attention to exactly what the latest winners of the Nobel Peace Prize recommend to the world.
Gore’s solution, as evidenced through the Kyoto Protocol he lobbied for, is to implement mandatory carbon dioxide emissions limits, or “carbon caps”. Businesses may attempt to reduce their carbon output by whatever available means they choose.
If a company cannot keep within the stated emissions limit, it will be charged a tax, or “carbon tax”. However, this tax can be avoided by buying the carbon allowance from companies that are below the limit, or “emissions trading”.This “cap and trade” method has produced dismal results in Europe.Without new technologies to improve energy efficiency and produce clean power, the costs of carbon caps are too high for too little gain; the Kyoto Protocol is estimated to cost US$1.5 trillion (RM5.25 trillion) for a temperature reduction of 0.2ºC over the next 100 years.
At the same time, Gore encourages individuals to compensate for their personal carbon emissions by buying “carbon offsets”.
Basically, consumers pay money to certain businesses which carry out activities to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as by planting trees, or by using solar power.
He himself subscribes to this “solution”. He needs to, as he has a home that consumes 20 times more electricity than the average American home.
He has also refused to sign a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” to reduce his home energy use to that of an average home, despite him asking, in his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth: “Are you ready to change the way you live?”
That leaves him the option of buying carbon offsets to compensate for his carbon emissions. Thus, he buys the offsets from a company that provides carbon-offset brokerages, Generation Investment Management, a company which he founded and owns.
So he promotes fear of global warming, then recommends that people assuage their guilt and save the Earth by buying carbon offsets from his own Generation Investment Management.
For this business model and the costly and ineffective Kyoto Protocol, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations to him indeed, especially if the anthropogenic global warming theory is eventually disproved, meaning that all that effort and expense are being wasted.