Posts Tagged ‘Global warming’

Unchecked Profiteering versus Environmental Romanticism…which is the truth? This week on Your Financial Editor!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

On this week’s show, Chris and his guest, Paul Collier, author of The Plundered Planet, will have a lively discussion about how must, and how we can, manage nature for global prosperity.  Proper stewardship of natural resources is a matter of planetary urgency: they have the potential to either transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart.  These issues affect our environment, our politics and our global economy.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Paul Collier is  Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank.  In addition to the award-winning The Bottom Billion, he is the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places.

Suspicious About Global Warming Hype?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Well, if you were suspicious about all of the global warming hype before, how do you feel now?

It was announced at the end of February that the intergovernmental panel on climate change (the world’s leading authority on climate change) is appointing an independent committee to investigate how the United Nations sponsored organization practices it’s science.

The “Climate Change” movement has been losing altitude fast over the last 6 months or so.  During these hard economic times, more and more people are focusing on the legitimacy of the claims being made by politicians and organizations.  Al Gore has developed a rather large bulls-eye on his back as reports surface about his windfall profits associated with his alarmist speeches, movies, seminars, etc.  I have mentioned many times on the “Your Financial Editor” program Al Gore’s net worth was estimated at $2 million when he left Washington in 2000 after losing the election.  Now he has an estimated net worth of well over $100 million.  Another conflict of interest is that Gore is a co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management.  Many of the companies he and his partner (David Blood) own are often beneficiaries of the subject matter that Gore delivers in public and private settings.

The main reason for this blog is that the Climate Bill finds itself on the ropes.  We need to keep swinging and defeat legislation that, according to many organizations and think tanks, could cost you, the consumer and/or business owner, a very pretty penny in the short and long run.  I mean come on, is NOW the time to be putting pressure on you when it comes to higher energy prices, lower GDP, more job losses, etc.?