What these two astute gentlemen of the media failed to apply was the old journalistic axiom: "Follow the money." First, start with the question that begs an explanation. Why did former Vice-President Al Gore repeatedly declare that he was going to become "the first global warming billionaire" -- did that not pique any potential Pulitzer Prize winning journalist's curiosity as to what was behind that curtain? After losing his bid for the presidency, becoming the first global warming billionaire was Gore's road not only to extraordinary wealth, but paved his return to global influence.
Set-up to unfold was a "golden parachute" scheme that would line the pockets of a cadre of elitists and global-warming advocates long after they were displaced from their seats of power. The scheme to retain or regain power and amass money is in plain sight. Some history and current day facts:
Few realize that the "green movement" is about building large personal fortunes for an elite few. President Barack Obama laid out his threat to bypass Congress and ignore the American people during his 2013 State of the Union address by exerting his authority under Executive Orders:
"I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy." -- President Barack Obama, February 12, 2013.
Obama's green energy plan put the coal industry on life-support, targeted oil and gas as the enemy and sought to impose restrictions on power plants that generate electricity to homes and businesses. What the President reportedly hides behind the curtain is his alliances with international green elites, a select group of political and Wall Street cronies, and energy regulatory czars who have orchestrated a CO2 carbon-taxing scheme that would put billions of dollars into their own pockets. Forced regulatory compliance is now being assembled through federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is a money scheme at the highest levels.
In 2010, the global-warming money transfer scam surfaced and named not only this president, but a former Democrat president and vice-president as participants planning to accumulate vast personal wealth. Again, any investigative reporter need only ask: Why did Al Gore so confidently tout that he was destined to become the "first global-warming billionaire"?
Long in the designing, the elements were close to being in full play. The plans were drawn, the carbon-credit trading exchange registered as the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) was formulated and set to transfer cash (New York Times). A privately-owned Chicago bank was reportedly on the ready as a depository and for routing money transfers. That is, until the great global-warming-climate-change fraud stopped the United Nations-supported, elite group of well-connected "green" associates in their tracks. British Freedom quotes The Times of India:
"Billionaire globalists like George Soros fund green groups and seek to promote the globalist 'climate change' scam as a way to enrich themselves and infiltrate developing nations in order to financially exploit them and their natural resources for profit."
The June 16, 2009 Bloomberg article, "Sandor Got Obama's Nod for Chicago-Style Climate Law" by Jim Efstathiou Jr., reported that a carbon-capping bill set to be imposed on American businesses was the cornerstone of Obama's environmental agenda. Bloomberg quotes CCX founder Richard Sandor as saying that the bill began "...way, way to the left with provisions to push US utilities into bankruptcy." The article further reads: "Sandor launched the Chicago Climate Exchange, or CCX, in 2003 after getting two research grants from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation. Obama was on the foundation that gave us the grant, Sandor said. We know him well." CCX reportedly is now under the auspices of Environmental Financial Products which lists its Chairman and CEO as Richard Sandor.
With CCX officials lamenting the sidelining of a carbon-credit trading exchange (similarly structured to the stock exchange, but with exorbitant transaction fees), Nathaniel Gronewold of ClimateWire published the following on January 3, 2011:
"Meanwhile, CCX's sister institutions, the European Climate Exchange and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange, will continue as long as there is corporate and state government interest in fighting climate change, even with the failure of cap and trade in the US Congress, CCX officials insist."
During the recent 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Mr. Obama again upped his high-stakes play to push through his green agenda despite the high cost to even the poorest of Americans. Unlike Obamacare that revealed itself in a matter of years, this scheme can be carried along for decades based on false data and computers models only to be uncovered decades later and trillions of dollars too late. A list of powerful global titans remain on the ready to engage in a revived carbon-emissions trading program. They do so despite the evidence that weighs against any such necessity. The question is why?
A new report by Dr. Indur Goklany, an international authority on climate change, was published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Dr, Goklany states:
"The academies claim that fossil-fuel use has reduced the world's sustainability and resilience. But despite record human numbers and carbon-dioxide emissions, human wellbeing has never been higher, by virtually any measure whether climate-sensitive or not. The average person has never lived longer or been healthier or wealthier. Living standards are at their highest ever; poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and mortality from vector-borne diseases and extreme events are at record lows. There is no indication that these trends are being reversed."
In the face of highly publicized studies based on real science, and not computer models, that global temperatures have not substantially risen for more than a decade, Obama gears up to invest multiples of billions of America's tax dollars into the green abyss, even while other countries across the globe are backing away. Why does Obama ignore real science?
Other scientific facts come from Edmund Contoski, an environmental consultant for more than 40 countries. In Liberty Unbound, Contoski writes: "Nature itself foils the environmentalists as The US Department of Energy admits that once emitted that 98% of all the carbon dioxide emissions are again absorbed by nature. Contosky then queries, "Termites emit ten time more CO2 than humans, should we cap-and-tax them?"
Again, with the scheme hidden in plain sight, the media neglect the global green machine being run by an elite group that will reap financial gain at America's loss. Perhaps a great investigative journalist will make a mark on history by peeling back the layers of this geo-political fraud. Armed with this information, perhaps Mr. O'Reilly or Dr. Krauthammer will use their access to vast journalistic resources to earnestly answer Bill's question to Charles on why Barack Obama is pushing, at the expense of America and beyond all logic and recent scientific data, for a long-term and massive financial commitment to climate change. Start with money and power.
Whoever controls the world's energy distribution, controls the world. If they can get the little people to "believe" that climate change is a bigger threat than ISIS, the global elites of the future will have the ultimate golden parachute.
CCX now transfers to: Page Not Found. The Chicago Climate Exchange reportedly changed names. While ultimately drowning the carbon-trading scheme and not shorelines, nature turned on the CCX planners when the Himalayas did not melt, the polar bear population grew, and carbon dioxide output revived and increased farming yields that today feed millions more people across the globe as a result.
Yet, the other shoe is about to drop and it is nuclear in its impact. It is Obama's coup de gras for America. Buried in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is Obama's climate agenda on steroids. It shifts independent powers to the president while putting America at the mercy of 140 member TPP countries that outnumber and hold sway over the United States' "one" vote. Disguised as open trade to keep America competitive, it sets-up the means for America's detractors to put a crippling chokehold on America's sovereignty and economy. It is dangerous.
TPP is designed to become an international regulatory body from China to Vietnam armed with enough voting numbers to subdue the United States into submission while enforcing massive fines if American businesses do not transfer jobs and resources offshore. Expect political sleight-of-hand from both sides of the aisle when a Congressional vote comes up in months to come on the Trans Pacific Partnership. American must hold their leaders accountable. Send a copy of this article as a warning that will strip them of the excuse of any ignorance of "unforeseen circumstances" upon which they too often rely. Under Obama's climate change, money and power supersede national security. Perhaps, Messrs. O'Reilly and Krauthammer will look behind that door as well.