Climate Change is Now a $1.5 Trillion Industry

Posted: August 13, 2015 by oldbrew in Big Green, greenblob, Robber Barons
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So this is what they mean by ‘runaway climate change’.

American Elephants

climate-changeThe Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that Climate Change is now its own $1.5 trillion global “climate change industry” that is growing at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008. Following the recession, growth slowed to between 4 to 6 percent with the exception of a bump in 2011 of 15 percent growth. These results were published in the Insurance Journal, for the climate journal is not available for free online.

The publication includes nine segments and 38 sub-segments including renewables, green building and hybrid cars. It also includes the climate change consulting market which the journal estimates at $1.9 billion worldwide, and $890 million in the U.S. The consulting market is expected to double in the next five years. The report’s authors believe the climate change industry as a whole will grow even faster. The Climate Change Consulting market  had billings of $600 million in 1976 and…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Just hand over the money and don’t argue – they will say.


  2. craigm350 says:

    Or as Vuk put it


    [reply] send for animal welfare 😉

  3. oldbrew says:

    A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    Nothing new about this. Just an upgrade of an OLD con game. “Give me wealth and power and I will save from the gods wrath.”…pg

  5. oldbrew says:

    ‘The Climate Change Consulting market had billings of $600 million in 1976 and today generates $27 billion’

    That should of course say: ‘generates $27 billion in ridiculous charges’.

  6. Follow the money!
    Can I get in on the action?
    Although lying about climate
    Is not much of an attraction!

  7. p.g.sharrow says:

    This annoyed me so much I had to reblog it to my site and added this comment.

    A $1.5 TRILLION industry that is being thwarted by a few ignorant bloggers!
    Those bloggers must be organized and well paid by the Koch Brothers and the Fossil Fuel industry to be so powerful. LOL

    That their industry is based on lies can’t be the problem! 97% of like minded “climate scientists” can not be wrong, after all they have a consensuses.

    Sorry! this con game is older then all of civilization. This is what organized Religion is based on.
    The gods are angry with humanity and these evil humans are being punished for their wickedness!
    “Give US power and your wealth and WE will intercede, placate the gods and WE will save you all!” “repent your evil ways and follow OUR path of righteousness.”

    WE don’t need Them!…pg

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  9. Gail Combs says:

    ‘The Climate Change Consulting Market…..

    What many are missing is a privately held company is an excellent way to hide BRIBES AS CONSULTING FEES!

    So, guess who is in the Climate Change Consulting market?

    Judith Curry with her CLIMATE FORECAST APPLICATIONS NETWORK, LLC and Richard Muller, of BEST with his Muller & Associates, among others no doubt. (I haven’t bothered to go looking.)

    Richard Muller , President and Chief Scientist

    “…Muller & Associates provides expertise for energy challenges that deserve the best minds in the world. Our senior-level team includes Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Geniuses, and recognized global leaders with experience in over 30 countries. We integrate science with business acumen, economics, and long-term trends to ensure that our clients are making the right investments for their organization.

    We know that in order to be effective, solutions must be sustainable…
    and we know that for businesses, sustainable solutions must be profitable as well.

    GreenGov™ is a service offered by Muller & Associates for Governments, International Organizations, non profits, and other organizations that work with Government. The aim is to provide politically-neutral counsel that is broad in scope while rooted in the hard facts of state-of-the-art science and engineering. The key is to make the right patch between the best technologies and the strengths of the government. We know that to be effective the political dimension must be integrated into the technical plan from the start. “

    If you then go to the listing of the TEAM at Muller Assoc. you find.
    Arthur Rosenfeld, Former California Energy Commissioner among others.

    Further down you find Marlan Downey

    Click on Marlan Downey, Oil and Gas Executive
    And guess what ? We find SHELL OIL!

    “Marlan Downey, Oil and Gas Executive
    ….. Former President of the international subsidiary of Shell Oil…..”

    If we follow the Shell Oil connection, we find Queen Beatrix of the Dutch House of Orange and Lord Victor Rothschild are the two largest shareholders of RD/Shell. (I read some where the Dutch Royal family owns about 25%) The British Royal family is another big share holder as is the Rockefeller family. The Rothschild Investment Trust was formed in 1988 => RIT Capital Partners. The Rockefellers and Rothschilds Unite —- “Two of the best-known business dynasties in Europe and the US will come together after Lord Jacob Rothschild’s listed investment trust and Rockefeller Financial Services agreed to form a strategic partnership.”

    Notice the date of 1988.

    Ged Davis, the Shell Oil VP who wrote the Sustainability Scenarios for the IPCC was an IPCC lead Author. Another Shell Oil exec Doug McKay was at the IPCC scenario meetings. McKay was also Senior Financial Analyst with the World Bank. Robert Watson worked for the World Bank while Chair of the IPCC. David Hone is not only SHELL OIL’S Senior Climate Change Adviser he is also Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association.

    Prince Bernhard of the Dutch Royal Family was the Founding President of World Wildlife Fund. (WWF) HRH The Duke of Edinburgh served as International President of WWF for 16 years until his retirement at the end of 1996. John H. Loudon, Better known as “the Grand Old Man of Shell”, headed Royal Dutch Shell from 1951 to 1965. He was President of WWF from 1976 to 1981. Ruud Lubbers served three terms as Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1982 and 1994, thus becoming the longest serving Dutch Prime Minister…. He continued in Parliament as Senior Deputy Leader, and later Parliamentary Leader of the Christian Democratic Alliance. He became President of WWF International on 1 January 2000, but only served for one year as he was appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2001-2005.

    Donna Laframboise found lots of gray literature originating from WWF in the IPCC. She also found “…The World Wildlife Fund’s first corporate sponsor was Shell oil – which continued to fund it for the next four decades. the WWF began to “phase-out” fossil fuel funding from companies such as “BP, Shell and others” in the year 2000.”

    Seems that by 2001 the US government stepped in and gave a healthy chunk of change to WWF. Also by that time WWF was well known enough to do it’s own fleecing of the Sheeple without further help. (The investment nest egg doesn’t hurt either.)

    …The U.S. WWF is a superpower in the international non-profit arena, with 20% of its revenue from government tax money, 10% from industry, and half from prescriptive foundations…
    World Wildlife Fund financial condition June 30 2001
    Contributions — $79,691,281

    Government Grants — $24,589,994

    Program Services — $717,031

    Investments — $10,880,397

    Gets positively incestuous doesn’t it?

    And then of course there is Patchy and his smutty novel….


    Back to that 1988 date.

    1988 —Tim Wirth organized the 1988 Senate hearing at which James Hansen addressed global warming. Wirth is responsible for the dirty tricks (Pick historic hottest day, open windows, shutting off A/C the night before) used to sway Congress. Wirth led the U.S. negotiating team at the Kyoto Summit. He is now President of the United Nations Foundation drumming up money for the UN.

    1988 — It was at career diplomat and British ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Crispin Tickell, suggestion that Thatcher made her influential speech to the Royal Society on 27 September 1988.

    1990 — At Margaret Thatcher’s personal instigation the UK Met Office set up its Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, which, she opened in 1990. The Hadley Centre, in turn, helped to produce the primary data set which was used by the newly founded IPCC.

    1991 — The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a $1 billion pilot program in the World Bank to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainable development [and Climate Change]

    1992 — The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change signed by the USA

    If you want lots of fun in the “follow the Money and Power Game’ look at the Shell Board of Directors.

  10. Gail Combs says:

    I swear, you just can not make this stuff up!

    Remember good old Ruud Lubbers from above? Well it seems Ole’ Patchy wasn’t the first to get caught with his hands in the wrong place.

    October 2, 2007
    United Nations And Employees Ruled Immune From Lawsuits

    A former top United Nations official who left his job because of allegations of sexual harassment cannot be sued in the United States.

    Southern District Judge Robert Sweet ruled that Ruud Lubbers, one-time U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, has immunity from a lawsuit brought by….

    Actual ruling: