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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Phage
The possibility for profit of a speculative carbon market funded by tax dollars from every country in the world is beyond trillions of dollars a year. It reaches a new numerical value that boggles the mind.
Also we are losing control of the petrol dollar. More reason to outlaw the use of fossil fuels.
Its as much motivated by profit as it is politically charged and as such is priceless to our hegemony as a way to curb the development of our political enemies while essentially destroying the middle class at home whose wealth will be increasingly equal to the upper echelon in years to come as the concentration of wealth shifts from the west almost entirely to a more favorable percentage in developing nations.
Oil is the simple answer. Nothing is ever so simple.
9.30 a.m. the bears chained themselves to oil barrels branded Statoil and Rosneft and unfolded banners: “Arctic worth more than oil” and “We are hostages of your greed”. They were drumming on barrels demanding that Statoil should keep away from their home.
”Statoil’s plan to extract oil at 78 degrees north latitude in the ice-covered Barents Sea is a perfect example of double standards. Drilling in ice-covered waters is not allowed in Norway for safety reasons. It’s remarkable also considering that Statoil postponed indefinitely drilling offshore in Alaska realizing that US regulations are really strict. The company hopes to replenish oil resources in countries like Russia, where it can save money because of poor regulations. Moreover, to do this it partners with Rosneft, the company that is vying for a Guinness World Record with over 10 000 oil spills each year”, says Evgenia Belyakova.
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
So the world isn't warming ? Glaciers are not retreating ? Flora and fauna are not advancing towards the poles ?
A big fat lying statistic, is this what you are stating ?