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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Not to defend Gore's hysteria, but he probably invested in those companies because he believes in their cause. He surely could have invested in other industries if he wanted.
    And, because he knew he would see a nice return on his investment. Moreso the return, than the belief.

    Making money is what the Global Warming hoax is really all about.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, because he knew he would see a nice return on his investment. Moreso the return, than the belief.

    Making money is what the Global Warming hoax is really all about.
    So why has it taken 20 years for this to happen?
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    So why has it taken 20 years for this to happen?
    20 years, to score a billion bucks? It's worth the wait, to me.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    20 years, to score a billion bucks? It's worth the wait, to me.
    Well, you are not an investment banker - why do you think nobody invests in growing trees? Too long to wait for a return on your money.

    I have known about the rising CO2 levels and concern about AGW since the early eighties at least. I have watched the frustration of the pro-alternate energy group trying desperately to get any sort of research funding while coal fired power stations were receiving government subsidies.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Are you trying to say that a politician would selfishly promote a cause he is invested in with some attempt to reap profit from government programs which can spawn through support of said cause? Never!
    No, not at all.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    Is this not called "speculation" - something a lot of entrepreneurs do? He could just as easily lost that $75 million with the company going belly-up or not coming through with the research or hitting all sorts of problems.



    Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire - Telegraph

    See the bolded word?

    Could

    They have no guarantee of that money yet
    He used his office for personal gain. Next.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He used his office for personal gain. Next.
    He still has not got that money yet. So tell me - how much has he lost in investing in "green" technologies that have not panned out?
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    Well, you are not an investment banker - why do you think nobody invests in growing trees? Too long to wait for a return on your money.
    You are aware that logging companies plant trees?
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He used his office for personal gain. Next.
    If he had done that then he would have started an invest firm in the internet.

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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    Well, you are not an investment banker - why do you think nobody invests in growing trees? Too long to wait for a return on your money.
    That's not true. Timber companies invest in growing trees all the time.

    I have known about the rising CO2 levels and concern about AGW since the early eighties at least. I have watched the frustration of the pro-alternate energy group trying desperately to get any sort of research funding while coal fired power stations were receiving government subsidies.
    Oh yeah, the sky is falling and we need to tax the crap out of everyone to stop it. Also, we need to waste billions on alternate energy sources that are nowhere near maturity and will only cost the people even more money, above and beyond the extra taxes. Hey, I get it!!!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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