The New York Times, fashionably late to the party as always when it comes to criticizing its anointed darlings, acknowledges on its front page today that Al Gore has raked in astronomical profits from promoting climate change hysteria and derangement: Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
They can’t quite bring themselves to say it themselves, though. Instead, they’re hiding behind the nebulous and skeptical right wing to finally point the finger: But Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic who until recently was a top aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, said that what he saw as Mr. Gore’s alarmism and occasional exaggerations distorted the debate and also served his personal financial interests.
Noooooo! He, Pelosi and Kennedy couldn’t possibly be in it for the money, could they? What about the lofty ideals of science?
Other public figures, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who have vocally supported government financing of energy-saving technologies, have investments in alternative energy ventures. Some scientists and policy advocates also promote energy policies that personally enrich them.
Imagine that! Read the whole thing and then knock us over with a flying pig, would you?