Skip to comments.Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )
Posted on 11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.
In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress.
During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself "North America's only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide."
One of those gases is carbon dioxide, the most ubiquitous greenhouse gas and the focus of the most far-reaching -- and contentious -- efforts to combat "climate change." On Monday, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency declared carbon dioxide a public health threat.
The President of the Joyce Foundation in 2000, when the foundation made its first grant to the Climate Exchange, was Paula DiPerna, who is now executive vice president of the Chicago Climate Exchange in charge of corporate recruitment and public policy, as well as president of CCX International.
DiPerna left the foundation in November 2001 and joined the Exchange. It was the same year in which the foundation gave its second and much larger grant to the exchange. The Exchange finally launched in 2003.
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Notwithstanding the obvious usual Chicago cronyism, after today I’d like to think Cap-n-tax is absolutely DOA.
On the "Working thread":
See post #47.
I sure hope so....
The Joyce Foundation is also anti-2nd Amendment:
This is what Strong told a reporter back in 1990, when he was describing what he called a fantasy scenario for the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerlandwhere 1,000 diplomats, CEOs and politicians gather annually to address global issues.
What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries?
In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isnt the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isnt it our responsibility to bring this about?
This group of world leaders forms a secret society to bring about an economic collapse, Strong told the reporter in painting his so-called fantasy scenario.
Its February. Theyre all at Davos. These arent terrorists. Theyre world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the worlds commodities and stock markets. Theyve engineered, using their access to stock markets and computers and gold supplies, a panic. Then, they prevent the worlds stock markets from closing. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos as hostage. The markets cant close
———George Soros, Maurice Strong and company redefine the Middleclass (Must read)
Canada Free Press ^ | September 26, 2008 | Judi McLeod
41 posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:48:03 PM by maggief
That is an awful lot of keywords there... Do they all relate to the story?
I only supplied a few of them,...and I thought that those I added related to other threads using those keywords .
I can only assume that others felt the same way for the keywords they supplied.
The Day Global Warming Stood Still (But Warming Lies Didn’t)
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 5:01:45 PM by raptor22
Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December.
It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria.
The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put off the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill, the Senate’s version of Waxman-Markey, until the spring thaw has led Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the leading Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, to declare victory over Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and the triumph of observable fact over junk science.
“I proudly declare 2009 as the ‘Year of the Skeptic,’ the year in which scientists who question the so-called global warming consensus are being heard,” Inhofe said to Boxer in a Senate speech. “Until this year, any scientist, reporter or politician who dared raise even the slightest suspicion about the science behind global warming was dismissed and repeatedly mocked.”
Inhofe added: “Today I have been vindicated.”
The Ada (Oklahoma) Evening News quotes Inhofe: “So when Barbara Boxer, John Kerry and all the left get up there and say, ‘Yes. We’re going to pass a global warming bill,’ I will be able to stand up and say, ‘No, it’s over. Get a life. You lost. I won,’” Inhofe said.