Skip to comments.Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change (VIDEO)
Posted on 06/24/2014 12:29:04 PM PDT by PoloSec
The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.
While the Obama administration has called for polluters to clean up their operations, the former government and business leader said the hammer should come down on business that ignore the potential impact of climate change on their companies and rewards such as greater investment be doled out to those that do. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter!
"We need to reward people whose behavior reduces climate risk and penalize people who add to it, said Thomas Steyer, a former hedge fund manager and environmentalist who is a major player and funder of climate change initiatives. Climate risk should be taken into account by every business and every investor, he said at a New York press conference to unveil a report on how global warming could cool the U.S. economy.
He is one of the leaders with Bloomberg, three former Clinton cabinet members and former Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, of the Risky Business Project that released Tuesday's "Risky Business" report. Steyer and members of his group plan to discuss it with White House officials Wednesday.
Overall, the report said that climate change could cost East Coast business and governments $35 billion a year. In other areas of the nation, said Bloomberg, it will be too hot to work outside. And he also warned of a really scary potential that tree-killing bugs might not be limited by cold winters.
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.... This sounds eerily familiar to the origins of the IRS targeting scandal. It is absolute discrimination pure and simple.
An Amerikaner Nazi speaks.
Some billionaires should be hung by their short hairs
When you boil it all down, it ALWAYS comes back to taking money from the “offenders”, more money for “compliance”, taxpayer money for “monitoring”, etc.
My or no way BO.
AGENDA UBER ALLES! is the real rallying cry of the commies in agencies and academia.
Yes, is what was heard in the Third Reich and the USSR.
Doubt me? Ask the ghost of the Russian scientist Lysenko.
If Bloomberg were truly worried about his F’n carbon footprint, he’d move into a one bedroom apartment and drive a Prius. Instead he lives in mansions, has an entourage of armed guards in SUV’s and flies around the world in a private jet.
Obviously he is a “denier”. Punish him.
Everything Obama and his wife do is about punishing someone!
Stinking nazi filth.
Sic the IRS on them! I think Lois Lerner is good at that...
If you want to punish, why not just go straight to Saddam-style execution?
The monied fascists are invested to the hilt in global warming and America’s decline, and they will do what they can to destroy anyone who gets in their way. Meanwhile the monied fascists can hide behind the illusion of security their wealth provides them, but the masses are getting angry and fed up. I hope I’m still around when the day of reckoning comes.
Ya know, Tar and Feathers are still pretty cheap.
There are insider businesses and billionaires that support the enviro-green agenda and it looks like they are trying to build a world using government power that benefits them to the exclusion of other.
It sure doesn’t have anything to do with freedom or free markets or free enterprise.....
There hasn't been any 'climate change' since the 1930's - maybe we should punish rich liberal elites who have too much time on their hands....
Thomas Steyer’s the hysteric money bags of this operation ... this issue’s becoming a joke.
Stalin loved Lamarck, (”soft”, or non-genetic inheritance), and misdirected Soviet science for a generation.
We’ve got AGW for our politically driven, scientific religion.
It’s a sign of an ideologically top-down dictated government running a country into the ground.
The next step is formal political commissars in schools (they’re informal now), and then the military. No /S... I mean it.
They have a lot of money invested in carbon trading.
They are pushing all in right now.