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Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change (VIDEO)
Washington Examiner ^ | June 24 2014 | Paul Bedard

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming

1 posted on 06/24/2014 12:29:04 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Textbook fascism.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: PoloSec
"Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change ..."

.... This sounds eerily familiar to the origins of the IRS targeting scandal. It is absolute discrimination pure and simple.

3 posted on 06/24/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: PoloSec

An Amerikaner Nazi speaks.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 12:34:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: PoloSec

Some billionaires should be hung by their short hairs


5 posted on 06/24/2014 12:36:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PoloSec

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.

Enviro-Nazi theft.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: PoloSec

My or no way BO.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 12:37:40 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PoloSec

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.

;-)


8 posted on 06/24/2014 12:43:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 12:44:04 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: PoloSec

Everything Obama and his wife do is about punishing someone!


10 posted on 06/24/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: PoloSec

Stinking nazi filth.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Crazy like a cat hopped-up on coffee, in a roomful of curtains. Yikes!)
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To: PoloSec

Sic the IRS on them! I think Lois Lerner is good at that...


12 posted on 06/24/2014 1:01:02 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: PoloSec
... onor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

Penalized?

If you want to punish, why not just go straight to Saddam-style execution?

-PJ

13 posted on 06/24/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT by pallis
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To: driftdiver
Some billionaires should be hung by their short hairs

Ya know, Tar and Feathers are still pretty cheap.

15 posted on 06/24/2014 1:49:44 PM PDT by wbill
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To: PoloSec

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.....


16 posted on 06/24/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: R_Kangel
"Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change ..."

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....

17 posted on 06/24/2014 2:14:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: PoloSec

Thomas Steyer’s the hysteric money bags of this operation ... this issue’s becoming a joke.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: PoloSec

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.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 2:27:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PoloSec

They have a lot of money invested in carbon trading.

They are pushing all in right now.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 3:09:35 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: PoloSec
Sieg Heil !

But why stop there Commandant Bloomberg ?

They should all be sent into the new and improved carbon free gas chambers.

21 posted on 06/24/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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