Saturday, June 07, 2008

Gorebull has to eat too

After lurking at Clint's shop, I was reading about 'Butter Face' whose good name has been besmirched when likened to a nag.

Then I got waylaid by an ad on one of the pages. Yes, I actually clicked on it, possibly donating $0.000000000000000000001 to someone's hit jar. Anyway, eventually ended up reading about another nagging nag.

Yes none other but the leader of the noo religion. Over at Deceiver.com, they had this say on the matter.
As everyone knows, WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE FROM GLOBAL WARMING. What you might not know is that in the process, you can do something for an unfortunate soul who could really use your help. Namely, Al Gore!

Al is the chairman of Generation Investment Management, a company that… er… I’ll let them tell it:

Generation has built a global research platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental equity analysis. We focus on the economic, environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities that can materially affect a company’s ability to sustain profitability and deliver returns. Our research plays an important role in forming our views on the quality of the business, the quality of management, and valuation.

Exactly! And as part of all that, uh, stuff, GIM has just bought a $13 million stake in Camco International Ltd. And what do they do? They sell carbon offsets. You know, the things we’re all supposed to buy to make up for, say, flying all over the world in private jets and owning mansions that use 20 times more energy than the national average. Carbon offsets = Healed planet. Yay!

Now, some people want you to believe that Al Gore is “spreading global warming hysteria to benefit his own wallet.” Nothing could be further from the truth. He is selflessly devoted to saving our dying planet. He’s saving us from ourselves! And hey, if a few dollars happen to fall into his pocket here and there, is that so wrong? What have you got against an average joe just trying to make a living? Shame on you. I’ll bet you haven’t bought a single carbon offset today, have you? Tsk, tsk.

Reminder to self: Buy some carbon offsets - must help to heal the planet. After all, I mustn't materially affect the work of the Lord in sustaining profitability and delivering returns.

1 comment:

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