Divestment Goes Full-Billy Madison

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This post employs Billy Madison as a euphemism. Fossil fuel divestment is, by definition, Billy Madisoned. It is a concerted effort hold back or slow down fossil fuel production by cutting off access to capital. Fossil fuel divestment is “a really futile and stupid gesture”. An investment can only be…

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“Bill McKibben Sees Rays of Hope in a Grim Climate Picture”…

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton I only had to read one sentence of Elizabeth (Fake Mass Extinction) Kolbert’s interview of Bill McKibben to know that it would be rife with material worthy of ridicule… “Thirty or 50 years out, the world’s going to run on sun and wind, because they’re free,” McKibben says. Yale Environment…

Divestment Delusions Part Deux: Trillions Under Management

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This is sort of a sequel to yesterday’s post about “Weepy Bill.” How often have you seen grandiose statements like these in moronic articles about fossil fuel divestment movements? Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Reaches $6.24 Trillion in Assets Under Management The new divestment report, by Arabella Advisors, calculates that…

Do the Math – Count the cash

Al Gore, Bill McKibben and the color of money: A true religious experience Guest essay by Paul Driessen and Dennis Mitchell Some years ago, a telegenic televangelist built quite an empire, before publicly falling from grace and adopting a less opulent life style. But back then he liked big homes and Lear jets with Rolls…