UN’s Rajendra Pachauri: Another Greedy Global Warming Profiteer

What a surprise — like Al Gore, the UN’s creepy climate chief Rajendra Pachauri stands to make a grotesque fortune off the global warming hoax:

A story emerging out of Britain suggests “follow the money” may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global warming hypothesis.

A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

That’s green economics in a nutshell: parasites profiting by throwing people out of work.

The Tata Group headquartered in Mumbai anticipates receiving windfall profits of up to nearly $2 billion from closing the Corus Redcar steelmaking plant in Britain, with about half of the savings expected to result from cashing in on carbon credits granted the steelmaker by the European Union under the EU’s emissions trading scheme…

Corus has accumulated 7.5 million European Union surplus carbon allowances, or EUAs, given the company free by the EU, after corporate officials lobbied EU officials aggressively in Brussels.

The Corus-owned 7.5 million EUAs are estimated at up to $650 million; the company also anticipates “saving” 6 million tons of carbon dioxide by closing the plant and not producing the plant’s capacity of 3 million tons of steel. The 6 million tons of carbon dioxide is worth an estimated $130 million at current rates and possibly as much as $325 million at expected market levels.

The economic term for providing incentives not to do anything productive is moonbattery — a devastating phenomenon that has turned our inner cities into cesspools and is systematically destroying the British economy.

Manufacturing accounted for 22.5 percent of Britain’s economic output when Labour came to power in 1997, while it accounts for little more than 11 percent today, according to the London Times.

If Dems manage to ram through Tax & Charade, manufacturing in the USA will all but cease, to the delight of environmentalists. But not to worry: what we can’t weave out of hemp, we can just buy from the ChiComs, and then send the bill to our grandchildren.

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Gore and Pachauri: Making Madoff look like a piker.

On a tip from scottthong. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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