The only honest global warming profiteer out there


"Tiptoe, through the tax breaks, past the rail cars, with the pols I love ..."

“Tiptoe, through the tax breaks, past the rail cars, with the pols I love …”

Warren Buffet:

“I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate,” Buffett told an audience in Omaha, Nebraska this weekend. “For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.”

That’s small consolation for those of us who don’t have the wherewithal to build windmills, especially considering that Mr. Buffet advocates the “Buffet Rule” of higher taxes for us plebes.



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11 responses to “The only honest global warming profiteer out there

  1. Anonymous

    Buffet’s a hypocrite par excellence. Anybody who’s been around knows the guy talks his book, since what’s good for him also makes for folksy sound bites.

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    Another DB. A smart one I concede, but a DB nonetheless.

  3. Publius

    A+ as an investor
    A+ as a hypocrite
    A+ as an actor portraying a folksy homespun sage

  4. Mavis Davis

    Climate facts:

    1) No Recent Warming. If global warming science is so “settled”, why did global warming stop over 15 years ago (in most temperature datasets), contrary to all “consensus” predictions?

    2) Natural or Manmade? If we don’t know how much of the warming in the longer term (say last 50 years) is natural, then how can we know how much is manmade?

    3) IPCC Politics and Beliefs. Why does it take a political body (the IPCC) to tell us what scientists “believe”? And when did scientists’ “beliefs” translate into proof? And when was scientific truth determined by a vote…especially when those allowed to vote are from the Global Warming Believers Party?

    4) Climate Models Can’t Even Hindcast How did climate modelers, who already knew the answer, still fail to explain the lack of a significant temperature rise over the last 30+ years? In other words, how to you botch a hindcast?

    5) …But We Should Believe Model Forecasts? Why should we believe model predictions of the future, when they can’t even explain the past?

    6) Modelers Lie About Their “Physics”. Why do modelers insist their models are based upon established physics, but then hide the fact that the strong warming their models produce is actually based upon very uncertain “fudge factor” tuning?

    7) Is Warming Even Bad? Who decided that a small amount of warming is necessarily a bad thing?

    8) Is CO2 Bad? How did carbon dioxide, necessary for life on Earth and only 4 parts in 10,000 of our atmosphere, get rebranded as some sort of dangerous gas?

    9) Do We Look that Stupid? How do scientists expect to be taken seriously when their “theory” is supported by both floods AND droughts? Too much snow AND too little snow?

    10) Selective Pseudo-Explanations. How can scientists claim that the Medieval Warm Period (which lasted hundreds of years), was just a regional fluke…yet claim the single-summer (2003) heat wave in Europe had global significance?

    11) (Spinal Tap bonus) Just How Warm is it, Really? Why is it that every subsequent modification/adjustment to the global thermometer data leads to even more warming? What are the chances of that? Either a warmer-still present, or cooling down the past, both of which produce a greater warming trend over time. And none of the adjustments take out a gradual urban heat island (UHI) warming around thermometer sites, which likely exists at virtually all of them — because no one yet knows a good way to do that.

  5. Ghost of the FAR Czar

    Don’t forget how he and Goldman Sachs tried to buy all of Fannie & Freddie’s low income housing tax credits during 2008-2009 before they got shot down by Treasury.

  6. Fred2

    Have pity for the birds and people living near the damn things.

  7. Peg

    Is this what they mean by “tilting at windmills”?

  8. Anonymous

    Don’t forget how some of the prized people that he’s touted in the press ad nauseum as superior managers (I’m referring to C-level folk) have either: a) gone to jail, b) committed things like, oh, insider trading and should have gone to jail, or c) anything and everything that a typical scumbag shark businessman will do. Knowing Buffet, he probably hedges scumbag risk with a policy on each C-level guy that pays out if they go to the slammer….