Investment and climate change

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    I know very little about investing, and who is and is not considered good advisors, but here is what one group has to say on investing and climate change.

    Trillions of dollars at stake from climate change

    Climate change increases uncertainty for long term institutional investors and as such, needs to be pro-actively managed.
    Investment opportunities in low carbon technologies could reach $5 trillion.
    The cost of impacts on the physical environment, health and food security could exceed $4 trillion.
    Climate change related policy changes could increase the cost of carbon emissions by as much as $8 trillion.
    Increasing allocation to “climate sensitive” assets will help to mitigate risks and capture new opportunities.
    Engagement with policy makers is crucial for institutional investors to pro-actively manage the potential costs of delayed and poorly co-ordinated climate policy action.
    Policy developments at the country level will produce new investment opportunities as well as risks that need to be constantly monitored.
    The EU and China/East Asia are set to lead investment in low carbon technology and efficiency improvements over the coming decades.
     
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    In general, the more risk you are willing to assume via investment, the greater the potential return.

    Legislating hydrocarbon usage out of existence in order to reduce the investment risk in low-carbon technologies may not prove effective. Evidently, Obama thinks otherwise.
     
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    Climate change is a political movement, not a scientific one.

    As such, whether to invest in solutions or to ignore the sermons is an opinion, as are all investments.

    There is science to support the reality of AGW, and there is science to disprove it.

    Basically, all we know about AGW is that we don't know shit about AGW. It is simply WAY too early in the development of Science to have the answers.

    Which returns us to whether or not one should invest in it.

    Opinions, assholes.....you know the rest.

    Its a penny stock.
     
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    Well, Mini, I think your qualifications in investing are maybe equal to mine.

    I would really like to see someone that has some knowledge give an opinion on the quality of advice this company has given in the past.
     
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    So you're holding silver as well?
    :clap2::clap2::clap2:


    Good on 'ya, bro!!!
     
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    There are number of factors that effects the investment in stock market as the investor is the human being and he is affected by weather more frequently. So definitely weather exert its influence over the stock market as well.
     
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    Investments in Climate Change = Lobbying for taxpayer dollars for subsidies

    It's just a bunch of transfer payments, not real investment.

    A good example: The Solyndra Scam.

    Another good example: Al Gore becoming a Kleiner Perkins partner.
     
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    OR finally gets one right! Money and government funding is the only thing keeping real scientist from kicking the Warmers to the curb at every College and University in this country.

    Thanks for finally understanding that EnviroMarism known as AGW is all about the Benjamins
     
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    Now you see Global Warming for what it really is: A fight over government subsidies. Good for you! :clap2:
     
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    Better still, we can do our own looking and decide for ourselves what's going on.

    Here's how the carbon credit market compares to the S&P500 for the past three years:
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    For decades now these so-called 'green stocks' never have looked any good to me
     

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