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Whether you call it global warming or climate change or greenie hysteria or a religion or Lefty politics, the fact is that it's an industry, and one which has become increasing lucrative over recent years.
Goldman Sachs, never a company to pass up on chances to make lots of money, has done extensive planning to capitalize on carbon credit markets - as has Al Gore. But don't forget Big Academia: Surber
I would call this a rent-seeking operation and not an industry. An industry provides some sort of goods or services that have a benefit. The rent-seekers of AGW know -- or should know -- that their programs offer no actual benefits. They are as bad as the proverbial "you dig a hole and you fill it in" job-making programs. When alternative energy is competitive, it will succeed on its own merits. The alternative systems that are competitive would succeed without subsidies and rents -- if there are any.
MythBusters did a recent broadcast in front of a long line of wind turbines. Only one was turning. Nuff said.