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Wall Street Journal Publishes Al Gore!?!

Amazing! The Wall Street Journal, which has been in the climate denial business longer and louder than any other news organization in the world, has just published Al Gore arguing the investment case for leaving 2/3 of remaining fossil fuels in the ground: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304655104579163663464339836/.

Might the financial class finally be awakening to the gravity of the climate crisis? Or is this just a day when pigs fly, sidewalks talk and the sun sets in the East?

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One Response to “Wall Street Journal Publishes Al Gore!?!”

  • Tom says:

    It’s inevitable that this would happen. As much as the powerful corporations deny climate change, all of them know that a carbon tax or some type of pricing will happen. Why do many banks now have weather derivative departments? They’re trying to position themselves to cash in on these. And the WSJ is no different.


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