Weather: Make it, don’t just report it.

A CEO I worked for used to oft say “ I pay you to make the weather, not just report it.”

I thought it was a clever line … and use it in class … to raise the old expectation’s bar.

Well, apparently former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon and his buddies at Davos heard the same admonition.

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According to sources, the Davos leaders are calling for an unprecedented investment of $14 trillion to green the global economy, to stop climate change and to preempt hurricanes.

Here’s more …

The Davos folks were inspired by a report presented by Accenture concluding that the spending is required to  keep a lid on global warming, , and preempt weather-related events like Hurricane Sandy.

Say, what?

The uber-spending would go towards everything from power generation, transport, and buildings to industry, forestry, water and agriculture.

And, it’s not all.

In addition to the need for the $14 trillion of extra spending, $5 trillion-a-year has been earmarked worldwide to divert traditional, fossil-fuel to greener alternatives.

The Accenture report acknowledges that an $14 trillion is a lot of extra cash, but says that the money could be raised … through the right measures to support private investment.

You just can’t make this stuff up …

Accenture loaded a gun and gave it to a nitwit.

Calderon couldn’t control drug cartels

Now, he’s going to stop hurricanes?

Gimme a break.

Thanks to SMH for feeding the lead.

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