There should be little doubt that global climate change is now inevitable. Studies in Britain, the UN and most respected scientific institutions now unanimously agree that humanity will reap what it has sown. There are opportunities to negate some of the climate changes if action is taken now. However, there seems to be little likelihood that these actions will be taken by Western nations in general and the US specifically. So we are all in for an interesting ride.
Given the coming calamity, why not get rich before the ship sinks? What are the opportunities to rake in those millions before economic collapse? Here are some investment opportunities that budding entrepreneurs might want to explore. It is now certain that major glaciers in places like Latin America, China and most everywhere else are rapidly reducing. Water supplies for millions are now in question. If you want to get rich one idea is to build portable water bottling plants near these melting glaciers. What was once given by nature freely can now be put into a wonderful plastic container and saved for near future use and profit. The plant would have to be portable since the rate of glacial melt is speeding up and one would not want to be too far from the receding supplies. Call is “Glacial Springs” and untold millions can be made selling this liquid gold to the dehydrating masses.
Have you looked at the prices of ocean front property lately? Soon these lands will be underwater and future archaeologist may mistake Florida for the lost Atlantis. Actually, almost all coastal cities are scheduled to join Davy Jones. The opportunities for vast riches are indicative for ‘future’ waterfront land. Many maps exist that show the amount of inundation as sea levels begin rise and the sharp real estate dealer could make a killing buying island areas now and selling them as near future waterfront land. If you think this is far fetched there was a recent BBC report about an English couple that have somehow managed to get the rights to sell subdivision lots on the Moon. This is true. They are now millionaires.
People will be on the move. Some areas will flood and others will turn to desert or climatic wastelands. The smart money would be invested in moving companies. Literally millions of people will be displaced and they will have to move their beloveds, if they have any, somehow. When the water rises, the wells go dry or the desert encroaches, call Global Disaster Movers. Another good investment would be boxes-you have to pack all of their stuff into something.
Ever hear of Global Disaster Survival Kits? Of course not! Be the first to offer such kits and watch the dollars roll in. What they would contain is purely the work of your imagination. Some suggestions might be tents, sleeping bags, maps, compass, dried food (there’s another money maker), currency for bribes to cross borders, and most items associated with sound natural disaster planning.
Is this meant to be tongue-in-cheek? Somewhat! Under normal circumstances I would propose investing in alternative energy and energy efficient devices. These, however, will probably be reserved for the few. Which few? The ones that have destroyed the ecology of the planet and who have left you and me out to dehydrating pastures will surely take care of themselves. The politicians have determined that it ‘may’ be appropriate to address some of these issues. They may increase fuel efficiencies by 2030. Will there be a 2030? They sell and trade pollution credits but what they are really doing is selling and trading the future of our children. The changes in climate are not in the far future. You and I both know that things are not right. Change has and is happening now. Finally, the scientific community has had the courage to admit that we are in trouble but nothing is being done. Another money-making idea; Write reports for President Bush that says this is all nonsense. After all, dealing with global disaster might hurt the economy. The sad thing is investing in saving this planet would probably create millions of jobs. The problem is that these jobs would not be at the Corporate Headquarters of major oil companies or auto manufacturers. Be creative, there are untold ways to make it big in opponents-just look at Katrina.