Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange shuts it’s doors | IHateTheMedia.com

Friends and family gather at the bedside of Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange

November 10, 2010 · 5 comments

We are sad to report the sudden, unexpected demise of the Chicago Climate Exchange.

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Al Gore points at the person responsible for the death of the CCX

PajamasMedia.com has the obituary:

Global warming-inspired cap and trade has been one of the most stridently debated public policy controversies of the past 15 years. But it is dying a quiet death. In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on Oct. 21 that it will be ending carbon trading — the only purpose for which it was founded — this year.

Although the trading in carbon emissions credits was voluntary, the CCX was intended to be the hub of the mandatory carbon trading established by a cap-and-trade law, like the Waxman-Markey scheme passed by the House in June 2009.

At its founding in November 2000, it was estimated that the size of CCX’s carbon trading market could reach $500 billion. That estimate ballooned over the years to $10 trillion.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Al Gore Retirement Fund

we could use a little global warming in Chicago…

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