Gore, Branson, Set Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Prize
By Alex Morales and Elliott Gotkine
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and British billionaire Richard Branson announced a $25 million prize for scientists who can devise a way to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and help combat global warming.
Branson, founder of Virgin Group Ltd., will award the Virgin Earth Challenge prize money to anyone who develops technology capable of removing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases at the rate of one billion tons a year. Gore will be a member of a panel of judges that makes the award. The two made the announcement at a press conference in London.
Party at my place when the check clears.
Why do I suspect these eco-ideologues won't go for my radical plan?