So you really believe in Gore's hype about Global Warming?: Well here is a chance to put your money where your mouth is
An online gambling service has started taking bets on global warming, including whether it can submerge some of the East Coast's top vacation spots. The odds that Virginia's Cape Henry will be under water by 2015 — 200-to-1 at BetUs.com. Its odds for Cape Hatteras flooding by the same date — 300-to-1. . . .
I will have to start searching more for these betting opportunities. Here is another story on this site:
"It's part of a campaign we've been doing for the past two and a half years called 'pop culture gaming,'" Richards said. "You can wager on things in the headlines."
One bet gives members 1-to-5 odds that scientists will prove global warming exists beyond any scientific doubt by the end of this year.
Another gives 100-to-1 odds that polar bears will be extinct by 2010.
(A complete list of all the global-warming related bets is listed at the end of this article.)
Richards said "thousands" of people have already placed money on the company's global-warming bets, with $10 being the average wager. . . .
the bets are "designed to part fools from their money." . . .
Someone actually thinks that there is a one percent chance of polar bears going extinct in the next three years? Anyway, it seems like the extreme environmentalists are the ones who will be parted from their money.