A leaked group email sent this morning by Gerald Butts, former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau reveals that he is involved in a new venture called Eurasia Group, an advising company that Butts writes is doing “important work on geopolitical risk on four continents, advising some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions.”

Eurasia Group has a mandate to put “politics first”—a curious business model. Using climate change to make money is not a novel idea, but there’s no doubt that Gerry Butts and his friends will elevate this concept to an art form, especially given the past experiences of Mr. Butts.