Those engaged in building mass transportation projects have long had a more than a passing acquaintance with liberal homeowners. Those who, when push comes to shove, want no part of light rail or commuter rail posited in their neighborhood. The environment that would benefit from public transportation be damned! The Green Hypocrite Cocktail Party Environmentalists that talk a good talk.
Green Hypocrite Cocktail Party Environmentalists
These people fall into two familiar categories: “NIMBY’S,” “Not in My Back Yard,” and their cousins, the “BANANA’S,” “Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.” Now there’s a new crop to contend with: “The Green Hypocrites,” no acronym necessary.
The Green Hypocrites
Many in this new category are celebrities, politicians, and others with megaphones far louder than their own green moral turpitude. They’re everywhere, it seems, spewing death and destruction from inside their gas-guzzling limousines and Lear jets. They attend meaningful conferences the world over the better to preach to us of the virtues of ceding trillions of dollars to fend off global climate change.
Examples of fatalistic rhetoric by these greenies unfortunately abound. U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously warns us that we have but ten years to live. In that case, one wonders why we don’t all simply enjoy ourselves since the end is nigh?
15-year-old Greta Thunberg – Ecco Warrior – Green Hypocrite
The most recent proponent preaching to the rest of us about our piggish, capitalistic consumptive ways is Miss Greta Thunberg, age sixteen, of Sweden. (Beware Greta Thunberg’s Science Fiction – The end of the world is not nigh)
With a recent history of urging immediate action to address what she calls the “climate crisis,” Miss Thunberg convinced her own parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint, including giving up air travel and not eating meat.
The Enormous Carbon Footprint of Sailing to America
In her latest stunt designed to grip the hearts, if not the minds, of the indoctrinated, the young climate activist arrived in New York last week aboard a wind and solar-powered boat rather than a plane to emphasize the need to reduce carbon-emission damage to the planet.
But in the fine tradition of Al Gore, The Aspen Institute, Michelle Obama, and many others who preach “Do as we say, not as we do,” upon disembarking from her Atlantic stunt, Greta’s “helpers” in Sweden themselves boarded jets to carry them to New York in order to retrieve the girl’s boat. In an August 29 article in The Daily Wire, Ms. Ashe Schow reported:
“Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, arrived in New York City on Wednesday after sailing across the Atlantic on a yacht with solar panels and wind turbines. Forget the fact that carbon is emitted during the construction of the yacht and solar panels. CBS News reported the yacht ‘had no kitchen, no heating, no fridge and no bathroom.’ Thunberg took the yacht to raise awareness about the harmful emissions caused by taking commercial airlines.”
“But even though Thunberg and her crew sailed across the Atlantic using the yacht, it still has to get back. For that, the sailing team for the yacht, known as the “Malizia II” will be flown across the Atlantic to retrieve the vessel. The Associated Press reported that two members of Team Malizia will be flown to the U.S. to retrieve the boat and will pay to offset the flight’s carbon emissions.” – Greta Thunberg Sailed To New York To Avoid Contributing To Climate Change. There’s Just One Problem.
According to Schow, the Associated Press reported,
“A spokeswoman for Team Malizia said it’ll be necessary to fly the crew to the U.S. because the high-profile trip with the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner that left Plymouth on Wednesday was arranged at very short notice. Four flights would also have been incurred if Swedish climate activist Thunberg and her father had flown from Europe to the special climate summit in New York and back instead of sailing with the racing yacht Malizia II.”
To offset the carbon emissions created by the flights, the team is paying organizations that use them to finance climate-friendly projects and thus save emissions elsewhere. Schow points out about this ‘solution,’
“This underscores the fact that being climate-friendly is much easier for the wealthy, who can continue to live as they do now and pay other people to help the planet. For the rest of us, we have to uproot our lifestyles to comply with climate policies.”
“This same scenario plays out among celebrities and politicians who take private jets while claiming the world will end if we don’t reduce our climate footprint,” Schow continued. “In January, The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti reported that celebrities and activists took more than 1,500 private jets to attend a posh climate change event in Switzerland. Leonardo DiCaprio — one of Hollywood’s biggest proponents of climate change hysteria — continues to use yachts and private jets, as does former Vice President Al Gore. They also have multiple homes and fly far more regularly than the average person, yet they pay others to reduce their carbon emissions so they don’t have to.”
The sixteen-year-old, who is in America to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit, was named by Time Magazine as a “next-generation leader.” Apparently, she has more thinking to do before she lectures the world of the environmental destruction caused by those who fly. But she is in high company as she lectures others.
Royal Green Hypocrite
It is reported that Prince Harry of England and his actress wife Megan, both vocal environmental posturers and elite naggers fly on private jets while their fellow royals normally fly aboard British Airways. (Prince Harry Says He Won’t Give Up Private Jets While Announcing New Environmental Initiative – And when he does fly private, he’ll pay for carbon offsets.)
The socialist in chief, Bernie Sanders, as he signs onto Alexandria Ocasta Cortez’s trillion dollars plan to “save the planet,” himself flies first-class. No mingling, please, with the hoi polloi. And former President Barack Obama is reportedly purchasing a waterfront mansion worth $14.8 million dollars. (Inside The Obamas’ Martha’s Vineyard Estate – Photos)
The property is on Martha’s Vineyard, where all the liberal climate change swells hang out. Lots of rooms to heat and air condition equals a large carbon footprint.
Speaking of Martha’s Vineyard, what about those wind farms?
The Vineyard is the site of homeowners’ wrath against the unsightly prospect of wind farms just off their scenic coast. More dangerous than the wrath of owners is the damage the wind farms will do to the whales and dolphins that rely on sonar. Not to mention marine habitats destroyed by the giant stands and wires that must be laid. (Killing Whales To Save Polar Bears: Wind Turbine Infra-sound)
As for the Obama’s, the purchase of a waterfront home shows us they apparently have no real fear of sudden and severe oceanic inundations rising to destroy their new home.
The self-esteem of these climate-warning celebs is stunningly intact.
The “let them eat cake” approach to others less wealthy than themselves shows us one salient fact about so-called climate change – it’s not that big a deal. Based on modeling by activist scientists on their payroll, climate change does exist. Sometimes it’s hot, and sometimes it’s cold. Those “climate change” deniers know that. That man, sinful, immoral, gluttonous (and probably white) man is responsible for the changing weather, is unproven. As the bumper sticker logically asks,
“When in the long history of the earth did the climate not change?”
Answer that one question, and perhaps the jet set will be more credible as they go about the world to their climate change seminars, meetings, and confabs. As Cocktail Party Environmentalist go here and there, float on their yachts and cross the skies in their Lear jets. As they fail to recycle while demanding that we heathens do. After all, for many, all the term “climate change” really means is “the weather.”