This page includes material about global warming concerns that are important enough to publicize, but only when they are seen as mere distractions from the main themes of the global warming debate.
Many claims made about global warming should be obviously absurd. But all it takes is one TV news report to lend credibility to an argument that can't stand up to scrutiny.
Warmists Says Warming No Longer Requires Noticable Warming. What they're looking for is a way to keep the cult going, along with the money train.Mississippi Court Ends Global-Warming Suit. A federal judge in Mississippi has ended a long-running suit that attempted to hold a selection of U.S. utilities and coal and oil companies responsible for flooding damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., in a decision released yesterday, dismissed Comer vs. Murphy Oil with prejudice, meaning it can't be refiled or reconstituted. The decision should serve to preclude, other similar lawsuits accusing companies of emitting global-warming gases that cause damaging weather patterns.
Reselling Climate Change to Voters Without Saying So. Since the notion of manmade climate change has been debunked by a number of experts, the dialogue on the subject has undergone some dramatic changes. Rather than attempting to assert the truthfulness of manmade climate change, environmentalists and supporters of cap and trade have redirected the American people's attention to high gas prices and the effects of pollutants on children, in the hopes that voters will be swayed to inadvertently elect global warming warriors to office.
Dissecting December's Canadian Senate Climate Hearing. On the morning of December 15, 2011, The Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources heard from four expert witnesses about the science and economics of climate change. This was the first time since 2005 that scientists who do not accept the hypothesis that humanity's carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are causing dangerous global warming were permitted to testify before a Canadian government committee.
How we shipped off $599 million to the United Nations' warmists. This is impossible. Under the "Fast Start Finance" commitment from Cancun, which Combet announced, $599 million will be given to the IPCC under Australia's combating AGW obligations. This $599 million is on top of the commitment made by Australia at Cancun to give 10% of revenue raised from a carbon tax to the IPCC.
Wichita temps swing 95 degrees in a week. It's been a wacky week for weather in Wichita. Last Thursday morning, the temperature fell to minus 17 in Wichita, setting a record low for Feb. 10. This Thursday's temperature hit 78, setting a record high for Feb. 17. That's a swing of 95 degrees from Thursday to Thursday in Wichita.
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The people who worry about "global warming" at the rate of two degrees per century are probably surprised that any plant or animal survived that 95° temperature swing.
Marketing 'Climate Change'. [Scroll down] Environmental activists, not willing to give up on an enormous source of money from government grants and extortion, have come up with a myriad of approaches to try to make the climate change argument attractive. Some ideas are:
 Greater emphasis on emotional messaging using animals such as polar bears and whales and people suffering the results of weather catastrophes. An old but tried-and-true PR strategy that has lost its luster, but it is very difficult to give up.
 Climate activists have begun funneling millions of dollars into training programs for so-called environmental journalists to encourage even more advocacy journalism.
White House: Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' In. From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline. The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" — fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.
G-8 agrees to cap on global temperatures. The Group of Eight industrialized nations joined with developing countries in agreeing Wednesday [7/8/2009] that average global temperatures shouldn't increase by more than 2 degrees Celsius in a significant new acknowledgement in the fight against global warming. The United States and other G-8 leaders also said they supported a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050.
Making it up in global warming theory. Science Magazine has good news for global warming crowd: The Hockey Stick is back! It was shown to be a fraud before, but now — Shazam! It's back! Gee it's hot today. But... compared to what? That's the big question in the global warming game.
House Bill Would Allow 'Victims' to Sue for Global Warming. Global warming "victims" could be able to sue the government and companies if two congressmen have their way. ... The language, as originally reported by The Washington Times on April 10, would allow for anyone "who has suffered, or reasonably expects to suffer, a harm attributable, in whole or in part," to government inaction on global warming to file a "citizen suit."
Stop scaring kids about global warming. In the United States, the ABC television network recently reported that psychologists are starting to see more neuroses in people anxious about climate change. An article in the Washington Post cited nine-year-old Alyssa, who cries about the possibility of mass animal extinctions from global warming. In her words: "I don't like global warming because it kills animals, and I like animals." From a child who is yet to lose all her baby teeth: "I worry about (global warming) because I don't want to die." The newspaper also reported that parents are searching for "productive" outlets for their eight-year-olds' obsessions with dying polar bears.
Do not read this column. To all those ... who don't understand the difference between weather and climate or how cap-and-trade works, although you always think you do — please, go buy a book on climate change, sit down, read, learn. Then maybe we can have a rational discussion. Look, I'll help you. Start with Robert Henson's The Rough Guide to Climate Change: The Symptoms, The Science, The Solutions — the most readable, balanced, and informative book on the subject I've come across. Read just the first chapter "The basics — global warming in a nutshell" and, at the end of 40 pages, I promise you, you'll know more about climate change than 90% of the politicians promising to "fix" it.
Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus. The problem with global warming, some environmentalists believe, is "global warming." The term turns people off, ... [so] Instead of grim warnings about global warming, the firm advises, talk about "our deteriorating atmosphere." Drop discussions of carbon dioxide and bring up "moving away from the dirty fuels of the past." Don't confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like "cap and cash back" or "pollution reduction refund."
Carbon Cuts Won't Work. When world leaders meet for the climate-change summit in Copenhagen this December, they will make decisions that will affect the world for many generations. Three months before that meeting, there is an alarming absence of serious discussion about what these decisions should be. What passes for debate is usually a shouting match between those who believe that climate change is not real and those who believe that it will end life on Earth. We are all, it seems, either "deniers" or "believers."
Getting Warmer. [Scroll down] In the more relevant comparison, the ratio of economic production to greenhouse emissions, the United States is the best performer among this group by a very wide margin, producing $2,000 in economic value per ton of greenhouse emissions to China's $450, India's $497, and Indonesia's $679. A ton of emissions from the United States brings the world 4.5 times as much economic good as a ton of emissions from China.
JFA opposes plan to limit convenience store hours to battle global warming. The Japan Franchise Association (JFA) is opposing local government plans to limit convenience stores' night opening hours as a global warming countermeasure, saying carbon dioxide reductions would be minimal and crime prevention problems would emerge.
Global Warming and Mt. Kilimanjaro. [Scroll down] Climate activists claim the receding ice is evidence of the need for developed countries to reduce carbon output. Actually, the glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro have been receding since 1890, according to research by G. Kaser, et al., published in the International Journal of Climatology (2004). They note that when Ernest Hemingway published "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in 1936, the mountain had already lost more than half its surface ice area in the previous 56 years. This is more than it has lost in the 70 years since.
Kilimanjaro's shrinking snow not sign of warming. The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania have been diminishing for more than a century but probably not due to global warming, researchers report. Most of the retreat occurred before 1953, nearly two decades before any conclusive evidence of atmospheric warming was available, they wrote.
Climate Change and Melting Glaciers. Most suggestions of rapid melting are based on observations of a small handful of India's 10,000 or so Himalayan glaciers. A comprehensive report in November by senior glaciologist Vijay Kumar Raina, released by the Indian government, looked more broadly and found that many of these glaciers are stable or have even advanced, and that the rate of retreat for many others has slowed recently.
Focus on people, 'not the climate'. [Scroll down] In prioritising how best to spend $75 billion over the next four years to deliver the greatest good to mankind, a panel of eight economists, including five Nobel laureates, did not feature any climate change spending among their 13 priority projects. The 13 priorities would deliver between $20 and $30 of value for every dollar invested, compared with 90¢ for the mitigation of greenhouse gases, because of the high cost of cutting emissions now and the limited impact such reductions would have.
More methane a mystery. Levels of climate-warming methane — a greenhouse gas 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide — rose abruptly in the earth's atmosphere last year, and scientists who reported the change don't know why it occurred.
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Sometimes unexpected things happen in the atmosphere, and when they do, all the computer models and predictions are then invalid.
Limiting C02 Emissions Hurts Poor Most. When our economic bus is teetering at the edge of a cliff, it's a bad time to throw on some extra weight. Yet government-mandated restrictions on carbon emissions would do precisely that, adding enormous additional weight to an economy already reeling.
Zippy the Pinhead Mocks Global Warming Alarmism. Has global warming alarmism finally jumped the shark? If so, then perhaps its jump the shark moment can be traced to last Sunday when global warming alarmism was openly mocked in the Zippy the Pinhead comic strip.
Keeping Our Cool. No matter what, the worrywarts have the future covered. Steven Guilbeault of Greenpeace explained, "Global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter, that's what we're dealing with." No wonder humanity is having trouble addressing the problems — we can't even decide what the problems are. However, activists can agree on who's to blame: The United States, of course.
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NASA Misses Climate. Sorry, Dr. Hansen, but the melting edges of the Greenland ice sheet don't prove your point. Melting around the edges is exactly what the Vikings saw on Greenland 1000 years ago when they named the island — for its green coastal meadows. They moved in with their cattle, and thrived for 300 years, during what we now call the Medieval Warming. The Vikings' mistake was thinking that Greenland would stay warm, that the Earth's climate was stable.
Let logic join the global warming debate. When it comes to global warming, Americans have a right to be confused. Is it a problem or isn't it? You don't have to look far to find passionate voices on both sides of the issue, while the amount of information and disinformation is staggering.
New Zealand's Global Warming Tax: Can we tax our way out of global warming? We'll soon find out thanks to what is described as a "tax experiment". New Zealanders will pay an extra NZ$2.90 (US$2.12) a week for electricity, petrol and gas when the country becomes the first in the world to introduce a carbon tax to address global warming.
Let Them Confess Their Faith. It wasn't long after I became a research scientist that I learned that scientists aren't the unbiased, impartial seekers of truth I always thought they were. Scientists have their own agendas, philosophies, pre-conceived notions, and pet theories. These views end up influencing their science. Nowhere does this have a greater impact on the science than in global warming theory.
Caving in on global warming. As a great public service, someone should send a copy of Michael Crichton's new book "State of Fear" to the chief executive officer of every Fortune 500 company in America. Mr. Crichton is not a scientist, but he understands science and how to separate out fact from fiction. His book undresses the environmental alarmists for a lack of evidence to support their apocalyptic claims of global warming and does so with impressive documentation.
Report Summary Spins Global Warming, Says a Participant. As with past summaries for policy-makers, the summary tends to downplay uncertainty, emphasize human culpability and generally provide only information supporting policy options favored by the United Nations — the immediate adoption of international agreements to reduce the emissions of "greenhouse gases."
Eight State Attorneys General Decide to Set National Global Warming Policies Themselves. Environmental policies properly are established by legislators voting in view of the public, not by lawyers in courtrooms. As the New York Attorney General's office describes it, "the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens." What happened to the citizens' right to be governed by a legislature it selects?
Attorneys General Global Warming Lawsuit: A Desperation Ploy. On July 21, 2004, the debate over climate change reached a new low as attorneys general in eight states — all Democrats but one — and the corporation counsel for New York City sued five electric utilities for their alleged role in causing "global warming." The lawsuit is frivolous. Evidence of a human role in climate change is slim and constantly being challenged in scholarly journals. There has been no warming trend in the U.S. or in any of the eight states participating in the lawsuit.
Aliens Cause Global Warming. My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming.
Global Warming in the Courts: When liberals can't win at the ballot box, they take their case to the courts in hopes that liberal judges will endorse their fantasies in the history of jurisprudence. Such is the case when it comes to the issue of so-called global warming.
Environmentalism's Tainted Roots: "The global warmers… predict that global warming is coming, and our emissions are to blame. They do that to keep us worried about our role in the whole thing. If we aren't worried and guilty, we might not pay their salaries. It's that simple."
Washington's weapons have the ability to trigger climate change. The world's climate can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated "non-lethal weapons." Both the Americans and the Russians have developed capabilities to manipulate the World's climate. In the US, the technology is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP).
Greenpeace co-founder praises global warming. Global warming and nuclear energy are good and the way to save forests is to use more wood. That was the message delivered to a biotechnology industry gathering yesterday in Waikiki. However, it wasn't the message that was unconventional, but the messenger — Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore.
Human life vs. the Earth. They've been at it again. In Montreal, a bunch of politicians and activists just finished another round of negotiations among themselves about just how much of our freedom to take away in pursuit of a greener planet.
Celebrities and notable global warming activists
Many people have accepted the idea that the opinions and viewpoints of Hollywood celebrities are somehow more credible and beneficial than other people's ideas. This is partly the result of 24-hour tabloid news programs and a culture that has deteriorated to the point where people are famous just for being famous. But wealth and fame do not necessarily bring wisdom and sound reasoning.
John Kerry Snaps At Reporter Asking Him About His 'Carbon Footprint' At Davos. U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry lashed out at a reporter who asked him about his "carbon footprint" at the World Economic Forum's Davos conference on Tuesday. Kerry will leave his role later this winter to assist President Joe Biden's presidential campaign because he feels that is the most effective way for him to pursue his preferred climate policies, according to Axios. He neglected to answer questions regarding the "carbon footprint" of the Davos conference, instead snapping at Rebel News Reporter Avi Yemini.
Obama, Al Gore, John Kerry Are COLOSSAL Climate Hypocrites! [Video clip only.]
Is the 'manmade' climate crisis a scam? The end of 2023 marked COP28, the 28th well-publicised, yet murky, international back-patting jolly at which private jets belonging to people you've mostly never heard of, dictate how we should live. Their wishes are generally characterised by demanding that we don't travel by air due to CO2 emissions. While they all jostled for room on the crowded airstrip in Dubai, I posted this on Facebook: I see it's COP28 when all the alarmist globalist politicians fly in on private jets to meet behind closed doors with unelected billionaires and other self-appointed rulers over us, to discuss how we can pay more money to solve a man-made climate crisis that doesn't exist. COP28 had an early success by having the biggest carbon footprint in the history of the annual climate summit.
Man gets vasectomy 'for the environment,' then spends years jet-setting the globe. A Canadian man has opened up about his decision to be sterilized and have all of his sperm deposits destroyed, with the goal of stopping climate change. Yet in the same interview, he admitted to jet-setting around the globe with his wife for three years. Darryl Whetter wrote for the CBC about how he knew his wife, Gisele, was the one when he found out she didn't want to have children either, and described himself as a "planet worrier since my early teens." [...] Before undergoing the vasectomy, he chose to freeze his sperm just in case he changed his mind. He and Gisele then spent three years jet-setting around Asia.
Arnold Has a Problem with 'Climate Change' — But it's Not What You Think. Actor, former California governor and Kennedy clan outcast Arnold Schwarzenegger has a problem with "climate change." No, it's not the theory. He's on board with that. It's the wording. [...] He added, "Let's go and rephrase this and communicate differently about it and really tell people — we're talking about pollution. Pollution creates climate change, and pollution kills." What's old is new again when it comes to messaging. The 76-year-old former bodybuilder, cigar aficionado, and the owner of a fleet of gas-guzzling, 10,000-pound Hummer SUVs, wants to go back to the terminology before "climate change," before "global warming," and to the 1960s-vintage "pollution," a word that means absolutely nothing to Millennials or Gen Z.
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UN Climate Summit Includes Session On 'Responsible Yachting'. The United Nations (UN) climate summit, known as COP28, featured a Tuesday discussion on sustainable yachting. The discussion centered on finding "a variety of technical solutions developed to make the yachting experience more responsible and sustainable," according to its official COP28 website. The event, titled "Responsible Yachting. Today & Tomorrow," was moderated by Nico Rosberg, a yacht-owning former race car driver, and organized by Sunreef Yacht, a company that builds custom yachts and luxury vessels. The discussion also included "a conversation about electric, hybrid and hydrogen propulsion, battery technology, plant-based composites, bottom paints, modern photovoltaics, sustainable interior finishing, water management, energy management (and) air conditioning," according to the event's COP28 website.
What a net zero charade! The United Nations' 28th climate change conference is melting down faster than an iceberg in the Arctic. It's a collection of the world's rich and influential who've set out to save all of humanity by getting rid of fossil fuels. But apparently, the engines of this international powwow don't run well on bull manure. John Kerry, the failed presidential candidate now moonlighting as President Biden's 'special presidential envoy for climate', is leading the American delegation for the COP28 summit. True to form, Kerry, our Bay State plutocrat, reportedly jetted in on a carbon-belching private plane. And Kamala Harris, our flailing vice president, deemed the meeting urgent enough to justify the greenhouse gases necessary to fuel Air Force Two and fly her to the lavish affair as well. Would it be too much to ask them to ride share? And the location of COP28: Dubai. [...] Amazingly, the president of COP28 is Sultan Al Jaber, an Emirati official who serves as both the Emirates' special envoy for climate change and director general and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, a state-owned oil company. That's some serious whiplash.
COP28 should be the last COP. Myth: UN COP climate conferences have been a force for good, but COP 28 must lead to far more "climate action." Truth: These conferences are immoral because they deprive billions of the energy they need to prosper. They should be replaced by energy freedom conferences.
COP 28 kicks off in another country made rich by oil. I know this is repetitive, but we currently have climate change gabfest number 28 going on in a country that is wealthy because of oil. The United Nations, rich elitists, politicians, bureaucrats, and others are gathering to see how quickly they can destroy highly advanced, and prosperous, countries around the world, but especially the United States. They fly in their private jets, live in multiple mansions, and sail on their private yachts as they lecture us about our carbon footprint. It is all a massive fraud to control us. If they can destroy reasonably priced energy that makes economies thrive, they can control everything, and that is their goal.
Fossil Fuels and Fly-In Fools. The COP28 presidency passed to the United Arab Emirates in the person of Sultan Al Jaber. His thank you and welcoming opening remarks threw a bit of a bomb into the gathering of climate cultists. [...] It was also excessively awkward, as — at the same time — the sultan was busy denying a published BBC report that he'd used his position as the head of this gathering of Gaia's lesser angels to make sure a few big oil deals got done on the side. I mean, everyone was going to be in town anyway, weren't they? There's a problem? [...] But it's all for show in any event. None of the elitists tut-tutting behind the hands covering their shocked-face mouths could have gotten to Dubai without those very same fossil fuels. I guarantee you, most of the travelers used boatloads more of their carbon allowance in that one trip than many of us will exhaust in a lifetime.
Why Don't These Activists Help Save The Planet By Holding Their Fancy Climate Conference On Zoom? What about the photos we see each year of the local airports of Sharm el Sheikh, Glasgow, Paris or whichever other international city is designated to serve as the COP summit's host, filled to the gills with all those private jets used by the conference attendees? All to attend a summit during which they plan to lecture the globe's little people about the urgent need to control and reduce their personal, regional and national carbon footprints? Is that not the very essence of hypocrisy? Or what about the stories associated with these annual confabs detailing gluttonous, $500 per plate dinners at which dozens of $1,000+ bottles of wine are consumed, engaged in by the attendees even as 1 billion or more human beings in developing nations still lack access to electricity? Is that not hypocrisy defined? And what of the stories each year of the massive upticks in prostitution and demand for high-dollar escorts that invariably come up as attendees of these COP summits sample the local delights? Isn't such exploitation of less fortunate locals by international elites an unseemly display of hypocrisy?
Time for Climate Exit. The world's rich and famous, plus an army of publicists, hangers-on and mendicants, are attending the COP28 meeting in Dubai, the ostentatious 7-star play-ground capital of United Arab Emirates where even the police drive luxury sports cars. We peasant classes sitting at home note that climate royalty, including King Charles from UK, John Kerry from USA and Blackouts Bowen from Australia, are all flying there burning vast amounts of carbon fuels. Fittingly, these hypocrites chose to meet in the richest and most wasteful artificial city in the world wallowing in wealth derived from oil, gas and air-travel tourists. UAE has already been accused of using the meeting to organise oil and gas sales 'on the sidelines', so for them it will be doubly profitable.
UN Chief Boards Private Jet Immediately after Demanding Complete 'Phaseout' of Fossil Fuels. While attending a "climate change" conference in the Middle East, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded that countries around the world commit to a complete "phaseout" of fossil fuels. Almost immediately after making the declaration at the COP 28 summit in oil-rich Dubai, Guterres boarded the UN's private jet and left the same way he arrived shortly before. Guterres was among a like-minded crowd, however, as over 70,000 other climate alarmists have jetted into Dubai for the two-week green agenda summit. While in Dubai, the UN chief warned that "global boiling" will trigger a "total disaster" for humanity unless the general public stops using fossil fuels.
Five Reasons Why Climate Skepticism And Dissent Are Important. Today a blithering throng of nascent tyrants, fevered zealots, useless office-holders, hypocrites and ignoble grifters will gather to kick off 28th United Nations Conference of the Parties in the grand pursuit of "global transformative climate action." For nearly two weeks they will rail and prattle endlessly about how important it is to end fossil fuel use, nag those they slander as "deniers," tell new lies, restate old lies, hold themselves up as saviors, dine sumptuously — then board jets, many of them privately owned, that burn oceans of hydrocarbon-based aviation fuel to return home. The legacy media, naturally, will go gleefully along for the ride. They will employ the usual terminology — emergency, crisis, apocalypse, warmest, hottest, wettest, driest, melting, temperature records, accelerating change — that is intended to both frighten the public and boost their green cred that is earned by showing just how much one really cares about the climate. While this spectacle grinds on, it can't be forgotten that the global warming narrative should not be taken as indisputable fact.
Jeff Bezos' superyacht 'Koru' produces 7,000 tons of carbon emissions every year: Study. Jeff Bezos has come under fire for claiming to be a supporter of climate change while owning a superyacht that produces thousands of tons of carbon emissions each year, according to a recent analysis by researchers at Indiana University. The New York Post reported that Bezos' giant 417-foot yacht named "Koru" produces, at minimum, 7,154 tons of greenhouse gases on a yearly basis. This amounts to about 447 times the entire annual carbon footprint left behind by the average American. Bezos' actions and what he claims to support do not seem to align, with Forbes reporting earlier this year that the Bezos Earth Fund had put $34.5 million toward better reporting on climate and sustainable food.
Upcoming UN Climate Confab Could Have Largest Carbon Footprint In Event's History. The upcoming United Nations (UN) climate conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), known as COP28, appears likely to have a larger carbon footprint than any previous UN climate change summit. More than 70,000 people are expected to show up to COP28, about 25,000 more people than last year's summit, COP27. The conference, which runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 12, will focus on global strategies to reduce emissions and accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels in favor of green energy. About 40,000 people attended COP26 in 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. About 45,000 people attended the 2015 summit in Paris, France, where the Paris Climate Accords were signed. [Tweet] Conference attendees have drawn scrutiny in previous years for traveling to and from the event in private jets while lecturing on the importance of reducing emissions. Notably, a luxury concierge service has been offering to arrange private jet charters ahead of this year's conference.
BBC 'hypocrisy' row as reporter racks up air miles to criticise global emissions. The BBC has been accused of "rank hypocrisy" after a reporter racked up an estimated 20,000 air miles to ask why "despite all the green promises, we're using more fossil fuels than ever before". London-based Richard Bilton travelled to Europe, the Middle East and the United States for an episode of BBC One's Panorama in which he claimed "the world is saying one thing and doing another" on climate change. Analysis by The Telegraph suggests that he could have racked up around 20,000 air miles, taking flights to Dubai, Alaska, California and Berlin for the programme, which was aired on Nov 13. At the most conservative estimate, this would have produced around 5.4 tonnes of CO2, more than the average person produces in a year and the equivalent to driving an average car for 18 months.
Bill Gates Explains Why He Can Own 4 Private Jets While You Will Be Confined To '15 Minute Cities'. Bill Gates has the right to fly around the world on his fleet of four private jets while normal people are forced to live in 15 minute cities without freedom of travel, according to Gates himself, who told the BBC he is exempt from normal rules. Gates claimed that because he continues to "spend billions of dollars" on climate change activism, his carbon footprint isn't an issue. [...] Earlier this year, Gates flew around Australia on board his $70 million dollar luxury private jet lecturing people about climate change and ordering them to stop flying on planes. Gates, who has declared that the energy crisis is a good thing, owns no fewer than FOUR private jets at a combined cost of $194 million dollars. A study carried out by Linnaeus University economics professor Stefan Gössling found that Gates flew more than 213,000 miles on 59 private jet flights in 2017 alone.
Google [founder] [pontificates] about global warming as [the] word's worst problem, then buys Miami Beach beachfront property. [Scroll down] Presumably Schmidt is buying up these properties to make money off them, same way he made his pile off Google. He's been doing it for an extended time, suggesting a long-term plan in the works. With global warming set to flood the place with water from those rising sea levels as well as raise insurance premiums as these articles warn and he claims, that doesn't sound like a good long-term investment. But he's no idiot. These beachfront properties on these islands have been rising in value or remaining steady and that is what he is going on. He's looking at his money-making opportunities — whether they may be in global warming contracts with the government or the sales to a gullible public, or else Miami beachfront properties. It's all about the portfolio. Global warming is a joke.
There Is No Global Warming, Part II. To follow up on Wednesday's editorial, we'll point out: The very folks who screech the most about the emergency of climate change don't live their lives as if they believe that it's an existential threat. Barack Obama owns a pair of coastal mansions that will be underwater within years if some of the warming alarmists' forecasts are correct. The administration's climate ghoul John Kerry also owns a home on the water and is known for a private jet habit. Leonardo diCaprio and Bill Gates fly the private skies as a matter of routine. In fact, private jets are the luxury of choice among climate hypocrites. They flock to the climate conferences of the self-important in Gulfstreams and Learjets like geese landing at a baited field. Then there's Al Gore, the owner of "expensive properties" who has a "lavish CO2 footprint" and is known to travel via "carbon-intensive modes to international events."
Harry and Meghan Take Private Jet for Caribbean Holiday After Climate Conference. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka climate worriers Harry and Meghan, departed on a private jet to enjoy some Caribbean solitude after attending a conference that claimed "climate change" is damaging children's mental health. The Daily Mirror reports the woke Royal pair attended the summit in New York on October 10 then flew from New Jersey to Canouan in a Falcon 7X for a holiday the next day.
The Five Worst 'Sports'. [#5] Polo: Rich snobs sitting on ponies smacking a ball around while rich snobs drink overpriced wine and yell: "Bloody good shot, chap!" Prince Harry (of Harry and Meghan fame) flew across the Pacific Ocean to play a polo match just a few days ago. Without a bit of irony or shame, Harry tells the unwashed masses (that's you and me) that we need to stop driving gas-driven cars or the world is doomed; all while he's jetting to Singapore to play polo with his rich chums.
Biden Descends Into Complete Incoherence in New Mexico. As we noted, he designated a new monument which is raising a lot of questions about whether this move will harm our national security. His move also helps the Russians by cutting off our ability to develop uranium deposits within the ambit of the land blocked off by the national monument. The land in question is almost a million acres, including land far away from the Grand Canyon, the area the new monument designation was supposed to protect. There's also a question about how much land is being taken from private citizens and how it may affect their rights. On top of that, he didn't seem to understand what the number and nature of the wonders of the world were, and he showed off some full-blown hypocrisy with a huge gas-guzzling motorcade while sermonizing about climate change.
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An influencer's death foreshadows the left's war on food. John Kerry is a weasel. I don't say this because of his political positions. I say this because when it's pointed out that he owns or has owned five homes, a yacht, a private jet, and multiple very big cars, he always denies it. Those aren't mine, he self-righteously puffs; they're my wife's. In addition to being a kept man, Kerry has never made the slightest push to relieve himself of the burden of all this luxury. Indeed, he believes he's so important that it's only right and just that he benefits from these privileges of wealth. Why do I mention this? Because John Kerry has now joined Holland and Ireland in waging a war on farmers: ["]Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry was blasted on social media over the weekend by critics who accused him of trying to destroy the agriculture industry in order to achieve "net zero" emissions.[..."] Waging a war on farmers and farming means waging a war on food. When Sri Lankan pushed its farmers to all-organic farming, people starved, and the government collapsed. Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Ireland, in obedience to World Economic Forum dictates, are planning to seize farmland to wage an utterly pointless war on CO2, which is the fuel for plant life on our planet. [...] He wants you eating veggies that are uncooked because you won't own a stove.
BBC Climate Editor back home... from 1,800-MILE Spain jaunt by plane. The BBC was accused of hypocrisy after its Climate Editor jetted off to Spain to report on its heatwave — which he blamed on carbon emissions. The Corporation repeatedly refused to say if Justin Rowlatt, 57, had made the 1,800 mile round trip to Spain by plane. But our exclusive picture shows the moment he arrived back at his £2.8 million north London home on Thursday afternoon — with Iberia Airlines bag tags attached to his backpack.
Biden Busted With More Climate Hypocrisy. Joe Biden is on the last day of his European trip in Helsinki, Finland for the U.S.-Nordic Leaders' Summit. He's been having a difficult time, being led around by the other foreign leaders, even with them having to physically move him into place. [...] But one of the other points of Biden's trip was to talk about climate change. As he explained on his last day in Lithuania, "We all must summon the common will to address the existential threat." [Tweet with video clip] "It's real! It's serious! We don't have a lot of time! It's the, the single greatest threat to humanity!" Biden trumpeted. In Helsinki, he reiterated the emergency, albeit in a calmer tone. [Tweet with video clip] [...] So I have a question for Joe Biden. If it's such an emergency that we all must get on board with addressing it, why were you tooling around Helsinki in a huge 39-car gas-guzzling motorcade? They fly the huge SUVs in, too, requiring more planes, not just Air Force One. [...] If we all must summon the common will, why doesn't he start first? Why must all the regular people comply with his dictates, but not him? Kind of makes you think he truly doesn't believe the end is near.
John Kerry Makes Unbelievable Statement About Private Plane. [Scroll down] Then there's this glaring hypocrisy on Thursday from his climate czar John Kerry telling Congress he never "personally" owned a private jet. [Tweet with video clip] Yes, it's just his family that owns a jet, as a report explained last year. [...] As my colleague, Scott Hounsell, explained in 2021, Kerry even took the jet to pick up an award for his "leadership" on climate change.
It Was Always Only About Power With the Left. Why do so many liberal climate-activist grandees fly on private jets? Or why do those who profited from Black Lives Matter have a propensity for estate living? Or why do the community-activist Obamas prefer to live in not one, but three mansions? The answer is that calls for radical equity, "power for the people," and mandated equality are usually mostly sloganeering for those who enjoy power and the lucre it brings, and their wish is to augment both for themselves. The result is that the issue du jour of mandated equality often becomes secondary if not irrelevant. There is neither fear of inconstancy nor hypocrisy, given the central theme that governs a leftist party line is political utility — or the ends of power always more than justify the hypocritical means used to obtain it.
American Despotism. Al Gore attacked the fossil fuel industry, yet he made an estimated $100 million selling Current TV to Al Jazeera, based out of oil-rich Qatar, and he spends $30,000 per year on utilities for his 20-room estate. Obama warns of rising sea levels but purchased a $12 million waterfront mansion. Celebrities and professors demand Americans shrink their carbon footprint, yet they fly on private jets, travel to international conferences, and live in palatial homes.
Obama spotted boarding Ashton Kutcher's private jet in LA. Former President Barack Obama was spotted on Thursday boarding a private jet in Los Angeles that is believed to be owned or chartered by actor Ashton Kutcher. Obama, who many believe may have more influence than is known in the policies that shape the Biden administration, is enjoying the good life, whether it's enjoying himself at his 29-acre estate on Martha's Vineyard or jetting around the world to vacation in one fabulous hot spot or another. And while he is quick to lecture Americans about climate change, it seems Obama reserves the audacity to be a hypocrite.
John Kerry's Taxpayer-Funded Fight Against the 'Climate Crisis' Takes Him to Five-Star Island Resort. John Kerry's fight against the "climate crisis" has taken the jet-setting Biden administration official to yet another luxurious location: a five-star island resort in the Bahamas. Kerry, who has served as President Joe Biden's climate czar since January 2021, is on the Caribbean island for three days this week to "advance international cooperation among nations particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis," the State Department announced Monday. Included in his itinerary was an opulent opening ceremony held at Atlantis Paradise Island, a lush five-star resort that boasts 14 swimming pools, 14 lagoons, dozens of luxury restaurants, a yacht marina, a private golf course, a world-class casino with more than 700 slot machines, at least 3 nightclubs, and a movie theater. Bahamian prime minister Philip Davis during a Wednesday night speech thanked Kerry for attending the ceremony, a line that was met with muffled applause.
Seattle schoolboy, 17, exposes carbon footprint of 'hypocrite' private jet-loving stars, tycoons and lawmakers. A 17-year-old schoolboy has exposed the gargantuan carbon footprint of some of America's most flagrant gas guzzlers by tallying up the Co2 emissions from all their private jet flights in 2022. At the top of the list is Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Siebel[,] whose 2022 carbon footprint was nearly 300 times the size of the average American's. Other offenders are Rupert Murdoch and his jet-setting family, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Pitbull and Jeff Bezos.
Bill Gates justifies his use of private jets while being climate activist, insists he's 'not part of the problem'. During an interview with the BBC that aired last week, Bill Gates was asked to address the public's criticism that his use of private jet travel is hypocritical, given his stance on climate change. The World Wildlife Fund claimed that air travel is "currently the most carbon intensive activity an individual can make." Gates and other billionaires have been slammed for traveling in private jets while campaigning about climate change. "You actually mentioned your use of a private jet. Let me put it to you directly, what do you say to the charge that if you are a climate change campaigner, but you also travel around the world in a private jet, you're a hypocrite?" Amol Rajan, a journalist with the BBC, asked Gates. Gates responded, "Well, I buy the gold standard of funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family's carbon footprint." Climeworks is a machinery industry company in Switzerland and Germany that developed direct air capture technology to remove carbon dioxide.
Bill Gates Flies Around Australia on $70 Million Dollar Private Jet Lecturing People About Climate Change. The Microsoft founder is trying to drum up business for his Breakthrough Energy company by telling investors, "The reason why climate change is worth investing in massively is because it will get worse and worse over time." The potential for climate catastrophe doesn't appear to be enough for Gates to change his own behavior, however, as he burns around 1,700 liters of fuel per hour while gallivanting around in his $70 m[illion] Gulfstream. The billionaire spent some time relaxing on Lizard Island (how appropriate) on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef before taking the gas guzzling form of transport to travel to Sydney for a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Insanity On Display? John Kerry, former senator, former secretary of state, and now chief climate alarmist for the Biden administration, said in so many words Tuesday during his World Economic Forum rant that it's too late to save the planet from global warming. Yet he claimed climate programs still need more "money, money, money, money, money, money, money." The only reason he's not the worst person in the world is because he has so much competition at Davos. What Kerry actually said was that he is "not convinced we're going to get there in time to do what the scientists said, which is avoid the worst consequences of the crisis," meaning that he doubts that the global temperature will stay under the cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial temperature set by scientists (though it is actually a random figure with no scientific support). [...] With absolutely zero self-awareness, the man who flies in private jets, has multiple homes (which most of us would consider mansions) and more cars than most families, and up until a few years ago owned a yacht, preached about "the way we live," and thundered against "the incredible sort of destructive process of growth the way we interpret it."
Over 1,000 Private Jets Expected to Descend on Davos as WEF Leaders Preach Climate Change. The World Economic Forum gets underway Monday in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday as hundreds of world leaders, business titans, and politicians will gather to privately discuss the issues of the day and make recommendations to reduce climate change, hunger, and poverty. [...] But how do all these leaders get there? Do they fly commercial then take a train, the likely option if you or I were to go? Do they rent a car, or ride alongside the unwashed masses on a bus? Nope. Many of them drive in surrounded by huge convoys of gas-guzzling vehicles, while another bunch flies in on private jets, some of them on incredibly short flights. An estimated 1,500 private flights flew in and out of nearby airports in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, while Greenpeace puts the 2022 number at around 1,040. (When the radical environmental group highlights the incredible hypocrisy of the folks shaming you on climate change, you know they're on shaky ground.) [Tweet]
Buttigieg and his husband caught chartering military jet to international sports event. How is this for a scandal? Fox Digital reports that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has chartered a military jet for his trip to an international sports event: [...] Which is indeed a scandal, as well as a hypocrisy-fest, for multiple reasons. He couldn't take commercial for a project like that if for nothing else to demonstrate that commercial flights are operating smoothly? Sure, he's going as an official, but he should have waited for a government jet for his undoubtedly huge delegation, not snap his fingers at the military for quick service to him and his husband, or get the roundheels Bidenite White House to sign off on his many trips on private jets. Fox noted that President Trump's former Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, was forced out of his job for the exact same kind of travel, jumping on military jets, taking the spouse along, as well as taking private planes around the country, for which he billed the government.
Omnibus Bill [was] Flown 1,500 Miles to St. Croix so Biden Could Sign it. The Omnibus spending bill flew over a thousand miles to St. Croix just so Biden can sign it. As if the optics of Biden being in St. Croix as Americans are freezing to death weren't bad enough. You have to wonder if the bill was flown first class. [Tweet]
More tales of legalized corruption from Washington, DC. A few days back, Newsweek carried a report about U.S. senators Chuck Schumer, Mike Rounds, and Kirsten Gillibrand spending most of the $1 million that lawmakers set aside for charter flights for themselves during the period of October 2021 through September 2022. New York Democrat Sen. Gillibrand spent $235,915, while Schumer spent $153,979 flying across the state to hold press conferences, meet with constituents, and make other public appearances. They often traveled via private plane to places within driving distance. The senators didn't seem too concerned about their carbon footprint, despite claiming to be advocates of climate change.
At Climate Summit, Elites Chow Down on Gourmet Meats While Telling Us to Eat Bugs. Check out the United Nations' big COP27 climate summit that is going on in Egypt right now, attended by Old Joe Biden and other alleged world leaders: while telling us to eat bugs, they are dining on the most sumptuous fare imaginable. Are they so secure in their elite status that they can flaunt it in front of our faces without fear of adverse electoral consequences? Sure looks that way. [...] These are the same people, mind you, who want us to eat bugs. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declares: "Edible insects contain high quality protein, vitamins and amino acids for humans. Insects have a high food conversion rate, e.g. crickets need six times less feed than cattle, four times less than sheep, and twice less than pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein."
Rich people are depriving poor people of cheap energy in the name of climate change. Few appear to care about climate change more than global celebrities. In 2019, Leonardo DiCaprio told the U.N., "Climate Change is our single greatest security threat." Late last year, DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence starred in the Hollywood climate disaster movie, "Don't Look Up." Said Lawrence, "You're watching these hurricanes now and it's hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature's rage or wrath." In a United Nations speech earlier this year, Prince Harry said "Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all." All have urged individuals and nations to radically reduce their carbon emissions. And yet global celebrities are, along with global political leaders, the planet's biggest climate hypocrites. DiCaprio, Lawrence, Harry, and Meghan have been flying on private jets, partying on gas-guzzling yachts, and riding jet skis for years. Already 400 private jets, which are five to 14 times more polluting than commercial flights, have arrived in Egypt for United Nations annual climate talks. Last year, 40,000 people flew to Scotland, many on private jets, for climate talks, generating an estimated 102,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of burning 237,000 barrels of oil. After they arrived, they were treated to a video of a talking CGI dinosaur, voiced over by Jack Black, urging African nations to not use fossil fuels.
Four Hundred Private Jets Attended the COP27 Climate Conference. Climate hypocrisy on steroids — four hundred delegates and their retinues arrived by CO2 spewing private jets, to discuss how to restrict everyone elses CO2 emissions.
Four hundred private jets arrived in Egypt during COP27 as climate delegates are accused of 'hypocrisy'. Climate delegates were accused of hypocrisy after 400 private jets arrived in Egypt for COP27. Numerous posts on social media criticised delegates for travelling by private jet to the UN climate summit. Posts and reports included various estimates for the number of such planes bringing delegates to the gathering in the beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. [...] Egyptian sources corroborated widespread claims that some 400 private jets landed during COP27. Some media cited lower estimates by flight-trackers, though there may have been private flights that were not logged by monitoring services.
Biden burns 3,866 pounds of jet fuel flying 72 miles to deliver speech. President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland. Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider. Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis. Biden produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions calculator. A 72-mile journey in the average passenger road vehicle would emit only 58 lbs of carbon emissions as the average car has a fuel efficiency of 24.2 miles per gallon, according to a DCNF analysis. Biden declared on Thursday that radical changes were needed in order to "literally save the planet" from climate change during a speech in New York.
Biden Burns 3,866 Pounds Of Jet Fuel Flying 72 Miles To Deliver Speech. President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland. Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider. Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.
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Take a look at the size of Joe Biden's carbon footprint. Back in April 2021, three months after being sworn in, Joe Biden promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of 2030. [...] John Kerry's private jet emitted 325 metric tons of carbon dioxide since he became Biden's special envoy for climate as he jets around the globe peddling climate paranoia and making empty pledges for clean energy. Were these trips unavoidable? No! Biden could have set an example and ordered his administration to stop their air travels and address all meetings via Zoom calls instead. If they really believed that the planet is in peril — and not only the planet, but the lives of our grandchildren — then these sacrifices would have been worth it. But they didn't. The punishing climate regulations are directed only at citizens.
Joe Biden Owns A Pricey Beachfront Mansion Despite His Sea Level Alarmism. He's Not The Only One. President Joe Biden and other climate activists like Bill Gates, John Kerry and former President Barack Obama own several expensive beachfront properties despite their claims that rising sea levels are threatening the planet. Biden owns a $3.8 million beachfront mansion in Delaware even though he has previously warned against rising sea levels caused by climate change, according to CNN. Other prominent environmental activists such as Gates, Obama and Kerry have all expressed concerns about the threat of rising sea levels despite the fact that they also own beachfront properties worth up to $43 million. Biden, who bought his beach mansion in 2017, expressed his fears of rising sea levels in Delaware that he attributed to climate change during a CNN town hall in 2019.
Joe Biden Can bring his armoured Beast limo to the Queen's funeral — while other world leaders take the bus. Joe Biden can take his armoured Beast limo to the Queen's funeral rather than catching the bus, it emerged last night. French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Emperor Natuhito and Israel's President Herzog are also all likely to avoid the heads-of-state coach trip. They will instead be allowed to take their own transport to Westminster Abbey next Monday. The US President, for instance, can take his armoured Cadillac, known as the Beast, for security reasons.
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Prince Harry sits in idling $9 million private jet for 30 minutes while he waits for staff to arrive. Prince Harry was spotted arriving for a flight on a private jet to set off for a one-day polo match — before the aircraft sat idling on the tarmac for at least 30 minutes as it waited for his staff to arrive in a gas-guzzling SUV to drop off his polo kit. The Duke of Sussex boarded the $9 million Bombardier Challenger 600 at a Santa Barbara airport around 11am on Wednesday to head to the event in Aspen to compete in a round robin tournament. Harry, who regularly preaches his views about the 'climate crisis' hitting the world, arrived at the airport close to his $14 million Montecito home in an electric Audi SUV. But he then sat in the idling private jet for 30 minutes before the royal's staff arrived with his polo gear in a black Range Rover at around 11.35 am. Two men were then seen ferrying Harry's green kit bag and mallets to the plane in a golf cart before placing them in the cargo hold. The private jet is owned by Florida-based businessman Marc Ganzi, who is a longtime friend of Harry's and a polo enthusiast.
Elon Musk's 9-minute jet flight from San Jose to San Francisco sparks outrage. Elon Musk's private jet flew from San Jose to San Francisco — a 35-mile flight that lasted a total of nine minutes, according to Twitter users who track the tech mogul's movements. The super-short flight across San Francisco Bay took place on May 6, but Twitter users widely shared the satellite map showing the plane's flight path over the weekend, with many expressing outrage over the carbon footprint left behind by the head of an electric car company. [...] New York Times editor and CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin offered an alternative explanation. "The plane was likely just being 'repositioned' — as in the plane was sitting at one airport and then was moved to a different airport to pick up its passengers," Sorkin tweeted. "This happens all the time. Planes often sit at a less busy airport and then fly to another one close by." Sorkin didn't convince some on Twitter. One commenter wrote: "Lol dude that's still an insanely short and wasteful flight, carrying passengers or not. Hilarious you see it as your job to defend the absurd excesses of billionaires."
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LA celebrities ignore drought and exceed water rations for pools and landscaping. As a third year of punishing drought leaves farmers without water and homes on strict rations, Los Angeles celebrities are still keeping their massive lawns green and swimming pools filled. Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Dwyane Wade, and the Kardashians are some of the big-name celebrities who have been issued notices of exceedance by their local water district, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The celebrities live 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the spacious but arid locales of Hidden Hills and Calabasas, bordering the Santa Monica Mountains. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in the summer, yet landscaping there is green year-round because these celebrities surpassed 150% of their rationed water amount at least four times, documents showed.
Steven Spielberg's private jet has burned $116,000 worth of jet fuel in two months. A private jet belonging to Steven Spielberg has burned more than $116,000 worth of jet fuel since June despite the famous Hollywood director's past warnings about global warming, according to a flight tracking database. Spielberg's plane, a Gulfstream G650, has burned at least $116,159 worth of jet fuel over the course of 16 trips spanning nearly 17,000 miles since June 23, according to flight tracking data from ADS-B Exchange and compiled by the database Celebrity Jets. The figures are likely an underestimate since the database didn't calculate fuel and distance metrics of at least three trips made by Spielberg's jet. However, Spielberg has previously stated that global warming "terrified" him and ripped people who "go blithely through life" without caring about their impact on the environment. "I'm terrified of [global warming]," Spielberg remarked during a 2018 interview for his film Ready Player One. "Global warming is a scientific reality. It's not a political trick. It's a true piece of real, measurable, quantifiable science."
Billionaires, Hollywood Celebrities Join Call to End Public Plane Tracking After 'Climate Criminal' Backlash. Billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, and climate activists share fame, fortune, and a profile they work hard to control. All of which is why so many are calling on a public company not to track their flights and expose their carbon footprints. AFP reports flight-following websites and Twitter accounts that offer real-time views of air traffic are on the end of regular pushback ranging from complaints to gear seizures by those who would rather their movements are not in the public domain. One U.S.-based group alone gets dozens of "requests" each year to stop posting aircraft flight movements, according to its organiser, Dan Streufert.
Biden 'green czar' John Kerry's jet unleashes tons of CO2. Looks like John Kerry's efforts at making the world a greener place on behalf of President Biden come with a big environmental price tag. Biden's special envoy for climate has used his family's private jet to travel the globe in pursuit of pushing a green agenda — while the plane has emitted more than 300 metric tons of carbon dioxide since he assumed the post, according to a new report. The jet, a Gulfstream GIV-SP, has made 48 trips lasting more than 60 hours and released an estimated 715,886 pounds — or 325 metric tons — of carbon dioxide since Biden entered the White House in January 2021, Fox News reported, citing data its obtained through flight-tracker FlightAware. The jet belongs to a charter company, Flying Squirrel LLC, which is owned by Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
Tucker Carlson Outlines the Current Background of Joe Biden's Climate Emergency. During his opening monologue tonight [7/21/2022], Fox News host Tucker Carlson outlined the background of Joe Biden's "climate emergency", and the hypocrisies of their theories as compared to their behavior. [Video clip]
The eco-hypocrite jet set. They love to lecture about saving the planet with social media posts about going vegan, cutting CO2 emissions or ditching gas-guzzling vehicles. But these celebrities then go and use their multi-million-dollar private jets to make journeys that take just minutes — and would often be quicker by car. One website has exposed the eco-hypocrites for their not-so green credentials, with stars including Mark Wahlberg, Jay Z and Steven Spielberg among those outed.
U.S. Corporate Elites Drive Private Jet Spending to 10-Year High. If you're stuck in a line somewhere waiting to board a regular commercial flight or queueing on arrival in the vain hope you'll soon be reunited with your baggage, one thing is certain. No member of the global corporate elites will be there with you because they are riding high in a private jet that uses facilities far removed from the madding crowds. The Financial Times reports spending by U.S. companies on private jets for personal use by chief executives and chairs hit the highest level for a decade last year as many businesses relaxed restrictions on using them because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Obama Installs Massive Propane Tanks at Swanky Mansion While Pushing Green Policies. For someone who often boasts about being a climate fighter, former President Obama has done little, in fact he has done just the opposite, of combatting the so-called problem of "global warming." Obama has been approved to install three massive propane tanks totaling 2,500 gallons, despite pushing for Democrat-backed green initiatives. The $75,000 propane tank will sit on Obama's swanky Martha's Vineyard property along the "rising" seashore. The office of the select board of Edgartown, Massachusetts told The Daily Caller that the tanks will be used for "residential purposes," saying they were shocked at the size of the tanks.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle slammed as hypocrites for flying home in private jet. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being blasted by critics for returning from Queen Elizabeth II's four-day Platinum Jubilee celebration in a pollution-spewing private jet fit for a Russian oligarch, according to a report. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who left the 96-year-old monarch's bash prior to Sunday's finale, flew back to California on a Bombardier Global 6000 — an "ultra-long range" jet that can soar 6,000 miles without refueling. The swanky aircraft also features a "private stateroom" and can carry up to 13 passengers, The Times reported Tuesday [6/7/2022]. The couple's 5,500-mile trip from Farnborough, England, to Santa Barbara is estimated to have emitted nearly 60 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a chartered flight provider.
Rebel reporters find Davos private airport and carbon tonnes of climate hypocrisy. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, where the annual conference of the world's elites, oligarchs, celebrities and politicians meet to discuss their plans for humanity. Topics of discussion this year include globalization of the economy, the next pandemic (you knew there would be another!), digital identity, cyber security and the war in Ukraine, as well as the perennial topic of climate change. "Imagine the environmental benefit of taking two million cars off the road every year... introducing the Katingan Mentaya Project," the WEF tweeted just days before the fleet of private jets from around the world converged on the Swiss mountain town, ballooning the population from 10,000 to 30,000 for the few days of the conference.
Biden Flew Across the Country to Talk About Climate Change. President Joe Biden made a special trip from Washington D.C. to Seattle on Friday to mark Earth Day and to tout his climate change agenda. [Tweets] Air Force One emits 8.75 pounds of carbon per mile. The distance between D.C. and Seattle is approximately 2700 miles, clocking in a round trip at 23,625 pounds of carbon emissions. During his remarks, Biden said his administration plans to transform the military and turn U.S. forces away from fossil fuels. "We're gonna start the process for every vehicle in the United States military, Every vehicle is going to be climate friendly," Biden said. [Tweet] Earlier this week Climate Czar John Kerry expressed the importance of not allowing fossil fuel use to grow. He did not mention his regular use of a private jet or dozens of trips across the ocean to discuss climate change with foreign leaders.
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John Kerry Pushes Green Energy, Says Putin Cannot Exploit Wind, Sun. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday [4/13/2022] pushed renewable offshore energy, claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot manipulate the wind and sun. "Now is the time to accelerate the transition to an independent and a clean energy future. President Putin cannot control the power of the wind or the sun," Kerry said at the Our Oceans conference in the pacific island of Palau, according to Reuters. Kerry, a global-warming activist who flies gas-guzzling jets, said Putin's invasion of Ukraine is just one more reason the island nation should substitute fossil fuels with more expensive green energy.
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Hollywood Celebrities Oppose Canadian Natural Gas Pipeline as Energy Prices Soar. Hollywood celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Jane Fonda are protesting a Canadian natural gas pipeline that they claim represents a threat to the climate and indigenous rights. Their demand to defund the pipeline comes as energy prices are soaring around the world, putting a squeeze on working class families and sending a dire ripple effect throughout the global economy. The pipeline at the center of the fight is the Coastal GasLink, which transports natural gas across the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia to the Pacific coast.
NC Governor Caught in Flagrant 'Rules for Thee' Moment During Electric Vehicle Promo Event. [Scroll down] But this week's example is a little different, and comes courtesy of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper, who will be up for re-election in 2024, has made it a priority of his administration to fight so-called "climate change." In January, Cooper issued an executive order that, among other things, set "a goal of getting 1.25 million zero-emissions electric vehicles on state roads by 2030." [...] But unless one had actually heard Cooper previously speak of his supposed commitment to a "cleaner climate," they wouldn't know it based on how he got to the event in the first place — via a gas-guzzling motorcade: [Tweet]
Oh, the words that come to mind from the 'mean construction Obama' photo. It's true: a picture is worth a thousand words. When I saw the photo of former President Obama, standing, arms folded, at the construction site of his seaside Hawaiian mansion, quite a few words came to my mind. Sadly, some of them can't be printed here. But I'll share some of the ones that can. "Narcissist" — Having won the Democrat nomination for President, Barack Obama told his audience and the world, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." It wasn't enough for the Lightbringer to "fundamentally transform" America — no, Barry was going to save the entire planet! This luxurious mansion under construction in Hawaii is Obama's third that I'm aware of, and second oceanfront property! There are only possibilities here. Obama either thinks he actually did calm the oceans, or he knew all along that climate change is merely a useful device for controlling the naïve, the neurotic, the weak-minded. Democrat voters, in other words.
Nancy Pelosi spent almost $500K on private jets despite climate preaching. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has shelled out nearly $500,000 for private flights since October 2020, despite her claims that the US has a "moral obligation" to address climate change. The California Democrat's campaign paid Virginia-based Advanced Aviation Team a total of $423,707.62 for travel services on 10 occasions between October 2020 and December 2021, according to Federal Election Commission filings first reported by Fox News. In January last year, the Pelosi team also paid California-based Clay Lacy Aviation $65,457.23, bringing the campaign's private jet expenses to a grand total of $489,164.85. In August last year, Pelosi paid Advanced Aviation $67,604.93. Three months later, the House speaker led a contingent of Democratic lawmakers to the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where Pelosi described tackling the climate crisis as a "religious thing."
John Kerry's gas-guzzling family jet has taken 16 trips this year alone. The gas-guzzling private jet owned by climate czar John Kerry's family has already taken 16 flights this year alone, online records show. Flight Aware data indicates the most recent flight on Kerry's family jet was on Wednesday when it traveled from Idaho's Friedman Memorial Airport to Boston. Trips were also made earlier this week between Idaho and California. Kerry and his wife Teresa have vacationed in Idaho's Sun Valley for decades, local media reports say. Earlier records, obtained by Fox News, also show the jet has flown multiple times within Massachusetts since January, including to Martha's Vineyard and Boston. Two trips were between Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Why The Left Always Projects. When Barack Obama flies to Glasgow to lecture the western world's climate-wrecking middle class that it is going to have to be content with less — while acknowledging that his own wealth and privilege mean he will suffer less than others — one wonders why Obama simply does not, right now pledge to live in just one mansion rather than two? After all, if Obama urges the middle to class to cut back on energy use and to forfeit lifestyle privileges, why wouldn't Obama himself set the moral example, given his huge carbon footprint. Why would he be so cynical to warn the world that our shores will soon be inundated shortly after he himself bought a shoreline estate? The answer, of course, is that by constantly projecting their covetousness onto others, the woke feel that they can enjoy their own privileges with diminished guilt, claim the psychological higher moral ground, and, as performance artists, show they suffer on our behalf as "traitors to their class."
Preliminary report finds 102,500 tonnes of CO2 was pumped into atmosphere due to Glasgow summit. Cop26 is expected to have a carbon footprint twice as large as the last conference on climate change, making it the most carbon-intensive summit of its kind. A preliminary report for the UK Government by consultants Arup states 102,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) is due to be released by the summit in Glasgow. This comes in comparison to 51,101 tCO2e from Cop25 in Madrid in 2019. Around 60 percent is produced by international flights taken by world leaders and business magnates including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, said The Scotsman newspaper. His £48million Gulf Stream led a 400-strong parade of private jets into Cop26 a fortnight ago, including those belonging to Prince Albert of Monaco, scores of royals and dozens of 'green' CEOs.
Bezos Receives Bipartisan Criticism For Climate Change Hypocrisy. Jeff Bezos, one of the chief beneficiaries of pandemic lockdowns and supporter of Hilary Clinton's 2016 Presidential bid, has been under fire this past week or so for being one of the most stunningly hypocritical human beings in recorded human history, which is quite an achievement [...] According to Daily Mail, Bezos is receiving tremendous criticism for being egregiously out of touch and hypocritical by both the left and the right for flying to the Cop26 being held in Glasgow, Scotland in his $65 million private jet. Nadia Whittome, Labour MP for Nottingham East, called Bezos a "hypocrite" whilst former Republican Congressional candidate for Florida's 24th District Lavern Spicer lambasted the founder of Amazon, saying that "While you're busy at home turning off lights and keeping your thermostat down, Jeff Bezos's $65m Gulf Stream just lead a parade of 400 private jets into COP26" as part of a barrage from the grassroots against the hypocrisy of the globalist elite that is flouted ever more brazenly with each passing year.
Jeff Bezos Buys $78 Million Oceanfront Mansion. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is so concerned about sea level rises caused by climate change, he's bought a $78 million dollar beach mansion located right next to the sea. [Video clip]
Nancy Pelosi, AOC Demonize Fossil Fuels in Glasgow as Kamala Harris Lands in Paris, [and is] Met by [a] 20-Car Motorcade. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Paris on Tuesday and was transported from the fossil-fuel powered Air Force Two to a huge motorcade ahead of meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders. "VP Kamala Harris's police-escorted 20-some vehicle motorcade cruised from the airport past the Eiffel Tower and through the Place de la Concorde," a Bloomberg reporter tweeted. [...] Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and an entourage of Democrats, including Green New Deal promoter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), also flew to the United Nation's COP26 climate change summit.
Jeff Bezos tells COP26 'the private sector must also play its part to reduce carbon emissions'... after flying in on his £48million private jet. Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos has been accused of hypocrisy after telling world leaders that going to space made him realise 'how thin the globe's atmosphere is' and 'the private sector must also play its part to reduce carbon emissions'. The billionaire has been criticised by Prince William among others for the amount of fossil fuel that space exploration consumes — and arrived at the UN climate change summit in his £48m private jet, fresh from celebrating Microsoft founder Bill Gates' 66th birthday on a £2 million-a-week superyacht off the coast of Turkey. Speaking today [11/2/2021], billionaire Mr Bezos, who earlier this year made a short journey to space in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, pledged $2billion (£1.47 billion) for land restoration in Africa, paid as part of the Bezos Earth Fund.
Top Senate GOPer demands details of White House travel to climate summit. A top Senate Republican on Monday asked the Biden administration to provide a complete accounting of the financial and environmental cost of the president's travel to the ongoing UN Climate Change Summit (COP 26) in Glasgow, Scotland — as well as to explain why officials could not take part in the gathering virtually. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, fired off eight letters to the secretaries of the Agriculture, Energy, Interior, Transportation, and Treasury departments, as well as to the leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Agency for International Development. "In addition to the staggering cost of the conference," the similarly worded letters read, "I am concerned that what appears to be a bloated US delegation will prove counterproductive to the COP's mission."
Jeff Bezos's £48m Gulf Stream leads parade of 400 private jets into COP26. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' £48million Gulf Stream has led a 400-strong parade of private jets into COP26 including Prince Albert of Monaco, scores of royals and dozens of 'green' CEOs — as an extraordinary traffic jam forced empty planes to fly 30 miles to find space to park. Some environmental activists at the COP26 climate conference will be urging others to cut down on air travel and eat less meat, but little has been said about the billionaires flying in on their own planes on routes already served by commercial airlines. Meanwhile, as the super-rich were whisked away into waiting limos, hundreds of less fortunate delegates were left unable to get to Glasgow after brutal storms crippled rail links, forcing travellers to sleep on the floor of Euston station in London.
Biden tours Rome with 85-vehicle motorcade ahead of 'climate' summit. President Biden on Friday [10/29/2021] cruised through Rome with an 85-vehicle motorcade — drawing criticism for the poor optics ahead of a global warming summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to which Biden is bringing about a dozen top US officials. "Biden arriving at the Vatican. His motorcade is lonnnnnng," tweeted Washington Post reporter Chico Harlan, along with a video of the procession. "#Decarbonize this," one person captioned the video. "America's Marie Antoinette class is Washington's elites — and that shows it," another person responded. Biden routinely says there's a "climate crisis" caused by fossil fuels. It's unclear how many of the motorcade vehicles are electric plug-ins or hybrids, but they appeared to be standard gas-guzzling limos, SUVs and vans.
Something Big is Coming. [Scroll down] Ostensibly to chat with the Pope about such theological issues as climate change — apparently the latest religious belief superseding what most people consider Catholicism — President Biden (who reportedly took 800 staffers with him to the Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland) cruised through Rome in an 85-vehicle motorcade. What more could you ask to show how seriously Biden takes the issue of greenhouse gases and fossil fuels? Speaking of "serious," how can you not laugh at a president so stupid that he said, "When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas figuratively speaking. It's not gas. You plug it in." Sure, you do, and you have to plug it in every few hundred miles and wait for hours for it to charge unless somewhere someone has invented some very very long and sturdy extension cords. And, of course, plugging it in requires electric power from somewhere, and there's a substantial shortage of it because of the same loony energy policies that are now forcing up gas and electric power prices around the country and the world.
Biden's European trip [is] already a clown show. Start with the spectacle of a leader intent on demonstrating "leadership" on climate issues (as in throwing away billions of taxpayer dollars on useless, expensive, and harmful measures to curtail emissions of CO2) parading into Rome with an 85 car slow-moving motorcade, after 4 giant jets carried the party to Fiumicino Airport completed transatlantic flights. China's President Xi Jinping, in contrast, will be attending the G-20 Summit in Rome today via video link, sparing the atmosphere many tons of CO2 for transportation. To be sure, China is building coal-fired electricity generation facilities at a breakneck speed, but he gets bragging rights on conserving energy compared to Biden's extravagant emissions[.]
Joe Biden is blasted for making 10,000 mile return trip that'll generate 2.2 million pounds of carbon to attend climate change summit in Scotland. President Joe Biden will generate an estimated 2.2 million pounds of carbon during his trip to Europe to speak on the perils of climate change. The gigantic carbon footprint is comprised of 2.16 million pounds of carbon dioxide generated by the four large planes that comprise his airborne entourage on the trip to Italy and Scotland, where the president will speak at the COP26 summit on change in Glasgow, with the remainder emitted by Biden's cars. His fleet is comprised up of the heavily modified Boeing 747 he travels on, known as Air Force One when the president is on board, an identical decoy and two huge C-17 Globemaster planes to carry his battalion of cars and helicopters.
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COP-26 is a global energy embarrassment. For 26 futile years, the net-zero maniacs have wasted fuel, energy, and taxpayers' money to bite the hands that provide their food, energy, welfare, and public-sector jobs. Led by E.U. and AUKUS dreamers, they destroy reliable energy from coal, oil, nuclear, gas, and hydro while forcing us to subsidize net-negative dreams like solar, wind, wave-power, CCUS, hot rocks, pumped hydro, and hydrogen. All such speculative ventures should be funded by speculators, not taxpayers. COP-Out-26 illustrates to the realists of China, Russia, India, and Brazil that the West has lost its marbles and is in terminal decline. For Scott Morrison to surrender Australia to these green wolves betrays an army of miners, farmers, truckies, and workers in primary, secondary, and tertiary industries that support him and his Canberra pack. The fakery of COP-Out-26 is well illustrated by the provision of diesel generators to recharge the batteries of 26 electric cars provided for show in Glasgow. But that's OK "because the diesels are run on recycled chip fat."
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Gavin Newsom Flies to Scotland to Save the Planet, as California Drowns in Unemployment Fraud. The Sacramento Bee, part of Governor Hair Gel's "homegrown team," was all atwitter over the fact that Dementia Joe tapped Newsom as part of his 22-person entourage attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. It never cease to amaze me that, instead of doing this conference meant to "save the planet" over a CISCO or Zoom conference, an act that would require zero emission output, everyone is jetting to Glasgow. How much of a carbon footprint does that leave?
U.N. Climate Summit: A Meaningless Meeting Of Useless People. Later this month, private- and public-sector "leaders" will meet in Glasgow, Scotland. Nearly all will fly to the conference, many in private jets. And what will they talk about? Saving the climate from greenhouse gas emissions, of course. The United Nations Conference of Parties on climate change, the 26th version of this long-running clown show, starts Oct. 31 and will run through Nov. 12. Media coverage will be both intense and obsequious; attendees, especially the ever-smug John Kerry, "special" climate envoy to the president, will speak in somber tones due to the seriousness at hand; warnings of impending doom will be issued; and absolutely nothing will be accomplished. This is because there's nothing to accomplish. Despite the incessant screeching demands that we must save our planet by severely cutting our greenhouse gas emissions, it's obvious that man's impact on the climate is not creating an existential crisis.
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Fossil-Fuel Interests Are 'Carbon Shaming' Climate Advocates. After Prince Harry informed Oprah Winfrey that climate modification and psychological health are 2 of the "most important issues facing the world today," the New York Post tossed the words back at him. In a story previously today, the Post reported that the "double-talking dilettante" had actually taken a personal airplane from Colorado to California. Sky News and The Times too, have actually berated Harry's carbon-intensive jetsetting. All 3 publications are connected to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, which formerly rejected the science of climate modification. Murdoch is on the board of advisers of Genie Energy, an energy business that purchases oil and gas tasks. London mayor Sadiq Khan, an anti-pollution supporter, got comparable treatment from The Sun, another Murdoch-owned publication, for flying 32,000 miles in between 2016 and 2019 and acquiring 4.3 million paper towels in a year.
Biden's 'Climate Czar' John Kerry Owns $12 Million Beachfront Home. John Kerry, the failed 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, has been named by Joe Biden to serve as a special envoy focused on climate change. "Former Secretary of State John Kerry will fight climate change full-time as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and will sit on the National Security Council," the Biden-Harris transition team announced on Monday on its website. "This marks the first time that the NSC will include an official dedicated to climate change, reflecting the president-elect's commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security issue." A major tenet of the climate changers is that sea levels are going to rise dramatically, with one estimate saying the levels will jump by six feet or more by 2100. Kerry himself has been pushing the idea. [...] So with all the dire predictions, one might wonder why Kerry owns a beachfront home in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
New Mexico Governor's Car Gets 13 MPG As She Demands State Average Of 52 MPG. New Mexico Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants state residents to drive cars with an average of 52 miles per gallon (mpg). Her own car, however, possesses an average fuel economy of less than 13 mpg. According to gas logs released from an Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) between July 2020 and June 2021 filed by the energy non-profit Power the Future and shared with The Federalist, the average fuel economy for the governor's car was 12.65 mpg. That fuel mileage is far short of the 52 mpg goal set in 2019 when Grisham committed New Mexico to energy-restrictive car regulations adopted by 14 other states. "To combat climate change, to keep New Mexico's citizens safe, to protect the air we all breathe, it's essential we adopt more stringent clean car standards that increase fuel economy and reduce emissions," Grisham said in a September 2019 statement as the Trump administration removed burdensome regulation to drive innovation. "New Mexico will stand up and deliver on our commitment to environmental leadership." But the New Mexico governor's office hasn't.
Green Revolution Hypocrisy: Tory Climate Tsar Drives Diesel Car. The president of the COP26 United Nations climate change conference has admitted he still drives a diesel vehicle, the latest hypocrisy for green revolutionary Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his climate spokesman said she doesn't want an electric car. The prime minister announced in November 2020 a ban on buying new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 — and even hybrids by 2035 — as part of his "Green Industrial Revolution". However, the message that the future is electric and that this change will not be an option for the general public has failed to reach some of his closest allies.
John Kerry's family jet emitted around 30 times more carbon [dioxide] than [the] average American does all year. Vocal climate change theory proponent John Kerry seems to be struggling to practice what he preaches. Fox News conducted a review of the flight data for Kerry's family jet, compared against an industrial emissions calculator, and discovered that the former secretary of state's personal jet setting has produced roughly 138 metric tons of carbon pollution between January 10th and August 6th. Ironically, Kerry is President Joe Biden's "climate envoy" and has recently been quite vocal about the need for "climate action" at the United Nations. As part of that role and plenty outside of that role, he has taken over 20 trips, totaling more than 26 hours in the air. One might see the necessity of this for transoceanic flights, yet many of those were within Massachusetts, including minor jaunts between Martha's Vineyard and Boston International Airport. One trip involved his private jet — to Obama's birthday party (itself a lightning rod of criticism for COVID standards of elitism and hypocrisy.)
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Bill Gates Visits Sun Valley for Climate Change Lecture to Jet-Owning Billionaires. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have both reportedly been spotted at the annual "billionaire summer camp" held in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week. Non-scientist Gates is attending to give a lecture on climate change to the assembled Big Tech Masters of the Universe and media moguls. There have been so many private jets flying in and out of the elite event that the FAA has reportedly delayed incoming planes. Business Insider reports that Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos were both spotted in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Thursday as billionaires from around the world flock to the annual conference hosted by the private investment bank Allen & Co. The event has been dubbed the "summer camp for billionaires," and so many turned up in private jets this year that the FAA had to delay incoming planes.
9 of Hollywood's Biggest Acts of Hypocrisy: China, #MeToo, Guns, Climate Change, and More. When they're not making movies, TV shows, or albums, left-wing Hollywood elites can be found lecturing average Americans on how to live their lives. Gun control is imperative, lockdowns are necessary, and burning fossil fuels is wrong. Except when they do it, of course. [...] No cause is as dear to Hollywood's heart as blaming human energy consumption for climate change. And yet they are some of the biggest offenders, with stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Harrison Ford flying private jets and sailing on private yachts while they publicly support green initiatives.
Kerry family jet flies to Idaho while he goes on international climate tour. The jet belonging to climate czar John Kerry's family made its way to Idaho, where he and his wife have reportedly vacationed, as he traveled in Asia to promote the Biden administration's message on the issue. Flight records show that the jet left Boston late afternoon and landed in Hailey, Idaho, later that evening. [...] According to the State Department, the former secretary of state is currently on a trip through Asia that's set to end on Friday. The trip, which started April 1, extends from Abu Dhabi to Dhaka and is intended "for consultations on increasing climate ambition" ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden. In the past, Kerry has encountered scrutiny over use of his family jet while speaking out against climate change. Most notably, when Kerry took his jet to receive a climate award in Iceland, he called it "the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle."
Kerry doesn't follow his own rules because he doesn't believe climate rhetoric. Last week, a 2019 video clip resurfaced showing climate envoy John Kerry's attempt to reconcile his beliefs about climate change with his practice of flying around the world in private jets. Asked whether his carbon-spewing private aircraft is an "environmental way to travel," Kerry responded thus: "It's the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle." This is quite rich. For one thing, Kerry was not traveling the world "to win this battle" or, to use the nonsensical expression popularized by Biden's campaign, "defeat the climate crisis." (One does not "defeat" a crisis.) Rather, he was in Iceland to receive an award in his personal capacity. Kerry was not even a government official at that time, so there was no public-minded rationale for his use of a private jet.
'Only choice for somebody like me': John Kerry flew on private jet to accept climate award. It turns out Leonardo di Caprio isn't the only one taking private jets to pick up climate awards. Biden global climate czar John Kerry flew by private plane in 2019 to accept an award for his climate work in Iceland, a decision he defended at the time as "the only choice for somebody like me," as shown on a video posted Wednesday by FoxNews.com. Mr. Kerry, who has been criticized for owning a climate-unfriendly Gulfstream jet, appeared in person in October 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle Prize for his "leadership in international climate cooperation" at the Arctic Circle Assembly held in Reykjavik.
John Kerry reportedly still owns private jet as he fights climate change. John Kerry, President Biden's top environmental policy adviser, still owns a private jet — despite his intention of fighting fossil fuels in the new administration, according to a report. A Federal Aviation Administration registry shows a Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, the name previously reported as the climate czar's wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry's private charter jet company, Fox News reported. The company's address in the registry matches that of the Heinz Family Foundation, according to the network. The plane's registration certificate was issued in July 2005 and expires in October 2023, according to FAA records cited by Fox News.
Bill Gates is accused of hypocrisy after joining bidding war to buy the world's largest private jet operator. Bill Gates has been accused of hypocrisy after entering a bid to buy the world's largest private jet operator, just one month before he releases a book preaching about climate change. The Microsoft boss's company Cascade Investment entered the bidding war for Signature Aviation Friday, teaming up with Blackstone Group to make a $4.3 billion play for the British private jet servicing company. Cascade and Blackstone are now going head-to-head with private equity firm Carlyle, which had already made an initial takeover approach. Gates' Cascade already owns a 19 percent stake in Signature making it the firm favorite to win the bid.
Jet-setting John Kerry will no doubt burn up the miles as climate czar. Back in the day, when Mama T was still making public appearances, Kerry had his own personal private jet, the Flying Squirrel. Actually, the Flying Squirrel was owned, more precisely, by his second wife's first husband's trust fund, in much the same way that he claimed not to own those five SUVs at each of his second wife's first husband's trust fund's mansions. No, the "family" owned them, and he was just a gigolo. But apparently once you get used to gallivanting around on one of those Boeing C-32s or a 757 or whatever the SOS is using these days, it's tough to scale back to a mere plebeian corporate jet. I mean, the Flying Squirrel was certainly an upgrade, shall we say, over the D.C. shuttle, when Kerry had to rub elbows with the hoi polloi at Logan and occasionally ask the gate attendants that eternal question: "Do you know who I am?"
Climate change scientists take more work and leisure flights than colleagues in other fields, study finds. Climate change scientists fly more often than any other researchers, a new study has revealed. Researchers at Cardiff University found that scientists specialising in climate take around one more flight a year for work than their contemporaries. The revelation has sparked calls for environmentalists to 'look in the mirror' before preaching about reducing emissions.
Wildfires in California emit more CO2 annually than cars. Total acreage burned in California that year was 1,671,203. With the current fires raging now and others when the dry Santa Ana winds hit soon, 2018's record will be surpassed easily. Before the Camp Fire Creek fire struck, Governor Jerry Brown was elated to sign into law the most ambitious "Green New Deal" legislation imaginable. Renewable power source generation (not including hydropower) must be 50% in 2025, 60% by 2030%, and 100% by 2045. All of this is the result of the global warming religion high priests and priestesses. Examples are Leo DiCaprio and George Clooney, who jet around the globe or cruise in their yachts powered by fossil fuel while they preach to us mere mortals to stop eating that Big Mac because upstream, you know, that cow had flatulence.
What New Deal? Kamala Harris Lands in Giant Private Jet, Walks Straight to Giant SUV Motorcade. Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris raised eyebrows among some of her climate change supporters on social media Thursday [9/10/2020] after arriving in Miami in a private jet and being escorted into her SUV motorcade. "From a fossil fuel guzzling private plane to a fossil fuel guzzling SUV. Democrats don't think the rules they want for everybody else should apply to them!" responded the Trump campaign.
Don't Lecture Me. It's always such a pleasure to be lectured to by hypocritical liberals like [...] Al Gore and Barbara Streisand or just by 'regular' well-heeled Democrats who live in large houses, alone or just two people, in a 9- or 10-room 3000 sq ft+ home with a big screen TV in every room, central AC and a big, honkin' SUV or luxury car in the three-car garage. This after watching them embark on a lifelong pursuit of monetary wealth and material possessions/snooty fashion. Capitalism, tax breaks and profits for them, thank you, but socialism, spread-the-wealth, and high taxes for us detestable conservatives. These upper-crust Democrats own their guns, have their security details, revel in their luxuries, enjoy their cushy lifestyles, think nothing about their egregious personal consumption, but then they have the temerity to try to tell us about the climate and nature and conservation.
Global Warming Hardliner John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Use Private Jet to Grab Valentines Day Dinner. Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and global warming activist John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen flew 500 miles on a private jet to dine at a restaurant for their Valentine's Day date, despite Legend's insistence that the planet is in the midst of a "climate crisis." John Legend and Teigen reportedly traveled via private jet to grab dinner at the French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, which is roughly 500 miles from their home.
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Prince Charles Urges Carbon Cuts During 16,000-Mile Trip by Private Aircraft. The United Kingdom's Prince Charles arrived at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, last week in an electric car, posed for photos with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, and called on the tycoons in attendance to help cut carbon emissions — all in the midst of a series of private jet and helicopter flights totaling more than 16,000 miles, according to the Mail on Sunday [1/26/2020]. "Global warming, climate change and the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced, and one largely of its own creation," Charles told the assembled super-rich.
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Davos says it is focusing on the climate crisis, but its billionaires and world leaders are still arriving on private jets. The World Economic Forum said on Monday, one day before the event kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, that: "The climate crisis is going to be one of the dominant themes this week." Its website prominently features Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who is due to appear this year after criticising world leaders and urged them to act at last year's event. "How to Save the Planet" is one of the seven "key" themes up for discussion. And the overall theme of this year's event is "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World." But as the world's financial elite, political leaders, and celebrities descend on the small town, the question is whether their transport choices can at all work with what the event — and many of those leaders — say they want to achieve for the planet.
Canada's jet-setting PM Trudeau: One year, ten vacations. [Scroll down] Keeping track of all his vacations can be tough but I do my best and here is what I have just for the last year. Last Christmas and New Years, Trudeau and his family were is in St. Kitts, a tropical paradise. Last winter Trudeau and family took a ski and snowboard trip to Whistler and another trip to Quebec City for carnival. There was his Easter vacation on Fogo Island, a remote and elite spot in Newfoundland where hotel rooms start at $1,575 a night. There was his famous shirtless photobombing while taking a surfing trip to Tofino, British Columbia. And now, New Years in the Bahamas. On top of that we can add in an extra day in Japan for the Trudeau's to celebrate their wedding anniversary which actually happened when they were back in Canada.
UN bureaucrats chow down on burgers — while attacking meat. They came for your car, your light bulb, your dishwasher and washing machine, your toilet, your electricity, your airline flight and so much more. Now you can add your burger and steak to their list of what they want to legislate, regulate and confiscate out of your existence. YOUR existence. Not theirs. The global warming agenda is the gift that keeps on giving for everyone who wants to control what you do. Dangerous manmade climate change justifies all manner of meddling, in the name of saving the planet. And like the mafia UN cops want a piece of the action whenever money and power are on the line.
Pelosi Chooses Climate Change over USMCA Jobs. Ever notice that climate change conferences are never held in places like Somalia or Bangladesh or perhaps one of those islands that are going to be under water the day after tomorrow? They are always held in places like Copenhagen (2009) or this time in Spain, places where the elites can fly in on private jets, stay in five-star hotels, and explain why they must control every aspect of our lives lest we all die in the next dozen years. [...] Of course, flying in 25,000 attendees is considered by the elites as a necessary contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide pollution. Climate change supporters, not Trump supporters, are a true cult, creating a climate religion they demand we must worship. The goal is to use climate change as a means to increase government power over every aspect of our lives — what we make, how we make it, what energy we use, what cars we drive, even what food we eat.
Greta Thunberg's carbon-reducing exit via boat blown by captain's transAtlantic flight. Child activist Greta Thunberg refused to fly back to Europe from her trip to the U.S. and the United Nations, instead sailing across the Atlantic on a yacht rather than emit carbon by taking a plane. Unfortunately for Ms. Thunberg's carbon footprint though, the boat's captain had to fly to the U.S. to reach the boat. Nikki Henderson, the 26-year-old yacht captain of the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, flew to the U.S. from Britain to sail Ms. Thunberg's ship 3,500 miles from the U.S. to Portugal. As a result, multiple British news outlets noted Sunday, the 16-year-old girl's trip back to Europe — for a Madrid climate summit, no less — had about the same carbon emissions as it would have had if she had just flown herself.
Environmentalist Killjoys Are Coming for Your Football. At the heart of the divide on climate change is a question of hypocrisy and class. Elites such as the students who attend the country's most exclusive universities don't merely believe the claims that the planet is burning up. They go further and support the kind of radical countermeasures put forward in the Democrats' "Green New Deal," changes that would utterly transform — and devastate — the American economy and society. Celebrities including Britain's Prince Harry, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and former president Barack Obama all attended the so-called Google Camp event on the environment at a Sicilian resort this past July, flying there in 114 private jets that pumped an estimated 784,000 kilograms of carbon into the atmosphere. Similarly, student activists at Harvard and Yale show no sign of giving up their privileges and living by the rules they'd like to impose on the rest of the country.
Skeptics chuckle as climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for Europe on 'plastic yacht'. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg eschews jet travel based on her opposition to greenhouse-gas emissions, but her return trip to Europe isn't entirely carbon-neutral. Twelve weeks after sailing into New York City, Greta hitched a ride back to Europe Wednesday with celebrity sailors Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum on La Vagabonde, a luxury catamaran made of petroleum products like fiberglass. [...] The catamaran, the Outremer 45, has four solar panels that produce about 130 amps per day, according to a January video on the couple's Sailing La Vagabonde channel on YouTube.
Greta Thunberg Suddenly Finds Herself in a Bit of a Pickle. Remember how climate change activist Greta Thunberg sailed to this country because she didn't want to fly and add to the carbon emissions with airplane travel? Now, of course, what got left out of many stories was that some of the people who sailed her over here then flew back and other people had to fly from Europe to pick up the boat and sail it back to Europe. How much more carbon emissions was that than just flying here by herself? But did you wonder how Greta was going to get home?
The Giant Carbon Footprints of Green Celebrities Who Jet Around the World While Telling You Not To. The number of celebrities who claim to be paragons of climate change virtue is huge, indeed, but so is their carbon footprints even as they tell you that you have to live like it was the seventh century. A new look at the numbers shows that these celebrities and business leaders who espouse global warming have carbon footprints of up to and exceeding 300 times the average person's.
Harrison Ford, Climate Hypocrite. Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood's most famous climate crusaders. He owns multiple extravagant homes, plus a reported 12 private planes, nine motorcycles and six gasoline-powered automobiles. His private plane collection includes two gas-guzzling corporate jets. Even though his opulent lifestyle depends upon copious amounts of fossil fuel energy, he speaks forcefully about his commitment to fight climate change. One reason Hollywood stars are used to promote various causes is because actors are trained to project emotions they don't actually feel.
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Bill Gates, Emma Watson, Paris Hilton and Oprah Winfrey are among ten stars with colossal carbon footprints. Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has been named by researchers as a greenhouse gas 'super-emitter'. Swedish academics analysed the carbon footprints of ten famous people who travel the globe. Miss Watson, the only Briton on the list, had the tenth worst environmental impact out of the group of celebrities selected, based on their social media accounts. She flew 14 times in 2017 and travelled 42,253 miles, all on scheduled airlines, spending 71 hours in the air, the researchers calculated. Her carbon footprint from flying alone was 15.1 tons of CO2 — three times that of the global average from all activities.
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Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Globalist Elites, Celebrities Leave Massive Carbon Footprints. Hollywood celebrities and business leaders have carbon footprints up to 300 times bigger than the rest of us, a study reveals, highlighting the hypocrisy of those who promote climate change activism while refusing to set foot on a commercial flight. Rich and famous "super-emitters" are such constant travelers they could also be encouraging others to follow in their slipstream by boasting of their private jet-setting habits on social media, researchers found.
Joe Biden's campaign blew $924K on private jets. Joe Biden burned through campaign funds at a fast clip over the past three months, ending the final quarter in 2019 with less than $9 million — after his team shelled out over $924,000 on private jets. The former vice president's war chest of $8.9 million was a small fraction of what his leading rivals have on hand, according to newly released filings on how much each of the 12 Democratic candidates raised, spent and have left in coffers. Among his biggest expenses were $924,000 spent on EJCR LLC Dba Advanced Aviation Team, a company that offers private jet charter services, Federal Election Commission data shows.
Flight-Shaming Catching On In Europe. There are a number of things that climate activists don't want the rest of us to do, like eating meat and flying on airplanes. They seem to have decided that discouraging flying is a better bet than compulsory vegetarianism, so several European countries are moving in that direction. In Sweden, the government "is considering making it mandatory for travel companies to declare the climate impact of their long-haul trips."
Climate kid Greta protesting oil on yacht made of hydrocarbons. The "system" Greta's handlers want to overthrow is western democracy and its pesky individual and economic freedom. The replacement they have in mind is centrally planned Socialism. Using children to put a happy face on it still leads to Venezuela for all of us — or worse. Malizia II does not have a diesel auxiliary engine, as other boats in its class do. It drags turbines through the water and uses solar to recharge batteries. This does not make it "Green." Malizia II, like the rest of the yachts in the Imoca 60 class, is constructed from high-tech carbon fiber composites to make it ultra light and fast. It is the ultimate play thing of the wealthy elite. These boats are made of hydrocarbons, not to mention all the energy it took to make them. Carbon fiber composites are primarily made from propane and petroleum. This boat was pumped out of the ground.
Extinction Rebellion Protesters Dine at McDonald's. Last night [10/7/2019] Boris Johnson dismissed the protesters as "uncooperative crusties" who should abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs" and stop blocking roads. Activists camped overnight inside the 800-year-old Smithfield Market in London and held a minute's silence for all the animals which had been butchered there over the years. However they were branded hypocritical when a number of eco-warriors were seen popping into McDonald's, which boasts that it sells 75 hamburgers every second. Tory MP Ben Bradley said: "Capitalism is killing us all!! We should stop eating meat!! Right then guys, let's knock off. Maccy Ds anyone!?" "The lack of self-awareness is absolutely staggering".
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Throws Greta Thunberg's "How Dare You" Speech Back in Her Face. Former Top Gear host, Jeremey Clarkson, has had it when it comes to self-righteous youngsters pointing fingers at his generation and proclaiming they've doomed everyone else with "climate change." Writing a column for The Sun, Clarkson aimed his ire at 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who gave a speech at the United Nations, chastizing previous generations for their carelessness and claiming that they stole her "dreams and her childhood." While the media made this speech out to be one of the greatest ever heard, many thought it misguided, if not ridiculous. This includes Clarkson. "How dare we? No. How dare you sail to America on a carbon fibre yacht that you didn't build which cost £15million, that you didn't earn, and which has a back-up diesel engine that you didn't mention," wrote Clarkson.
Greta Thunberg: Lisa Simpson Crossed with Bane. Thunberg sailed to the U.S. on her famously eco-friendly yacht Publicity Stunt, which we later learned required two Europeans to fly over here to retrieve it. In the gonzo math of climate change, two flights plus a water crossing produce fewer moral emissions than one flight. The Thunbergians declared she would make up for this by buying climate credits, which is also what Al Gore and Leo DiCaprio say when they're getting on a Gulfstream to fly to their next conference.
Climate Protesters Try to Justify Their Use of Climate Harming Products. The Climate Strike on Friday [9/20/2019] brought with it some interesting characters, as these types of gatherings often do. Climate protests often look more like a pagan celebration than an actual march for anything. [...] But even the devout lovers of "mother Gaia" are just as guilty as the rest of us when it comes to polluting the planet. That's what the Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill set out to prove when she went down to the climate strike to talk to participants about their use of plastics, gas-guzzling cars, and paper for signs. [Video clip]
Dems Cook 10,500 Steaks While Lecturing Americans About Eating Less Meat. Several Democratic presidential candidates will be attending an annual steak fry event, despite lecturing Americans about the need to eat less meat because of climate change. The organizers of the Iowa Polk County Democratic Party's annual steak fry will be grilling 10,500 steaks and 1,000 vegan burgers on 10 grills, during Saturday's event. Some of the candidates will grill steaks themselves. Democratic candidates recently participated in a CNN climate town hall, where multiple candidates discussed the importance of reducing meat intake. Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) called for the U.S. government to create incentives to eat less meat.
The Climate Hoax in One Photo. If climate change threatens sea levels, why do Barack Obama and Joe Biden each own multi-million dollar beachside properties? If climate change threatens the planet, what happened to Al Gore's 1990 prediction that 10 years were all we had? If climate change is such an imminent emergency, why do celebrities and politicians all fly in their private jets to discuss, rather than taking normal, mass-transit passenger airplanes?
The impenetrable, gloomy rage of the Democrat presidential candidates. Anyone older than thirty has heard all the dire threats for decades and knows they are just political ploys to gain control over the lives of Americans. Most polls show that blaming human activity for climate change falls on deaf ears. And it's obvious that the celebrities and pols touting it don't believe it, either. They feel entitled to live their extravagantly fossil-fueled lives with impunity. It's only the rest of us who must knuckle under their draconian restrictions on how we live: no air travel, no gas-powered cars, no meat, no coal, no fracking so no natural gas, etc.
Greta Thunberg is an embarrassment to all the jet-setting 'climate activists'. We're not huge fans of Greta Thunberg's message, but we have to admire the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist for incidentally exposing the hypocrisy of so many celebrities who sound off on the same theme. [...] What a stark contrast to (to pick only the latest flagrant example) July's Google climate summit, when stars like Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in scores of private jets and mega-yachts.
The leftist, Democrat socialist, Green Hypocrite folks talk a good story. [Scroll down] 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.
Green Tyranny and the Tragedy of the Eco-Commons. [Scroll down] Vermont wishes to subsidize electric cars, and perhaps exempt them from sales tax. These $40,000 vehicles are not on the purchasing radar for most of Vermont's citizens, who are struggling financially: [...] They also have shifted money from road maintenance to bike paths and commuter lots (which increase water runoff, and favor urban over rural Vermonters); electric buses, and short-distance rail plans that will not likely benefit commuters as much as the special interests who tout the virtues of these fantasy projects. Legislators do not pause to consider inequities, apparently. For instance, what is the carbon (and fertilizer and other pollutant) "cost" of an expansive, obsessively mowed lawn versus that gravel-road house-trailer obscured by weeds? What of people who commute in $50,000 pickup trucks that never carry a load, versus that fellow in the $800 pickup selling cordwood to his neighbors while heating his home? Vermont wants to collect sales tax from the poor on used rust-buckets to subsidize the wealthy to buy brand new cars; to collect fuel tax from those who use solar power to provide to people who burn fossil fuels through the electric grid.
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Climate Theology. Back in May I wrote here about the newest celebrity among the climatistas, the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg who was adorning the cover of Time magazine, giving TED talks, appearing at the World Economic Forum, and, soon, speaking at UN climate change summit of some kind. This, after sailing across the Atlantic to get to New York to avoid the carbon footprint of a plane flight, never mind that she made the voyage in a sailboat made largely from oil and constructed in an energy-intensive manufacturing process, and never mind that a crew of four is going to be flown over from Germany to sail the boat back, meaning the total carbon footprint of this stunt is higher than if she had just taken a plane in the first place.
A Kennedy launches a campaign to tell us little people to quit eating hamburgers. One of the beautiful people out there riding jets for book tours and maybe global warming conferences is very, very, upset with the rest of us for our "inconspicuous" consumption. Pay no attention any more to the superrich for that conspicuous consumption on carbon-spewing yachts and jets flying to global warming conferences, the big problem now is shaming those who can only afford hamburgers.
The Duke and Duchess of Climate are disappointed in you. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, living on inherited wealth, don't have jobs in the same way most of us do. Instead, they are full-time do-gooders. The Duke of Sussex, as Harry is also known, recently spoke (barefoot!) at a green summit in Sicily. Like many of the guests, he arrived by private jet. When the Times of London reported on the duke and duchess's flight to Nice to visit Sir Elton and his husband, it was a bad look for the royal couple. It sure looks like hypocrisy to lecture one's subjects about climate emissions while flying privately around the hemisphere.
Do As I Say, Not As I Do. Three stories in today's news [...] illustrate a common theme. The first is from Britain, where eco-crusaders Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being accused of hypocrisy for repeatedly zipping back and forth to Nice on a private jet. Meanwhile, Prince William booked his family on a £73 commercial flight to Scotland, in what is viewed as a rebuke of his younger brother. But why be hard on Prince Harry? When the world's leading global warming alarmists gather in ritzy locales to vote on rules that no one will follow, they burn up a lifetime's worth of CO2 just getting there.
CO2 row over climate activist Thunberg's yacht trip to New York. The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday [8/18/2019] fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic flights. The 16-year-old Swede, whose school strikes have inspired children across the world to protest against global warming, refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planes. [...] However a spokesman for German round-the-world sailor Boris Herrmann, the yacht's co-skipper, told Berlin newspaper TAZ that several people would fly into New York to help take the yacht back to Europe. Hermann himself will return by plane, according to the spokesman.
Swedish child climate activist [is] reportedly a tool of Al Gore-linked corporate green hucksters. Kids are great tools for big money and major powers lurking in the shadows, attempting to enact a political agenda. The latest instance, and it's a doozy, is young Greta Thunberg, the Swedish child climate activist who's coming to the states (with a big carbon footprint, according to today's piece by Thomas Lifson) to persuade us all to jump in on the global warming cavalcade of green laws to restrict our own freedoms — which, as it happens, will just coincidentally make the green elites even richer. No wonder they're the shadowy forces bankrolling her peregrinations.
Calling out the climate hypocrites. Obvious and repulsive hypocrisy on the part of wealthy and connected people telling us that we must sacrifice our standard of living — indeed, our very way of life — finally is being called out. They want us to bear the entire burden, while their jet-setting lifestyles remain untouched. The alarmists are getting more and more shrill about their predictions of doom due to the increase in an atmospheric trace gas, CO2, purportedly able to act as the control mechanism for world climate. Even as previous deadlines for doom have come and gone, they issue new and shorter deadlines for us to obey by paying more for electricity, junking our cars, and closing down our factories and transportation systems — ultimately roasting in the summer heat and freezing in the winter cold.
Holier-than-thou teen climate activist who dissed Trump not as 'green' as she thinks. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who said that meeting Donald Trump during her upcoming visit to America would be a "waste," is not quite as pure as she thinks. Much has been made of the fact that Thunberg will be traveling to the U.S. via a "zero-carbon" high-tech racing yacht instead of flying. The teen, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize(!), is heading to New York for a U.N. summit on the climate. [...] As for her vaunted boat trip, it, too, has been tarnished by the revelation that, once the ship reaches port, two crew members will need to be flown across the Atlantic to bring the boat back.
'Eco-warriors' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry fly on private jet again to France after gas-guzzling Ibiza trip. Eco-warrior royals Harry and Meghan left a huge carbon footprint when they took a private jet to the South of France two days after their flight to Ibiza. The trip to Nice created seven times more carbon emissions per person than a commercial flight.
Google Camp: Celebrities with huge carbon footprints talk environment. What do former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry have in common? All of them are famous, extremely wealthy, and environmental scolds. They talk a big game about saving the planet and fighting global warming but then they travel to Google Camp and just like that their hypocrisy is exposed. The A-list of the rich and famous have gathered in Sicily, Italy at the personal invitation of the billionaire creators of Google, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin, for a three-day party known as Google Camp. The main focus of the exclusive gathering is global warming, which is ironic given the huge carbon footprint created by their modes of transportation produced to get there.
The Eco-Warrior Elite Turned Up at the Secret Climate Change Google Camp in 114 Private Jets. A host of A-list celebrities faced an angry backlash today after they travelled to a climate change conference in Italy in a fleet of supercars, expensive yachts and more than 100 private jets. Guests at the secretive Google Camp were accused of hypocrisy after they gathered this week to discuss the environment while leaving a considerable carbon footprint of their own. Prince Harry is understood to have given a passionate barefoot speech about saving the planet, although Buckingham Palace has refused to confirm his attendance or whether he too travelled by private jet.
Prince Harry 'gives barefoot speech' at secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy. Tech giants and celebrities flocked to Sicily to show off their green credentials for the camp that focuses on global warming, but many failed to leave their private jets at home. More than 110 fuel-guzzling planes are scheduled to land at Palermo, the nearest airport, between now and August 4, reports Giornale di Sicilia. Others brought their super yachts to the three-day conference which has A-lister attendees including Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Bradley Cooper. Buckingham Palace refused to confirm Prince Harry's attendance at the event or how he travelled to Sicily.
A-listers flock to Google summit in private jets, mega yachts to talk climate change. The world's rich and famous have flocked to a posh Italian resort to talk about saving Mother Earth — but they sure are punishing her in the process. The billionaire creators of Google have invited a who's who of A-list names — including former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry — to the Sicilian seaside for a mega-party they've dubbed Google Camp. The three-day event will focus on fighting climate change — though it's unknown how much time the attendees will spend discussing their own effect on the environment, such as the scores of private jets they arrived in and the mega yachts many have been staying on.
Is It Immoral to Travel? That is the deep question asked by the New York Times: [...] Because travel emits CO2! Of course, the Times makes a lot of money by advertising and promoting elite international travel, and even organizes its own (expensive) international junkets. [...] The commenters enjoy calling out the hypocrisy of hand-wringing liberals who pretend to believe in the global warming "crisis," but can't bring themselves to do without jet travel.
Nearly 1,500 private jets to land at climate change-focused Davos summit. As the number of extremely wealthy people worldwide has grown, so too has the market for private flights. Despite global warming being one of the major issues discussed at Davos every year, some 1,500 private jets are expected this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, according to an estimate from Air Charter Service, up from 1,300 last year. "We have had bookings from as far as our operations in Hong Kong, India and the US," Andy Christie, private jets director at ACS, said in a statement. "No other event has the same global appeal." "There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice," Christie said. "This is at least in part due to some of the long distances traveled, but also possibly due to business rivals not wanting to be seen to be outdone by one another." Over the past five years, most private jets have come from or are going to Germany, France, the UK, the US, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, he added.
1,500 Private Jets Descend on Davos Carrying Globalist Elite for Climate Talks. At least 1,500 private jets are expected to descend on Davos and nearby airports in Switzerland this week as the international financial and political elite gathers to talk about global climate challenges. That would be up from the more than 1,300 aircraft movements seen at last year's forum, despite climate change registering as the top risk factor identified for the global economy in a survey of World Economic Forum (WEF) movers and shakers last week.
Nancy Pelosi Announces Plans For A House 'Climate Crisis' Committee After Flying Thousands Of Miles To A Hawaiian Resort. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Friday [12/28/2018] that Democrats would create a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in 2019, which will be headed by Florida Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor. [...] Pelosi, who's expected to be elected House speaker in 2019, said there's "tremendous pressure" for Democrats to make fighting global warming a central part of their agenda in the new year. Pelosi made her announcement amid a government shutdown after she flew thousands of miles to a luxurious Hawaiian hotel where she was spotted Thursday, according to reports.
Climate hawk Bernie Sanders spent almost $300k on private jets. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2018 re-election campaign spent nearly $300,000 on private jet services in October, a report from the Federal Election Commission shows. Sanders, a climate change hawk, went on a campaign blitz involving nine states to stump for Democratic candidates ahead of the November midterm elections, according to VTDigger. His aggressive campaigning likely served as a preamble for the independent senator's potential bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Sanders, who flew on private Apollo jets, has already positioned himself highlighting climate change as a major economic, infrastructure, and national security challenge in 2020. His busy travel schedule came the same month he issued a stark warning ahead of the November elections on the planet's impending doom if humanity remains largely asleep at the wheel combating environmental threats.
Jet-setting Bernie Sanders [is] a climate fraud. For a Democrat socialist who rails against a capitalist system, Bernie Sanders sure is living the life of the rich and famous. In fact, a bombshell federal campaign expenditure report released by a Vermont watchdog group has exposed Sanders for what he really is — a fraud. Turns out the climate alarmist — who never misses an opportunity to attack the GOP and the Trump administration for not doing enough to curb the effects of climate change — blew $300,000 in one month alone taking private jets used by famous celebs like Shaquille O'Neal and Derek Jeter while visiting nine battleground states prior to the midterm elections. A senior campaign official from Friends of Bernie Sanders explained, "This expense was for transportation for the senator's nine-day, nine-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day." As if that somehow justifies it.
Feel The After-Bern: Sanders Saving The Climate, One Private Jet At A Time. Two days ago, Bernie Sanders "stake[d] out [a] forceful climate stance," according to a glowing report from the HuffPost. In the weeks prior to that, though, the erstwhile 2016 presidential hopeful embarked on a more forceful air campaign to lift fellow progressives demanding action on climate change. The Sanders campaign spent almost $300,000 on private jets as Election Day approached, the Washington Free Beacon discovered by going through FEC reports. [...] As Brent Scher points out, there are few methods of travel that produce more greenhouse-gas emissions than air travel. It might be impossible to exceed the per-person emissions of both pollution and greenhouse gases than in private jet travel.
UN environment chief resigns after frequent flying revelations. The UN's environment chief, Erik Solheim, has resigned following severe criticism of his global travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding. The Guardian understands Solheim was asked to resign by the UN secretary general, António Guterres. Sources at the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said that countries unhappy with Solheim's conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening a financial crisis at the body.
Say No To Nanny Bloomberg. [Michael] Bloomberg champions the party of Do As I Say, Not As I Do-ism. He crusades for public transportation from the back seat of a plush SUV. He battles against climate change while flying to Davos and Paris in private jets. He rails against junk food for everyone else while scarfing down Cheez-Its during media interviews about his trans-fat ban.
Chelsea Clinton takes private jet to 'clean energy' roundtable. Chelsea Clinton opted to travel to a "clean energy" roundtable in this week in a private jet to campaign on behalf of her mother Hillary Clinton. [...] After her two events in Greenville, Clinton was scheduled to attend a "clean energy roundtable" in Asheville, which is about a 5-hour drive away. [...] The Clintons are not the only liberals who have left carbon footprints while lecturing others about how to travel without leaving their own.
Chelsea Clinton is Saving the Planet with Shorter Showers, Private Jets. It's important that we do everything we can to save the planet from the Flying Global Warming Monster. Like flying shorter flights while taking shorter showers on board those private jets. Also, in huge news, Chelsea Clinton once again mentioned that she might mull running for office if someone steps down, or retires, or everyone in the Democrat Party dies leaving them with no choice but Chelsea Clinton.
How to fly to a climate change summit? In a private, carbon-spewing jet. One of the hottest spots during the just-concluded Global Climate Action Summit was the private runway at San Francisco International Airport, where SFO spokesman Doug Yakel reports corporate jet traffic was up 30 percent over normal. Airport sources told us that the carbon-spewing corporate jets nearly filled the landing area's parking slots and that many had flown in for the conference. The three-day climate confab drew more than 4,000 elected officials, business executives and environmentalists from around the globe and was aimed at addressing how to lower the carbon emissions responsible for global warming.
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Celebrity chef Adam Harvey arrested for poisoning seven-story maple tree blocking his solar panels. A celebrity chef with a warped sense of going green poisoned a neighbor's giant silver maple tree because it blocked sunlight from the solar panels on his Windsor Terrace home, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says. Adam Harvey, 33, was arrested in May after neighbors spotted him drilling 11 holes into the trunk of the seven-story tree and filling it with herbicide, prosecutors say. The former "Top Chef" contestant, who owns the Gowanus restaurant Bar Salumi, was arraigned on May 15 with two misdemeanors charges: criminal mischief and criminal trespass. A judge also issued an order of protection against the foliage fiend, barring him from going near the tree's owner.
Climate skeptics more eco-friendly than global-warming alarmists: study. Al Gore has been accused of hypocrisy for talking the talk on climate change despite burning through fossil fuels at a rapid clip, but it turns out he's not alone. A study by Cornell and the University of Michigan researchers found that those "highly concerned" about climate change were less likely to engage in recycling and other eco-friendly behaviors than global-warming skeptics.
Climate-Change True Believers Are Least Likely To Change Their Own Behavior, Study Finds. We keep hearing how global warming is the biggest crisis facing mankind today. But a new yearlong study finds that those ringing the alarm bells the loudest are the least likely to change their own behavior. They just want everyone else to.
Here are 1,366 well sourced examples of Barack Obama's lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.. [#98] In May 2008, Obama said, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times .. and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV. In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high that David Axelrod, Obama's senior adviser, said, "He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there." Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef, which was called "the Hummer of beef." Obama had a chef fly round trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. so he could make Obama's favorite pizza.
Why the Environmental Left Is Secretly Petrified by Truly Renewable Energy. The hypocrisy of the environmental left is well documented: Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the other Hollywood eco-saints travel far and wide in their gas-guzzling limos and private jets to preach the importance of riding bicycles and to spread the gospel of wind and solar power. However, perhaps more astounding than their "green life for thee, but not for me" lifestyle is the reality that environmental radicals, despite all their hollering to the contrary, don't actually want truly cheap and renewable energy. In fact, the creation of affordable, clean, widely available energy is one of their greatest fears.
New York Times Columnist Warns Of Climate Change While On Company's Global Private Jet Tour. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is warning, yet again, about the perils of climate change and the need to be good stewards of the environment. This time, however, Kristof is not writing from the Manhattan offices of the "old grey lady" because he's in the middle of a New York Times-sponsored around-the-world private jet tour that costs $135,000 per person. Kristof's column, entitled, "A Parable of Self-Destruction," was written on Easter Island off the coast of South America. It tells the story of how the island became uninhabited due to deforestation and unsustainable practices by the natives. "That brings us to climate change, to the chemical processes we are now triggering whose outcomes we cant fully predict," Kristof wrote after recounting what is alleged to have happened to the natives. "The consequences may be a transformed planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders hacking down their trees."
Exposed: Corbyn uses toxin-pumping diesel car while he preaches about air pollution. Jeremy Corbyn is being chauffeur-driven to work in a gas-guzzling seven-seater diesel people carrier — despite his Labour local council last week calling for diesel cars to be banned. The Ford Galaxy waited on a double yellow line outside his north London home for 40 minutes on Tuesday [1/30/2018] before making the six-mile journey to Westminster. Mr Corbyn lives in Islington and is also the Labour MP for Islington North. Last week Islington Borough Council, along with neighbouring Hackney, proposed a ban on diesel cars with drivers flouting the air pollution crackdown facing £130 fines. Despite styling himself as an eco warrior, complaining that air pollution is "killing children", the DVLA database reveals Mr Corbyn's mode of transport emits a hefty 189g of carbon dioxide, putting it in the fourth highest vehicle tax band.
Things Your Professor Didn't Tell You About Climate Change. This year's World Economic Forum provided yet another opportunity for those who believe in apocalyptic climate change to harangue us about the evils of greenhouse gases amid warnings the world will end in 2050 or 2100 or one of these days when it gets warm enough. Most striking is the annual spectacle of the world's wealthy and privileged disembarking from their fuel-gulping private jets and limousines or emerging from luxury hotel suites, to proclaim the world must cut back on the use of fossil fuels, or to question why the world's common people do not feel as deeply or passionately about climate change as they do.
Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites. Education is where the elites do have an unfair advantage. Their privileged kids do read great literature, learn higher math and actual science. Every one of them knows that man-made global warming is a hoax but they perpetrate it still because they think it will scare "the people" into compliance. They still travel all over the world in private jets. The "people" are less likely to drive the SUVs the elites take for granted, the big ones. The "people" will conserve water, recycle, embrace all the diversity in their communities, etc. unlike our beltway betters.
A Thousand Private Jets Deliver Globalist Elite to Davos for Climate Change Summit. More than 1,000 private jet flights have been delivering globalist elites to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, where attendees are discussing — among other topics — the 'major threat' of climate change. Airports around the Swiss ski resort will see the number of private jets spike 335 percent during the annual meeting of world elites, according to Air Charter Service (ACS).
Battling Climate Change from the Back Seat of an S.U.V.. Purring in the mild winter day, a small armada of S.U.V.s was parked Thursday morning along 42nd Street outside the New York Public Library. Inside was Mayor Bill de Blasio, at an interfaith prayer breakfast that went on for quite a while. By divine right of mayoralty, or someone, 13 vehicles waited at the curb in a no-standing zone, among them four black S.U.V.s (three Chevy Suburbans and one Yukon XL) an ambulance, a huge E.M.S. vehicle and a police school safety van. The engines on those big boys were running while the mayor was inside, for about two hours. At least one of the S.U.V.s had Taxi and Limousine Commission plates. It may not have been part of the official mayoral entourage, but its dashboard was anointed with the holiest of government oils: a police placard giving it license to park where unblessed mortals cannot.
Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal. It's about 200 paces from the awning of Jackson Lee's Capitol Hill apartment to the marbled steps of the Cannon House Office Building, where her office is. Most people think the walk is a pleasant one. Red-brick townhouses give onto tree-lined streets; crossing guards ensure no one is run over. It's the kind of neighborhood where you might expect to find the Republican party's headquarters — and do. They're right next door to Jackson Lee's building. In a city that consistently ranks among the nation's worst for commuting, Jackson Lee would seem to have it made. But apparently it's not convenient enough. Jackson Lee is routinely chauffeured the one short block to work — in a government car, by a member of her staff, at the taxpayers' expense. And apparently in violation of House rules.
Governor Moonbeam Takes Long Fossil Fueled Flight To Say The Earth Is "On The Road To Hell". If we are, isn't his giant carbon footprint to blame?
The Climate Alarmists Definitely Don't Believe Their Own Propaganda. Plenty of people have pointed to extreme examples of the "do as I say, not as I do" syndrome in the climate wars. Twenty-three thousand people (23,000!) jet off to Bonn to cook up schemes to force others to fly less. Al Gore has a 10,000+ square foot house that uses more than 20 times the amount of energy as the average American home — and that's just one of his multiple houses! And so forth. But just because these people behave this way does not necessarily mean that they don't believe their own propaganda; it may just mean that they believe that the burden of sacrifice needs to be on you rather than on themselves.
Global Warming Hypocrites: Their Carbon Footprint Is OK, But Yours Must Be Eliminated. Scientists, identified as "conservation scientists" who presumably oppose human greenhouse gas emissions, have looked into their own lifestyles, as well as the lifestyles of other "conservation scientists," and found that they are preaching one thing while practicing another. "Most" of these scientists, the British Telegraph reports, "have a carbon footprint which is virtually no different to anyone else." Those are the findings of a new study from Cambridge University published by researchers who were "were keen to find out whether being fully informed about global warming, plastic in the ocean or the environmental impact of eating meat, triggers more ethical behavior."
Debunking Al Gore's solar energy lies. Al Gore is notorious for flying around the world in a private jet and telling regular people they need to use less energy. He's a hypocrite, just like the rest of the Hollywood climate alarmists. [Video clip]
Al Gore's Massive Energy Consumption. Gore spends $22,000 per year on energy for his Nashville residence (he also owns two others), the vast majority of which is generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority's nuclear, coal, and natural gas plants. Yet he has been brazenly lying to the media that his mansion uses 100% renewable energy.
Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family. A conservative nonprofit reported Wednesday [8/2/2017] that environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore's home used over 20 times as much energy as the U.S. average. The National Center for Public Policy Research obtained Gore's electricity usage through FOIA requests and by talking with the Nashville Electric Service (NES), which services Gore's home. It reports the former vice president averaged a whopping 19,241 kilowatt hours (kWh) every month, compared to 901 kWh for the average home. "That 19,241 kWh average monthly electricity usage is 21.3 times more energy than a typical American household consumes in a month," the National Center for Public Policy Research reports.
Al Gore's Climate Change Hypocrisy Is As Big As His Energy-Sucking Mansion. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Gore to respond to charges that he's a climate hypocrite. "This is a criticism we hear from conservatives all the time when talking about people like you or Elon Musk or Leonardo DiCaprio," Tapper said, "that you, yourself, have a large carbon footprint." Gore's response was "Well, I don't have a private jet. And what carbon emissions come from my trips on Southwest Airlines are offset. I live a carbon-free lifestyle, to the maximum extent possible." The maximum extent possible? Really? Then how does Gore explain the rather large amounts of electricity he uses to power his 10,000-plus-square-foot home. A new analysis by the National Center for Public Policy Research found that Gore's Tennessee home "guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years." In one month last year, the report found, Gore's home consumed more electricity than the average family uses in 34 months.
Al Gore's Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household. Gore's hypocritical home energy use and "do as I say not as I do" lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths. In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy to power the typical American household for more than 21 years, according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy Research. The former vice president consumed 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) at his Nashville residence, which includes his home, pool and driveway entry gate electricity meters. A typical family uses an average of 10,812 kWh of electricity per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It gets worse. Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That's enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year.
Climate Change Hypocrisy Goes Mainstream. Most everyone knows about how celebrity climate change activists like Leonardo DiCaprio don't care enough about saving the planet to give up their massive yachts, private jets and energy-sucking mansions. Turns out DiCaprio and Co. have set the standard for the hoi polloi. DiCaprio, while accepting his Oscar, called climate change "the most urgent threat facing our entire species," and told viewers that "we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating." Collectively, but not if it inconveniences DiCaprio, that is. His fabulously glamorous lifestyle has a carbon footprint that is bigger than dozens of middle class families put together, but he's shown no sign that he'd give any of it up to prevent mankind's destruction.
Anti-Trump actor fights global warming, but won't give up 14 homes and private jet. Movie star actor Johnny Depp recently made waves when he implied that President Trump should befall the same fate as Abraham Lincoln — being assassinated by an actor. But although the liberal actor has exhibited opposition to global warming in the past, a recent lawsuit reveals how little he allows his green activism to affect his personal lifestyle. According a cross-complaint filed against the actor by his former business managers, the actor owns 14 residences, including a château in France and a chain of four islands in the Bahamas.
To fight climate change, start with Leonardo DiCaprio's private jet lifestyle. [I]f climate change is really such a crisis, and if sacrifice on our part is needed to stop it, then why aren't we seeing more sacrifice from people who think it's a problem? That's what one person asked on Twitter: "What if climate scientists decided, as a group, to make their conferences all virtual? No more air travel. What a statement!" And what if academics in general — most of whom think climate change is a big deal — started doing the same thing to make an even bigger statement? It would be big. And what if politicians and celebrities stopped jetting around the world — often on wasteful private jets instead of flying commercial with the hoi polloi — as a statement of the importance of fighting climate change?
Hypocrites: 1700 Private Jets Fly Into Davos To Discuss "Climate Change". The globalist elite are flying in by the thousands (and paying $40,000 just to get a seat) to attend the "World Economic Forum in Davos — a hodgepodge of international leaders, mega-rich business interests, and a sprinkling of celebrities whose money comes from those mega-rich business interests. Topic #1 is said to be the threat of "climate change" which is actually code for the threat of Donald Trump who just this week took a much appreciated "America First" approach to international agreements.
Hillary Clinton Once Demanded Separate Plane Rather Than Share One With Michelle Obama. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once requested to fly in a separate plane rather than share one with then-First Lady Michelle Obama, according to newly released emails. [...] The exchange between Clinton and Abedin came after another message, one also released during the 2016 election, showed that Clinton complained commercial flights were "burdensome" and asked Abedin to get the Air Force to fly her from Westchester, N.Y. back to Washington, D.C. Clinton has long been a proponent of lowering the United States' carbon footprint in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change. The former Democratic presidential candidate promised to take "bold steps to slash carbon pollution at home and around the world."
Ted Cruz Busts Elon Musk for Flying Private Jet While Lecturing Trump on Global Warming. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night for his use of a private jet after the tech billionaire tweeted his disapproval of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to announce that he would be departing from all future presidential councils in protest of President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. He assured his followers that global warming is real and that leaving the Paris accords is "not good" for America or the world.
Obama surpasses algore as Global Warming's Biggest Hypocrite. Barack Obama who's about as much a nutrition expert as his wife Michelle, was paid a whopping $3.2 million as keynote speaker at the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, speaking about food security and climate change. That's $3.2 million for advising the unwashed to keep meat off the dinner plate. Likely hoping most wouldn't remember the $100-per serving wagyu steak he preferred to have served up in the White House during his days as president, Obama now warns the world that more people on the planet are eating meat — causing a dramatic rise in climate emissions.
No, I Am Not a Moron but Half the Country is Deranged. Surely the most proof we have that the world has gone bonkers is the success of the biggest hoax perpetrated on this nation-global warming. It has been perpetrated by a former US Vice-President who became one of the first carbon credit billionaires who never practiced what he preached to the gullible who fell for his inconvenient balderdash. The fact is that the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory has been debunked by real scientists, not the pseudo scientists dependent on grants from militant environmental billionaires. I find that many of those Chicken Little Hollywood celebs ranting about the planet dying are pure hypocrites jetting to UN conferences proclaiming global warming as the end of the world.
Obama 'travels with gas-guzzling 14 car escort to give £2.5million climate change talk'. Barack Obama was reportedly accompanied by hundreds of police and a massive motorcade featuring gas-hungry SUVs as he arrived to discuss climate change at a conference in Milan. The former President — who reportedly pocketed £2.5 million ($3.2 million) for the one and a half hour speech — appeared at the Global Food Innovation Summit on Tuesday [5/9/2017] to urge conference-goers to reduce their carbon footprints. But footage from the event shows an ostentatious arrival, with police cars, motorbikes, and gas-guzzling armoured SUVs ferrying the ex-Commander in Chief to the event.
Barack Obama Jets to Milan to Deliver Climate Change Speech. Former President Barack Obama jetted to Milan, Italy on Monday [5/8/2017] for a speech about climate change. After the ex-president enjoyed his flight to the famous Italian city, he hopped in an SUV in a 14 car convoy direct to his hotel, according to the Daily Mail.
Bill Nye the Eugenicist, "Sex Junk," Social Justice Warrior, Climate Nazi Guy. Bill Nye the Science Guy has transmuted into a screechy, preachy ubiquitous presence who wants to penalize you if you have more than two children, jail you if you disagree with his global-warming catastrophism, and stigmatize you if you don't adopt his transgender views or embrace his dogmatic religion of evolution. Even many of his liberal-left comrades are expressing concern that Nye's strident, condescending new persona is annoying and alienating, and suggest that maybe he's not the ideal candidate to be the public face of the climate-change/environmental movement. Besides noting that he has failed miserably in television debates, many of his allies acknowledge that Saves the World substitutes ideology and pseudo-science for real science, and that the program is replete with cringe-inducing segments that are embarrassing to watch.
Bill Nye, the Scientism Guy. If you loved Bill Nye the Science Guy, do yourself a favor and don't call up the kiddie entertainer's new Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World. Bitter, angry, shouty, conspiratorial, vulgar, wheedling, given to absurd hyperbole, and blithely eager to wreak punishment on his enemies, Nye comes across mentally as several milliliters short of a beaker. It's as if Kermit the Frog somehow morphed into Michael Moore. The new show (supposedly aimed at adults but still written at a grade-school level) uses occasional references to science to introduce simple political advocacy, broken up by bad jokes and interludes of actual screaming.
Climate Bullies Take to the Streets for 'People's Climate March'. The People's Climate March is Saturday, April 29, and it will be the third iteration of an anti-Trump rally just this month. It is a day when lefties accomplish little more than exposing their planet-sized hypocrisy on the environment: Eco-celebs such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo will walk arm-in-arm to lament the Earth's destruction by greedy fossil-fuel companies, and then they will jet off to their next fossil-fuel-powered movie set to make millions. Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, and other politicians will lecture us about the dangers of CO2 as they close zero-emission nuclear plants in their own states. Millennials will snap selfies on cellphones that operate off an electric grid powered by natural gas made abundantly available by the fracking they will protest.
Five Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists. [#3] They're hypocrites. Every year, delegates, many of them on private jets, fly to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, from where they hector the rest of us about our carbon footprints. The busybodies also regularly jet to the U.N.'s global warming conferences, held in such global hot spots as Paris, Cancun, Copenhagen and Milan. Wherever they go, their accommodations are always lavish, their travels well attended to, and their dining sumptuous. Of course their goal is to strip 21st-century comforts from everyone else in the name of "fighting" climate change. The hypocrite-in-chief is of course Al Gore. While constantly haranguing the world about man's carbon emissions, he's lived the very lifestyle he condemns. From a 20-room home that requires yacht-loads of energy, to banking as much as $100 million from the oil barons who bought his old cable network, to his habit of using private jets to whisk him away to preach his sermons about the evils of fossil-fuel use, his life is a lie.
Report: Leonardo DiCaprio Flew 'Eyebrow Artist' 7,500 Miles for Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio apparently spared no expense while getting ready for last weekend's Academy Awards — the Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist reportedly flew a renowned "eyebrow artist" to the stars more than 7,000 miles around the world to have his face tended to ahead of Hollywood's big night. According to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Independent, the 42-year-old Revenant star and fellow actor Tobey Maguire enlisted the services of beautician Sharon-Lee Hamilton, who made the 7,500-mile trip from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles to ensure the stars' brows were just right for the big show.
Warmists Are Very Concerned That Their Cult Could Be Dying Out. Warmists have huge corporations and large moneyed interests, Hollywood figures (who're climahypocrites), Democrats, and governments behind them. They get the money. What they don't have is the science. They don't have the facts. They are utterly humorless, and are nasty. And hypocrites. Many take umbrage with my constant refrain about Warmists not practicing what they preach, but, that matters. When people look at an issue and see those who pushing it being utter hypocrites, it's hard to take those people seriously as being truly concerned. If you're overweight doctor is telling you to eat better and lose weight, do you listen?
Chelsea Clinton Takes Private Jet to 'Clean Energy Roundtable'. Chelsea Clinton traveled by private jet while campaigning for mother Hillary in the swing state of North Carolina Wednesday [9/28/2016], flying from town to town rather than hitting the road in a car or a bus. Chelsea was caught boarding a gas-guzzling private jet after the Clinton event in Greenville, North Carolina. Her next event, in Asheville, was called the "Clean Energy Roundtable."
Suzuki warns airline emissions are too high, then flies to Australia. David Suzuki's at it again, flying all over the world to tell everyone not to fly around the world, this time heading down under to speak to environmentalists at the Australian Geographic Society Gala dinner.
President Obama and procession of 18 golf carts visit vast Hawaii region he is trying to protect from climate change. Looking at these pictures, it seems that Obama is already swanning off on another holiday despite just arriving back from Martha's Vineyard. But the President was actually taking a very relaxed looking trip to his home state of Hawaii in order to view a vast area that he just made into the largest protected environment in the world. Arriving in a golf-cart motorcade, Obama made his way past ruined Second World War structures to the Midway Atoll, one of the most remote parts of America.
Hillary Clinton Flies 20 Miles In Private Jet To Attend Rothschild Nantucket Fundraiser. As we reported a few days ago, Bill and Hillary Clinton spent Friday night [8/19/2016] in Martha's Vineyard celebrating Bill's 70th birthday. We're sure it was a grand affair, well worth the heat Obama had to take from Louisiana flood victims to attend. Turns out the following morning, Hillary, not one to be bothered with traditional peasant forms of travel, awoke and took her private jet just 20 miles over to Nantucket where the Rothschilds will be hosting a fundraiser. The event is open to all... well anyone who can afford the $100,000 per person price tag.
Gas guzzling jet appears to undermine his authority to preach on carbon emissions.
Climate Change Activist Leo DiCaprio Took a Private Jet to Accept Environmental Award. Leonardo DiCaprio talks a big game when it comes to environmentalism. He was nearly banned from Indonesia for speaking out against clear-cutting forests, and when he finally won an Oscar, Leo dedicated part of his speech to advocating for action on climate change. But when it comes to practicing what he preaches, DiCaprio may have some work to do. The actor reportedly took a private jet from Cannes to New York City and back. That's a whopping 8,000-mile carbon footprint. "[It] diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions," environmental analyst Robert Rapier told Page Six.
DiCaprio takes private jet extra 8,000 miles to collect environmental award. Leo DiCaprio picked up an environmental award in NYC this week — but hypocritically expanded his carbon footprint by 8,000 miles when he obtained the honor, by taking a private jet from Cannes, then flying straight back to France on another jet for a model-packed fund-raiser a night later. DiCaprio was at the Cannes Film Festival this week and was spotted there partying at club Gotha on Monday with model Georgia Fowler, then jetted back to New York for the Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, where he was honored by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De Niro.
Hypocrite! Leo takes private jet to collect environmental award. Leo DiCaprio picked up an environmental award in NYC this week — but hypocritically expanded his carbon footprint by 8,000 miles when he obtained the honor, by taking a private jet from Cannes, then flying straight back to France on another jet for a model-packed fund-raiser a night later. DiCaprio was at the Cannes Film Festival this week, and was spotted there partying at club Gotha on Monday with model Georgia Fowler, then jetted back to New York for the Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, where he was honored by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De Niro. Just 24 hours later, DiCaprio reappeared back in France for amfAR's glitzy Cinema Against AIDS gala, where he gave a speech.
John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Family Trusts Invest Heavily In Fossil Fuels. Despite Secretary of State John Kerry's outspoken demand that America drastically reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, his family investments heavily favor oil, coal and natural gas companies while giving scant attention to renewable energy firms, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis. In his latest 2015 financial disclosure report obtained by TheDCNF, Kerry listed family trust investments in 94 companies involved in the exploration, extraction, storage and transportation of oil, natural gas, coal and liquefied natural gas. Several of the investments are in companies that use hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, which is passionately opposed by environmentalists.
Kerry Yammers On About The War On Climate Change. Climahypocrites were on parade at the United Nations Friday [4/22/2016]: "The urgency of this challenge is only becoming more pronounced," he said, "and this is why our gathering today is, in fact, historic." That would be the gathering that required hundreds, if not thousands, of people to use vast amounts of fossil fuels to travel to the UN.
Hollywood's Climate Hypocrites. Hollywood and global-warming panic have always been a natural match. After all, who can tell you better to cut back on your wasteful ways better than a high-flying multi-millionaire movie star with the carbon footprint of a Tyrannosaurus Rex? It's never mattered that the stars have all the scientific expertise of Pee Wee Herman. They're just so good-looking and famous, who cares? [...] It's bad enough that they don't know what they're talking about. It's worse that they're sheer hypocrites while preaching their nonsense. A private jet burns as much fuel in an hour as a car does in a year.
Microsoft co-founders $162m yacht wrecks coral reef. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent millions on ocean conservation and backed programs to save endangered coral, but those reefs had better not get in the way of his 300-foot megayacht. Allen's $162 million Tatoosh destroyed 13,800 square feet of coral reef in the Cayman Islands' protected replenishment zone. Local officials said the massive anchor and chain wiped out most of the coral in the area on the western coast of Grand Cayman on Jan. 14. "Initial figures place the damaged area at 1,200 square meters ... with 80 percent of the coral within that area destroyed," according to the Cayman Department of Environment.
Trump: Obama a hypocrite on climate change. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday [1/9/2016] accused President Obama of hypocrisy, saying he spews pollutants from Air Force One in order to deliver speeches on the threat of climate change. "Watch Obama talking about the carbon footprint, and then he flies over Hawaii in an old 747 with the old engines spewing [...] out of it," Trump said at a rally in Iowa.
Civil War on the (Climate) Left. [Scroll down] If you're familiar with [Mark] Jacobson's work, which concludes we can power the whole country within two decades on the usual wisps of wind, solar, unicorn flop sweat, and the sunbeams of Obama's brilliance, I give you a minute to get up from ROFL at [Naomi] Oreskes calling it a "high quality study." Jacobson is regarded as a joke by most of his colleagues at Stanford, and his work is widely derided. For one thing, the Jacobson study assumes that in another 20 years no one will live like ... Naomi Oreskes! Turns out Oreskes is a wannabe Al Gore or John Kerry. She lives in 5,200 square foot home outside Boston, generating, by one estimate, over 400,000 pounds of CO2 emissions a year. (She has a second home in California; specs unknown.) And that's before she boards airplanes for her ski trips to the Rockies. Brian McNicoll of TownHall estimates Oreskes's total carbon footprint to be around 1 million pounds of CO2 a year.
The climate change jet set. So with world leaders gathered in Paris for talks on climate change, critics are doing a lot of snarking, and charges of climate hypocrisy are flying fast and furious. But I have a solution. The critics are fierce. As one blogger snarked: "'Climate Change Crisis Requires Giving Money and Power to Global Elites,' say Global Elites." Others are noting that this event to reduce carbon footprints has ... a rather large carbon footprint. Obama's Paris trip, we are told by the Daily Caller, has emitted more carbon than 31 American homes' energy usage for an entire year. Wired Magazine calculated that the Paris Climate Summit's overall carbon footprint would amount to nearly 300,000 tons (575 million pounds) of carbon dioxide.
Ex-NYC mayor with multiple mansions, jets: 'Crazies' like Ted Cruz don't accept climate change reality. According to the New York Times in 2012, [Michael] Bloomberg has eleven homes. Eleven. ELEVEN! He also has a fleet of private planes that he uses to get to and from those homes, as well as to arrive at "climate change" summit meetings in style. That's the guy accusing others of not believing what they're saying. Here's just one of Bloomberg's places: A 22,000-square-foot mansion with 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms with hot and cold running hypocrisy.
Kathleen Wynne doubles her carbon footprint with two trips to Paris conference. If Kathleen Wynne really believes in the science of climate change, why would she double the number of trips she's taking to Paris for the climate talks?
Similarities to Jim Jones and the Cult of Climate Change. [Scroll down] Look at the lifestyles of those who preach global warming. If the main purveyors of global warming believed their propaganda, they would modify their lifestyle. They all own multiple large homes, yachts and private jets.
Hillary hops on carbon-spewing private Learjet after winning endorsement from environmental group. Hillary Clinton left New Hampshire campaign Tuesday night after receiving a powerful environmental group's endorsement, boarding a private plane that emits more than two tons of carbon for every hour it's in the air. Video footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows the Democratic front-runner climbing aboard a Learjet model 60 aircraft at the Lebanon, New Hampshire municipal airport around 6:00 p.m. A day earlier, she appeared with League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinsky to receive the organization's formal endorsement.
Richest Man in the World: 'Representative Democracy Is a Problem.'. Bill Gates is rapidly reaching supervillain status. [...] You noticed Mr. "We've-got-to-do-something-about-climate-change-and-carbon-emissions" still has a giant private jet that can carry 19 people, right?
People Who Took Fossil Fueled Trips To Vegas Yammer On About "Climate Change". Say, I wonder what the carbon footprint is for a presidential campaign? Hillary's aides said her campaign will be carbon neutral. Not by actually doing anything, of course. They're going to have carbon offsets. They just won't say how.
It's Never Too Early To Yammer About Climate Change And Halloween. Never let a good holiday go to waste, that's the Warmist motto. That and "It's only hypocricy when Someone Else does it" [...] Fossil fuels are scary! Wear a plastic costume and take some fossil fueled travel to hang out while taking pictures with your plastic smartphone that was shipped from China on fossil fueled ships!
A Liberal's Ten Commandments. Perhaps the greatest carbon emission sin is jet travel. On an average London-to-New York flight each passenger emits well over 1 ton of C02 emissions, an indulgence that can nullify a year of recycling of other less-privileged Americans. All supporters of government-mandated reductions in fossil-fuel emissions could at least take the following pledge. "I will fly across the Atlantic no more than once every five years." Private jet travel — the worst of the mortal carbon sins — of course would be banned, at least until we can transition into solar and wind aviation. Al Gore in the middle seat of Row 44, fighting to put his oversized carry-on into the overhead compartment, would be a symbolic act worth far more than all his heated and well-paid rhetoric.
Oil Trade Group Challenges Environmentalists: Enough Talk, Try Actually Living Without Fossil Fuels. One of the more prominent among the manifold idiocies of the environmental left is the idea that oil is evil. Recently, according to a press release from the Western Energy Alliance, a non-profit trade association representing more than 450 companies engaged in exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the West, more than 400 groups converged on the White House to demand we keep fossil fuels in the ground. They did this, of course, while waving signs made of plastic and having driven or flown in fossil fuel-powered vehicles to Washington. And probably while drinking from plastic or aluminum water bottles, or while sipping an extra-soy-macchiato latte, all of which require fossil fuels to produce. These are the same sorts who tried to block offshore drilling in the Arctic by blockading a harbor with kayaks and canoes made of plastic.
Obama's Arctic Jaunt Will Emit More CO2 Than 33 Cars. President Barack Obama has announced he will be traveling to Alaska at the end of the month to visit the Arctic and other parts of the state which he claims is being ravaged by global warming. Ironically, his trip to Alaska will only emit 161 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the very gas he blames for global warming. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of driving 33 cars and the annual electricity use for 22 homes.
Marx Materializes at the Border. One of the characteristics of Leftism is that it always works best for the "masses". The Vanguard are somehow always exempted from its strictures as they have important work to do. Individuals who sincerely decry "carbon footprints" see nothing wrong in flying by private jet to denounce the use of fossils fuels. The bigger the private jet, the more credible the environmentalist.
Obama torches 20,000 gallons of gas to warn of 'fossil fuel interests' conspiring against 'clean energy'. President Obama went to the Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Monday [8/24/2015], and he didn't ride his bike: [Photo] After he got to Vegas, Obama alleged that there's some sort of conspiracy to keep consumers from using that which simply does not exist on a broad scale: [...] Entire cities aren't powered by grids that operate on solar, wind or geothermal not because of "fossil fuel interest" conspiracies, but rather for the same reason Obama didn't land at McCarran in a presidential jumbo jet that runs on kumquats: No such delivery system exists.
2016 Democrats tough on climate change, silent on own carbon footprints. The Democratic presidential field is backing a tough crackdown on Americans' greenhouse gas emissions, but their campaigns have clammed up when asked what steps they're taking personally to reduce their own carbon footprint as they jet across the country seeking votes. Party front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone the furthest, publicly committing to running a "carbon neutral" operation, though her campaign hasn't said exactly what that entails.
Obama Takes Air Force One Jet and Marine One Helicopter to Play a Round of Golf. Less than 48 hours before today's big climate speech.
Obama Will Jetset To The Arctic To Warn About Global Warming. The Obama administration will kick off a massive campaign Monday [8/3/2015] to push the president's agenda to cut carbon dioxide emissions just months ahead of the United Nation's global warming summit in Paris. This climate campaign, oddly enough, includes a trip to the Alaskan Arctic by President Barack Obama to "call attention to the effects of global warming," according to The Washington Post — which was briefed on the administration's new campaign by an unnamed source prior to its unveiling to the public.
Prince Charles branded a 'serial hypocrite' after flying less than 70 miles to attend polo match. The Prince of Wales has been branded a "serial hypocrite" after it emerged that the heir to the throne — who prides himself on his green credentials — used a helicopter to fly less than 70 miles in order to attend a polo match. Prince Charles has frequently spoken of the need to address climate change and has urged members of the public to cut their carbon footprint. In 2012 he declared "mankind must go green or die", and earlier this year he encouraged Britons to mark Earth Hour by switching off lights to save energy and reflecting on "this extraordinary planet that sustains us all". But the Prince appears to be struggling to practice what he preaches.
Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air. Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air-conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world. Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned "the increasing use and power of air-conditioning" last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy and innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican's most famous edifice for more than a decade. That's right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks "those who are obsessed with maximizing profits," Carrier Corporation — a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide (now a unit of U.S.-based United Technologies Corp.) — ensures that the air in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel stays clean and cool.
Obama Planning Weekend Golf Extravaganza. President Obama continues to cast a pall of unseriousness over his presidency, which was already of questionable seriousness, planning a weekend of golf out in California following two days of fundraising on the Left Coast. This just a week after throwing a White House bash for 500 of his closest friends. Meanwhile, his wife is on a taxpayer-funded excursion to Europe where she is promoting health and education overseas while taking in some sights with her daughters and her mother. According to the Washington Examiner, Obama will golf in Palm Springs even amidst drought, a prospect that should deeply annoy enviros and Californians forced to restrict their water use. Golf courses are notorious guzzlers of water.
Obama expected to golf at water-guzzling Palm Springs links amid record drought. President Obama is expected to spend the weekend golfing in the lush environs of Southern California's verdant desert resorts near Palm Springs — resorts that are among the state's top guzzlers of water. If he does indeed hit the links, the outing would take place during California's record drought, on the heels of a Democratic fundraiser at the home of billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer, and just days after Obama welcomed Pope Francis' encyclical warning about the dangers of human-caused climate change.
Obama's penchant for desert golf faces scrutiny in drought. One question for President Obama as he heads for Palm Springs, Calif. this weekend: whether it's appropriate to play on plush green golf links in the desert amid a severe drought. "This administration's commitment to helping those affected by the drought is second to none," said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz Thursday [6/18/2015] in answer to a reporter's question on that topic before the president headed to the West Coast.
Par for the course! Obama swoops into drought-ravaged Calif. for golf weekend. In the midst of California's severe drought and state-imposed water restrictions, President Obama plans to spend the weekend golfing at exclusive, water-guzzling resorts in Palm Springs. Mr. Obama arrived in California Thursday [6/18/2015] to raise money for Democrats, and plans to stay in the state through Sunday for some recreation. While the White House is being tight-lipped about his schedule, Mr. Obama has been known to favor golf courses in the Palm Springs area, having visited the region four times in the past two years. White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said the president "may" play golf while there.
Obama expected to golf at water-guzzling Palm Springs links amid record drought. President Obama is expected to spend the weekend golfing in the lush environs of Southern California's verdant desert resorts near Palm Springs — resorts that are among the state's top guzzlers of water. If he does indeed hit the links, the outing would take place during California's record drought, on the heels of a Democratic fundraiser at the home of billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer, and just days after Obama welcomed Pope Francis' encyclical warning about the dangers of human-caused climate change.
Pope Francis Is Wrong about Air Conditioning. Pope Francis's aversion to air conditioning may be red hot, but he himself is comfortably cool. In his encyclical Laudato Si', published today [6/18/2015], the pope lambasts wasteful consumerism and unchecked human economic activity as a root of climate change, singling out one product in particular for censure: the air conditioner. [...] But ironically, Francis probably penned his disapproval in a well-ventilated corner of his residence, Domus Sanctae Marthae, which has air conditioning.
Obama Cracks Down on Airplane Emissions, Buys Massive New Air Force One. So the Obama administration wants to crack down on emissions from airplanes. Except, of course, if President Obama is aboard. Then, it's a different story. The Air Force has now chosen a $367 million Boeing 747-8 (before upgrades) that runs 4,786 square feet; Business Insider calls the plane a "palace in the sky." It's the longest airliner ever and flies 8,000 nautical miles at a clip. The interiors are glossy and gorgeous, including leather couches, big screen TVs, top-of-the-line side tables, a state room that would make the MGM Grand envious, a huge office, and a conference room.
Obama To Peasants On Climate Change: Sacrifices For Thee, Not For Me. As the great Glenn Reynolds says: "I'll start believing it's a crisis when the people who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it."
We're getting buried in Earth Day trash talk. Earth Day, the highest of holy days for the Church of Climate Hysteria, has come and, mercifully, gone. Imagine if it were anything like the Old World's 12 days of Christmas. We'd never get the National Mall out from beneath the garbage heap sacrificed to Mother Gaia by the climate-change faithful. Then again, how different are those celebrants' trashy proclivities from a president who burns more than 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to haul Air Force One to the Everglades for a politicized speech he could as easily have delivered from the Rose Garden?
More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel To Be Used On Air Force One For Obama's Trip To Everglades On Earth Day. According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama's Earth Day trip to the Everglades will cover 1,836 miles roundtrip and consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One.
Obama honors Earth Day by using 9,180 gallons of jet fuel — that's just the start. President Obama is celebrating Earth Day by flying in his jumbo jet down to Florida so he can tour the Everglades. The 1,836-mile roundtrip will consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One, according to CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller. And that's just the president's plane. There will a half-dozen support planes along for the trip, Marine One helicopters, and a 25- to 30-vehicle motorcade belching exhaust into the air.
Obama's climate change hypocrisy highlights lack of faith. Indeed, [Bill] Nye and President Obama "acted on" the climate on their 1,836-mile round-trip flight to the Everglades. They emitted five times as much carbon in one day as the average American emits over the course of a year. No, Nye's and Obama's climate hypocrisy does not falsify any scientific theory about global climate change. But it does highlight a lack of faith among those who would demand sacrifices from their fellow man to avert the supposed disaster they predict.
Global warming advocate Bill Nye takes Air Force One to preach on carbon emissions. Television personality and author Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' joined President Barack Obama today for an Earth Day excursion, riding aboard Air Force One with the president during his visit to the Florida Everglades. Nye held court with press making the trip before boarding the airliner, telling them, I love the smell of jet fuel, according to an account provided to White House reporters.
Obama's Earth Day Trek to Florida Everglades to Highlight Climate Change. President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades. In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama says "there's no greater threat to our planet than climate change."
Obama's Chicago Presidency. The full Obama cares nothing about appearances. Indeed, he feels that such disdain magnifies his godhead, as someone absolutely immune to tradition, protocol, and criticism. Say that he golfs too much, and he will golf even more. You object that he sermonizes on global warming while setting records for use of Air Force One, often on a parallel track with his wife's jumbo jet, or lectures farmers on the California drought for a few minutes on his way to hit the Palm Springs irrigated golf courses? All that is not the disconnect, but the point.
Rain Dances in California. On February 14, 2014, President Barack Obama arrived on Air Force One in Fresno, California, with Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein aboard. [...] Air Force One took off again from Fresno Airport, mission accomplished, heading toward a Palm Springs golf holiday in the super-irrigated Coachella Valley. Obama met that evening with King Abdullah II of Jordan at Sunnylands, the legendary Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, to discuss the Syrian crisis and then emerging ISIS threat.
John Kerry, Frequent Flier, Outraged at Fossil Fuel Usage. Last year, John Kerry logged a lot of travel in his position as Secretary of State. [...] But being that he's John Kerry, it matters not how much of a carbon footprint he leaves behind. You see, he is very busy and important, saving the world from the greatest threat to humanity, carbon emissions.
A mile high lecture. The same president who hates drilling for oil, but takes credit for lower gas prices is now lecturing us again. This time from places like Air Force One. The president, this weekend from that big fuel guzzling plane tells us again about the dangers of fossil fuels.
Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video — From a Jet. On Sunday, President Barack Obama released an anti-oil drilling environmental video shot aboard Air Force One — an aircraft that has a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity. [...] On Saturday, Obama flew Air Force One over 8,000+ miles to India to discuss global warming and other issues.
Obama leaves India as Air Force One emits 809 Tons of CO2. President Barack Obama has left India for Saudi Arabia without inking a climate deal that formed much of the basis for his second trip to the subcontinent. [...] Obama visited India on Air Force One, a plane that burns five gallons of jet fuel for every mile it flies. His round-trip, including a stop in Saudi Arabia, will emit 809 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere
Flying Around on Private Jets to Save the Planet. Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame, is fond of saying that he'll believe there's a climate change crisis when the people who say there's a climate change crisis start acting like there's a climate change crisis. They haven't started yet. The annual World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, for instance, is on right now and its attendees arrived in an estimated 1,700 private jets.
Davos's Destructive Elites. Convening to ring the alarm about global warming, our putative betters and would-be rulers gathered in Davos, Switzerland, filling the local general-aviation hangars with some 1,700 private jets. Taking an international commercial flight is one of the most carbon-intensive things the typical person does in his life, but if you're comparing carbon footprints between your average traveler squeezed into coach on American and Davos Man quaffing Pol Roger in his cashmere-carpeted intercontinental air limousine, you're talking Smurfette vs. Sasquatch. [...] The emissions from heating all those sprawling hotel suites in the Alps in winter surely makes baby polar bears weep bitter and copious baby-polar-bear tears.
Davos Climate Conference's Massive Carbon Footprint. As the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, Switzerland, this Thursday [1/22/2015], the global elite is strategizing on how to best combat global warming and limit carbon emissions worldwide. But with thousands of private jets ferrying the global glitterati to their alpine retreat this week, perhaps they should start by looking in the mirror. An estimated 1,700 private aircraft are descending on the Swiss Alps — a record number that drove the Swiss Armed Forces to open up its D#&252;bendorf military airbase to civilian traffic earlier this week.
Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In. As media outlets focused on the World Economic Forum's plans to address climate change it ignored the hypocrisy of the huge number of private jets flying world leaders and celebrities to that conference. Roughly 1,700 private planes will head to Davos, Switzerland for the 2015 World Economic Forum. That doesn't include commercial air travel or any other method of transit to the conference. Ironically, the top article featured on the "Agenda" section of the World Economic Forum website on Jan. 19, boldly stated that "[d]ecarbonising the global economy in a matter of decades is the number one priority."
Climate talks create more CO2 than a small country as 12,500 politicians fly to Peruvian venue powered by dirty diesel generators. Climate talks were hanging in the balance last night [12/11/2014], as the world's nations argued over who should take responsibility for reducing greenhouse gases. But as world leaders talked into the night, it emerged that the 12-day summit in Peru had generated more carbon dioxide than an entire African country.
Dem Mega-Donor Commutes to Work on Gas-Guzzling Yacht. A major Democratic donor and the head of a foundation that finances some of the nation's leading environmentalist groups commutes to and from work on a gas-guzzling luxury yacht, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. At around 8 a.m. every morning, Nathaniel Simons leaves Berkeley, Calif., where he lives, aboard the Elan. The 1,550-horsepower, 54-foot yacht drops him off at the Port of San Francisco, a block from the offices of the Meritage Group, the hedge fund management company he leads.
Changing the Climate, One Mansion at a Time. As concerned climatics infested New York and other centers of first-world self-concern on the day before the first day of autumn to express their worries about seasonal change, night into day, and other climate/weather cycles they displayed their usual hypocrisy, selfishness and oh yes, ignorance.
Obama fires up Air Force One, Marine One, huge motorcade to deliver climate change warning at UN. With the planet in alleged peril due to man-made greenhouse gases, President Obama cranked up Air Force One along with Marine One and a sizable motorcade to attend a U.N. climate conference and inform them that something needs to be done about all those fumes his visit spit into the atmosphere.
Al Gore Leaves People's Climate March in Chevy Suburban SUV. Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday's [9/21/2014] climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.
Greenpeace embarrassed by leaders' jet-setting carbon footprint. For two years, Pascal Husting's employer paid to fly him most weeks between his home in Luxembourg and his office in Amsterdam. Such trips are common for executives at major international corporations in Western Europe. But Mr. Husting isn't working for a corporation. He is the international program director for Greenpeace, the nonprofit that is arguably the world's most high-profile environmental advocacy organization.
Greenpeace in Chaos as Staff Revolt Against Management. Greenpeace is in turmoil after more than 40 staff signed a letter calling two of the group's most senior officials to resign. The group faced ridicule last month after it emerged that Husting chose to regularly fly between his home in Luxembourg and work in Amsterdam, leaving a massive carbon footprint.
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20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is. [#3] Liberalism is "environmental activists" flying across the world to ride together in SUVs to posh environmental conferences where they call for everyone else to live like cavemen in order to save the planet.
Greenpeace Executive Commutes 250 Miles By Airplane To Work. There's a saying that I like about how we can start worrying about global warming and "climate change" when those who tell us those things are a crisis starting acting like it.
Greenpeace Chief's 'Several Flights a Month' Could Power the Average Household for Two Years. Environmental group Greenpeace has today [6/23/2014] issued a statement defending one of its most senior executives after it was revealed that Pascal Husting, the international programmes director, flies back and forth between Luxembourg and Amsterdam in order to perform his job. The Guardian revealed the detail in a wider article about Greenpeace's structural problems. Greenpeace UK's CEO John Sauven claimed he didn't think Greenpeace had crossed the line, but called the issue "a really tough one".
Capitalism must change to save the environment says Prince Charles. Prince Charles has launched a blistering attack on free market economics — calling for a radical shake-up of capitalism to save the planet. The outspoken royal said society's 'current operating model' was destroying the environment and should be transformed to tackle the growing threat of climate change. Charles, 65, urged some of the world's most powerful business leaders to make unpopular decisions or risk 'bringing us to our own destruction'. He was speaking at a conference on Inclusive Capitalism at the City of London's Mansion House yesterday, to a group of financiers estimated to control around £18trillion between them.
Harry Reid speaks with Jon Stewart. "Billionaire Tom Steyer has rapidly become one of America's most visible environmental advocates, vowing to punish lawmakers who oppose climate change action and pledging to spend up to $100 million to put the issue center stage in the November 4 elections." (Reuters) "Fortune built on Asian coal: It turns out that much of Steyer's wealth is the fruit of immensely profitable investments in development of Indonesian and Australian coal." (Washington Examiner) "Forbes estimates the former hedge fund manager is worth $1.5 billion. He has used that fortune to advance his anti-oil, anti-coal, and climate-concerned political agenda." (Washington Free Beacon)
Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny. Al Gore is said to be our leading green activist, and the Steyer brothers the most preeminent green political donors. But do they really believe in reducing carbon emissions to cool down the planet? Not really. The latter made much of their fortune in the sort of high-stakes speculations that the Left supposedly despises. Many of their financial payoffs derived from promoting coal burning abroad, of the sort most liberals wish to stop. As for Gore, he cannot really believe in big green government or he would not have tried to beat the capital-gains tax hike when he peddled his failed cable network to a petrodollar-rich Al Jazeera, whose cash comes from the very sources of energy that Gore claims he hates.
Sierra Club top officials promote fuel efficiency, but drive gas-guzzling Jaguars. Members of the Sierra Club's board of directors are driving around in gas-guzzling vehicles, despite the group's support for the Obama administration's increased fuel efficiency standards. The Sierra Club strongly supported the Obama administration's increase in minimum fuel economy standards to 54.4 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, but it seems the Club's top officials don't practice what they preach.
Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day, emitting 375 TONS of CO2. President Barack Obama is marking the 44th Earth Day with a carbon-emitting extravaganza, spending more than 15 hours on Air Force One and 15 minutes aboard the Marine One helicopter. Not including his motorcades in Oso, Washington, the site of a recent devastating mudslide, his trip will consume an estimated 35,565 gallons of fuel. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the statistics arm of the Department of Energy, burning each gallon emits 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide, bringing the president's Earth Day carbon footprint to more than 375.7 tons.
Kerry: Big Bucks in Climate Change. Secretary of State John Kerry is a believer and a scold of those who are called "deniers" to smear them as akin to those who believe the Holocaust never happened. Mr. Kerry is, himself, a big energy consumer. One trembles to contemplate the size of his personal carbon footprint, not to mention the number of tons of the stuff he has dumped into the atmosphere on the government's dime.
Kerry Generates 12 Tons of CO2 on Trip Discussing Climate Change. In case you're wondering, flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy. The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in a year. So in one week, just from flying from meeting to meeting, Kerry generated about two-thirds the carbon output of the average American in one year.
The Hypocrisy of Hollywood. Could anything be more environmentally unfriendly than the production of today's action flicks? All are rife with car chases and massive explosions. The size and scale of stuff blowing up gets bigger and bigger. In each of these movies huge plumes of thick black smoke goes billowing into the sky to supposedly eat away at our ozone layer. But apparently that's okay if there's a paycheck in it for the actor. But you and I? These same people want you and me to upgrade to a 90% efficient furnace, drive a car the size of a shoebox, and heat our homes to no more than 68 degrees to help save the planet.
Brave Warmist Tells Us That Turning Off The Lights Can Make A Difference. I'll write this slowly so Warmists/Liberals can understand: if you don't believe in what you're pushing enough to make even minor changes in your own lives to match your belief set, then why should anyone else? Why should we allow laws to be passed if you won't walk the talk?
New Hawaii Senator Who'll Take Many Fossil Fueled Air Trips Pledges To Tackle Hotcoldwetdry. If he was really serious, he'd have the Senate install a two way monitor which would all him to see and hear what's going on as well as speak. Alas, no, he'll surely have plenty of excuses why he'll take plenty of unnecessary fossil fueled trips from Hawaii to D.C. and back.A Climate of Hypocrisy. There's nothing so profitable as being among the concerned climate experts who preach austerity. These enlightened few hector ordinary Americans into sacrificing their functional light bulbs, toilets and sport utility vehicles so the planet can be preserved. According to them, failure to give up these luxuries will overheat the globe and provoke devastating floods and hurricanes. The peddlers of such apocalyptic tales rarely practice austerity themselves.
Will.I.Am attends climate change talk in helicopter. Musician Will.I.Am has been criticised for arriving at a climate change debate in a private helicopter, producing the same amount of CO2 most people do in a month. Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue. It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Al Gore 'left car engine running during hour-long environment lecture'. Green-minded campaigner Al Gore has been left red-faced after being accused of leaving his car running for almost an hour while he gave a lecture on sustainable development. It is alleged that Gore made the gaffe while he spoke at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, Sweden on Wednesday [10/27/2010]. His mistake was compounded further by the fact that he had asked his distinguished guests to attend the event by public transport in order to minimize CO2 emissions.
Al Gore under fire for leaving car idling for an hour during speech. Climate change warrior Al Gore has invited controversy after reportedly leaving his car idling for an hour during an environment lecture in Sweden. A blogger revealed the Nobel Peace Prize winner arrived for the Gothenburg speech in a rental car (with or without driver is unclear), from the airport, and subsequently left the engine running for the entire lecture, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The Playboy of the Green Hypocrisy. I am constantly amazed by the double standards that characterize the environmental/liberal movement. Billionaires are bad ... unless they are called Oprah, Spielberg, or Soros. Flying is bad too because of the emissions it produces is bad for the environment, or so environmentalists tell us. But it seems it is only other people flying that is damaging. Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rajendra Pachauri, and the tens of thousands of IPCC fellow travelers spend their lives on planes and receive no criticism from their hypocritical environmental cheerleaders.
Al Gore, Tipper Gore snap up Montecito-area villa. Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal. The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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Five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, for just two people? How big is the garage?
Al Gore jumps twenty-five sharks. Will Al Gore now be the butt of more jokes than anyone who ever lived? Well, not quite, but it was always easy enough to make fun of Al — that blowhard who claimed to have helped create the Internet (tell CERN) and that his marriage inspired Love Story. But no one could have anticipated his never-to-be-forgotten June of 2010, a month that would give even the strongest of us a migraine for life. And everything seemed to be going so well for him in May with the announcement of his purchase of a nine-million dollar ocean front home in Montecito. Well, that place may have had a carbon footprint the size of Indiana, but we're used to the hypocrisy of the supposedly green-minded. It comes with the territory.
Home Field advantage: Bradys' pigskin palace slammed. What kind of U.N. environmental ambassador builds a 20,000 square-foot home with a six-car garage, an elevator and a lagoon? Why, that would be the Hub's favorite Pats fan, Gisele Bundchen! And a paparazzo's sneak pics of Bundchen and hubby Tom Brady's gargantuan new Brentwood, Calif., chateau has green activists seeing red.
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Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges. On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200. "We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention," she says. "But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report."
Come Fry with Me. [Scroll down] As Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explains: Hotel guests should have their electricity monitored; hefty aviation taxes should be introduced to deter people from flying; and iced water in restaurants should be curtailed, the world's leading climate scientist has told the Observer. Rajendra Pachauri? Hey, if you're manning the VIP lounge at Heathrow, that name may ring a bell: Dr Rajendra Pachauri flew at least 443,243 miles on IPCC business in this 19 month period.
Taking the private jet to Copenhagen. Any celebrity flying the green flag needs glittering eco-credentials. But how do they justify the fleet of customised planes, the luxury homes and the posse of servants?
Limousine liberals enjoy the weather in Copenhagen. As the world's leaders come together to try to hammer out measures to fight global warming, they are not forgetting to take time out to live it up. Junketeers at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen — many of them from developing nations — are enjoying luxuries like limos, private jets, and fancy gourmet food while claiming that the world is going to hell in a handbasket because of our consumption.
Mr. Obama has one standard for himself, another standard for the rest of us.
Try to Meet the Carter Standard. Add President Obama's name to the ever-growing list of global-warming hypocrites. ... Obviously, a president gets a necessary pass on driving in a big (i.e., safe) car. But it turns out that Obama keeps the Oval Office at near-tropical heat levels. The New York Times reports that he doesn't wear a suit jacket at his desk because he has "cranked up the thermostat." Explained adviser David Axelrod: "He's from Hawaii, OK? He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there."
Obama and his thermostat. The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
Carbon footprint undermines U2's planet-saving credentials. U2 and Bono's long-held commitment to "save the planet" has been questioned after it emerged they have a combined carbon footprint big enough to fly the band the distance from the Earth to Mars.
Oprah: It's Great to Have a Private Jet. During a speech to Duke University's graduating class, Oprah talked about the secrets and joys of success. Among them: owning a mansion and a jet. "It's great to have a nice home. It's great to have nice homes! It's great to have a nice home that just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara," she told the students. "It's great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn't great is lying to you."
Prince Charles leaves a 53-ton carbon footprint as he flies in a 12-seat private jet. Prince Charles is being accused of hypocrisy after it was revealed that he is chartering a luxury private jet for a five-day tour of Europe to promote environmental issues. ... Instead of using scheduled flights, the Royal party has hired a private plane, thought to be an Airbus A319.
GE Irresponsibility: Time magazine, alarmist astronomer James Hansen, and Hollywood climate "experts" George Clooney and Julia Roberts are working overtime to convince Americans that global warming is already devastating our planet. But few scientists buy their apocalyptic theories, no real evidence backs them up, Earth's turbulent climate history belies the claim that something new is afoot, and the scary "scenarios" shouted by headlines and alarmist literature are the product of only superheated rhetoric and a couple of "outlier" computer models.
James Hansen Goes Extreme. Last year, Dr. Hansen was forced to revise NASA's surface temperature records after an independent researcher pointed out that Hansen's analysis incorrectly identified the 1990s as the hottest decade on record. A new analysis of the data showed that the 1930s were in fact the warmest decade. That correction confirmed that even leading NASA astronomers and physicists can be wrong, but it did not lead Dr. Hansen to cool his activism.
Prince admits environmental cost of green speech. The Prince of Wales made a speech to the tourist industry on how it will have to make efforts on an "heroic scale" to minimise the impact of travel on the environment — only 24 hours after his own ten-day tour of the Far East was announced. When Clarence House was asked to justify the trip to Japan, Brunei and Indonesia — which will include a lecture by the Prince in Jakarta on climate change — it said that the trip was regarded by the Government as vital for cementing British relations in the Far East.
Smelling an activist rat. Heather Mills — celebrity divorcee and green extremist — last year urged us to stop drinking the milk of cows. Milking ex-husband Paul McCartney may have been fine, but Mills felt milking cows was going too far. You see, the burps of these gassy beasts were heating the world to hell, she told a press conference. "There are many other kinds of milk available. Why don't we try drinking rats' milk and dogs' milk?" And with that, she roared off in a Mercedes four-wheel drive, trailing clouds of hypocrisy.
Madonna's carbon footprint under scrutiny. Madonna may have headlined last year's Live Earth concert promoting climate change, but her carbon footprint for her world tour has come under scrutiny. The emissions generated by the singer's 45 date tour is the equivalent to that created by 160 Britons in an entire year. According to website Carbonfootprint.com, her 250 staff would generate 1,080 tons flying on commercial planes, while there would be 460 tons of carbon from her heavy cargo.
'Green' Means Money, Not Environmentalism to Madonna. Madonna, who seems to be on top of all her many business endeavors, has actually invested about $2.7 million dollars in companies that are creating the destruction that Live Earth is trying to raise awareness about. She has invested in several companies named as the biggest corporate polluters in the world.
See Jane's Big Carbon Footprint. What's your carbon footprint? Next year, it will probably be much smaller than that of Jane Lubchenco. The renowned climate-change crusader and professor of marine biology is Obama's choice for administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National Review Online has obtained an e-mail from Lubchenco's husband, Oregon State University professor Bruce Menge, suggesting that the couple will contribute mightily to global warming next year after she takes the job by making frequent cross-country plane trips.
Green idealists fail to make grade, says study. According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are also the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights abroad. The carbon emissions from such flights can swamp the green savings made at home, the researchers claim.
This puts your commute to shame. Like many of the Californians he represents, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now spends more than three hours commuting because he lives so far from the office. But his ride is a private jet. After flirting briefly with buying a Sacramento abode for his family, then living alone for a while in a 2,000-square-foot hotel penthouse across from the Capitol, the governor has decided to stay nearly every night at his Brentwood mansion. The commute costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which aides say the governor pays for himself. Some environmentalists say the trips expand his carbon footprint enough to undermine his image as a crusader against global warming, despite the pollution credits he buys to offset the damage.Do as our eco saviours say, not as they do. Take Al Gore. He is the world's loudest climate-change warrior. He believes the Earth is a "ticking time bomb". Or does he? Dogged reporters in the US make the point that Gore can't really be concerned about the planet because he has three homes, including one in Nashville with 20 rooms, eight bathrooms, a guesthouse and a pool. … Either the planet is coughing, spluttering, dying and in need of urgent action, or it isn't.
They preen that others may sacrifice. Americans for Prosperity catches on video Gore's supporters arriving in cabs for his speech on global warming in which he calls for higher gas taxes and greater use of public transportation. But there's more: Gore himself "brought a fleet of two Lincoln Town Cars and a Chevy Suburban SUV!"
Do as Al says, not as Al does. On Thursday, former U. S. vice-president Al Gore delivered a major address calling on his country to abandon all fossil fuels within 10 years. By 2018, U.S. electricity and fuel should come entirely from "renewable energy and truly clean, carbon-free sources," he said. Tickets to the event encouraged attendees to "please use public transit, bicycling or other climate-friendly means" to reach the lecture hall. So how did Mr. Gore and his retinue arrive? In two Lincoln Town Cars and a full-sized SUV that sat idling with the air conditioners blasting while the Gore party was inside.
Doubts In The Midst Of Greens. I'm attending New York Green Fest this weekend. The Green Fest promises to "celebrate sustainable living and Green politics", but I've that even within this group of people who ought to be among the most environmentally aware, there are patches of of soot grey obscuring the green color. One attendee from close by, who uses electricity obtained through the burning of coal that very likely is obtained through mountaintop removal mining, mentions her interest in organizing against the construction of wind turbine. She doesn't want it in her backyard, she says.
'Global warming' Gore attracts heat. The latest angry anti-Gore round boiled up when radio talk show host Steve Gill, a regular Gore basher, fired up listeners over the family's new 100-foot houseboat that's docked on Center Hill Lake. As he often does, Gill labeled Gore a hypocrite who preaches energy conservation to curb what Gill refers to as "so-called global warming," but who doesn't practice it.
Knights of the Planet Gore. The Democratic nominee-in-waiting arrived for his speech outlining our post-oil, post-SUV future in three gigantic, gas-guzzling SUVs. Then — taking a cue from Al Gore — Obama mounted the stage to declare a ten-year goal of ending our "addiction to oil" or at least the oil from "the entire Middle East and Venezuela" (he also declared an end to war, and to human aging).
Climate change envoy's carbon footprint is 30 times British average. The diplomat charged by the [British] Government with lecturing the world on global warming has been revealed as one of the biggest contributors to it. John Ashton, whose role is to persuade other countries to reduce CO2 emissions, has made so many foreign trips by air in his job that his carbon footprint is already 30 times bigger than the UK average.
With five private jets, Travolta still lectures on global warming. His serious aviation habit means he is hardly the best person to lecture others on the environment. But John Travolta went ahead and did it anyway.
'We're hypocrites over our huge carbon footprint,' confesses Sting's wife. Their claim to be eco-warriors has been met with cynicism in recent times. Sting, for instance, notched up an incredible number of air miles with his band's world tour. And it was revealed that his wife Trudie Styler travels between their seven homes in private jets or their fleet of cars, as well as importing farm produce hundreds of miles. Now the celebrity couple have been forced to admit that their record is less than clean.
Warming to debate the art of hypocrisy. The telling thing about the global warming faith is that it's preached almost entirely by hypocrites. ... You see, more often than not a global warming prophet is a frequent flyer who's just stepped out of business class to demand you cut the very gases he's just blasted out the back of his jet. Or her jet, of course. I'm thinking here of Laurie David, a producer of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, the indoctrination tape for the warming faithful which demands we Use Less to save the world from choking on our filthy emissions.
Unhand my patio heater, archbishop. The Archbishop of Canterbury told the faithful on Christmas Day that unless human beings abandon our greed, we will be responsible for the death of the planet. Hmm. I'm not sure that I can take a lecture on greed from a man who heads one of the western world's richest institutions. As we huddle under a patio heater to stay warm while having a cigarette in the rain, his bishops are living in palatial splendour with banqueting halls, wondering where to invest the next billion.
A Solution to Man-Made Global Warming: Instead of continuing to preach to the rest of us, the true believers need to step forward and set an example. I'm not talking about recycling Evian bottles; I'm talking about giving up cars and moving into smaller houses or apartments, or even forming communes where people can live simpler, more Earth-friendly lives. Yes, I'm talking about living the kinds of lives they want all of us to live.
'Algoreism' For the Masses. In the case of Global Warming, Algoreism has led to two rather incredible scenarios. First, we're seeing the elite proponents of the movement advocating a return to the horse-and-buggy days for the masses — while they, the rich and powerful, continue to live their jet-setting lives through the purchase of carbon credits. This is mind-numbing hypocrisy. Second, we're seeing the rhetoric ratcheted up on a near daily basis.
Survey shows eco-warriors are the worst polluters. A survey of travel habits has revealed that the most environmentally conscious people are also the biggest polluters. "Green" consumers have some of the biggest carbon footprints because they are still hooked on flying abroad or driving their cars while their adherence to the green cause is mostly limited to small gestures. Identified as "eco-adopters", they are most likely to be members of an environmental organisation, buy green products such as detergents, recycle and have a keen interest in green issues.
He's literally a "limousine liberal."
Barack Obama's car could fuel more problems. President-elect Obama has stressed the need for energy independence — but he'll be chauffeured around in a gas-guzzling Cadillac SUV limo that could pose a symbolism problem similar to the car controversy that dogged his friend and ally, Gov. Deval Patrick. Obama's presidential ride, dubbed "Cadillac One," will reportedly be a mammoth, custom-made Cadillac limo built like a GMC truck that sits on 19-inch wheels.
Green Obama's official limo is a gas guzzler. On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however. The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank.
Obama's Presidential Limo. The inauguration of Barack Obama will not only bring about a wholesale turnover in the political leadership of the country but it will also unveil the newest in a long line of Presidential limos. According to Presidential vehicle experts, the new limo is a beast-like General Motors truck-based Cadillac that is so tough it's like a 'rolling tank with windows.'
Obama's new 'Beast' unleashed. Nicknamed "the Beast", Barack Obama's new drive is a hulking, snazzed-up upgrade from previous presidential limousines, and will give him a better view of his inaugural parade than his predecessor. Photos of the unfinished Cadillac leaked on the internet showed a hefty customised behemoth, reportedly tough enough to withstand a rocket-propelled grenade — and some joked, even an asteroid.
New limo reflects a president's priorities. For most of the 20th century, presidential automobiles had to reconcile competing imperatives, the first for safety and the second for symbolism. It's a testament to a free and stable democracy that its leader can move with relative ease and visibility among its people. For the president to be transported in an obviously armored car suggests an unquiet nation, a place of putsches and lurking coups. Even at the height of World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt frequently traveled in his open touring car, a 1939 Lincoln V12 tellingly nicknamed the "Sunshine Special."
Obama Motors: The Cars You Don't Want at a Price You Can't Afford. When President Obama took office, he got a new car — an 8 mile-per-gallon custom Cadillac limousine. The reason his car gets such poor fuel economy is that it is designed to protect the Commander-in-Chief from multiple threats. ... Because the car's armor and accessories weigh so much, the car is powered by a 6.5 liter diesel engine. ... President Obama didn't have the luxury of choosing a fuel-efficient car. His car was chosen for him based on several factors, most importantly the need to protect the President of the United States. Unfortunately, with this new national fuel efficiency standard, President Obama is not giving Americans the ability to select the car of their choosing.
Gore Won't Ask Wealthy Hollywoodans to Alter Lifestyle to Save Planet. If you needed a better example of the hypocrisy involved in Nobel Laureate Al Gore's global warming hysteria, read this delicious segment from an article just published by the British Sun.
'Green' Stars Talk the Talk But Do They Walk the Walk? John Buckley, managing director of Carbon Footprint, an eco-awareness non-profit group based in the U.K., says there are many stars who don't practice what they preach when it comes to saving the Earth. "At the moment it's kind of fashionable for pop stars or celebrities to look green," he told FOXNews.com. "We've got a term here in the U.K. called "greenwash," when someone's trying to look green but you dig deeper [and] you see there's a lot of marketing behind it relating to their image, but not so much substance in terms of reducing carbon footprints, carbon emissions or helping the environment.
Green Hypocrisy at 30,000 Feet. [Scroll down] While travelling their chief fear is that they will be found out. Who they are, what they preach — and expose their moralistic hypocritical behaviour. They are the Green Bigots, leading environmentalists, those at the vanguard of the fight to change our lifestyles, restrict our foreign flights, who insist we do our 'bit' to cut greenhouse gas emissions while they rack up thousands of airmiles on business and pleasure trips."
UN Climate Change Conference will produce enough CO2 to fill 150 buses. Representatives from 192 countries as well as environmental groups, aid agencies and industry groups have gathered in Poznan, Poland for the UN Climate Change Conference for talks on cutting carbon emissions. However, 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be produced by the conference. This is enough to fill 150 London buses or the new Wembley Stadium six times over, according to carbon offsetting group Climate Care.
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Hmmm... 150 / 6 = 25. Is the stadium only as large as 25 buses?
Debate Over; It's Freezing. The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2. According to the Institute for Liberty, it would take the average U.S. household nearly 60,000 years of naughty ecological behavior to produce a carbon footprint equal to the largest self-congratulatory event in the history of humankind.
Obama Inaugural A CO2 Disaster About to Happen! Will Green Loving Media Report? It ain't easy being green, and in the case of Barack Obama's inaugural, it seems like he's not even trying to green it up. According to the Institute for Liberty, the Obamathon in Washington will produce about 575 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
Green Fakers: A few weeks ago, I wrote an item about Barbra Streisand, who was on tour in England. Though she's a big backer of environmental causes, and even offers tips for low-carbon living on her personal website, she was busted by the British press for touring in a private jet with a massive entourage that required 13 trucks and vast amounts of laundry — in other words, for sponsoring a traveling CO2 extravaganza.
The 'Guilty Green' don't always recycle. They drive SUVs, throw perfectly recyclable bottles and cans in the trash, clean their bathrooms with — gasp — bleach and think nothing of sometimes blasting the air conditioner or taking wickedly wasteful long, hot showers. You think you know the type: the ones who think global warming is a hoax and scarf up natural resources like candy. Think again.
The Hypocrisy of Celebrity Environmentalists: How does a Los Angeles resident like Mrs. [Laurie] David travel between her west coast home and her new east coast summer place? Answer: She charters a Gulfstream jet. Environmental journalist Gregg Easterbrook calculates that a midsized Gulfstream G200 burns as much fuel on one transcontinental flight as a Hummer monster SUV consumes in an entire year.
Environmental advocate arrived in private jet. The head of the UN's environmental program opted for one of the least environmentally friendly modes of transport to get to this week's conference in Tromsø. He claims he had no choice.
UN climate circus rolls in on CO2 cloud. It has been billed as the summit that could help save the planet, but the latest United Nations climate change conference on the paradise island of Bali has itself become a major contributor to global warming. Calculations suggest flying the 15,000 politicians, civil servants, green campaigners and television crews into Indonesia will generate the equivalent of 100,000 tonnes of extra CO2.
Global warming skeptic blasts Crow's campaign against toilet paper. A spokesman for a Senate panel on the environment says celebrities who are urging people to ration toilet paper to fight global warming are "appropriately being laughed at." … Mark Morano, communications director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, notes that the toilet paper dilemma is nothing new among global warming alarmists.
Greens all talk, no action on global-warming cuts. Surveys show that while Americans may vote for politicians who say they are concerned about the environment and patronize businesses that they believe are environmentally friendly, they do little to curb their own carbon emissions from driving and power use.
Bill Clinton says climate change is the world's biggest worry. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton told corporate chieftains and political bigwigs Saturday [1/28/2006] that climate change was the world's biggest problem … [saying,] "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it …."
[He also stated that the second biggest problem is "global inequality", which is a thinly-disguised plug for world-wide socialism.]
Kerry: Gorier than Gore on Global Warming. One lesson in climate hype that Gore never learned (and which may have cost him the presidency) is that people can look up facts pretty quickly now. Gore lost normally Democratic West Virginia because of his hype on global warming and his resultant vitriol against the coal industry. Miners, who he would have put on unemployment, stayed home or voted for Bush. … So should Kerry beware.
Kerry's inconvenient truth. While running for eco-moralizer-in-chief in 2004, Kerry was asked by The Detroit News editorial board what car he drove. Without any hint of irony, he said: "Well, we have a couple of Chrysler minivans. We have a Jeep. ... and a PT Cruiser up in Boston. ... and we have some SUVs. ... and an old Dodge 600 that I keep in the Senate. ... and I also have a Chevy. A big Suburban."
Kerry Calls "Global Warming" Biggest Threat Since Cold War: "Global warming" is America's biggest threat since the Cold War, according to Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who addressed an environmental conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday [5/1/2003].
John McCain: Environmental Activist? Without question, environmental issues — some say environmental "extremism" — is definitely the domain of liberals and Democrats. But now, a noted Republican, known as a maverick at heart, says he's throwing his weight behind the so-called "global warming" movement.
McCain Sides With Leading Dems on Global Warming. A panel discussion on global climate change Tuesday found Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) staff agreeing with representatives for the leading Democratic presidential contenders. A cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, they agreed, is the most promising solution to "global warming."
Murdoch: I'm proud to be green. In one of the most unexpected conversions since Saul of Tarsus hit the road to Damascus, Rupert Murdoch is turning into a green campaigner. He is making the whole of his worldwide operations carbon neutral and setting out to "educate and engage" his readers and viewers about global warming.
Leo DiCaprio Declares War on Western Industrial Civilization. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has declared war on Western industrial civilisation by funding and narrating a series of short eco documentaries urging us all to leave fossil fuels in the ground, cripple our economies with carbon taxes and embrace bird-frying, bat-chomping renewable technologies such as solar and wind.Humans face extinction claims star. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio sent out a message about global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. The heartthrob has made a film, the 11th Hour, warning that human beings face extinction as a result of the environmental crisis.
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Obamas fly in chef 860 miles... just to make pizza. When you're the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do — even if that means flying a chef 860 miles. Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday [4/9/2009] with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff. He had apparently been handpicked after the President had tasted his pizzas on the campaign trail last autumn.
Obama Earth Day Flights Burned More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel. It happens every time a president leaves town to make an Earth Day speech. Reporters scramble to point out how much fuel was expended so the President could talk about conserving energy and using alternative fuels. In flying to and from Iowa today, President Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One.
U.N. Climate Summit Leaves Large Carbon Footprint. It happens every autumn: midtown Manhattan becomes the motorcade capital of the world. Each foreign leader in town has a convoy of vehicles. Some of them, like President Obama's motorcade, are 20-to-30 vehicles in length. It's so long — it seems that when the front of it reaches the U.N., the back end is still back at his hotel. Exacerbating the annual exercise in diplomatic gridlock are police actions, blocking intersections and closing streets for security to facilitate motorcade movements. It renders countless other vehicles immobile while waiting for motorcades to pass...
What's NASA and Team Alarmism so Afraid of? It turns out that Realclimate.org is owned by an outfit that is in essence a non-profit public relations firm called Environmental Media Services (EMS), "dedicated to expanding media coverage of critical environmental and public health issues", whose Pittsburgh office houses the RealClimate server. ActivistCash.com describes EMS as "the communications arm of leftist public relations firm Fenton Communications."
Green Meanies. For years we have been reading stories about "Gulfstream Liberals" who leave muddy carbon footprints the size of a small African nation all over our global living room floor. ... It turns out these are not organic cherry-picked examples of eco-hypocrisy.
Will Climate Change Cause Crop Shortfalls by 2020? Note: This story from Climatewire is informed, in part, by a press release that was subsequently retracted by the online news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The study itself has not been retracted.
Climate change study had 'significant error': experts. A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday [1/19/2011]. The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP. But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach.
You can take his word for it — after all, he's a celebrity.
Jose Canseco: Titanic would still be here if we'd had global warming back then. Global warming could have saved the Titanic. So says no less an authority on climatological and maritime disasters than Jose Canseco, erstwhile baseball slugger, steroid whistle blower and latter-day Twitter savant.
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