Global Warming: Meet the Jet-Setting Hypocrites

By October 6, 2006Global Warming

Thanks to Peter Glover of TCS Daily for a piece tipping us off to this great article in the Sunday Times (UK) by Jonathan Leake about a bunch of enviros racking up the carbon. They chronicle the scads of air miles accumulated by these folks, greenhouse gases be damned. Among the doozies:

— Bob Napier, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, in the past 12 months has visited Spitsbergen, Borneo, Washington, Geneva, and Beijing on business trips and taken a holiday in the Falklands, generating more than 11 tons of carbon dioxide. A typical British household creates about six tons of CO2 a year.

— Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth, flew to Malaysia, South Africa, and Amsterdam on business and took his family on holiday to Slovakia in the past year. This weekend he is on a business trip to Nigeria. His trips are estimated to have generated at least eight tons of CO2.

— Graham Wynne, chief executive of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, made business trips to Indonesia, Washington and Scotland over the past year, clocking up more than five tons of CO2. He also takes occasional holidays to New Zealand.

It’s just such a classic case of “do as I say, don’t do as I do” for these self-righteous and sanctimonious sods. We shudder to think how many tons of carbon Al Gore has generated by jet-setting around the globe to promote his movie — or bloviating. That’s OK, these rules don’t apply to him anyway, they only apply to common people.

These folks better hope this carbon point system doesn’t take hold, or they’re gonna be grounded for a couple of years. Maybe that would be the best solution of all.