Monday, July 9, 2007

Environmentalists - The Fraud Squad

Sometimes laughter is the only appropriate emotion to show when a group of people acts like frauds, fools and hypocrites. That is my reaction to the outrageous event called "Live Earth" this past weekend spearheaded by none other than the nuttiest of politicians - Al Gore and his entourage of elitist entertainers who believe us little people need to "do as we are told -never mind what I do".

You can read all about the huge carbon footprint that this event had on the earth here. While these celebrities were jet-setting around the planet on their private planes (travelling 222,000 miles), creating mountains of waste at concert sites, plus TV audiences, they created seven times the carbon emissions in one day than an average person does in a year. And this is not a one time event for these entertainers. Madonna's carbon footprint is 10 times the average person and we all know about Gores lifestyle.

Here's a quote from one environmental author. See if you can see any hypocrisy here:

"Colby Cosh has some sport with "the guru of green business practices", Joel Makower, who writes:

My travels this week take me to Detroit and Chicago for meetings and speeches. By the time I return home to California on Wednesday night, I'll have taken — if my accounting is correct — 51 plane flights during the first half of 2007. I'm not bragging, mind you. Indeed, it's rather embarrassing (and more than a little exhausting).

As Mr Cosh observes:
51 plane flights in six months for an environmental author and lecturer—embarrassing? Yeah, that's one way of putting it. Another would be "I guess my entire career has really just been one long act of satire."

The green guru defends himself thus:Like many of my environmental professional brethren, air travel is far and away my biggest personal and professional footprint. And it's not likely to change any time soon. This reality notwithstanding, the airline industry seems poised to finally confront its environmental impacts — and mine.So his frequent-flyer miles
are an unchanging reality, and it's the airline industry that has to figure out a way to deal with it."

I love Mark Steyns comment to this:

"On a related note, several readers have asked how my campaign against sexual promiscuity is going. As you know, it's one of the great scourges of our society. Well, I'm still nailing anything that moves, and that's not likely to change any time soon. This reality notwithstanding, the rest of you really need to cut it out. "

"Live Earth managed to re-cycle one thing, at least – the old liberal mistake that says that citizens can’t do anything to help themselves (or their country, or their world) and their only hope involves changing government. In other words, to liberals (like all the well-intentioned bozos who participated in Live Earth) change only matters when it’s government initiated and government mandated. In truth, bottom-up changes in private, individual behavior (which are eminently possible on this issue) brings far greater impact than any top-down bureaucratic demand."

The environmental movement is not about saving the earth - it's all about politics.


eredux said...

Check this US Carbon Footprint Map out, has United States Interactive Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State energy consumptions, demographics and State energy offices.

Paul said...

Why don't you go to China and check out a carbon foot print map of that polluted country?

Better yet check out Gore's and Madonna's foot print. They'll screw up the planet more in a year than I will in a lifetime.