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
In the last 25 years or so, many people 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.
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.
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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