Friday, July 25, 2014

(Related update): Climate Alarmism Hypocrisy

Related update:  In light of the original post below, I thought this recent story involving the evil Greenpeace organization might be of interest to OLS readers.  An excerpt:
One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged. 
The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb "the growth in aviation", which it says "is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.
Click the link above to read more of this news report from The Telegraph.  My guess is that this sort of behavior -- executives at environmentalist organizations acting in ways completely opposed to the stated public postition of their organization -- goes on all the time. However, it's unlikely to make headlines since the vast majority of the media is still sympathetic to the environmentalist movement, regardless of it's continued decline in relevance.  [ht:]

Original post:  My favorite blogger, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame, has a great saying about climate alarmism that captures the massive hypocrisy of those telling us how to live our lives vis-a-vis carbon emissions (I'm paraphrasing here): "I'll believe it's a problem when those people who say it's a problem start acting like it's a problem".  The biggest -- at least the most publicly visable -- hypocrite of them all is, of course, Al Gore.  But as a recent survey indicates, the mainstream believer in environmental doomsday caused by humans doesn't back up their beliefs with their actions.  In fact,
People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found.
Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found.
Click here to read the rest of the article.  [ht:]