Skip to comments.Survey shows eco-warriors are worst polluters
Posted on 01/13/2008 8:41:07 AM PST by libstripper
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
One of things many people don't know about the Sierra Club is that it has a large and extensive outings program where the members go for local, national, and international hikes, ski trips, canoe trips, raft trips, etc. to all of the most exotic local, national, and international locations. On any weekend they'll pile into their cars and go for Club sponsored local trips. Summer vacations are often spent going on really exotic national and international trips, all of which require huge consumption of carbon based fuels.
It's fine for them to take their trips and stay active and healthy, but it's the depth of evil hypocracy for the Club to turn around and virulently attack the very industries and free enterprise system that have made its members' lifestyles possible.
Well, their sh— doesn’t stink.
Liberals are poseurs? I'm shocked, I tell you!
That third line should read “They have a keen FINANCIAL interest in green issues”.
Common communist tactic impose rules on the masses to keep them from enjoying the practices reserved for the ruling class. Hollywood hypocrites are the worse practitioners. Virtually all are major participants of the practices they demean.
I’m green only because I don’t own a car.
When I do own one, I hope the car has a pair.
They will maintain two separate homes, often so far apart that child visitation necessitates frequent transcontinetal flights or long car trips.
Meanwhile, the evil family down the road that buys the cheaper detergent maintains only one residence, takes maybe one flight per year and drives only on short, local trips.
My wife and I bought a gorgeous tract of pristine wilderness, covered with old-growth forest--breathtakingly beautiful--home to countless wild animals.
We cared for it, protected it, hoped to keep it in its pristine beauty forever. We are vegetarians, recycle faithfully, are very careful about not polluting anything, banned hunting and fishing on the property.
When the "envoronmentalists" got through with us, it was a desert. It is now.
They forced us, through their incessant regulations, interference, intimidation, obstruction, self-righteous malevolence, et al.--to sell it to developers--at a HUGE profit. We were heartbroken. I almost wept. I almost do now, just thinking about it.
What happened to the wildlife I do not know. I suppose they're now roadkill or have been hunted down.
These nazis have little interest in "the environment". What they want is CONTROL!!!
What they want is to be BIG SHOTS!
That's the Left for you. I have absolutely no respect for those people--only contempt.
Laws and regulations are just for the little people, don’t you know?
What galls me is that no one points out the utter hypocrisy of the likes of Al Gore, RFK, Jr. and the Hollywood lefties. They dare to lecture the rest of us about saving the planet by living in eco-friendly cracker box homes, giving up our cars and even rationing the amount of toilet paper to use while they live in energy hog mansions, drive SUVs and ride in limos and think nothing of taking private jet trips around the world.
“What galls me is that no one points out the utter hypocrisy of
the likes of Al Gore, RFK, Jr. and the Hollywood lefties.”
With at least one notable exception.
The book (amazon site URL below) is a h-ll of a fun read.
The major liberal hypocrites get b-tch-slapped (aka, the truth
about them is documented).
Among those that get exposed as true hypocrites are Teddy Kennedy
(family in the oil bidness; stopping windfarms off Martha’s Vineyard),
Ralph Nader (and his exploited workforce), Noam Chomsky and Michael
Moore (astute in building personal fortunes), etc., etc.
Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy
by Peter Schweizer
Although I don’t have a link/citation for it...
IIRC, when Al Gore III had his most recent arrest (doing over 100mph
in a Toyota Prius)...
I heard on radio that his sister arrived to pick him up after he’d
And sister was driving a Maserati (Quattroporte?).
Why am I not surprised. The whole movement is filled with an almost religous arrogance. The followers of this cult are almost as anoying as the Hari-Krisna people.
That is so true here in the part of California that I live in. I am surrounded by SUV driving, environmentally sensitive, democrat voting hypocrites. Every one of them can give you some kind of justification of why THEY should be able to fly around the country on business or drive their giant polluting cars, but, of course, nobody else should.