Eco Hypocrisy from the Elite

Eco Hypocrisy from the Elite

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:55 pm


http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece
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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?

Hypocrisy is the vice we find hardest to forgive, but it’s also the one we most enjoy discovering in others. And nothing piques our interest more than eco-hypocrisy as practised by the “green” celebrities who have been spouting green virtue but spewing out hundreds of tons of carbon from their private jets or multiple holiday homes around the globe.

There was Sheryl Crow, who had called upon the public to refrain from using more than one square of toilet paper per visit (“except on those pesky occasions when two or three are required”) and who was leading a Stop Global Warming concert tour across America. It was revealed that while Crow travelled in a biodiesel tour bus, her 30-person entourage followed in a fleet of 13 gas-guzzling vehicles.

John Travolta notoriously encouraged the British public to do its bit to fight global warming — after flying into London on one of his five, yes, five private jets (one of which is a Boeing 707). In 2006 his piloting hobby produced an estimated 800 tons of carbon emissions, more than a hundred times the output of the average Briton, according to the Carbon Trust.



When people like Al Gore say "We need to sacrifice." what they really mean is "You need to sacrifice."
Richard S.
 
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Re: Eco Hypocrisy from the Elite

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:03 pm

I remember hearing somewhere that Brittney Spears has her favorite coffee from her hometown in LA FLOWN IN ON A PRIVATE JET to wherever she is on tour. :shock:

How's that for green? :lol:

This is why I will NEVER change the way I live for ANYONE.
SMITTY
 
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