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>Why shouldn’t everyone have the same carbon cap?

>The astonishing hypocrisy of huge carbon footprint Climate Brown Shirts on display at last weekend’s Live Earth series of global concerts reminded me to write a post about the manner in which rich, energy hogging celebrities purchase carbon credits to support their carbon profligacy while at the same time expecting the rest of us to fly less, own ‘greener’ electrical appliances, drive a Prius and shower no more than twice a week.

As is being more frequently pointed out these days, environmentalism looks more and more like a religion (some say a cult) every day.

With self-appointed high priests such as Al Gore and Tim Flannery, supported by a faithful litter of intellectual puppies whose major features include huge wealth and massively carbon dependent lifestyles, the religion now includes shaming non-believers, calls to put them (that’s us!) on trial for our sins and a method of personal redemption – carbon credits – that mirror the Catholic Indulgences of five hundred years ago.

Environmentalists see themselves as morally superior to the rest of us. Fighting for the survival of the planet through the climate change cause is the most noble activity an environmentalist can undertake. Therefore, you’d expect them to lead by example wouldn’t you?

For the sake of argument let’s assume that all nations have ratified Kyoto, that carbon trading is in full effect, that countries are moving to clean energy technologies and that every person on earth has their own carbon limit and has to keep within that cap.

In this scenario, why is it morally OK for the Al Gores and Toni Collettes of this world to continue to have a carbon footprint 50+ times bigger than the average citizen but offset that by spending a minuscule part of their wealth – an option that is not available to the rest of us?

It’s not. Not in my scenario and not in the world we live in now in which these hypocrites purchase dodgy carbon credits (Al Gore buys them from himself!) and Priuses while jetting all over the world, owning multiple massive properties and generally laying carbon waste to the planet.

Where is the Climate Mahatma Ghandi or Mother Theresa? An individual whose life is an example to, and inspiration for, millions of followers?

Non existent.

Which just goes to show how morally shallow the climate change lobby really is.

Do as I say, not as I do has never been a very inspiring message. The absurdity of preaching climate change while doing exactly those things that are supposedly destroying the planet seems to be lost on the high priests of the climate religion.

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Categories: Climate Change
  1. KG
    July 12, 2007 at 8:43 am

    >”Where is the Climate Mahatma Ghandi or Mother Theresa? An individual whose life is an example to, and inspiration for, millions of followers?’Oh, he’s there all right–some poor bloody primitive living in a cave somewhere gnawing on roots and tree bark.That’s where these maniacs are leading us.

  2. July 12, 2007 at 9:06 am

    >You’re probably right, KG. I just hope the roots are soft enough for my teeth to deal with.

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