Remember, the truth is meaningless to the Left
Pirates Cove take a look and asks a great question about those “elites” who lecture everyone else on climate change
Michael Shellenberger writes
British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.
“With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.
BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.
Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple’s defense. “I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations,” said Elton John.
“Imagine being attacked” tweeted Ellen, the comedian, “when all you’re trying to do is make the world a better place.”
But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. “So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example,” responded one Briton.
So why the disconnect in their rhetoric and their behavior? Maybe because they are special? Rules? Morals? Consistency? Bah! They are special!
But was the couple’s ostentatious display of climate hypocrisy really accidental? After all, celebrities have been hypocritically moralizing about climate change and other environmental issues for decades. And, now, a growing number of celebrities are getting into the act. (snip)
A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.
Nailed it! William Teach also notes that their hypocrisy extends well beyond preaching to everyone else about climate change
When they are calling for higher taxes (which won’t hurt themselves), gun control (while not giving up their own firearms and/or armed security), or, worse, a complete control of everyone’s lives and raising their cost of living (which won’t bother them) while being hypocrites themselves, it becomes a problem. They’re preaching, advocating, and this would all make Other People’s lives worse.
Yep! They are the elites, don’t you know?
Yes, yes, and yes again, the left screams that the science is “settled” when they speak about
global cooling, uh global warming, us climate change, uh climate disruption, or whatever they are calling it this week. Thye demand we tell them why we “hate” science. But they reject medical science when they support abortion, and, seemingly, they have forgotten that human beings are, omnivores, if you doubt that check your teeth. And now, it would seem that the left has forgotten that we, people, human beings, are supposed to eat plants and animals
The Left disapproves of fossil fuels. Fortunately, we don’t need them. We can just create energy from thin air with wind turbines and solar panels. The Left disapproves of agriculture, including both livestock and crops. We don’t need that either. We can draw our sustenance from thin air too. It’s true; I read it on CNN:
Food tech company Solar Foods says it has created a natural protein source from a mix of carbon dioxide, water and renewable electricity. And it could hit the consumer market — and your plate — sometime in the next two years.
The Finnish company named the invention Solein and in its marketing is calling the product “food out of thin air.”
Here’s why we need to eat Solein:
Solar Foods also said that Solein is 100 times more climate friendly when compared to plant or animal alternatives.
Sure, sure, I mean what could possibly go wrong…………………
One of the most insightful bloggers out there is Animal, of Animal Magnetism. Read his latest, exposing the rank hypocrisy of the “carbon footprint” crowd
I can’t abide hypocrites.
And national treasure Ann Althouse has found a doozy. Excerpt:
This is one of my longtime issues — the hypocrisy of those who purport to care deeply about carbon footprints yet enthusiastically imprint their feet all over the world and encourage (and even pressure) others to do the same.
I like to see how the NYT deals with this subject — the NYT, with all its concern-mongering about climate change and all its travel articles and ads and its need to serve the emotions and vanities of its readers. What are we having today? A little shame, spiced with humorous self-deprecation, along with the usual self-esteem boosting about our progressivism and our love of the good life?
For this article, the author is by Andy Newman. Let’s read:
[T]hese are morally bewildering times. Something that seemed like pure escape and adventure has become double-edged, harmful, the epitome of selfish consumption. Going someplace far away, we now know, is the biggest single action a private citizen can take to worsen climate change. One seat on a flight from New York to Los Angeles effectively adds months worth of human-generated carbon emissions to the atmosphere. And yet we fly more and more….
What’s morally bewildering? If you believe what the consensus of climate scientists and the proponents of the Green New Deal are telling us, you should never travel. Everything else is morally wrong. If you are bewildered, you’re just bewildered about whether you — as opposed to those other people — want to center your life on morality.
But here’s the giggle line:
How does Newman bring this thing in for a landing? He’s still taking his family to Greece and Paris this summer. His reasoning is pathetically emotional: “We’re going because last year we canceled vacation to come home and watch our dog die. We’re going because the New York City public high school application process was an ordeal.” Why not rent a car and drive your spouse and teenager to a state park in upstate New York? You can hike and sleep in tents.
Mostly we’re going because of things we saw last time we were there. The tiny beach at the base of the towering cliff. The playground where the little children played past midnight while their parents and grandparents sat chatting. Chubby partridges pecking around the ruined temple of Poseidon.
So you’ve already gone, but you want to re-see what you’ve seen, because somehow the way they do it in Europe is more to your taste. I’m sure there’s a tiny beach with a towering cliff at one of those state parks I linked to.
So, the loudmouthed climate panic monger says, on one hand, that travelling is, well, basically evil. Funny how the left defines evil. Travelling? EVIL! Calling MS-13 gang members animals? EVILY EVIL! Killing babies as they are born? Not evil, in fact the left embraces such atrocities as “empowerment”
This Newman – what an asshole. He whines about the “carbon footprint” he produces, but then blithely announces he’s going to take his family to Europe anyway. His reason is, effectively, because “fuck you, that’s why.”
I suppose it is OK, even saintly for the left to scream about how we are destroying the earth by travelling while travelling themselves. Maybe they believe their fake moral outrage causes them to be immune from ideological and intellectual consistency? Or, maybe Animal is right, maybe they are just assholes
Humanity has survived millions of years of constantly changing climate. We’ve gone through hot, we’ve gone through ice ages. Humanity has spread from the wilds of Africa to the tips of the world. We live in warm, cool, cold, hot, wet, arid. We live in mountains, we live on plains, we’re on islands, we’re in the middle of continents. Obviously, now, a tiny increase in global temps is Doom
Great points, and ones that make far more sense than the DOOM theories the Climate Change Cultists spew Propaganda that leads to questions like this
I see a lot of resources talking about near-term human extinction, or the fact that thanks to climate change my generation will see the end of humanity. How likely is an outcome like this? Is there any hope for our futures?
Anonymous, aged 18. London, UK.
This article is part of I Need To Know, a Q&A service for teenagers by The Conversation. Find out how to submit your questions at the end of this article.
Go read the rest folks, it is important to understand how deep this indoctrination and fear mongering goes
Cultural Marxists have lots of good reasons to want to marginalize and eventually eradicate white people. For example, white people consume a diet that is offensive to the climate:
White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production compared to foods black and Latinx individuals eat, according to a new report published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. …
“The food pipeline—which includes its production, distribution and waste—contributes significantly to climate change through the production of greenhouse gases and requires significant amounts of water and land, which also has environmental effects,” said Joe Bozeman, a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Environmental Science and Policy and first author on the paper. “If we are to draft policies related to food, they can’t be one-size-fits-all policies because different populations have different eating patterns which have their own unique impacts on the environment.”