I’ll Start Treating Climate Change Like A Crisis When The People Who Tell Me It’s A Crisis Start Acting Like It’s A Crisis

The rich, powerful and famous journey to a climate change conference at a posh resort in Sicily, leaving a luxuriant trail of hydrocarbon exhaust:

According to Italian media reports, guests were expected to arrive in an eye-popping 114 private jets.
The Post guesstimated that with 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, the planes would have pumped an astonishing 100,000 kilos of C02 into the atmosphere.
“Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better,” one frequent flier told the tabloid.
“There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.”

Interesting to note by way of contrast that climate skeptics tend to have smaller carbon footprints than Warmers. I’m not sure if the figures for the warmers control for the profligate use by the rich and famous.

3 thoughts on “I’ll Start Treating Climate Change Like A Crisis When The People Who Tell Me It’s A Crisis Start Acting Like It’s A Crisis

  1. In 2008, I participated in an online energy independence forum sponsored by MPR (I know, I know). This was in the days before fracking solved the problem, but global warming was also a driver – for some more than others.

    Each participant was encouraged to suggest strategies for reducing reliance on petroleum. My idea was simple, that the next president declare a national goal of having at least 10% of the workforce telecommute.

    I thought it a no-brainer. It cost nothing. There would be no coercion or regulatory regime, just a goal and everyone could meet it as they saw fit.

    And anyone who commutes knows the difference between midsummer driving (when students are on break and families on vacation) and what it is like before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

    “It will never happen,” one guy wrote.

    “Why not?” I wrote back.

    “Because no one makes a buck off it.”

    Jetting to Palermo to save the planet from pollution makes no sense, but jetting to Palermo to make a buck makes a lot of sense.

  2. The rich and powerful of the world gathering to decide what the problems of humanity are and how best to solve them.
    What could go wrong?
    One: there is no correlation between what the problems of humanity are & what rich and powerful people believe that the problems of humanity are.
    Two: the rich and powerful did not get that way because they are good at solving the problems of humanity. There is no correlation between between the skill set that make a person rich and powerful and the skill set that make a person capable of solving the world’s problems.

  3. You know what happens when millions ASSUME that manmade climate change is real? They make asses of themselves and TRY to do it to U and ME.

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