Greenpeace Executive Commutes 250 Miles By Airplane To Work

There’s a saying that I like about how we can start worrying about global warming and “climate change” when those who tell us those things are a crisis starting acting like it.

I thought of that saying while reading this:

One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation”, which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.

Nothing says hypocrisy like the elite in environmental activism flying around the world to lecture the rest of us about cutting our carbon emissions.

Meanwhile, the 2014 World Cup is setting a record for its carbon footprint. “Common sense tells me if folks were really worried about passing the “point of no return” every effort would be made to eliminate these events that result in unnecessary CO2 emissions,” writes Bruce Oksol at Million Dollar Way.

Bruce’s mistakes, I think, are believing that sense is common, or that carbon emissions matter at times other than when environmental activists and their political allies say they do.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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