Green hypocrisy? Nah…

Posted by: Phineas on May 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Once again, some sanctimonious celebrity Gaea-cultist who wants us to cripple our economies and lifestyles to save the world from a problem that doesn’t exist, global warming, gets caught with his hand in the CO2-cookie jar:

Musician Will.I.Am has been criticised for arriving at a climate change debate in a private helicopter, producing the same amount of CO2 most people do in a month.

The Voice judge had been meeting climate change experts at Oxford University as part of a guest speaking role.

Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue.

It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.

He even tweeted pictures of the so-called “hip.hop.copter” for fans to admire, after landing at the Oxford’s University Parks.

From there, the singer used a pedal cycle to travel the remaining few hundred yards to the Radcliffe Observatory Weather Centre.

See? He’s committed to a Green lifestyle! The wealthy, globally conscious one-percenter used a bike to reduce his carbon footprint! An example for all of us: environmentally safe, fossil-fuel free, it’s enough to make any member of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming swoon in religious ecstasy.

And pay no attention to the helicopter; I’m sure it will be converted to algae-power real soon.

RELATED: Meet some more elite eco-hypocrites: liberal fascist NYT columnist and China admirer Thomas Friedman and “do as I say, not as I do” Robert Redford. Oh, and let’s not forget the high priest himself, Al Gore.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Green hypocrisy? Nah…”

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  1. Great White Rat says:

    Let me explain. This is acceptable because…er…um…RACIST!!!

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    I wonder how much of a “carbon footprint” is created trying to keep pace with the caloric intake of Al Gore? Have you seen any recent photos? He looks like a poster boy for Golden Corral, a.k.a “The Hungry Heifer”.

  3. david foster says:

    Also, it seems that NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been landing his helicopter at a downtown heliport which is clearly labeled “CLOSED WEEKENDS” (for noise reasons) on the charts.

  4. Dana says:

    The math doesn’t work:

    It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.

    The specific gravity of petroleum distillate fuels is around 0.75, meaning that they weigh roughly 6.25 lb/gl. 71.5 gallons of fuel would weigh about 447 lb. Even if every bit of that 447 lb was converted to carbon dioxide, it’s less than a quarter of a ton.

    Condemning the hypocrisy is right, but bad math ruins the whole thing.

  5. Carlos says:

    @Dana: I don’t know of a workable chopper in the world that gets 4 MPG. My guess is the 71.5 gal. is wrong, ‘specially since they probably used about that much starting it, warming it up, taking off and landing, the big 4 in fuel use for one of those infernal machines.