By KERRY JACKSON 4:39 PM ET
Scientists, identified as “conservation scientists” who presumably oppose human greenhouse gas emissions, have looked into their own lifestyles, as well as the lifestyles of other “conservation scientists,” and found that they are preaching one thing while practicing another.
“Most” of these scientists, the British Telegraph reports, “have a carbon footprint which is virtually no different to anyone else.” Those are the findings of a new study from Cambridge University published by researchers who were “were keen to find out whether being fully informed about global warming, plastic in the ocean or the environmental impact of eating meat, triggers more ethical behavior.”
What they found was “conservation scientists,” 300 of them, “still flew frequently — an average of nine flights a year — ate meat or fish approximately five times a week and rarely purchased carbon offsets for their own emissions.”
“They were also less green in traveling to work than medics, and kept more dogs and cats. A recent study suggested pets are a hefty ecological burden. It takes more than two acres of grazing pasture to keep a medium-sized dog fed with meat, while the eco-footprint of a cat is similar to a Volkswagen Golf.”
The study’s lead author, Andrew Balmford, a professor of conservation science at Cambridge, said that “as conservationists we must do a great deal more to lead by example.”
Do not be surprised by the duplicity. It’s been noticed that the global warming alarmists who run their mouths the most are also running a lot of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We can start with Leonardo DiCaprio, who earns a fabulous living playing a child’s game — that is, he pretends to be someone else, a behavior that most of us outgrow as adults.
But he doesn’t have to fake being a hypocrite. That’s his real life. Type “leonardo dicaprio climate hypocrite” into a web search engine. The results flow like the exhaust from one of the jets he flies all over the world — he reportedly even made a two-day turnaround trip from France to New York so he could receive a “green” award — to lecture his inferiors about their greenhouse gas emissions. He also lays about on luxury yachts that have neither oars nor solar panels but internal-combustion engines that spew carbon dioxide.
“It can be estimated that DiCaprio has potentially emitted up to 418.4 tons of CO2 this year because of his globe-trotting. The average American emits 19 tons a year,” the Daily Mail reported last year.
And, as has been said here before, he once “celebrated New Year’s Eve on a yacht in the Sydney Harbor, then flew with his pals to Las Vegas to ring in the New Year a second time.”
Yet DiCaprio deigns, quite eagerly, we’d say, to preach to the masses, even using the pulpit of the United Nations to badger everyday people about their carbon footprint.
There’s also ubernag Al Gore, who, like DiCaprio, jets around the world to instruct the peasants on the proper way to live while spreading a massive carbon footprint on his own. And never forget his Tennessee mansion, which devours electricity at a rate that is “more than 21.3 times that of the U.S. household average,” says the Daily Signal.
Put another way, in a single month last year, “Gore’s home consumed more electricity than the average family uses in 34 months.”
The list of climate hypocrites is actually extensive and must include Prince Charles, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, United Nations nabobs, and, well, just about every Westerner who hectors others about their carbon footprint. Some are bigger hypocrites than others, of course. But hypocrisy smells of corruption no matter who is oozing it. It’s even worse when the lesson the hypocrites are trying to teach is useless.