Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"I'll Believe Global Warming is a Crisis When the People Telling Me It's a Crisis Start Acting Like It's a Crisis" Part XXXVIII

CBS News, February, 2009 reported:  

Arnold Targets Global Warming

Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California's emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Today, California will be a leader in the fight against global warming," Schwarzenegger told a United Nations conference on the environment on Wednesday.

"I say the debate is over. We know the science, we see the threat and we know the time for action is now," he said.

Schwarzenegger's plan calls for reducing the state's emissions of greenhouse gases to 2000 levels by 2010, 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter. Hypocrisy when it comes to global warming seems to know no bounds. Here is former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger driving his brand new five-ton
Yahoo News photo
Mercedes-Benz Unimog. He might have been heading to the airport to hop a ride on his private jet.

I don't question his right to own and drive any vehicle or airplane he wants. I'd use a private jet in a heartbeat if I could afford it.

What I do object to is the hypocrisy from so many who subscribe to the catastrophic global warming hypothesis: That all of us are supposed to cut back on greenhouse gases while they individually have carbon footprints larger than some small towns.

The fine print: The title of this piece is frequently used by Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds. AccuWeather, my employer, serves many auto and aircraft manufacturers.

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