Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Defending Leonardo DiCaprio's Gigantic Carbon Footprint

Every time I think I've seen everything in the global warming wars, I am again surprised.
Today, Vox, a publication with a 'global warming is a catastrophe' editorial stance, published a piece defending Leonardo DiCaprio's giant carbon footprint. That footprint, the size of Utah, -- only Al Gore's is bigger -- has been widely mocked in view of his Oscar® acceptance speech where he lectured the rest of us, "[climate change] is the most urgent threat facing our entire species."
The Vox article (headline above) tells us,
Even if extravagant by mere mortal standards, DiCaprio's personal emissions are a fart in the wind when it comes to climate change. If he vanished tomorrow, and all his emissions with him, the effect on global temperature, even on US emissions, even on film-industry emissions, would be lost in the noise.
Great! If Leo's giant CO2 emissions don't matter, then the rest of us should not worry about ours!
Leo boarding private jet.www.climatechangedispatch.com
But, this is my 'favorite' quote:
Is there any evidence that DiCaprio has advocated personal emission reductions or told anyone they ought to forgo planes or boats? If so, I haven't seen it.
The author couldn't have looked very hard. Less than three months ago, Mr. DiCaprio told the rest of us:
“So to all the mayors and governors in this room today, I implore you to join with your peers to commit to moving to no less than 100 percent renewable energy as soon as possible. Do not wait another day.

Last time I checked, Jet A (the type of fuel used in private jets) is a fossil fuel.

Apparently, in the world of catastrophic global warming, it is your words that matter, not your actions. I'll close with the immortal quote from Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds:
I'll believe global warming is a crisis when the people telling me its a crisis start acting like it is a crisis. 

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