Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WWF’s Hypocritical Wildlife Tour

No one can say it quite the way Steven Milloy of junkscience.com does; please follow the link and read the entire article for yourself and glean his wisdom. I’ve covered the hypocrisy of green alarmists and carbon prophets (ahem...profits) many times on this blog. If the climate Kool-aid drinkers out there would critically examine the green hypocrisy out there, look at the over-hyped, over-done fearmongering, and really scrutinize the scientific and empirical evidence, they would conclude (as I and others have) that this is the biggest scam ever to be scammed on anyone.   

Five-Star Green Hypocrisy:

Move over Al Gore. Swankier carbon charlatanism has come to town in the form of the World Wildlife Fund’s luxury getaway called "Around the World: A Private Jet Expedition." "Join us on a remarkable 25-day journey by luxury private jet," invites the WWF in a brochure for its voyage to "some of the most astonishing places on the planet to see top wildlife, including gorillas, orangutans, rhinos, lemurs and toucans." For a price tag that starts at $64,950 per person, travelers will meet at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla. on April 6, 2009 and then fly to “remote corners” of the world on a “specially outfitted jet that carries just 88 passengers in business-class comfort.”   
This is the very same WWF that says “the current growth in [carbon dioxide] emissions must be stopped as soon as possible” and that blames Americans for emitting 21 percent of global CO2 emissions even though the U.S. accounts for only 5 percent of the global population. In December 2007, the WWF launched its “Earth Hour” campaign, a global initiative in which cities and communities simultaneously turn out their lights for one hour “to symbolize their leadership and commitment to finding solutions for climate change.”   
According to the WWF’s calculator, it would cost in excess of $44,000 to offset the carbon emissions from the jet travel alone. Then there’s the September 2008 report from the General Accounting Office which concluded that the carbon offset market lacked credibility.

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