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Funny, But Not at All Surprising

A number of "green" celebrities and politicians in Britain who push all kinds of "green" policies on the public are, themselves, wasting massive amounts of home heat. From the UK Times On Line:

THEY may shout their green credentials from the rooftops, but some of Britain's most prominent environmental champions are living in homes that produce up to half a ton of excess carbon dioxide a year.

An audit of properties, measuring heat loss, has revealed that Chris Martin, the pop star, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and Sir David Attenborough, the broadcaster, are among those who reside in homes that are "leaking" energy. Some lack even the most basic energy saving measures such as cavity wall insulation and double glazing.

Thermal images of the residences of 10 high-profile green campaigners found that their heat loss was either worse or no better than that found in the average family home.

Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat energy and climate change spokesman, owned the least energy-efficient property. He bought his £150,000 flat in Southwark, south London, 25 years ago but has failed to fit it with any significant insulation. Only last week Hughes unveiled plans to make every home in Britain energy efficient within the next decade. He could start with his own flat.

Indeed. I shake my head at the hypocrisy, but we've gotten to the point that we just can't expect anything else from them. When will they live what they preach and get a house more like George W. Bush's Crawford ranch?

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Obama, half-black, half-whi... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Obama, half-black, half-white, works so hard to convince the Left he's green all over.

However, today he will take Air Force One on a little jaunt to Denver to sign HR1 in front of some solar panels.

Yeah, go photo op over carbon footprint.

Hypocrite.

It'd almost be funny, if it... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

It'd almost be funny, if it weren't so pathetic. "We need to save the planet, and YOU need to cut back!" is the constant refrain. But they can excuse their idiocy because THEY are 'special', they're NEEDED to lead the unwashed, uneducated masses into an environmentally responsible utopia - and as such they can excuse their excesses (like Gore's yacht) and his jetting all over the place as a necessary thing.

But YOU should not, cannot have such things. YOU are not worthy.

Maybe they all have been to... (Below threshold)
John:

Maybe they all have been to Hawaii and that's what they are used to....

I'll start thinking its a c... (Below threshold)
STaylor:

I'll start thinking its a crisis when those who are saying its a crisis start acting like its a crisis.




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