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Green Hypocrisy

June 25, 2014

By Paul Homewood 

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/10920198/Greenpeace-executive-flies-250-miles-to-work.html

 

 

The Telegraph report:

 

One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began "commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam" when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb "the growth in aviation", which it says "is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.

One Greenpeace volunteer on Monday described Mr Husting’s travel arrangements as "almost unbelievable".

Another said they were cancelling their payments to support Greenpeace in the wake of the disclosure and series of other damaging revelations of of disarray and financial mismanagement at the organisation, in documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper.

 

 

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6 Comments
  1. David permalink
    June 25, 2014 11:42 am

    How about Obama? He flies to Martha Vineyard on Air Force One alone…Michael came after him on Air Force One alone…then he flew BO his dog on an osprey helicopter alone.

  2. June 25, 2014 3:51 pm

    Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    As per Christine Lagarde ‘Do as I say, not as I do’!

  3. June 25, 2014 4:08 pm

    Paul o/t – Brandon Shollenberger whilst looking at Cook et al’s faux 97% concensus mentioned this 1991 abstract (article is paywalled!):

    An analysis of data pertaining to the period 1861–1986 reveals that (1) a 1 °C rise in the mean annual air temperaturereportse British Isles has historically been associated with a 35% drop in the percentage of days that the United Kingdom has experienced cyclonic flow, and (2) a 2 °C increase in the mean annual air temperature over the sea to the north has typically been matched by a 60% drop in the percentage of days that the isles have experienced cyclonic flow originating from that source region. These findings raise significant questions about the oft-reported claim that CO2-induced global warming will lead to an increase in world storminess.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01027343

    Just wondering can this be quantified? Anecdotally (my south central England perspective) it seems we have increased storminess in past few years (not unprecedented in CET of course – just compared to prev 2 decades) but is there any meat to these bones?

    I’m thinking along the lines of Lamb and meridional flow increasing cyclones with cold/warm mixing (the NOAA May world temp map you produced yesterday looks remarkably meridional with the cold/hot meanders)?

    Also on the subject of Lamb and meridional flow India looks to be heading for a drought if the monsoon delay continues. Sure you know the significance if it does come true (tho’ any ‘famine’ may be ameliorated due to major advances since 60s). Some concern raised that this is happening pre Niño but I read Indian Metrology Dept. say some relief due early July (can’t find their wkly reports atm to confirm official outlook).

    http://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/indicators/weak-monsoon-intensifies-drought-like-conditions-in-india/articleshow/37143684.cms

    Indian subcontinent has had some major heatwaves of late.

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    June 25, 2014 5:37 pm

    Let’s say you are an average low income worker or pensioner and you thought your contributions to Greenpeace (or any other eco-loon group) were used to improve the environment but now you realize you are mostly helping to maintain the lifestyle of the rich and famous while repressing the poor of other countries – what should you do?

  5. June 25, 2014 8:54 pm

    “the group’s public face and top campaigner, executive director Kumi Naidoo [says] …The big environmental issues are increasingly in the southern hemisphere, be it Indonesian or Amazonian deforestation, Chinese coal plants… ” thinks China is in the southern hemisphere. Not surprised. I don’t suppose he visits Earth very often.

  6. Joe Public permalink
    June 25, 2014 9:28 pm

    Paul’s readers may wish to add their two penneth here:-

    http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/about/what-do-you-think-20140623#comment-1450494200

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