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Caroline Lucas–Just Another Green Hypocrite

November 11, 2019

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Just another climate hypocrite!

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7669845/Green-Partys-Caroline-Lucas-admits-takes-long-haul-flights-America.html

 

She’s had a change of tune since 2016, when sea wanted to reduce demand for flying:

 

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https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2016/10/24/let%E2%80%99s-reduce-demand-for-flying,-not-build-climate-busting-runways/

26 Comments
  1. Ian Magness permalink
    November 11, 2019 12:47 pm

    Simply breathtaking hypocrisy – and watch Marr doing his very, vrery best not to criticise her or ask any more questions that would embarrass her (e.g. so just how many long-haul flights have you taken over the last 10 years and how many have you planned over the next 12 months?).

  2. Nick permalink
    November 11, 2019 12:51 pm

    That is absolutely disgusting – why not widely circulated?

  3. HotScot permalink
    November 11, 2019 12:52 pm

    The Witch speaks!

    5 new airports for the Maldives but we can’t add another runway to Heathrow.

    Flip flop from, ‘everyone can make a difference’ to ‘individuals can’t make a difference’ when challenged on her own flying habits.

    When will these greens goblins face up to their responsibility to look after their own country, the UK, before bleating about things they don’t understand?

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      November 11, 2019 1:26 pm

      But you don’t need an airport for a broomstick.

  4. Keepcalmandcarryon permalink
    November 11, 2019 12:52 pm

    You don’t understand. It’s OK for Caroline to fly as much as she likes cause she can afford it. The idea is to make in too expensive for the plebs.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      November 11, 2019 1:23 pm

      Yep. Socialism for us, not her…..

  5. Gerry, England permalink
    November 11, 2019 1:47 pm

    Since everything green is driven by a socialist agenda it comes as no surprise Lucas is a hypocrite – they always are.

    As an aside, has anyone checked if the Maldives airports aren’t to cater for seaplanes? Going back to the days of the clipper service of flying boats by Imperial Airways taking people around the Empire.

  6. Sheri permalink
    November 11, 2019 1:52 pm

    Hypocracy is the hallmark of the climate movement, which should tell you that dictatorships and control of humans is ALL this is about.

  7. Phillip Bratby permalink
    November 11, 2019 1:57 pm

    I feel sorry for her son who has to put with her visits on a regular basis. I wonder if he flies to Brighton to visit her.

  8. Tom @ Worthing permalink
    November 11, 2019 2:04 pm

    Marr was disgusting and totally let her off the hook. Once she had said it was down to government, he should have followed up by asking her how much tax would need to be imposed before she chose to never visit her son again. It was a shameful, wimpering interview but exactly what we expect from the BBC on climate issues.

  9. Broadlands permalink
    November 11, 2019 2:15 pm

    She is not alone in failing to understand that it is “big companies” that provide the gasoline needed for anyone to fly anywhere. If that fuel is rapidly reduced as part of lowering carbon emissions to Net-zero she won’t be going very far very fast.

  10. Gamecock permalink
    November 11, 2019 2:50 pm

    “focusing on ‘individual behaviour’ on climate change lets big companies ‘off the hook'”

    LOOK OVER THERE! A HELICOPTER!

  11. Stonyground permalink
    November 11, 2019 3:14 pm

    She does know that those big companies make their money because individuals buy their stuff right?

  12. JBW permalink
    November 11, 2019 3:32 pm

    I wonder if she has bothered to look at something like http://www.flightradar24.com. I was staggered to see so many aircraft in the air at once, particularly when searching for the plane my son was flying on, returning from the far east. A non stop stream of traffic flowing over Iran and Afghanistan at the time I found his plane. If all that is curtailed, I hate to think of the economic disruption in the world economy and the loss of jobs locally here in Surrey & Sussex.

    • Gamecock permalink
      November 11, 2019 10:57 pm

      Thx, JBW.

      If you want your mind blown, select ORD on the upper left to get U.S. map. Then zoom out. It would seem you could cross America stepping on jets.

  13. November 11, 2019 4:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.press.

  14. MrGrimNasty permalink
    November 11, 2019 5:45 pm

    I mentioned on TallBloke:-

    After years of deliberately making driving in Brighton as slow and difficult (and hence polluting) as possible, Brighton is completing the job by deliberately obstructing the main coastal through road (A259), replacing a free flowing roundabout with a junction, ignoring all objections.

    Meanwhile they have introduced hybrid buses capable of 3 whole miles in electric mode – but charged by onboard diesel engines.

    Nuts.

  15. Mack permalink
    November 11, 2019 6:10 pm

    Indeed, the Hall of Shame in the Temple of Climate Hypocrisy would seem to be packed to the rafters these days. But it’s ok, they’ve probably got Air Con and oil fired central heating for when the weather does the opposite of what they predict. Like, most of the time.

  16. A C Osborn permalink
    November 11, 2019 6:17 pm

    No, they all buy Carbon Credits to make it OK for them to do it.
    As if that made one iota of difference.

  17. Joe Public permalink
    November 11, 2019 6:18 pm

    No one saw that coming, eh?

  18. mjr permalink
    November 11, 2019 7:13 pm

    she is on question time or any questions this week .. cant remember which.. yet again…(shouldn’t a party that has 1/650th of seats be on once every 10 years?) it would be so good if someone could ask the question we all want to ask her.. but then it is BBC so no chance

  19. Keepcalmandcarryon permalink
    November 11, 2019 8:14 pm

    I wonder if someone could ask her just by what percentage she thinks it would be necessary to reduce air travel from the UK to achieve her desired carbon reduction. When we know that figure the resultant effect on the industryand the UK in terms of redundancies, business failures, knock on effects on suppliers, local economies etc. can be calculated. Oh I forgot – new green jobs will make up for any losses!

  20. I_am_not_a_robot permalink
    November 11, 2019 8:19 pm

    “… the main focus must be on changing a ‘deeply imperfect system’ …”.
    The good lady happens be referring to free-market democracy: ‘… the worst form of Gov­ern­ment except for all those oth­ers …’.
    As always the search for a ‘perfect system’ will have to be imposed and in the past century alone that search is estimated to have caused directly the deaths over 100 million noncombatants.

  21. john cooknell permalink
    November 11, 2019 8:35 pm

    The surprise is, that anybody is surprised.

  22. Stonyground permalink
    November 12, 2019 7:55 am

    After giving it some thought, I think that the problem is less about hypocrisy and more about an inability to face reality. Many people, and especially green types, take the trappings of the modern world completely for granted. They know that pollution and damage to the environment is bad, they just can’t grasp that it is necessary if you are going to be able to enjoy the upside which is of course considerably greater than the downside. What the Lucases of this world don’t seem to realise is that it isn’t just flying that her ideology would require her to abandon, it is quite literally everything, including the most basic essentials such as food, clothing, shelter and heating, clean water and sanitation.

  23. dennisambler permalink
    November 12, 2019 9:28 am

    She is Co-chair, with Ed Miliband, of the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission
    https://www.ippr.org/environment-and-justice/commissioners/

    IPPR is a Labour think tank, although it pretends to be independent, for charity status. The Miliband brothers have long association with it.

    One of their “commissioners” is “Farhana Yamin, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, founder Track 0, https://track0.org/about/staff/ and Extinction Rebellion activist. An internationally recognised environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert, Farhana has advised leaders and countries for 20 years.”

    “In addition to founding Track 0 [a very well financially supported organisation], she is an associate fellow at Chatham House, a visiting professor at University College London and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Climate Change at the World Economic Forum.

    She is lead author for three assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on adaptation and mitigation issues. [She is not a scientist but contributes to reports that are described as by “the world’s top scientists”]

    She continues to provide legal, strategy and policy advice to NGOs, foundations and developing nations on international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC.”

    It is interesting that XR are represented at IPPR, as XR co-founder Gail Bradbrooke has a long association with them:

    https://www.ippr.org/files/uploadedFiles/research/projects/Digital_Society/gail_bradbrook_speech.pdf

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