Thursday, August 14, 2008

Announcing the 1st LNC Green Hypocrite prize winner

Nobel Prize winner Rajendra Pachauri gets the 1st LNC Green Hypocrite prize.

Rajendra Pachauri -green hypocrite

He gets it for reasons well laid out by the inestimable Andrew Bolt-

There’s something about people who win the Nobel Prize for global warming alarmism that make them champion hypocrites, too. Here’s Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, answering the question: ”What have you done to personally shrink your carbon footprint?”

I’ve become a vegetarian. I try to minimize the use of cars. Where I’ve failed is my impact with regard to air travel. I tell people I was born a Hindu who believes in reincarnation. It will take me the next six lives to neutralize my carbon footprint. There’s no way I can do it in one lifetime!

An extraordinary example of cricket-loving Pachauri’s failure to curb his air travel here:

The Indian Express reports that Pachauri once “took a break during a seminar in New York and flew to Delhi over the weekend to attend a practice session for a match before flying back. Again, he flew in for a day, just to play that match.”

And for this-
"As for me, I'm going absolutely crazy travelling (laughs). I can only accept 5 to 10 percent of the invitations I receive, but even that is enough to keep me flying continuously. This doesn't make me feel very good but the message has to be spread."(Pachauri in an interview)

Also for this-
He spends much of his time travelling and speaking on climate change at international fora and jokes he "lives at 30,000 feet".

Jokes?!! His emissions (I mean emissions due to him) are destroying the world -doesn't he take his own IPCC's reports seriously?

Even as he constantly roams the world putting tons and tons of planet-killing CO2 in the atmosphere, while joking about it, he wants you to "give up cars or all of the other good things in life that represent achievement for human civilization".

The jury(me only!) also considered Pachauri's weak moral character favorably, as pointed out by Tom Nelson-
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. panel of scientists on climate change, said people are going to have to change their lifestyles to become part of the solution, but "that doesn't mean we have to go back to life in a cave." He said his own children "shamed" him into changing his habits, and he urged young people to realize the influence they have over adults.

Ok, Mr. Chairman: you're telling us with all that allegedly great evidence of impending human-caused catastrophe, you wouldn't even change your own personal habits until your kids shamed you into it?!

What exactly did your kids say that was so much more persuasive than what your UN scientists (allegedly) say?

A distinguished Hypocrite! His award is well deserved. The Liberty News Central congratulates him.

(emphasis mine)


Doc said...

Perhaps if he was flying as the sole occupant you could blame the CO2 emissions solely on his travels. But That's not the case. Commercial flights come and go with or without him. High profile people such as politicians and corporate leaders travel constantly. It is the nature of what they do. Somehow, if a person is environmentally conscious they're not allowed not allowed to travel? But a corporate exploiter who has the expectation of waste gets carte blanche from ever having a conscience? Quite a double standard. Who's the hypocrite? Not the one you're pointing your stinky finger at.