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January 15, 2008

Envirokooks Are the Biggest Polluters

This should come as a big surprise. Yet it doesn't:

A survey of travel habits has revealed that the most environmentally conscious people are also the biggest polluters.
"Green" consumers have some of the biggest carbon footprints because they are still hooked on flying abroad or driving their cars while their adherence to the green cause is mostly limited to small gestures.
Identified as "eco-adopters", they are most likely to be members of an environmental organisation, buy green products such as detergents, recycle and have a keen interest in green issues.

The British survey by Target Group Index found similar results in the USA and France. The larger carbon footprint of preachy envirokooks can be explained by the luxurious lifestyle of the liberal elite, which allows them to focus on frivolous posturing instead of putting food on the table.

But the important thing is that they mean well, which they prove by electing bureaucrats who will impose their idiotic compact fluorescent light bulbs and deathtrap hybrids on us all.

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Pious envirokooks have been following Prince Albert's high-living example.

On a tip from Panday.

Posted by Van Helsing at January 15, 2008 6:45 AM

Comments

Enviro-wackos pollute at something like 100 times the rate of "regular" people: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! (as Jim Nabors would say).

I for one have nothing but disgust and disdain for these total nutjobs -- we should be all over the Gulf of Mexico and off the West coast, not to mention ANWR, finding and retrieving all the oil we could possibly need for the next two centuries or more.

Anybody like to see >$1.00/gallon gasoline again? It's out there, folks, for the taking, if we'd just have the leaders with the cojones to tell the Nutjobs and Moonbats to "F**k off!" when next they whine about how we're (supposedly) "destroying the environment," with everything we do, when in fact we have been and are now cleaning up the planet astonishingly well (no thanks to the genuine big polluters out there, China and India, about whom the E-wackos have not one word to say).

Posted by: jc14 at January 15, 2008 7:58 AM

Demand for fuel being what it is - $1.00 gallon is not likely even if oil were drilled domestically. But it would be closer to $2/gallon as long as more refineries were built or existing ones expanded. But environmentalists wont let that happen. Gasoline is currently where it is largely because people are willing to pay that much and havent cut back consumption at all. Its all supply and demand. If people think the price is too high, they will drive less and the price will fall (assuming China/India dont keep increasing their consumption - which is unlikely). Every weekend I walk a couple of miles in an inner suburb and see the roads absolutely clogged with traffic. $3+ gallon doesnt seem to having any impact on peoples driving habits.

Why doesnt Al Bore go to Hollyweird and demand that all the liberal whack jobs tear down their mansions and live in teepees to reduce their carbon footprint and conspicious over consumption?

Posted by: Anonymous at January 15, 2008 9:00 AM

Thanks for the article. This is something I have long suspected. The greens sanctimoniously preach to the rest of us but they see nothing wrong with their own lifestyle (ala Al Gore and congregation). This may come as a shock to them but most Americans, including conservatives, care about the air they breathe and water they drink. Most Americans recycle, reduce driving, and lower their thermostats. Guess what greenies! You are nothing special so keep your mouths shut.

BTW the definition of an environmentalist:

A person who already has their ten acres of woods.

Posted by: baldeagle390 at January 15, 2008 9:33 AM

In a related article (must read):

Reality Deniers:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MzMwOTcxNWEyYWE4ZDQ0MTA5ZWRkNWE3MWJlODUzYzQ=

Posted by: baldeagle390 at January 15, 2008 10:41 AM

It is completely unsurprising that these eco- freaks are such hypocrites. The Holy Goracle alone is proof of this. Not only does his house use up more electricity in a month than the average American household does in a year, I heard that no more than a week after his bloviating at Live Earth, he hosted his daughter's lavish wedding in Beverly Hills, and at the reception he and several other guests dined upon a threatened species of fish. That's like something one of the villains on Captain Planet would do.

Posted by: Adam at January 16, 2008 6:36 AM