According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are also the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights abroad. The carbon emissions from such flights can swamp the green savings made at home, the researchers claim.
Stewart Barr, of Exeter University, who led the research, said: "Green living is largely something of a myth. There is this middle class environmentalism where being green is part of the desired image. But another part of the desired image is to fly off skiing twice a year. And the carbon savings they make by not driving their kids to school will be obliterated by the pollution from their flights."
I used to work with a liberal environmentalist who criticized me when I told him I couldn't be bothered most of the time to separate my trash for recycling. He drove an SUV and liked to fly off to Asia for vacations. So I'm not surprised by this report. Christian Lander has ably nailed these people.
Al Gore travels by private jet and pays huge electric and natural gas bills. Do as I say, not as I do.
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