Video: An inconvenient question

Undoubtedly one of the most egregious aspects of the global warming debate centers on the hypocrisy of those championing the global warming cause and their unwillingness to apply to their own lifestyles the actions they advocate for everyone else.  Irish film makers Phelim McAleer  and Ann McElhinney took opportunity to showcase some of this hypocrisy in the following YouTube video where celebrities recently gathered in New York City to castigate consumers and businessmen who use greenhouse guzzling airliners for travel – a “luxury” of which, surprise surprise, they themselves made ready use of in order to stage their concert. 

Perhaps most troubling about the video, however, was not that these celebrities and organizers were caught in a “do as I say but not as I do” moment, but that when they were confronted by their obvious double standard, they chose to dodge the reporter and his tough (but fair) questions.  Such obvious discomfort by those staging the concert with any critical examination of their cause reveals the shallowness of their campaign, and ought to remind Americans, that for many global warming adherents, the policies being advocated are not meant to be applied evenhandedly to all people in all classes.   

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.