Sunday, 26 June 2011

The carbon footprint of Ted Turner´s latest climate change pilgrimage

Flashback 2008:

"We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable."
Ted Turner

Ted Turner and his fellow UN Foundation warmists have made a pilgrimage to one of the holiest places for believers in the religion of climate change:

After their annual Board of Directors meeting in Oslo, several directors traveled to Svalbard, the world's northernmost community. They journeyed up a fjord to the foot of a receding glacier with scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Turner told reporters on a teleconference today, "They pointed out to us while looking at the glacier that it is receding every year due to global climate change."

Read the entire article here

The trip by "several directors" to Svalbard of course left a huge carbon footprint. One wonders, how Turner´s eco-tourism squares with this statement on the UN Foundation´s website:

The United Nations Foundation is committed to addressing the problem of climate change due to human activity by reducing its carbon emissions and offsetting the emissions we cannot eliminate.
Every year we calculate our cumulative carbon dioxide emissions at our Washington, DC, and New York City offices. We then purchase an equivalent amount of carbon offsets from a reforestation project in the Sierra Gorda Mountains of Mexico.


If Turner really believes what he told reporters from Svalbard, that "this (global warming) is the most serious and complex problem humanity has ever faced", why is he making it worse by this kind of  totally useless high carbon footprint eco-touring? He cannot possibly claim that the carbon emissions from his pilgrimage were of the kind that "we cannot eliminate"? No, Ted Turner is no different from  Al Gore and the other climate change high príests, who think that what they preach to others does not apply to themselves. Turner´s eco-trips are in reality nothing but huge ego-trips.

One also wonders, why the "reporters", covering Turner´s ego-trips never seem to ask him about the "prediction" he made in 2008.After all, there are not so many years to go, until "most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals".

And this is a person, who is feted by the Norwegian royal family! :

Members of the Norwegian royal family, Crown Princess Mette-Merit, left, Queen Sonja, center left, and Crown Prince Haakon, right, join board members of the UN Foundation, including Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, center right, and UNF Founder and Chairman Ted Turner, center 2nd-row, Oslo, Norway, June 20, 2011
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