Thursday, 1 March 2012

Does Ted Turner practice what he preaches?

 "We'll be eight degrees hotter in 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"
(Ted Turner in a PBS interview 2008)

Ted Turner likes:

 "I like Obama. I don’t know who could do a better job. He’s got an incredibly tough situation, and a good heart and mind. I’d like to see him rally support a little better."

Ted Turner does not like:

“Certainly the Tea Party people are mean-spirited. It’s so heartbreaking to have [them] say that global warming is a hoax.”

Ted Turner likes:

Lester Brown: World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
(quote from the book: “civilizational collapse is no longer a matter of whether but when,”)

Ted Turner practices what he preaches?:

Turner shuttles endlessly among his 28 properties — 14 of them ranches with 55,000 bison — traveling hundreds of thousands of miles per year on his private Challenger jet, making numerous speeches when he’s not communing with nature in the "wilderness," as he puts it. With nearly 2 million acres, he was America’s largest landowner until his friend, Liberty Media chairman John Malone, surpassed him. (“He said he was sick of me being No. 1 in land ownership. But he didn’t give $1 billion to the U.N., so he can afford it,” Turner quips.) He retains, according to Forbes, a 
$2 billion net worth.

Read the entire article here

(image by wikipedia)

1 comment:

A K Haart said...

I think many people, particularly those in the public eye, treat political and social views as fashion accessories.