There really is nothing more annoying than a hypocrite. Very few of us are likely to pay attention to someone who insists on a certain course of action, but then doesn’t follow it themselves. Hypocrisy seems to reign supreme when it comes to global warming zealots, whether they are scientists, activists or celebrities. The latest example of this was when 25,000 scientists emitted 30,000 tons of CO2 in a single weekend when they traveled from far and wide to attend … wait for it … a global warming conference about CO2 emissions!
Peter Kalmus, a climate researcher with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, highlighted this hypocrisy in an opinion piece he wrote for The Guardian a while back.
Kalmus pointed out that when thousands of earth, sun and planetary scientists flew to New Orleans to attend the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting at the beginning of December, they undermined their own credibility.
In becoming scientists, we didn’t sign up to burn less fossil fuel or to be activists. But in the case of Earth science, we have front row seats to an unfolding catastrophe. Because of this, the public takes our temperature: if the experts don’t seem worried, how bad can it be? [Emphasis added]
And that’s the point: While scientific experts seem determined to terrify the public with tales of impending doom caused by catastrophic man-made global warming, they themselves carry on living their lives just as they did before, leaving the public convinced that the problem can’t really be all that bad.
After all, if you were convinced someone was slipping arsenic into your tea and slowly poisoning you, you wouldn’t just run around telling everybody you were being poisoned, but keep drinking the tea. You would take drastic and dramatic steps to avert the disaster. Climate change zealots seem to be all talk and no action, however, and it seriously undermines the credibility of their message.
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