GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another global warming hypocrite...

Good the see the press exposing these hypocrites...
The diplomat charged by the Government with lecturing the world on global warming has been revealed as one of the biggest contributors to it.

John Ashton, whose role is to persuade other countries to reduce CO2 emissions, has made so many foreign trips by air in his job that his carbon footprint is already 30 times bigger than the UK average.

Figures obtained under Freedom of Information legislation show he has flown more than 80,000 miles since his appointment last June.

If he continues at this pace, he will clock up an annual mileage equivalent to flying five times round the globe.

The 50-year-old former diplomat's travels have taken him to climate-change conferences in Moscow, Stockholm, Beijing, Washington, Chicago, Berlin, Houston, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Bombay, Delhi, Nairobi and Copenhagen.

On five of his trips he accompanied Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, who was responsible for his appointment.

By the end of his first year in office, Mr Ashton's travel schedule will have added 22.3 tons to his personal carbon footprint, compared with the average Briton's 0.7 tons.

1 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

for one moment lets looks at the argument of global warming rather than concentrate on those delivering the message. its hard to ignore the changes to the environment in the just the last 10 years. i just don't see why so many people are against positive changes that will allow civilization to last longer; does anyone suggest that lots of co2 in the earth is a good thing?t

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