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August 22, 2019

Harry Windsor and His Wife Criticized for Talking Up the Dangers of Global Warming Before Burning Tons of Jet Fuel for Me-Time Holidays

Before getting into that, do check out the resort the Google Camp was held at -- costing $20 million for three days, it has been reported.

Think about all the jets and yachts needed to collect the Dull and the Dim for this Roman holiday. Think about all the trees that were cut down for the resort's multiple golf courses.

And it was at this Bacchanal that Harry Windsor (he's not my Prince, nor, frankly, anyone else's) gave a speech -- barefoot, for some reason -- about how we must all do our utmost to reduce carbon emissions.

Before jetting off to Spain and then to France.

This article from Forbes notes the backlash:

British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.

"With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference," the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.


BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.

Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple's defense. "I'm calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations," said Elton John.

"Imagine being attacked" tweeted Ellen, the comedian, "when all you're trying to do is make the world a better place."

But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. "So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example," responded one Briton.

Obviously.

This writer makes a great point about the blatant hypocrisy on display here -- what this hypocrisy was neither unconsidered nor inadvertent, but a semi-conscious power move to boldly proclaim, "The Rules do not apply to me. I am The Ruler, not the Ruled"?

A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.

Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.

Another Google Camp attendee, the 15 year old autistic girl who has now become the newest Childe Prophet of environmental religion, is taking a ship to America. She's taking a ship in order to avoid the obvious objection of trans-global travel -- that she's pumping out a hell of a lot of carbon dioxide for someone says she's literally in a "panic" about how much carbon dioxide other people are pumping out.

She claims that this latest Children's Crusade is "zero emissions" and "carbon neutral."

You will not be very surprised to learn that that is yet another despicable lie.

In addition to all the carbon dioxide that a (mostly) wind-propelled yacht produces -- those refrigerators don't run on solar power -- she's also not publicizing the fact that the two crews she has taken on to run the boat for her will be... traveling by airplane.

There's much about this stunt and its main protagonist to mock. But just for the purposes of this article, ignore for a moment both the grotesque cynicism of egregiously exploiting a clearly troubled and vulnerable child to advance an eco-totalitarian political agenda, and the incongruity that few of us can whistle up a $4million, 18-metre (60ft) yacht from Prince Albert of Monaco to cross the Atlantic to assuage our enviro-guilt, and consider just one question.



Precisely how green is the Blessed Greta's planet-saving maritime odyssey?

...

Some intriguing revelations about the crewing arrangements emerged soon after departure. It turns out that the three westbound crossing crew will be flying back from New York to Europe, while the replacement crew of five will be flying from Europe to New York for the return passage.

So that's three transatlantic flights for Greta's Ark westbound crew to return from New York, plus five more for its replacement eastbound crew to get to New York. I'm guessing those flights won't be in Economy, either. What's their 'carbon' -footprint? Why can't she just fly to New York with her father? Or even address the United Nations via Skype?

Read the whole thing. Everything about this gold-plated "zero emissions" trip is a lie.

Help! Someone told me that Google Camp directed powerful search-lamps at the windows of the resort overlooking their outdoor party to blind anyone who dared to scan their gaze over the precious Googlers.

Not blind them permanently, of course. But to direct enough light at them that they could not lay their prole eyes upon the Exalted Googlers.

BTW, non-Googlers paid a lot of money to stay at that ultra-luxe resort.

Though I heard this, I haven't been able to find a citation for that.

Have any of you read this? If so, where?

And until then, don't take my mention of this as anything other than pure rumor. I've tried and tried to track it down and am starting to doubt the story.



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posted by Ace of Spades at 01:14 PM

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