I’m not sure how these assholes could be any more hypocritical. This is the punch line:
The World Economic Forum gets underway Monday in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday as hundreds of world leaders, business titans, and politicians will gather to privately discuss the issues of the day and make recommendations to reduce climate change, hunger, and poverty.
But how do all these leaders get there? Do they fly commercial then take a train, the likely option if you or I were to go? Do they rent a car, or ride alongside the unwashed masses on a bus?
Nope. Many of them drive in surrounded by huge convoys of gas-guzzling vehicles, while another bunch flies in on private jets, some of them on incredibly short flights. An estimated 1,500 private flights flew in and out of nearby airports in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, while Greenpeace puts the 2022 number at around 1,040. (When the radical environmental group highlights the incredible hypocrisy of the folks shaming you on climate change, you know they’re on shaky ground.)
There really is nothing I can add to that. Except, of course, to say what I’ve been saying for some time: I’ll believe there’s a climate crisis when the people who keep telling me there’s a climate crisis start acting like there’s a climate crisis.
On To the Links!
This ties in with last Friday’s post: Is Japan prepping for war?
Also: South Korea could build nukes fast. (So could Japan.)
Dems are wackadoodle on economics. In other news, water is wet, the sun rises in the east, and Joe Biden is senile.
Can Weimar America save itself? Color me skeptical. I think we passed the point of no return some time ago.
California’s budget surplus has vanished. No surprise there.
This Week’s Idiots:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Daughter #2, while in high school a few years back, got interested in Germany and German culture, and so took four years of German language lessons. As a part of this cultural exploration, she became interested in German music – specifically, German metal bands. One of them I remember is the gothic-rock band Rammstein, who were given a movie cameo in the Vin Diesel/Samuel L. Jackson grenade XXX, in which they performed their song Feuer Frei!
Yeah, I know. Kids. Anyway, take a look at the official video, and tell me if you think they’re serious or satire. I’m not sure.