Posts Tagged ‘carbon hypocrisy’

Carbon Hypocrisy: Michelle’s ski trip marks 16 Obama vacations

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Source: Wash Examiner

First lady Michelle Obama skis at Buttermilk ski area on Saturday in Aspen, Colo. The first lady is spending Presidents Day weekend in Aspen with her daughters, Sasha and Malia. (AP Photo/Aspen Daily News, Chris Council)

First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.

Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.Accounting for trips out of Washington for several days, the total number of vacations Washington Secrets tabulated is 16, 10 where the family was together, such as for Christmas and summer vacations, one by the president and five by the first lady. Not included were Camp David visits or trips like the first family’s New York City date night in May, 2009.

According to presidential watcher Mark Knoller of CBS, George W. Bush, at this time of his presidency, had made 30 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 220 days. The Obama’s vacation day count is less than half of that. (more…)

The carbon footprint of Ted Turner´s latest climate change pilgrimage

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Source:  http://newnostradamusofthenorth.blogspot.com/2011/06/carbon-foot-print-of-ted-turners-latest.html

“We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 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. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable.”
Ted Turner

Ted Turner and his fellow UN Foundation warmists have made a pilgrimage to one of the holiest places for believers in the religion of climate change:

After their annual Board of Directors meeting in Oslo, several directors traveled to Svalbard, the world’s northernmost community. They journeyed up a fjord to the foot of a receding glacier with scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Turner told reporters on a teleconference today, “They pointed out to us while looking at the glacier that it is receding every year due to global climate change.” (more…)

Carbon Footprint of Michelle Obama’s June 2011 Africa Trip

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Source:  SPPI Blog

First Lady Michelle Obama has returned home from her week-long trip to South Africa and Botswana—a visit focused on “youth leadership, education, health and wellness.”  Mrs. Obama was accompanied on her travels by her two daughters, her mother, a niece and nephew (and a group of support and security staff).

While global warming is a significant concern of her husband, Michelle’s interests lie more towards promoting education, healthiness, and nutrition. And as such, the carbon dioxide released by the approximately 18,000 flight miles logged during her trip probably contributed more to her causes, than to his.

Here is why. (more…)