Carbon-Spewing Climate Conference Attendees Historical Hypocrisy
by David Almasi
The National Center for Public Policy Research has showcased the hypocrisy of the carbon-emitting travels of global warming activists at COP-15 in Copenhagen by offering conscience-clearing "hypocrisy offsets" to attendees. The hypocrisy offsets parody carbon offsets sold and traded allegedly to allow people to live carbon-neutral lives.
The hypocrisy offsets also highlighted the insincerity of world-traveling, energy-guzzling COP-15 delegates. "Many of those in attendance pressed for additional commitments for carbon reductions traveled thousands of miles and used substantial amounts of carbon-emitting jet-fuel just to get to the conference," said David Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "We exposed the hypocrisy by offering them 'hypocrisy offsets' to alleviate their green guilt. As one who is skeptical of the necessity of draconian carbon cuts, I did my part to ensure plenty of hypocrisy offsets are available. I'll refrain from reducing my own personal carbon footprint."
"Environmentalists were in Copenhagen in 2015 demanding global limits on emissions, but they don't follow the very rules they are proposing for the rest of the world," said Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "Their participation may earn them some media coverage, but it had no effect on an agreement. In fact, the United Nations mostly banned them from even entering the conference, so their voluntary contribution to carbon emissions -- emissions they insist imperil the planet -- from this unnecessary travel was a stunning act of hypocrisy. Because we know they felt very guilty about what they've done, and in most cases intend to continue doing indefinitely, we invented hypocrisy offsets as a humanitarian act."