As we recovered from a bout of vomiting brought on by witnessing the virtue signalling mixed in equal parts with group-flagellation and self-congratulation during COP26, including by former Presidents (well, especially by former Presidents), we noticed the article below and its excellent analysis of how Al Gore is now encouraging more surveillance of CO2 emitters and just general fossil fuel powered hijinks (that he himself certainly partakes in), probably to distract from the utter failure of his silver screen predictions of an iceless Arctic and dying polar bears, amongst other things.
But, even more noteworthy is the section on just how much the global elite contribute to CO2 emissions on behalf of the rest of us lowly souls… We hadn’t seen these numbers before, and this really does add a new dimension to the absolute hypocrisy of such types, don’t you think?
How such characters get away with their lofty speeches and ideas, while flying about and enjoying their mega-mansions, over-the-top parties and enormous landholdings, all thanks almost exclusively to their fossil fuel-linked historic wealth, is a true tragedy of the modern world, and we can only hope the mass delusion soon ends…
If only simply to shut them the hell up so we could focus on real problems like global energy poverty, which has actual, feasible solutions that would improve the lives of billions of real people, within very realistic timeframes…
New research by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has found that by 2030, the carbon footprints of the wealthiest 1% of humanity are on track to be 30 times larger than the size compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century, the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious temperature target.
The report notes that should current trends continue, the richest 1% will account for 16% of global CO2 emissions in 2030.
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