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April 02, 2007

How to Stop Global Warming - Hollywood Style (h/t Rob at Sayanything)

I am not gonna let this go. I am disgusted by the elitist "do as I say, not as I do" style of Environmentalism by the wealthy in the US. This story is exactly the attitude that makes me want to vomit everytime an actor mentions "Global Warming" and the need of average Americans to cut back while they continue to live their priviledged lifestyle. People that live in 20,000 sq. ft. glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

This story about John Travolta from the UK should highlight how hypocritical Hollywood is about Global Warming. But at least they gave Al Gore an Oscar, right...

His serious aviation habit means he is hardly the best person to lecture others on the environment. But John Travolta went ahead and did it anyway. The 53-year-old actor, a passionate pilot, encouraged his fans to "do their bit" to tackle global warming.

But although he readily admitted: "I fly jets", he failed to mention he actually owns five, along with his own private runway. Clocking up at least 30,000 flying miles in the past 12 months means he has produced an estimated 800 tons of carbon emissions – nearly 100 times the average Briton's tally.

"It [global warming] is a very valid issue," Travolta declared. "I'm wondering if we need to think about other planets and dome cities.

"Everyone can do their bit. But I don't know if it's not too late already. We have to think about alternative methods of fuel...

Travolta's five private planes – a customised £2million Boeing 707, three Gulfstream jets and a Lear jet – are kept at the bottom of his garden in the US next to a private runway.


Posted by Justin at April 2, 2007 09:53 AM


Geez. Amazing, isn't it. You'd think with a wife like Kelly Preston, you'd never leave the house.

Posted by: Jonathan Lawson at April 2, 2007 01:47 PM

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Posted by: Mike at April 2, 2007 02:15 PM

I always get s chuckle from the Do As I Say Not As I Do Crowd. You have a lot of hypocrites preaching about global warming & other issues. I tend to think they have another agenda. Great Blog!

Posted by: Opal at April 23, 2007 01:49 PM