Oscar-winning actor and global warming activist Leonardo DiCaprio accepted an award in New York for his dedication to clean water. The actor’s busy party schedule required that he board a private jet and fly 8,000 miles from France to New York, and back to France again.
DiCaprio was at the Cannes Film Festival this week, and was spotted there partying at club Gotha on Monday with model Georgia Fowler, then jetted back to New York for the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, where he was honored by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De Niro.
Just 24 hours later, DiCaprio reappeared back in France for amfAR’s [The American Foundation for AIDS Research] glitzy Cinema Against AIDS gala, where he gave a speech.
Manmade global warming activists such as Leonardo DiCaprio often harp on “deniers” for their use of “dirty” fossil fuels, and their denying of any link between carbon-emitting sources and the global climate.
The New York Times once described air travel as the “biggest carbon sin.” Ironically, the biggest emitters of carbon are celebrities and high-profile politicians – many of whom are global warming activists – who see no problem with flying around the globe in their private jets and residing in giant carbon-emitting mansions, a lifestyle foreign to most Americans, no matter how much they might “deny” the existence of manmade global warming.
When pressed about this apparent hypocrisy, a source close to DiCaprio indicated that the private jet was the only way he could make all his events in time. And besides, he didn’t charter the flights himself. He “hitched a ride with someone already flying back [and] to Cannes.”
But environmental analyst Robert Rapier said these are just excuses, and that DiCaprio “diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions.” Rapier continued:
“[He] demonstrates exactly why our consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow. It’s because everyone loves the combination of cost and convenience they offer. Alternatives usually require sacrifice of one form or another…. Everybody says, ‘I’ve got a good reason for consuming what I consume’ . . . It’s the exact same rationalization for billions of people.”
This kind of hypocrisy shows that these celebrity global warming activists don’t actually believe what they say they believe. If they truly believed that carbon emissions were causing the earth to heat up, and this global warming would be catastrophic and might even mean the end of human civilization; if they believed as DiCaprio said in his Oscar acceptance speech that global warming is “the most urgent threat facing our entire species,” they wouldn’t dare do anything to contribute to it. The blatant hypocrisy itself shows how much of a scam the idea of manmade global warming really is.