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    For Earth Day, Do Your Part: Fly Somewhere To Talk About Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    By Hank Campbell | April 22nd 2014 11:33 AM | 6 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    Apparently the EPA has not yet discovered how to do a video conference.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Administrator Gina McCarthy will promote President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, slow the effects of climate change and leave a cleaner environment for future generations by doing an Earth Week Tour, flying around to talk about how we should cut emissions.

    She likes to fly. When she is not flying around to save all of us from emissions, she is commuting to Washington, D.C. weekly from her home in Boston.

    The EPA idea of promoting emissions cuts includes flying to New York be on Jon Stewart's Comedy Central program "The Daily Show", then flying to Boston and throwing out the first pitch at a Yankees-Red Sox game, then flying to Cleveland to talk about how emissions are bad for our lungs. There's more but I don't want her to think I am picking on her. Oddly, no one at the EPA gets why it looks bad to do that on Earth Day.

    We always get this sort of irony from elites when they are telling us to cut back; if cloying journalists rationalize flying off to yet another climate meeting, it is because they are 'building relationships' that outweigh their emissions. McCarthy feels like people will be talking about Gaea so why not leverage that by...flying all over the country.

    The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility group is having a field day with this, cataloging how many tons of CO2 this is generating and wondering why the EPA didn't think about how it looked.

    Will another talk from the EPA accomplish any 'awareness'? Is there seriously anyone not aware of climate change by now?

    Wouldn't it be better to practice what you preach?

    “If EPA really wants to combat climate change, it should finalize its long-stalled carbon controls on power plants,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said.

    And learn to use a cable modem to show up at talks.

    Comments

    Hfarmer
    The only elites I know who really care about the environment, and their life choices reflect that are those who own sailboats and prefer to sail or who own horses and would prefer to ride.  The only thing stopping them is how un sailboat and horse friendly the modern world is. 
    No, most elites are as everyone else is, hypocritical.  Just as parents who tell their children "do as I say not as I do" they tell us cut emissions, "take the bus"....then step into a limo. 
    Science advances as much by mistakes as by plans.
    Bonny Bonobo alias Brat
    Will another talk from the EPA accomplish any 'awareness'? Is there seriously anyone not aware of climate change by now?
    Well actually there are quite a few very influential people that are still in denial about climate change, including our Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot back in 2009 who was denying that the science is conclusive but who was at least advocating a carbon tax back then, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpQisoZqx4 . He is now trying to scrap the Australian carbon tax that was subsequently put in place by our previous labor government see https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/carbon-tax.
    Wouldn't it be better to practice what you preach?
    Without a doubt this should be happening.
    “If EPA really wants to combat climate change, it should finalize its long-stalled carbon controls on power plants,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said. And learn to use a cable modem to show up at talks.
    I think that video conferences are obviously a good way to go, who can deny that this makes sense? By now all of the governments of the world should be publicly recognizing dangerous anthropogenic climate warming (as should this spell checker) and they should stop giving tax exemptions to any unjustified company and individual business travel. They need to start carbon taxing people and companies much more effectively in order to lower their carbon emissions and develop less carbon polluting alternatives or at least to fund carbon locking counter measures, its common sense.

    Publicly outing unnecessary air travel also seems like a very good policy. Great article Hank!
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    It was revealed today that Obama's Earth Day Schedule requires the burning of 35,000 gallons of jet fuel. Based on the high altitude CO2 emissions amplification estimates of IPCC scientists, it would take me 140 years to 280 years to emit that amount of CO2 emissions. Earth Day has become nothing more than media seeking hounds spewing massive amounts of CO2 and meaningless rhetoric.

    Couldn't bring yourself to say, Gaia, huh?... ;)

    Hank
    I used Gaea. I see both spellings and I am never sure why there are two. Probably just a style issue.
    I looked as far as Wikipedia and this is what it said:

    "In Greek mythology, Gaia (/ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Gē Γῆ, "land" or "earth";[1] also Gaea, or Ge) was the personification of the Earth,"