Sometimes it’s difficult to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because they don’t believe in standards — or, at least, the standards are always changing. But not so with the climate alarmists like those meeting in Copenhagen last week.
There they were — the elite of the world — making pronouncements about the way the rest of us have to live in the future: No big cars and trucks. No more power plants. No more refineries. It will be a future of windmills and solar panels as far as the eye can see.
Somehow people will make their money trading carbon credits and in illusory “green jobs.” In matters of man-made, catastrophic climate change, they have set the standards.
But is that how they live? Not by the looks of what we saw in Copenhagen — or is it Carbon- hagen?
The London Telegraph reports at least 1,200 limousines were booked for the occasion — only five of them electric or hybrids vehicles. There aren’t enough limos in all of Denmark to meet the demand. They were coming change convention. There’s not enough room for them all to park in Copenhagen, so they had to be flown to Sweden and then fly back for return flights.
Nobody is walking. Nobody is riding a bicycle. Nobody is living the lifestyle they insist on com- grave concerns for the planet to affect their own comfort — not even for a few days, not even for show.
Furthermore, there will be no accountability for the actions taken at Copenhagen. Instead of setting modest goals for carbon