From the “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to check that ego with baggage, you can’t carry it on” department comes this ironic missive from Michael Mann. Gate agents have quite a bit of leeway, and it’s just shocking they’d treat a fake Nobel Laureate this way.
h/t to Tom Nelson. Mann should be more retrospective, climate forecasts aren’t guaranteed either. Maybe he is just miffed that his jet-setting buddy Leo didn’t send his private jet for him.
Sure everybody has their gripes with airlines, I recently had one with Delta. But I don’t fly fossil fueled airplanes hypocritically:
“What is our future? That depends on us,” he said. “If we could stop burning fossil fuels today we could reduce climate sensitivity by 2.5 degrees Celsius (roughly four degrees Fahrenheit). “
It’s not too late for individuals to do their part, Mann said. By making simple modifications — using energy efficient light bulbs, driving a fuel efficient vehicle (or better yet, using publictransportation), recycling, insulating, composting and powering down electrical devices every night can go a long way on curtailing reliance on fossil fuels and reducing the earth’s carbon footprint.
“We frame the issue as a scientific problem or an economic problem, but to me it’s a problem of ethics,” Mann said. “We have to make sure we make decisions today that determine the future of the planet for our children and our grandchildren.”
Will Mann ever “do his part”? Doubtful, he doesn’t even have solar power on his home.