Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t James Delingpole; In 2016 Extinction Rebellion founder Gail Bradbrook boasted on social media or taking an expensive holiday flight to Costa Rica, racking up around 11,000 air miles for the round trip.
‘Hypocrisy’ of Extinction Rebellion founder’s 11,000-mile trip to Costa Rica as she boasted of taking a luxury long-haul holiday on social media
- XR leader Gail Bradbrook had £2,500 stay at New Life Iboga resort in Costa Rica
- Trip racked up a 2.6 ton carbon footprint – a quarter of a Brit’s year average
- She said the holiday was ‘filled with nature and warm sea’ on Facebook post
- Tory MP Paul Scully says it is ‘blind hypocrisy’ from group disrupting travel plans
By DANIEL MARTIN POLICY EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 11:59 AEDT, 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 19:11 AEDT, 14 October 2019
The founder of the eco-activist group Extinction Rebellion boasted of a luxury long-haul holiday on social media just three years ago.
Gail Bradbrook racked up 11,000 air miles when she flew to Costa Rica in 2016 to stay at the £2,500 luxury New Life Iboga resort.
The 47-year-old, pictured, helped to set up the protest group last year and it has called for a drastic reduction in the number of flights taken.
But Dr Bradbrook’s Central American trip had a carbon footprint of 2.6 tonnes – a quarter of the amount that the average Briton emits in a whole year.
To be fair, extinction rebellion was founded in 2018, so maybe between 2016 and 2018 Gail had a green epiphany and renounced her former carbon sins. A month ago Gail revealed how she started the group after taking psychedelic drugs.
But it is fair to demand Gail clarify Extinction Rebellion’s position on whether climate leaders are still allowed to fly. A few months ago actress Emma Thompson flew 5400 miles to participate in an Extinction Rebellion anti-flying protest, not a peep of protest from Extinction Rebellion leadership at Emma Thompson’s blatant climate hypocrisy.
The way I see it, greens like Gail Bradbrook and Emma Thompson want to create a future where only the little people lose their flying privileges.