Holiday Flights are OK for Extinction Rebellion Climate Leaders

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Extinction Rebellion Founder Gail Bradbrook
Extinction Rebellion Founder Gail Bradbrook.

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.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7569577/Hypocrisy-Extinction-Rebellion-founders-11-000-mile-trip-Costa-Rica.html

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.

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Pete
October 16, 2019 6:03 am

Extinction Rebellion files reveal climate zealots are paid £400-a-week https://mol.im/a/7566515 via @MailOnline

Scissor
Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 6:13 am

Psychedelics provided gratis.

H.R.
Reply to  Scissor
October 16, 2019 7:42 am

Yah, but… do they have to buy their own glue?

Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 8:24 am

Does that include make-up or costumes?

George Lawwson
Reply to  Ian Random
October 17, 2019 3:10 am

Yes, the conditions for membership are very strict. You have to prove that you don’t work, that you are below average intelligence, that the police are the enemy, that you take drugs, that you do not agree with democratic principles, that you feel you know better than governments and the people, that you are prepared to do yourself what you are telling everyone else to stop doing, that you only eat meat when no one is looking, , that you have no worry about people dying from your silly protestations, that you are willing to be manipulated by certain idiots who have made a lot of money even though you oppose capitalism, that you are a left wing celeb, that you bath or shower only once a month or less to save the planet, that you are prepared to do anti-social activities to alienate the rest of society, and that you are certain that at the end of the next five years we will all be gone. Fortunately few of us can fulfill any of these conditions, so our membership of this juvenial organisation would be blackballed.

Mary Smith
Reply to  George Lawwson
October 18, 2019 10:18 am

You need to check your facts. Go and speak to XR people instead of spouting nonsense. A large proportion of them are professionals with degrees, jobs in caring professions and scientists. They have a strict policy of no drinks or drugs on deminstrations. Their concern is for the environment and the futures of their families. And yours.

Trebla
Reply to  Mary Smith
October 18, 2019 2:00 pm

Mary Smith: if they are scientists as you say, they need a reality check on green energy. I suggest the TED talk by Dr. David MacKay, a physicist and environmentalist. It’s available on YouTube. Come back when you’ve found a realistic alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear.

chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 8:34 am

So HMRC and DWP need to get on their cases.

Brian Valentine
Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 8:47 am

Where does the money come from to pay them four hundred quid per week?

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Brian Valentine
October 16, 2019 9:20 am

“Where does the money come from?”
Useful idiots of course.
Why gather a flock if you aren’t going to fleece them?

Reply to  Rocketscientist
October 16, 2019 9:53 am

Ask Soros 😀

shortus cynicus
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 17, 2019 3:52 am

Yes , everywhere i can see the Huns, ( stationed in Hun Garrison, shortened as ‘Hungary’), they are conquering the world again.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 27, 2019 11:56 pm

The huns settled the transdanubian lowlands at Lake Balaton.

https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-huawei&sxsrf=ACYBGNTW27behdU1qFHTc6zaA3j5RpUSVQ%3A1572244022357&ei=Noq2Xdm5FbKKmwXfxa64Aw&q=lake+balaton&oq=lake+balaton&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.

This is the european stronghold for emperors from the East.

It’s where the mongol hords erected their yurts.

Their predecessors were the Avars, whose predecessors were Thracians, Skyths, Boii, Parthians, Medes and Elamites – whatever was washed away with the foreign warriors from the East.

Martin
Reply to  Brian Valentine
October 16, 2019 9:41 am

Billionaire Sir Chris Hohn has given them at least 50,000 pounds from his own pocket in addition to several donations of 150,000 to 200,000 pounds given via his charity CIFF. They have a number of other donors ranging from foundations to wealthy hypocrites like the band Radiohead

George Lawson
Reply to  Martin
October 18, 2019 7:16 am

Sadly, many of those who have an ability to make money like Soros and Hohn do not have much else between their ears. Wealth never did equate to common sense.

Andy Mansell
Reply to  Brian Valentine
October 16, 2019 9:46 am

A certain Mr George Soros is heavily involved, so you can be sure there’s an ulterior motive somewhere.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 9:18 am

Yeah, but who pats for the lobotomy?

Fanakapan
Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2019 3:30 pm

Interesting link to the Mail article. The comment section is informative inasmuch as it seems to show that XR have gotten a Hasbara type operation up and running. Equally interesting are the up and down vote indicators on the comments, with all the prophesies of doom getting heavily thumbed down. Encouraging as we can be fairly certain that the Mail is careful to keep its finger on the opinion pulse of middle England 🙂

Rick
October 16, 2019 6:09 am

Just think of all the carbon savings if only 5% or (dare I say?) 1% of the population is allowed to fly? Just as long as it’s the right 1% then all will be well.

J Mac
Reply to  Rick
October 17, 2019 11:11 am

EXR Hippocrit! Bigly….

HotScot
October 16, 2019 6:16 am

This is an example of xr mentality.

You will be shocked. Those of a nervous disposition should resist the click!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1183503329478856705

Sunny
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 6:29 am

Hotscot

What the H! These are the people who want to control what we do in our everyday lives 😐

Ron Long
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 7:13 am

OK HotScot and Sunny, I watched the twitter video, and I wished I hadn’t, but Reality Exists, and these people need to be extinct, so they are in the correct organization.

Robert W Turner
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 7:22 am

It’s clearly degenerative behavior, but I don’t quite understand the reactions of being grossed out. We’re just mammals people.

icisil
Reply to  Robert W Turner
October 16, 2019 7:40 am

The gross-out factor is due to the transgression of simple, basic-good-sense societal norms. Civilized society cannot exist without such. Lawlessness can only be pushed so far before order collapses into chaos. The morality of squeezing one’s spots (as Frank Zappa once lyricized) is irrelevant. What is highly relevant and conducive to societal well-being is that certain things should only be done in private.

(btw, does anyone have her phone #?).

HotScot
Reply to  icisil
October 16, 2019 8:07 am

icisil

Attractive looking woman, I’ll give you that, but she must be as dumb as a box of rocks if she thinks that’s meaningful.

czechlist
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 11:57 am

I don’t think icisil wants to debate her.

icisil
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 12:02 pm

Yah, I know, I was just kidding. I have me scars, if you know what I mean…

icisil
Reply to  icisil
October 16, 2019 8:10 am

asking for a friend…

HotScot
Reply to  Robert W Turner
October 16, 2019 8:09 am

Robert W Turner

Is there an example of any other mammal on the planet behaving like that?

It’s exhibitionism.

icisil
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 9:11 am

There are no non-human mammals on the planet that are attention whores. ZERO!

Litheveder
Reply to  icisil
October 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Correlation is not causation, but would you speculate that attention whoring is a cause or effect of cultural evolution? Been a long time since I’ve been to a zoo, but not so sure about that strong no.

MarkW
Reply to  icisil
October 16, 2019 3:51 pm

I’ve seen dogs dance for attention when their owners come home.

Dr. Deanster
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 8:08 am

Wonder what her kid thinks about mummy wasting his/her dinner at a rebellion. Maybe we should ask Geta

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 8:23 am

At last, a role model for St Greta …

Berndt Koch
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 11:16 am

Looks to me like they are all on some form of drugs.. they do realize that most drugs require fossil fuels for processing? In fact the second step in making cocaine is to wash the coca leaves in gasoline… Although she appears to be on MDMA, but that is created through an industrial process utilizing many chemicals derived from oil stock. I wonder what the carbon footprint of cocaine is??

These people need to understand 2 things..
1) The law of unintended consequences
2) Be careful what you wish for

Hypocrites

Mark H
Reply to  Berndt Koch
October 16, 2019 3:53 pm

“Although she appears to be on MDMA” … and is breastfeeding.

Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 3:16 pm

Titillating.

However I think she was only spreading the milk of human kindness.

But maybe she had to get rid of it if she’d just eaten her baby !

me@home
Reply to  saveenergy
October 16, 2019 7:50 pm

You win.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 6:03 pm

I actually thought the people involved were funny, in a desperately sad sort of way, especially the woman on the receiving end.

Keep it up XR you are tuning the unpaid people away from your cause in droves.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 17, 2019 5:48 am

Before only villages had idiots – now cities have joined in.

Scissor
Reply to  HotScot
October 16, 2019 8:39 pm

Why does the cliche, “Milk it for all it’s worth” come to mind?

Scarfac
Reply to  HotScot
October 17, 2019 5:29 am

FTW! The lunatics really are running the asylum.

Next: breastfeeding considered racist, because white.

John Bell
October 16, 2019 6:19 am

That is the way it is now, the little people (those who can not afford the ticket) are not allowed to fly.

DocSiders
Reply to  John Bell
October 16, 2019 6:47 am

Any “little person” could forgo a week’s worth of tax-inflated cigarette purchases to afford a plane ticket.

The poorest folks in my area all smoke all the time.

John Endicott
Reply to  DocSiders
October 16, 2019 10:40 am

Those poorest folks are probably also on government assistance. And while, technically, you aren’t suppose to buy cigs or beer with the government money, there are a few people that still find ways around that in order to get their smokes and their drinks.

icisil
Reply to  John Bell
October 16, 2019 8:43 am

Most “little people” in the US can afford to fly. Just have to plan in advance to get the cheap rates.

John Endicott
Reply to  John Bell
October 16, 2019 10:45 am

John, here in the states, pretty much anyone who wants to can fly. It might take some planning, as icisil says , in order to fit their budget but they could do it if they so choose (may need to wait for a really cheap deal, but such deals are not uncommon or unheard of). But honestly, those who truly can’t afford the ticket aren’t looking to take a flight in the first place, as they have much more to worry about (such as putting food on their table) than flying off somewhere for no particular reason.

Alasdair Fairbairn
October 16, 2019 6:25 am

I’m waiting for some one to set up a class action to sue IR for damages. I’m too old and incompetent to do it but would support it with a crowd funding contribution .

Gary Mount
Reply to  Alasdair Fairbairn
October 16, 2019 6:42 am

IR = Infrared Radiation? I’m in.

James Snook
October 16, 2019 6:27 am

There was a photo in The Times today of her smashing a window of a Government Office with a hammer and chisel. Today ER are taking the police to court claiming that they are contravening their human rights to protest!

Moral high ground anybody?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/extinction-rebellion-threatens-court-action-against-london-protest-ban-0lfh5tw0p?shareToken=8ad7b9791646c008dcb04f8ecfc11c05

Sunny
Reply to  James Snook
October 16, 2019 6:34 am

James snook

Who is going to pay for that window 😐 XR is cancerous!

A lady who lives near me said I am destroying the planet because I drive a car. She went to a XR meeting and they said no pets, but as she is a dog owner, she now swears at XR, and now says they need to be stopped Lol. She said, I would rather have my pets on this planet then the xr humans lolol.

H.R.
Reply to  Sunny
October 16, 2019 7:49 am

It all depends on whose ox Al gores.

John Endicott
Reply to  Sunny
October 16, 2019 10:48 am

that lady neighbor of yours sounds like a typical leftist. It’s all fine and dandy when it’s other people being asked to sacrifice, but don’t you dare ask them to sacrifice.

Grant
Reply to  James Snook
October 16, 2019 9:06 am

I spot a looney

ozspeaksup
Reply to  James Snook
October 17, 2019 4:27 am

the public are starting to fight back;-)))

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/climate-protesters-disrupt-london-trains/news-story/7348ab7bcaee0d9b7d78ec82bdd2510f

Footage showed protesters unfurling an Extinction Rebellion protest group banner on top of a stationary London Underground train at Canning Town before one was pelted with food and dragged off by angry commuters.

Bruce Cobb
October 16, 2019 6:31 am

These people are morally, mentally, and spiritually depraved. Hypocrisy is part and parcel to it all.

October 16, 2019 6:32 am

[to create a future where only the little people lose their flying privileges.]
exactly.
We notice class-warfare but this time it is not the suppressed people against their tirans but a new noble class that wants to create a sub-class. Now the choice for solar panels and windmills becomes clear: they are not able to produce enough energy for all.

john harmsworth
Reply to  David Dirkse
October 16, 2019 1:57 pm

I think that defines what I see pretty well. I note that not only did she fly, but she flew somewhere warmer! I could ask if she’s that stupid or that hypocritical, but hey, why can’t she be both? These people are actually disgusting in their hypocrisy. It’s just willfully blind as they assume that they are above what they demand of others.
Mods.- will this post?

commieBob
October 16, 2019 6:32 am

Most folks, activists included, have no conception of the problem of getting rid of human generated CO2.

Roger Pielke Jr.’s analysis was a kick in the teeth. He showed, with an easy and hard to refute analysis, that we have to build one nuclear generator per day until 2050 if we want to reduce human CO2 emissions to zero. WUWT

When I pointed the above out to a friend, he waved his hands and expressed faith that technology would save us. That could happen … maybe. Gambling on it is dreaming in technicolor though.

Newminster
Reply to  commieBob
October 16, 2019 7:14 am

The only way to reduce human CO2 emissions to zero is for all humans to be dead!

And the concentration of what we breathe out is a damn’ sight higher than 400ppm! I wonder of those “scientists” who started the CO2 scare realised just what a dragon they had unleashed!

Big T
Reply to  Newminster
October 16, 2019 7:34 am

A better way is for everyone to just keep our mouths shut!

chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Big T
October 16, 2019 8:31 am

Nah. Co2 is dangerously low. All believers (progressives), however, should stop breathing out right now!

MarkW
Reply to  chaswarnertoo
October 16, 2019 3:52 pm

After we’ve burned all the fossil fuels, we are going to have to come up with something else to keep CO2 levels from falling again.

leitmotif
Reply to  commieBob
October 16, 2019 7:26 am

I agree with you but where was it reported? Forbes. It certainly wasn’t used to destroy political manifestos on energy production or greenie claims.

icisil
Reply to  commieBob
October 16, 2019 8:16 am

My response to your (my) friend would have been something like “How can you live with yourself being such a dumbfuc?”

John the Econ
October 16, 2019 6:36 am

Just another example of the Progressive War on the Middle Class.

DocSiders
October 16, 2019 6:40 am

I don’t know a single soul who lives or acts like they really believe there is a Climate Crisis. They aren’t feeling it because nothing is actually changing for the worse.

I cannot imagine Americans accepting a tripling of energy prices (like Germany) without a few riots here and there…followed by a 500 Electoral College Vote victory margin for the 2028 “Affordable Energy” Presidential Candidate.

And Germany is nowhere near achieving their CO2 emissions targets.

A tripling of energy costs would equate to around an extra $300 a month FOR EVERY Family…that’s a car payment without the benefit of the car.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  DocSiders
October 16, 2019 7:32 am

I was repairing a wheelchair for a nice lady yesterday, her husband was there too. She asked if I was going to watch the presidential debate. I said no. I said I didn’t think there was a climate crisis going on.

Well, they they did, “all the signs are there, if we don’t change, we’ll die.” That’s an exact quote from both of them. I had to just shut my mouth, since they were customers.

But I didn’t see anything about their lifestyle that indicated they were trying to effect change. They still drove a fossil fueled mobility van. Everything about her high-end wheelchair was made possible by fossil fuels.

People will say it, and might even vote for someone who says it, but they can’t really be bothered to change.

icisil
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
October 16, 2019 8:31 am

“Well, they they did, “all the signs are there, if we don’t change, we’ll die.” That’s an exact quote from both of them. I had to just shut my mouth, since they were customers”

Understood. However, a simple, risk-free response could have been “I certainly respect your viewpoint because I too am concerned about our world, but certain things I’ve read have led me to think that things might not be be quite so dire” – or something like that. Such would remove the focus from you to the sources of your doubt (“Well, I don’t want to get into that right now because my focus at the moment is giving you the best service I possibly can. You could probably find what I’m referring online somewhere, but at the moment, what’s important is your satisfaction with my service.”)

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  icisil
October 17, 2019 6:46 pm

I think it’s best to avoid religion and politics with customers.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
October 16, 2019 9:06 am

A simple answer is “well, we all gotta die sometime”. h/t Sgt Barnes

James Clarke
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
October 16, 2019 10:09 am

Ask questions politely. If you confront someone on their beliefs, they will defend them forever. If you ask questions politely, however, they will attempt to answer them, and in the process reveal they don’t know what they are talking about.

jtom
Reply to  DocSiders
October 16, 2019 4:27 pm

A primary feature of the United States, is exactly that. It is an organization of states, not the People’s Republic of NA.

California is free to go green, and drastically raise energy prices. Meanwhile, in Georgia, my last electric bill was $0.11/kWh plus 6% sales tax. No other charge whatsoever.

And to ensure we never become the People’s Republic, we are heavily armed.

Now let each state enjoy the fruits of their decisions.

DMacKenzie
October 16, 2019 7:07 am

People send and give money to these “noble” causes. The more media attention, the more money gets sent….a bootstrapping ticket to fame, wealth, and travel…

ResourceGuy
October 16, 2019 7:10 am

Some piggies are more equal than others.

ResourceGuy
October 16, 2019 7:12 am

How much did daddy Soros contribute?

Gamecock
October 16, 2019 7:12 am

You presume Bradbrook has an emotional investment in Extinction Rebellion. Maybe it’s just a job for her. Maybe it’s just a business she created. Why wouldn’t she take a holiday?

Adam
Reply to  Gamecock
October 16, 2019 8:46 am

Suddenly swimming in cash, Gail?

If I were Greta, I’d be demanding a lucrative new deal from Soros. Forget climate strike. She should go on actual strike!

Derg
Reply to  Gamecock
October 16, 2019 9:05 am

Maybe it’s Maybelline

Reply to  Gamecock
October 22, 2019 8:45 am

She did admit that ” .. Hands Up! I run a charity and its mostly about securing your own salary .. ” !!!!!!

leitmotif
October 16, 2019 7:17 am

Not reported in the Guardian environment section so it can’t be true. 🙁

PaulH
October 16, 2019 7:31 am

But, but, but… they do very hard work and need extra special vacations to recharge.
/SARC

David Hartley
October 16, 2019 7:59 am

“Gail had a green epiphany and renounced her former carbon sins”

As the cult angle keps returning and having a think about it made me realise that in (even?), less enlightened times God wa used as a proxy for processes not then understood by most. Quoting Bill O’Reilly the American ‘Journalist’ sarc/. Tide comes in, tide goes out you can’t explain that can you? Well yes Bill we can. The ideas of volcanism being the wrath of God’s anger is another example. The ancient world is replete with this use of a proxy.

Fast forward and now we have a reasonable idea of many of the processes they now do not need a proxy. However that is power and control slipping away. So now we have what I’m going to call an inert gas for the sake of this argument.

The problem of proxies is that they can be used to cover up what is really going on and now the God proxy is failing a replacement was needed. The God as a proxy argument only stood for so long, the Atheists have a hard time discussing the existence of God as it was a proxy it is difficult to disprove until knowledge grew for some. The same problem exists for CO2 being used as such, people can see processes they don’t quite understand so it is very simple for the manipulators to slip a harmless gas in as a proxy as it has no demonstrable effect on temperature but many complex processes do. So we’re getting this sin idea attached to a trace gas as proxy which is very difficult to disprove to some as they do not have the knowledge or attention span to even attempt to examine the issue. Screams akin to Heretic and accusations of denial are all the tricks of the earlier religious charlatans now making a comeback in a different guise but with the full weight of the Western Media and a full cast of actors. Dodgy times.

Reply to  David Hartley
October 16, 2019 8:29 am

right, climate alarmism is the new state religion.
Comunication with the God’s always took place by natural events.
However lightning and thunder now is physics, plagues are biology, earth quakes and vulcanoe eruptions are geology. But the ill understood climate still is an excellent divine speaking tube.
Btw: religion cannot proof it’s claims so truth is by consensus which implies that heretics must be silenced.

shortus cynicus
Reply to  David Dirkse
October 17, 2019 6:32 am

It’s part of Stateianity, one of their holly books.

Main ritual of Stateianity is a miracle of transformation of paper ballots into an sacred act of collective violence. Non existing ‘rights’ are then miraculuosly delegated to other people, who than have those rights.

more on thin in Tom Wods podcas episode 1487, keyword ‘mimetic theory’.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  shortus cynicus
October 17, 2019 6:49 pm

“It’s part of Stateianity, one of their holly books.”

I prefer a nice Philodendron myself.

MarkG
Reply to  David Hartley
October 16, 2019 10:28 am

“The ideas of volcanism being the wrath of God’s anger is another example.”

Odd, isn’t it, that volcanic activity appears to be increasing at the same time the world is going to crap thanks to people like this?

fretslider
October 16, 2019 8:12 am

Holiday Flights are OK for Extinction Rebellion Climate Leaders

This was an official meditative event at the New Life Iboga retreat.

She revealed that her holiday of self-discovery included taking hallucinogenic drugs that inspired her calling “to get with the spirit of the otter”.

Bradbrook said she contacted a spirit known as Grandmother Ayahuasca and got a “kick up the a*** on negative habits”. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10123037/extinction-rebellion-founder-central-america-luxury/

This one really does have cranial issues

Joel Snider
October 16, 2019 8:22 am

Funny all these collectivist-believers perceive themselves as the elites – the ones who will dictate to the rest of us. Never once have I heard them speak on being the receiving end of any of their own policies – or else specifically exempt themselves.

They’re ‘special’.

Carl Friis-Hansen
October 16, 2019 8:26 am

I would suggest that Gail Bradbrook took this little test:
https://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/GlobWarmTest/start.html
Although the test is associated with the following warning:
“Caution: This section contains sound science, not media hype, and may therefore contain material not suitable for young people trying to get a good grade in political correctness.”

Jan de Jong
October 16, 2019 8:42 am

It’s not about the climate.

TG McCoy
October 16, 2019 9:02 am

What is it with these radical green women. Pale,, skinny and wanting to control the world?

John
October 16, 2019 9:25 am

Celebrities admit to hypocrisy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50067855

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  John
October 16, 2019 9:49 am

“Like you, and everyone else, we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm.”
LOL! They blame “the system”! That makes them hypocrites and liars as well.

jtom
October 16, 2019 9:34 am

Last week Hanoii Jane resurrected herself from the dead. This week, a moron in Europe announced that he had quit eating meat to help save the world. His profession? Race car driver. Can you think of a more unnecessary reason to add CO2 to the atmosphere (a good thing, imho), than driving a fuel-guzzling car in circles for hours at a time?

That got me thinking: eat locally, right? Save on emissions. So why not entertain locally? Included in that would be actors, music, and sports. How necessary are global stars, or national and international sports to our society? History has show us that civilizations can suffer from poor nutrition, bad sanitary conditions, lack of warmth, and poor medicine. I have never read of any suffering from poor entertainment, or lack of competitive sports.

Making a movie creates a HUGE carbon footprint – a lot of people driving, flying, traveling to multiple locations, promotional appearances, etc. Before industrialization, though, there were minstrels, troupes that performed in small areas, or high school plays, local bands, glee clubs, and barbershop quartets. They all had small carbon footprints. It would be simply to bring all of that back.

The same goes for sporting events. Then there’s Disneyworld and Disneyland. Really? We need those places that produce huge emissions, themselves, plus all the travelling by their customers (how many daily flights are there in and out of Orlando?)?

I would contribute to XR if they glued themselves to the gates of Paramount, Disney, Universal Studios. And I would contribute a substantial amount if they confronted Jane Fonda with a petition to SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD, and demanded she be the first signatory. If they all really believed that CO2 is the greatest existential threat to Man, then there is NO justification for Hollywood to exist at all!

Sparko
Reply to  jtom
October 16, 2019 10:01 am

I used to wonder how mass murderers like Pol Pot managed to get into power, and then I read your post and realized that some people are just so full of hypocrisy, they simply are begging to get their wish

John Endicott
Reply to  jtom
October 17, 2019 9:25 am

excellent point jtom. “Shut down carbon-polluting Hollywood, now!” should be chanted at every climate change event one of these so-called celebrities attend.

Petit_Barde
October 16, 2019 9:38 am

All must be allowed to the XR climate warriors so that they can implement their brilliant actions everywhere to save the planet :

Sunny
Reply to  Petit_Barde
October 16, 2019 12:39 pm

Petit_Barde

Ive only seen a few minutes, but lord above LOLol. I heard rave music, they all look high, stoned, wasted.. I do not want these people representing humanity… No way!! Also please everybody share that video

Flight Level
October 16, 2019 9:57 am

Green leaders are idiots. If “little” people stops flying then, soon after, no one flies for long.

The entire worldwide civil flying infra-structure is built on the contributions from mass travel.

Weather & navaids down, ETOPS will collapse due to a lack of alternates, air traffic control and it’s safety aspects will instantly become dysfunctional short of funds and, finally, no one would distillate kerosene for such a small demand.

A situation that would quickly limit the lucky ones to cross-country hops in a chaotic decaying fleet with marginal safety statistics as industry will not be able to supply innovation and components to a profitable market.

They can of course nationalize all aviation resources and turn it in what climate science already is: -A state funded parade of cumulative incompetence.

James Clarke
October 16, 2019 10:32 am

We really need to stop taking the bait. Extinction Rebellion is run by postmodern neo-marxists, who, as a matter of philosophical principle, don’t care one whit about climate change or any other ‘issue’. They are rebelling against Western thought, Western civilization and the capitalism that makes Western civilization thrive and prosper. Western civilization is built on hierarchies of competence in valued skills, and since they have no valued skills, they want to destroy it and replace it with a systems that reward them for being useless! The only systems that do that are bureaucracy and socialism.

Issues are just tools to gain power and control. There is no genuine concern for the climate or anything else, other than power and control. People with power and control can go to Costa Rico Resorts anytime they want.

That’s the whole point.

Reply to  James Clarke
October 22, 2019 8:30 am

Hi James, you’re spot on with your assessment of the founding members of XR. see http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.com/2019/04/spotlighton-extinction-rebellion.html for details.

n.n
October 16, 2019 11:46 am

People aren’t so green, or maybe they are. Time will tell. In the meantime, it’s good to be Green.

Jones
October 16, 2019 12:01 pm

“A few months ago actress Emma Thompson flew 5400 miles to participate in an Extinction Rebellion anti-flying protest”

First Class too.

Stoic
October 16, 2019 12:21 pm

The UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) based in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, has recently told BP that it will no longer accept financial support from BP because BP is a wicked fossil fuel company.
In January 2020 the RSC is taking Timon of Athens on tour to the USA – Washington DC and New York. How are they going to get to the USA and how are the theatres in which they perform going to be heated?
I sniff hypocrisy!

Sunny
Reply to  Stoic
October 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Stoic

They will go on the same 5 million pound fossil fuel powered boat the co2 seeing puppet took, then they will ride horses between Dc and new york Lolol. The stupidity of these people is unbelievable

John Endicott
Reply to  Sunny
October 17, 2019 9:21 am

Sunny, the 5 million pound boat the co2 seeing puppet took was not fossil fuel powered (it was powered by sail for propulsion, and solar and underwater turbines for light and communication according to news reports). It was, however, made from fossil fuels and lots of them (the boat is made of carbon-fibre, which is 14 times as energy-intensive as producing steel). On top of that the crew that took her to the US flew back to Europe and another crew flew in to the US from Europe to take the boat back. Assuming all the members of the respective crews booked their flights together (rather than each taking a separate flight), that makes her little jaunt across the ocean have, at an absolute minimum, twice the carbon footprint as if she’d simply got on a plane herself

ResourceGuy
October 16, 2019 1:02 pm

Oh you mean Greta Getaways.

Rudolf Huber
October 16, 2019 1:09 pm

A sign of things to come. Maybe with a little wink of the eye from the Tributes of Panem or the handmaiden’s tale. Climate extremists consider themselves part of the privileged class for which all the restrictions they want to foist upon us don’t count. But it also shows extreme arrogance. How did they think that this would not break?

yarpos
October 16, 2019 3:02 pm

Bit like the guy in Australia doing rebellion protests while living with Mummy and Daddy in their waterside mansion. They seem to just be egotistical attention seekers.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/bikini-model-sisters-of-uni-dropout-activist-who-lives-in-his-parents-waterfront-mansion-support-the-green-extremist-as-hes-arrested-for-the-sixth-time-and-family-plans-to-ask-you-to-pay-his-fines/ar-AAFqAto

Mike
October 16, 2019 3:13 pm

Yep but surely this bloke will save us all….

Sunny
Reply to  Mike
October 16, 2019 3:40 pm

Mike

What did I just watch 😢 How are celebrities supporting these people?? Is life that boring that these people need to sound/look uneducated, just to have five minutes of fame? This board is made of plastic, his clothes to, the blue milk crates are pure plastic..

Mike
Reply to  Sunny
October 16, 2019 4:08 pm

”What did I just watch 😢”

The second coming …obviously 🙂

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Mike
October 17, 2019 4:43 am

lasted 2.5mins
he looked like he needed the loo with all the wriggling
and i kept giggling at the get up being worn

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Mike
October 17, 2019 6:55 pm

I didn’t watch, but the still image… They can’t put their stuff on the ground, so they use PLASTIC milk crates as tables. These people aren’t serious about anything except attention wh*ring.

john
October 16, 2019 4:31 pm

We need to tell them about the invisible bridge going over the grand canyon…

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213787-extinction-rebellion-founder-calls-for-mass-psychedelic-disobedience/

bonbon
October 17, 2019 5:32 am

“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.”

There is surely a mispelling there :

The way I see it, greens like Gail Bradbrook and Emma Thompson want to create a Future where only the the little number of surviving people have flying privileges on Fridays.

There, fixed it.

October 17, 2019 12:04 pm

For details about the founders and other significant members of XR see http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.com/2019/04/spotlighton-extinction-rebellion.html

Reply to  Pete Ridley
October 17, 2019 12:06 pm

” .. Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the climate .. never say we’re a climate movement .. we’re not.
We’re a Rebellion .. coming together through .. mass political action that breaks the law. It’s the most effective way .. to actually create a crisis in society .. Through mass civil resistance, we’re going to create a new global regime .. we are creating a separate, true, fundamental democracy .. Extinction Rebellion is .. just about democracy .. we are calling for a fundamental change of the political and economic system .. We believe .. that confrontation through mass civil disobedience is necessary .. “.
” .. Hands Up! I run a charity and its mostly about securing your own salary .. “

Reply to  Pete Ridley
October 18, 2019 1:42 am

a global regime will be totalitairian by nature.
A worldwide USSR.

Reply to  David Dirkse
October 18, 2019 3:06 am

It was Roger Hallan, the “brains” behind XR, who declared ” .. create a new global regime .. “. For more on that prat see sub-section 3.1.2 of http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.com/2019/04/spotlighton-extinction-rebellion.html

Reply to  Pete Ridley
October 18, 2019 3:29 am

my father many times told the story of a young and idealistic couple that somewhere 1935 from the Netherlands travelled east to help raise the labourers good-state. Never ever something was heard from them. They disappaered completely.
Don’t be lured by propaganda, feelings or intentions.
Judge the world on what you see. Judge people for what they do.

October 20, 2019 4:38 am

May I ask what you are doing to fight the climate crisis matey?

John Endicott
Reply to  liv Holmes
October 22, 2019 10:22 am

May I ask what climate crisis matey? (hint: there isn’t one except in the fantasy-world of climate models)

October 20, 2019 7:30 am

Hi Holmes, and what climare crisis would that be – The fanticised one scaremongered by the UN’s IPCC and other CACC supporters!!!???!!!

Johann Wundersamer
October 28, 2019 12:04 am

The huns settled the transdanubian lowlands at Lake Balaton.

https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-huawei&sxsrf=ACYBGNTW27behdU1qFHTc6zaA3j5RpUSVQ%3A1572244022357&ei=Noq2Xdm5FbKKmwXfxa64Aw&q=lake+balaton&oq=lake+balaton&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.

This is the european stronghold for emperors from the East.

It’s where the mongol hords erected their yurts.

Their predecessors were the Avars, whose predecessors were Thracians, Skyths, Boii, Parthians, Medes and Elamites – whatever was washed away with the foreign warriors from the East.

passed down as the location of the Nibelungenlied.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Nibelungenlied&client=ms-android-huawei&authuser=1&prmd=ivsn&sxsrf=ACYBGNTsAdLNZrmVoL0rJ28rKnreGYN5aw:1572246185708&lr=lang_en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj54pe7sb7lAhXMwcQBHS4cA6EQuAEIJw&biw=360&bih=518

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