It must be wonderful to be David Suzuki. It doesn’t matter what you do, just what you think. He sneaks into our basements to lecture us about beer fridges and using too much energy yet has a carbon footprint that would make a developing country blush, and he’s at it again.
The Great Suzuk is flying to Hong Kong to give a lecture, one powered by a major energy company that’s addicted to coal.
But don’t think Suzuki is heading across the Pacific to do an intervention and get the company off coal. He’s going to collect a cheque - a big cheque for speaking.
Here’s how they bill him on the poster:
“Scientist and wise elder of the environmental movement.”
He’s so wise, he is so sciencey! But if Suzuki is so wise and sciency, then he must know something that I don’t.
The Great Suzuk must know a way to get there that doesn’t involve getting on a jet plane and spewing a bunch of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
One thing I do know is not to ask Suzuki about his travels or you might get hit like I did.
But seriously, watch as I do the math on his International flights alone, never mind his domestic flights or his four homes, by visiting www.CarbonFootprint.com.
Like I said, he has the carbon footprint of a developing country all on his own, and yet, the lectures continue. Including this great nugget from the David Suzuki Foundation telling the rest of us not to fly.
“For instance, you don't have to go to a theme park to have a memorable family holiday, or fly off to some exotic locale for a romantic rendezvous with your partner. When was the last time you visited your local museum or planetarium? Or played a board game?”
Suzuki is a hypocrite. He goes against his own advice - flying around the world to give a lecture at an event sponsored by a power company that mainly relies on coal for their power and their profits.
None of this matters to him as long as the cheques and donations keep coming. And none of this matters to Suzuki’s supporters as long as he keeps making the right noise, giving the right lectures.
They cannot see that their emperor has no clothes.