Canadian enviromite David Suzuki – lately observed stomping out of a radio interview after his host expressed mild doubt over global warming – finds himself in a diesel dilemma, as the Winnepeg Sun’s Tom Brodbeck reports:
With all the alternative-energy modes of transportation out there, Suzuki and his entourage are crossing Canada in a sprawling, “rock-star-style” diesel-burning tour bus, emitting more greenhouse gases during his 30-day tour than many of us do in a year.
That’s right. Mr. Kyoto isn’t so green after all.
“It’s diesel,” Jason Curan, a media staff member on the Suzuki tour told Sun Media yesterday. “It’s a tour bus—kind of like a rock-star tour bus.”
You know, one of those big-ass, diesel-guzzling, carbon-spewing beasts?
The kind that emits tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and supposedly contributes to some future catastrophic climate event.
A polar-bear killer on wheels.
“It’s kind of too fancy for our needs,” admitted Curan. “But it does the job.”
I bet it does.
How are we supposed to take a guy like Suzuki seriously when he drives across Canada in one of the most polluting modes of transportation available?
Suzuki’s bus, Al Gore’s concerts, Tim Flannery’s global travel … how can we take any of them seriously? Further from Brodbeck: “We’ve all learned a little more about David Suzuki this week.” But nothing that would surprise us.
UPDATE. In happy environmental news – although somehow depicted as unhappy (“their habitats are shrinking”) in the linked article – beavers have returned to the Bronx River.
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