Examples Being Set

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During his 8 years in office, Obama spent about $90 million on long distance family vacations.

That’s a lot of CO2 from someone who claims to care about climate change.

Real leaders set good examples.

Good intentions are worthless.

Only actions count.

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Justin Trudeau, another leader who claims to care about climate change, made 23 international trips to 19 different countries since becoming Prime Minister on November 4, 2015. Plus a family vacation with his 1 more than 2 children to the Caribbean.

It’s no wonder that the majority of citizens are reluctant to change their lifestyles.

Leaders and experts that understand how serious the situation is, like climate scientists, must set low-carbon lifestyle examples.

Obviously, if all leaders cancelled their long distance vacations and banned government travel it would not solve climate change, however it would send a strong message because long distance travel is a high carbon activity that many people enjoy but do not need to survive.

And it would set the table for the much stronger medicine that must follow: economic contraction and a one child policy.

We are out of time.

7 thoughts on “Examples Being Set”

  1. Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change? (James Hansen interview)
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/will-we-miss-our-last-chance-to-survive-climate-change-w456917

    Hansen does not mention the example Obama set in his personal life but feels he did a very poor job as president…

    How would you judge President Obama’s legacy on climate change?

    I would give him a D. You know, he’s saying the right words, but he had a golden opportunity. When he had control of both houses of Congress and a 70 percent approval rating, he could have done something strong on climate in the first term – but he would have had to be a different personality than he is. He would have to have taken the FDR approach of explaining things to the American public with his “fireside chats,” and he would have had to work with Congress, which he didn’t do.

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  2. More CO2 from Obama. He obviously does not give a shit about climate change. What an asshole.

    “Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht.”

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/28/obamas-under-fire-from-the-left-for-never-ending-sizzling-ultra-luxury-vacations/

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