New York Times Takes 50 on $135K Trip on Private Jet to Sound Alarm on Climate Change
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wants people to know how scary climate change is, so he and about 50 bazillionaires are traveling the world in a private jet to warn people.
Rather than writing about climate change from the offices of the New York Times, this week Kristof filed his story from Easter Island. Kristof discussed how the island's natives deforested the place, making it unlivable. He then used that as a parable for climate change.
"The consequences may be a transformed planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders hacking down their trees," Kristof wrote.
Apparently, using a private plane to take 50 people on vacation to visit these sites to spread awareness -- rather than, you know, writing an article linking to Easter Island's wiki -- does not count as acting like Easter Islanders.
Climate change alarmists are absolutely convinced that we must all make drastic changes to our lifestyle. Us, not them.
Kristof and company could easily have flown commercial and still filed the exact same article. Or not flown at all. If Kristof really believes what he is writing, then he should act accordingly. If he believes that the climate is changing and only mankind can stop it, then he, as a member of mankind, should do his part.