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Monday, November 30, 2009

Taking the private jet to Copenhagen - Times Online

The Ties Online:

Hypocrisy is the vice we find hardest to forgive, but it’s also the one we most
enjoy discovering in others. And nothing piques our interest more than
eco-hypocrisy as practised by the “green” celebrities who have been spouting
green virtue but spewing out hundreds of tons of carbon from their private jets
or multiple holiday homes around the globe.
There was Sheryl Crow, who had
called upon the public to refrain from using more than one square of toilet
paper per visit (“except on those pesky occasions when two or three are
required”) and who was leading a Stop Global Warming concert tour across
America. It was revealed that while Crow travelled in a biodiesel tour bus, her
30-person entourage followed in a fleet of 13 gas-guzzling vehicles.
Travolta notoriously encouraged the British public to do its bit to fight global
warming — after flying into London on one of his five, yes, five private jets
(one of which is a Boeing 707). In 2006 his piloting hobby produced an estimated
800 tons of carbon emissions, more than a hundred times the output of the
average Briton, according to the Carbon Trust.
It is less well known that
Tom Cruise — who has campaigned for the LA-based environmental group Earth
Communications Office — also has an air fleet and a licence to pilot his five
planes, including a top-of-the-line customised Gulfstream jet he bought for his
wife, Katie Holmes

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