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  • Eco-Insanity

    Posted by James R. Rummel on October 11th, 2008 (All posts by )

    You guys have got to read this page on the World Wildlife Fund’s website.

    “Join us on a remarkable 25-day journey by private jet. Touch down in some of the most astonishing places on the planet to see the top wildlife, including gorillas, orangutans, rhinos, lemurs and toucans. Explore natural and cultural treasures in remote areas of South America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and Africa.”

    “To reach these remote corners, travel on a specially outfitted private jet that carries 88 passengers. World-class experts – including WWF’s director of species conservation – will provide a series of lectures en route, and a professional staff will be devoted to making your global adventure seamless and memorable.”

    Prices start at around $65K USD per person. Per person!

    Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun, an Australian newspaper, has the skinny.

    “Isn’t this the same WWF that tells everyone else to fly less to cut greenhouse gases?”

    Yes, Andrew, I think it is!

    I spend most of my time struggling to foil those who take advantage of innocent victims. How come these guys have never entered my orbit?

    (Hat tip to Travis.)

     

    6 Responses to “Eco-Insanity”

    1. Jay Manifold Says:

      To quote the usual source: Tar. Feathers.

    2. kurt9 Says:

      I believe this to be an example of narcissistic personality disorder. Gore has this in spades.

    3. david foster Says:

      During certain parts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and I believe also during some periods in ancient Rome, there were “sumptuary laws” regulating dress and consumption as a function of social class. No matter how much money you had, you couldn’t wear clothing that was not approved for people of your class.

      It’s pretty clear that “progressives” have something similar in mind.

    4. Obloodyhell Says:

      > To quote the usual source: Tar. Feathers.

      You forgot to quote the recipe —

      Heat tar to full liquifaction.
      Strip applicant naked.
      Apply hot tar with brush liberally.
      Coat tarred applicant with feathers to suit.

    5. Robert Beck Says:

      Interestingly, the banner at the top of the WWF ‘Around the World’ page exhorts the reader to “REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT,” and features a madly pedaling bicyclist. Ya gotta love that cognitive dissonance.

    6. Paul Says:

      This trip seems remarkably like one offered by my alma mater, Rice University. From their website:

      Feb. 2 –25, 2009
      $56,950 per person (based on double occupancy)
      Includes round-trip airfare from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
      Arrangements: Starquest Expeditions

      Our first trip of 2009 is our most ambitious ever — a 24-day journey to the most treasured and legendary places on earth. We will travel in the comfort of a private Boeing 757 configured to accommodate only 88 passengers. Direct flights to each destination will ensure that we have more time to experience the locales.

      The first stops on our extraordinary journey are Peru’s ancient Incan citadel, Machu Picchu, and the city of Cusco, where Incan and Spanish cultures intertwine. Then we will travel to Easter Island, the most remote inhabited island in the world, to marvel at its enormous moai statues, followed by Samoa, the cradle of Polynesian culture; Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; and the astoundingly beautiful Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. The second half of our expedition includes visits to the majestic Portola Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the rooftop of the world; the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra, India; the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania for a safari adventure; and Luxor and the pyramids in Egypt. The final stop of our trip is Fez, Morocco, the most complete medieval Islamic city in the world. At each destination, travelers form smaller groups for intimate, in-depth exploration and have choices for alternative sightseeing excursions.
      [end quote]

      Note the description of the plane. At least Rice isn’t chiding people for excessive flying.