'Planetary crisis' pales to political campaign

Friday, December 7, 2018
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Bernie SandersA skeptic of man-made climate change says Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is taking heat for his private flights.

Airplanes are big emitters, and emissions from fossil fuels are what people point to as a main driver of global warming. One of the people who thinks climate change is real, bad, and going to get worse if mankind does not change its ways is Senator Sanders. But according to published reports this week, he paid nearly $300,000 in October for private air travel to various campaign events for Democrats.

"If this were any other ordinary politician, I'd say it's a well-financed campaign and there's not necessarily any hypocrisy here," says Marc Morano, a skeptic of catastrophic man-made climate change. "However, it's Bernie Sanders, who wants to ban legislatively what he himself is unwilling to give up in his personal life."

According to Fox News, a spokeswoman for Friends of Bernie Sanders says the charter jets were necessary for Sanders to get to and from the events. Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign purchased nearly $5,000 in carbon offsets to balance out the emissions produced from the travel. 

Morano, Marc (Climate Depot)Still, Sanders tweeted on the campaign trail that climate change is a planetary crisis, adding, "We must take on the fossil fuel industry that's largely responsible for global emissions and accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources."

To that Morano responds, "He couldn't possibly think that climate change is the greatest threat facing mankind, as he claims, because if he did, that would be like saying, 'I'm a vegetarian. Meat eating is horrible; it's the most immoral thing,' and yet you're eating at a steakhouse every night."

In November, UN environment Chief Erick Solheim resigned following widespread criticism of his excessive expenses on official global travel.

"If the UN can recognize this kind of behavior as an embarrassment, you'd think Bernie Sanders could have a little self-reflection and recognize his own hypocrisy, but don't count on it," says Morano.

In November 2017, author Jack Miles wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post telling people to stop traveling "for the love of the earth."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What happens when educational institutions publicly "repent" of past sins like racism and slavery?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run
  7 civilians, 4 combatants killed in Kashmir fighting
Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional
Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Trump picks budget head Mulvaney to be next chief of staff
Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'That was not a Trump interview, it was an infomercial' — CNN's S.E. Cupp brutally rips into Fox News
Report: Feds withholding evidence exonerating Flynn
Potential 2020 hopeful Swalwell declares Trump's days of 'presidential immunity' are over
Dershowitz: Cohen doesn't seem to understand the difference between 'wrong' and 'illegal'
Feds collect record taxes through November; still run $305.4B deficit

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
AFA: Hatch 'compromise' a hat-tip to LGBTQ activists

Orrin Hatch farewell speechSenator Orrin Hatch is calling it quits after seven 6-year terms in the U.S. Senate. But he turned a few heads with what he said in his farewell speech from the Senate floor.