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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Living Large while Living Green

This amuses me: an article poking fun at people who like to crow about “living green” while living wasteful lifestyles.

An Army of Al Gores, as Glenn Reynolds might put it.

But as much fun as that is, I’ve got to wonder about the researchers who did the study:

Stewart Barr, of Exeter University, who led the research, said: "Green living is largely something of a myth. There is this middle class environmentalism where being green is part of the desired image. But another part of the desired image is to fly off skiing twice a year. And the carbon savings they make by not driving their kids to school will be obliterated by the pollution from their flights."
I’d like to be part of that “middle class” that can “fly off skiing twice a year.”