This week, NBC News rolled out “Climate Confessions” – a web page where you can go to anonymously write your tell-all climate change sins. In their header, NBC opines, “Even those who care deeply about the planet’s future can slip up now and then. Tell us: Where do you fall short in preventing climate change? Do you blast the A/C? Throw out half your lunch? Grill a steak every week?”
While a majority of the responses take NBC’s initiative seriously, others troll the anonymous post board:
I would rather the whole planet burn than give up steak. Kick rocks hippies.
who cares? I’ll do what I like. I’ll floor it in my gas guzzling sports car just for fun. You do not matter to me.
I require at least half a roll of TP when wiping.
Despite NBC’s belief that average Americans contribute to climate change and could impact any meaningful adjustment in overall emissions, the truth is stark when laid bare.
The U.S. military alone emits more CO2 than most countries…
The U.S. Department of Defense would rank as the 55th worst polluter in the world if it were considered a country, ahead of Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, and most European countries. And yet, cuts to military emissions are never mentioned by climate change enthusiasts.
Relative to the rest of the U.S., the DoD emits more emissions annually than over double the number of the passenger cars in the U.S. combined:
Unsurprisingly, the largest portion of Pentagon fuel consumption comes from military jets – the largest submarines and carriers run on carbon-free nuclear power. While it may be convenient to point the finger at overpriced fighter jets with large afterburning engines such as the F-35, the truth is, those jets are supported by a vast system of command and control, AWACS and aerial tanking assets – yes, modified commercial jet airframes that fly around burning gas just so they can keep fighter jet fuel tanks topped off.
It’s obviously very difficult to take carbon fanatics seriously when they routinely neglect one of the top sources of global emissions.
America’s carbon emissions have been reduced for decades…
During the second Democratic debate, Andrew Yang admitted that America only contributes 15% of the world’s carbon emissions. Major polluters like Iran, the EU, China, and Russia’s emissions are increasing three times in comparison to the decrease in U.S. emissions. U.S. carbon emissions hit its lowest levels since 1992 last year – yet the mainstream media, like NBC News, and politicians act as if America is the brunt of the alleged “problem.”
Climate change activists preach change yet use private jets and fly first-class…
As President, Obama visited the Everglades on Earth Day, adding 90 tons of carbon to the air. Leonardo DiCaprio flew 8,000 miles in a private jet to accept an award on climate change. DiCaprio, along with Prince Harry, Katy Perry, and Barack Obama flew to Italy to discuss climate change, with the stars taking 114 private jets – and even mega yachts – to the event.
Other notable names in attendance were Orlando Bloom, Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper, Nick Jonas, David Geffen, and Mark Zuckerberg. If they really wanted to change the world, wouldn’t they practice what they preach?
NBC’s initiative of shaming everyday Americans for their small mistakes when it comes to climate change is certainly not a good look when you realize the problems stem from larger sources. Countries like China and India are massive contributors to emissions – and even then, special attention is usually placed on America’s emissions footprint.
Corporations and climate change advocates spew emissions to the very thing they vow to combat. If climate change is a real issue, the total ignorance in regards to addressing the actual problems means that any true solution will never come to fruition – and if it ever does, it will be too late.