December 10, 2009 11:24 AM EST by John Stossel
At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, world leaders -- and some celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio -- are talking about how to force everyone to cut back their carbon emissions. It's to save the world, says the repulsively alarmist opening video of the conference.
Of course, while the bureaucrats and celebs talk about how everyone must sacrifice, they live the not-so-"carbon neutral" high life:
... [T]he total number of limos in Copenhagen [this] week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone …ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfill the demand…We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."
All those limousines require lots of fossil fuels.
The conference attendees also use a lot of evil jet fuel:
The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.
According to the organizers, the eleven-day conference, including the participants' travel, will create a total of 41,000 tonnes of "carbon dioxide equivalent", equal to the amount produced over the same period by a city the size of [British city] Middlesbrough.... [T]he politicians will bandy around grandiose targets of 80-per-cent-plus [carbon cuts] by 2050, by which time few of the leaders at Copenhagen will even be alive, let alone still in office.
They want to restructure civilization without paying the price for it.
Tonight, the first episode of my new FBN show airs at 8:00pm EST! I now think I will do it on the climate “crisis.”
We’ll decide by early afternoon. Stay tuned.