Greenpeace hypocrite flies 250km to and from work

The sanctimony and hypocrisy of Greenpeace and the other green taliban warriors is astonishing.

The latest episode of “do as we say not as we do” hypocrisy is the case of a senior manager who flied 250km to his job.

One of Greenpeace?s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group?s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International?s international programme director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation”, which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change?.

One Greenpeace volunteer on Monday described Mr Husting’s travel arrangements as “almost unbelievable”.

Another said they were cancelling their payments to support Greenpeace in the wake of the disclosure and series of other damaging revelations of of disarray and financial mismanagement at the organisation,?in documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper.?

Greenpeace was last week forced to apologise for a “serious error of judgment” after it emerged that it had lost ?3m of public donations when a member of staff took part in unauthorised currency dealing.

Each round-trip commute Mr Husting makes would generate 142kg of carbon dioxide emissions, according to airline KLM.

That implies that over the past two years his commuting have been responsible for 7.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions – the equivalent of consuming 17 barrels of oil, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

But Mr Husting defended the arrangement, telling the Telegraph that while he would “rather not take” the journey it was necessary as it would otherwise be “a twelve hour round trip by train”.

“I spend half my life on skype and video conference calls,” he said. “But as a senior manager, the people who work in my team sometimes need to meet me in the flesh, that?s why I?ve been going to Amsterdam twice a month while my team was being restructured.”

They always have a justification for their rank hypocrisy.

 

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