Eco-Activist Schwarzenegger Flaunts Hummer During ‘Apprentice’

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said “Hello” to hypocrisy and “Hasta la vista, baby” to climate purity.

The New Celebrity Apprentice started with Schwarzenegger looking suave and putting on sunglasses in a giant, gas-guzzling hummer. What it didn’t explain was the glaring hypocrisy of a fossil fuel alarmist like Schwarzenegger driving the king of all gas hogs.

Schwarzenegger previously appeared in the climate alarmist documentary Years of Living Dangerously, and browbeat Facebook users into opposing fossil fuels. He attempted to challenge climate change skeptics by arguing that pollution from fossil fuels killed thousands of children.

But the actor-turned-politician-turned-reality TV star should have looked in the mirror, considering that he was one of the worst emitters of fossil fuels when he served as governor.

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Then, Schwarzenegger traveled 300 miles back and forth to work, flying his private jet multiple times per week. According to The Los Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger’s carbon emissions did “nearly as much damage to the environment in one hour as a small car does in a year.”

The Governator, as he was sometimes called, hasn’t just disagreed with climate skeptics over carbon emissions. He’s been hostile. In 2016, he criticized politicians who wanted to “shut down the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon.”

“I would like to strap their mouth to an exhaust pipe of a truck, turn on the engine and let’s see how long it would take for them to tap out,” Schwarzenegger said.

Sam Dorman
Sam Dorman
Sam Dorman was a staff writer and research analyst for MRC's Business Media Institute.