Sting's Wife Admits They're Hypocrites About Global Warming

April 26th, 2008 1:33 PM

The hypocrisy surrounding the global warming positions of actors and rock stars is certainly not news, except when one of them actually admits it.

With that in mind, when the wife of the environmentally outspoken leader of the Police discusses the huge carbon footprint she and her husband have, sycophantic green media should pay attention and recognize that virtually all such wealthy alarmists are advocating policies for the masses that they themselves will NEVER adhere to.

As deliciously reported Friday by England's Daily Mail (emphasis added throughout, h/t NBer MastersofDeceit, picture courtesy Daily Mail):

Their claim to be eco-warriors has been met with cynicism in recent times.

Sting, for instance, notched up an incredible number of air miles with his band's world tour.

And it was revealed that his wife Trudie Styler travels between their seven homes in private jets or their fleet of cars, as well as importing farm produce hundreds of miles.

Now the celebrity couple have been forced to admit that their record is less than clean. [...]

The interview at the Earls Court Real Food Festival had been going well, until one journalist pointed out that the couple's carbon footprint has been estimated as 30 times greater than the average Briton's.

Miss Styler tried to shift a little of the blame on to her musician husband, who is 56.

"When it comes to the carbon footprint, Sting puts his hand up immediately and says 'I'm a musician and I have a huge carbon-footprint",' she said.

She then asked: "Are we being hypocritical?' before seeming to answer the question herself.

"He has a 750-person crew to bring around the world and it is a difficult challenge."

I bet. Just look at some of the facts about this couple and his band:

Environmental experts labelled Sting's band, The Police, the dirtiest in the world because of the amount of pollution created during last year's reunion tour of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan. [...]

She was also accused in a recent tribunal of forcing her chef to travel 100 miles to prepare a bowl of pasta.

I bet that was eco-friendly.

In the end, rather than revering and idolizing wealthy entertainers that speak out about climate change, maybe press representatives -- like this one in England -- should spend more time pointing out the "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" attitude of those wanting ordinary people to negatively alter their lifestyles while the mega-rich jet-set around the supposedly warming planet.

Or, is that asking too much?