Climahypocrites Of The Day: Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, COP27 Attendees Whining About Coke

This is a perfect example of what I’ve been saying since the early 2000’s, and one of the reasons I switched from anthropogenic global warming believer to Skeptic, namely, that those pushing this the hardest, the ones trying to use government authority on citizens, are climahypocrites

Michigan mayor installs gas line in home after pushing for citywide electrification

The mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, installed a new gas line and gas-powered fireplace in his home despite his push for the city to phase out fossil fuel usage and boost electrification.

City permits show Christopher Taylor, a Democrat who has served as mayor of the city since 2014, installed the gas line to hook up to his new fireplace earlier this year, MLive reported. Taylor has been a strong proponent of climate policies, including the so-called A2Zero carbon neutrality plan that calls on residents to buy electric vehicles, install solar panels and rely less on fossil fuels.

“Ann Arbor is not just a basic place. And so, it’s our pleasure to. And our drive to focus on affordability and equity and, you know, a moral imperative to take community climate action and sustainability,” Taylor told local radio station WEMU in August.

“I’ve knocked thousands of doors and talked to thousands of people, and people understand that we are in a climate crisis. They know that we can’t solve it alone. But they also know that it is our moral imperative to do our part.”

Ann Arbor’s government adopted the A2Zero plan in June 2020. Among its provisions, the plan asks residents to voluntarily electrify their homes, cutting off natural gas reliance.

See, he wants you to not only not install natural gas lines and appliances, he actually wants you to replace your gas appliances. Yet, you see what he did. It’s the norm with the ‘climate change’ big wigs.

COP27’s Coke sponsorship leaves bad taste with green groups

This year’s United Nations climate summit is brought to you by Coke.

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola Co.’s sponsorship of the flagship U.N. climate conference, known as COP27, sparked an online backlash and highlighted broader concerns about corporate lobbying and influence.

The COP27 negotiations aimed at limiting global temperature increases are set to kick off next month in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Egyptian organizers cited Coca-Cola’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and key focus on climate when they announced the sponsorship deal in September, which triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Activists slammed the company for its outsized role contributing to plastic pollution and pointed to the deal as an example of corporate “greenwash” — exaggerating climate credentials to mask polluting behaviors. An online petition calling for Coke to be removed as a sponsor has garnered more than 228,000 signatures, while hundreds of civil society groups signed an open letter demanding polluting companies be banned from bankrolling or being involved in climate talks.

How many of these Warmists complaining about Coke will take long, fossil fueled flights to the exotic vacation spot of Sharm el-Sheikh to attend COP27?

Critics say corporate involvement goes against the spirit of the meetings, where tens of thousands of delegates from around the world gather to hammer out global agreements on combating climate change to stop the earth from warming to dangerous levels. This year, the focus is on how to implement promises made at previous conferences, according to the Egyptian presidency.

How many of them will be drinking out out plastic bottles of water, tea, and soda? How many will fly in on private jets? How many will be using vast amounts of energy?

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6 Responses to “Climahypocrites Of The Day: Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, COP27 Attendees Whining About Coke”

  1. H says:

    All International flights from the USA are subject to a 2% surcharge to buy carbon offsets. Didn’t you notice that ‘pain” ?
    The current cost to offset CO2 in gasoline is ??? you can use your calculator if necessary,Teach
    8$ per ton CO2
    1 gal of gas equals 10 pounds of CO2
    Now how significant would that cost increase be ?
    Expressing as both a fraction and percentage.

    • alanstorm says:

      Congrats for missing the point yet again!

      The article mentioned offsets exactly zero times.

      In any case, why don’t I lobby for the “alanstorm” offsets, delivered directly to my account? They will accomplish exactly as much as so-called “carbon offsets”, and will hardly cost anything at all.

      According to you, that is sufficient to justify them.

    • I’ll be leaving for Jerusalem on November 10th, to visit my older daughter who has a four-day pass from her deployment to the sandbox, and the round trip tickets cost, IIRC, $1182. 2% of that would be $23.64, and yes, I will miss that.

      That’s the problem with the left: they don’t understand that yes, people can and do miss money that they needn’t have spent.

      This is what today’s left don’t get: they say that they are for the “working people” of America, but they don’t understand a flaming thing about them. I’m not poor now, but I grew up poor, and know what it is like to be poor. I know what it’s like to be in high school, and have no running water in the house because the supply pipe froze, because my mother didn’t have the money to call a plumber. I know what it’s like to have a mother who could afford only Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle soup and peanut butter crackers for supper. I’m not poor today, but I have a bunch of pretty much worn out t-shirts and jeans, that I wear daily, because I’m too cheap to throw them out until they’re completely shabbied out.

    • CarolAnn says:

      There’s no such thing as an “offset”. That’s the usual commie-speak for stealing one person’s money and giving it to another. Kinda like a “grant”. They take your money and my money and bestow it upon a privileged person they prefer, usually a friend, supporter or donor. It’s legalized theft.

      But if the cost of $8 per ton of gasoline is so minor may we ask how many offsets you have purchased? I think you could afford 1,000 tons…per month.

      See, you don’t like it when someone else decides what you should spend, do you?

      There is something both condescending and insidious when a clown thinks he has the right to determine how much I should spend to support his pet topic.

    • Jl says:

      Johnny is missing the point, again. The real issue would be do they work, and why are they needed. Johnny the Carbon Offset Boy still can’t answer those simple questions.

  2. alanstorm says:

    To paraphrase Instapundit, “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when those who say that ACT like it’s a crisis.”

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