“Preach Water, Guzzle Wine”… Swiss VP Doris Leuthard’s Hypocrisy On 500-Day “Solar Impulse” Flight

The energy restriction that the global climate change movement is calling for is arguably about driving the masses back into the mud, and putting a small, elitist class into palaces.

Any study would show that global warming regulators, activists and scientists are the worst offenders when it comes to carbon emissions. Think Al Gore, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton (e.g. private jet for travelling just 20 miles), to name just a few. The most alarmist climate scientists are constantly flying and attending lavish conferences.

Leuthard_WikipediaI’d even say that the aim goes far beyond us serving them instead of them serving us, rather, at least for some, it’s mostly about forcing us to worship them at their feet. This green movement as we know it is in large part tyranny disguised as rescuing the planet. 80% of the science is pure BS.

Photo right: Doris Leuthard. Credit: Website of the Swiss Federal Chancellery. Permission here.

Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt deliver another prime example of climate arrogance in their latest post, where they write “Preach water, guzzle wine.”

The latest surrounds Swiss Vice President Doris Leuthard of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (CVP) and her in Abu Dhabi celebrating the completion of the around-the-world trip by sun-powered aircraft Solar-Impulse, which de facto was carried around the world.

The two German authors quote an except from an article by Markus Schär of the Swiss Weltwoche No. 30/2016, who writes:

Using the federal parliamentary jet, Doris Leuthard (CVP) flew to Abu Dhabi. She celebrated Bertrand ­Piccard and André Borschberg, who circled the globe in the monster aircraft ‘Solar Impulse’, which was accompanied a charter jet with a 65-man crew and mobile hangar inside, and that in only 425 days more than Jules Verne’s hero (‘Around the World in 80 Days’) back in 1872. A reporter from Blick [daily] was told by Leuthard that ‘Switzerland must somehow show the world how we can set up a world without fossil energies in the future’. (When asked the question why Abu Dhabi was the starting point and destination, she conceded that Switzerland was ‘simply no country for sunshine’). The Parliamentary jet emitted some 80 tonnes of CO2 just for one trip, the same as driving a car for 30 years. Leuthard’s own Federal Ministry for Commercial Aviation recommends against emissions, a ‘reduction of personal travel distances.’ And: “refraining from midsize and long journeys.’”

Of course people like Leuthard have no intention whatsoever of drastically scaling back their own lifestyles.

Power is not about equality, rather it’s all about creating glaring inequality.

 

17 responses to ““Preach Water, Guzzle Wine”… Swiss VP Doris Leuthard’s Hypocrisy On 500-Day “Solar Impulse” Flight”

  1. John F. Hultquist

    My thought is that someone needs to connect the dots.
    Money? Family? Romance?
    Maybe she is just an airhead with no serious issues to occupy her time.

  2. Jamie

    The warmists are ultimately shills for the trillion dollar carbon trading floor. This will essentially let investors gouge into your utility and gasoline bills for pure profit. Energy will now cost its natural amount plus whatever amount speculators run up the carbon tax. Companies like Goldman Sachs have invested huge amounts of money to promote the false mime of warming. Therefore it is no surprise that the elite, once enriched further by carbon trading, will not curb their own lifestyles.

  3. BobW in NC

    Reminds me of the quote, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely’? It has been around for a while, and is attributed to a certain Lord Acton (1834 – 1902).

    The full quote is: ““Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”

    Thinking in terms of climate change hypocrites, such as Al Gore, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton your point, Pierre, of “Power is not about equality, rather it’s all about creating glaring inequality” is spot on.

    And, as Lord Acton points out, it is “…corruption by authority.”

    Doesn’t this describe what liberals are trying to do to us to a “T”? George Orwell would understand.

  4. yonason

    “George Orwell would understand.” – BobW in NC

    Oh, yes. I’m certain of that myself. What I’m less sure of is whose side he was actually on. Some think he wrote 1984 as a warning. Others, that it was a “how to” tutorial. I’m leaning strongly toward the latter.

    1. yonason

      (Animal Farm, as well, of course)

  5. gallopingcamel

    While I liked your list of climate hypocrites, please add the British “Royal Family” in general and Prince Charles in particular.

  6. gallopingcamel

    BobW,
    Here is more of your Acton quote:
    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men……”

    Given the corrupted institutions in the USA we may need to ponder this. The DoJ is totally corrupt and now you can’t even trust the FBI!

  7. DirkH

    Unfair! You fossil fuel worshippers just don’t want to go along! El Hierro has cooked Spaghetti in a pot without any fossil fuels for 3 days now!

  8. DirkH

    People like that woman are just the parasites whose lavish lifestyles are enabled by a (mostly fossil fuel powered) infrastructure that creates ENORMOUS surplus – so all the crybabies don’t have to work.

    When the surplus diminishes they will fight for the scraps and violently plunder us like Maduro does now in Venezuela. They know no other way of existence.

    So beware. You are looking at your dictators.

  9. sod

    solar impulse managed something, that most people would have said is impossible.

    Now people are pretty sour about this success.

    Apart from that, environmentalist of course should never be allowed to use a computer or take a plane.

    Am i allowed to buy cloth or shall i make them out of wool from my own sheep?

    1. DirkH

      sod 25. August 2016 at 2:41 PM | Permalink | Reply
      “Apart from that, environmentalist of course should never be allowed to use a computer or take a plane.
      Am i allowed to buy cloth or shall i make them out of wool from my own sheep?”

      Well you should of course only buy sustainable clothing. Division of labour is allowed, as it has been practized by Neanderthals already. So buy your clothes from the nearest Hippie commune; but make sure you walk there. Bicycles are straight out as they require steel for the cogwheels.

    2. DirkH

      sod 25. August 2016 at 2:41 PM | Permalink | Reply
      “solar impulse managed something, that most people would have said is impossible. ”

      Taking 485 days to travel around the world… with month-long breaks in places like Hawaii… sounds like an ordinary tourist voyage. Before Vasco Da Gama your statement would have made sense.

    3. DirkH

      For comparison: THese guys took 9 days.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager

      1. DirkH

        Usually when your equipment breaks down in the middle of a record attempt, the attempt is counted as a failure.

        Of course, such profane rules do not get applied when it’s the Greens.

        Also, rules are changed on the spot in mid-air.

        So – nothing new at all. Hey let’s play this game shall we. I currently attempt to spend my entire life in trains. Granted, after 6 hours of travel I always make a break of several days but that’s for purely technical reasons. So in effect I am now living in trains since February. Making me the world-record-holder in living in trains without a single break! Sorta!

        1. DirkH

          I have also been surviving on a purely Vegan diet since birth. Again, due to technical reasons I eat meat about two times a day, let alone the cheese, butter and eggs but let’s concentrate on the 90% of the time when I DON’T eat which makes me technically a perfect Vegan, And you know what, in spite of not eating any animal product especially during sleep I could run up the Himalaya without extra oxygen because I got Vegan Lungs.

      2. yonason

        Good old Burt Rutan. He doesn’t mince words about global warming, either.
        http://burtrutan.com/downloads/EngrCritiqueCAGW-v4o3.pdf

  10. yonason

    “solar impulse managed something, that most people would have said is impossible.”

    AROUND THE WORLD IN 485 DAYS!

    …..or…..

    If you want it there on time, send it with someone else.