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Guess How Many Miles These Academics Traveled to a 1-Hour Climate Change Meeting?

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Sometimes, reality is even better than satire. In this case, 3 climate change academics produced a carbon footprint -in a single day- the size of 20% of the average American’s annual footprint. And they did so by traveling to a strategy session about… reducing carbon footprints.

The icing on the cake: the meeting lasted a single hour. It could have easily been a conference call.

The Daily Caller reports:

Two taxpayer-funded college presidents and the president of America’s largest university-based climate alliance traveled a combined 8,426 miles this week to meet for slightly over an hour to discuss strategies for carbon reduction… The meeting lasted one hour, seven minutes and 21 seconds, according to the YouTube video which captured it for posterity.

Speakers at the meeting included Ball State University president Paul Ferguson, Portland State University president Wim Wiewel and Tim Carter, the president of Second Nature, a Boston, Mass.-based coalition of colleges dedicated to fighting climate change.

… According to The New York Times, a 5,810-mile round-trip flight from San Francisco to New York generates a warming effect equal to 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per passenger. Collectively, then, the two college presidents and the president of the carbon-reduction group created about 4 tons of carbon dioxide with their 8,426 miles of travel. By way of comparison, a typical American generates approximately 19 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Thus, in a single day, the three carbon-fighting academics produced as much carbon dioxide as a single American normally takes 11 weeks to produce.

Everyone has the right to use planes, trains, and automobiles to get where they need to go. These academics are no different. But that’s exactly the point. Progressives always consider themselves exempted from the rules and lifestyle regulations they try to push on others. Simply put: they’re hypocrites, and they got busted!

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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