AL GORE. After all his whining about the dangers of fossil fuels and coal-powered electricity plants, and after assuring us we can be “carbon free” by paying attention to “where we set the thermostat, [and] keeping [our] a/c and furnace filters clean,” Gore’s 2006 utility bills for his Nashville home topped $30,000. His home energy use was literally 20 times the national average. http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/al-gore-fraud-scaredy-cat

CHERYL CROW. She called upon the public to refrain from using more than one square of toilet paper per visit (“except on those pesky occasions when two or three are required”) and who was leading a Stop Global Warming concert tour across America. It was revealed that while Crow travelled in a biodiesel tour bus, her 30-person entourage followed in a fleet of 13 gas-guzzling vehicles. http://friskaliberal.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/liberal-hollywoods-eco-hypocrisy/

JOHN TRAVOLTA  notoriously encouraged the British public to do its bit to fight global warming — after flying into London on one of his five, yes, five private jets (one of which is a Boeing 707). In 2006 his piloting hobby produced an estimated 800 tons of carbon emissions, more than a hundred times the output of the average Briton, according to the Carbon Trust.

JENNIFER ANNISTON told reporters that to save the Earth’s precious water resources she brushes her teeth while in the shower. But she also flew a hairdresser to Europe to accompany her on a recent publicity tour for the film Marley & Me. http://friskaliberal.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/liberal-hollywoods-eco-hypocrisy/

TRUDIE STYLER, film financier and wife of Sting. Not only do she and her husband run seven homes and travel between them in private jets and a fleet of cars, but in 2007 an employment tribunal revealed Styler was furious when her pregnant chef refused to travel 100 miles to prepare some soup and salad. (The chef had regularly made the trip in the past, travelling by train and taxi.) And Sting recently had to contend with accusations that the Police were “the dirtiest band in the world” because of the scale of their last tour and the carbon footprint of the fans who went to see them. http://friskaliberal.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/liberal-hollywoods-eco-hypocrisy/

CHRIS MARTIN, Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow, has been fingered as one of music’s biggest eco-hypocrites. George Monbiot, a writer and environmental campaigner, noted on his blog that Martin flew thousands of miles on his private jet, including brief trips between LA and nearby Palm Springs. Monbiot calculated that Martin’s trips back and forth to see his family produced 250 times the carbon emissions of an average Briton. http://friskaliberal.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/liberal-hollywoods-eco-hypocrisy/

LAURIE DAVID, soon-to-be-ex-wife of Seinfeld co-creator Larry, and producer of An Inconvenient Truth and other save-the-earth extravaganzas. Though she boasts about using recycled toilet paper and compact fluorescent light bulbs, David has been pilloried for, among other excesses, flying on private jets. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/global-warming080607.htm

TOM CRUISE, who has campaigned for the LA-based environmental group Earth Communications Office, also has an air fleet and a license to pilot his five planes, including a top-of-the-line customized Gulfstream jet he bought for his wife, Katie Holmes. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

HARRISON FORD, who is vice-chairman on the board of Conservation International, voices public-service messages for an environmental federation called EarthShare, and once shaved his chest hair to illustrate the effects of deforestation, is another hobby pilot. He once owned a Gulfstream but now makes do with a smaller Cessna Citation Sovereign eight seat jet, four propeller planes and a helicopter. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

MADONNA invests in oil companies.

BARBRA STREISAND wastes water by demanding 120 bath towels at each appearance. http://gawker.com/387755/which-celebrity-is-the-biggest-environmental-hypocrite

BARBRA STREISAND, (again) while on on tour in England, was busted by the British press for touring in a private jet with a massive entourage that required 13 trucks and vast amounts of laundry—in other words, for sponsoring a traveling CO2 extravaganza. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/global-warming080607.htm

OPRAH WINFREY, who preaches eco-virtue from her TV pulpit, travelled in a 13-seat Gulfstream IV private jet for years — the preferred model for celebrities and the super-rich. (She has replaced it with a faster Bombardier Global Express.) The public first became aware of her private-jet habit when her plane had to make a forced landing in California in 2005; it was reminded of it this year after one of her stewardesses was fired for allegedly having sex with the pilot while Oprah and other passengers were asleep. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

THE COPENHAGEN SUMMIT will generate vast quantities of hot air. It will see 16,500 people coming in from 192 countries. That amounts to 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide, roughly the same as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006. Also, the organizers will lay 900 kilometers of computer cable and 50,000 square meters of carpet. More than 200,000 meals will be served and visitors will drink 200,000 cups of coffee — at least that will be organic. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

THE PRINCE OF WALES, aka the “Green Prince” has been mocked for, among other alleged crimes, chartering a plane to South America to raise eco-awareness. Prince Charles’s spokespeople responded saying it would have been impossible to make 48 appointments across three countries in 10 days by regularly scheduled flights. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

BOBBY KENNEDY, founder of the conservationist Waterkeeper Alliance and a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, was completely unconvincing when forced to explain why he opposed a windmill farm that would generate large amounts of clean energy while imposing ever-so-slightly on the view from his family’s compound in Hyannis Port. So hollow were Kennedy’s arguments that a slew of other environmental groups and leaders implored him to drop his opposition, which he has yet to do. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/global-warming080607.htm

BRAD PITT has been quoted as saying “There are a lot of problems in the world right now because of our dependency on oil.” But it looks like he and Angelina — well, they’re more dependent than most. According to The Daily Mail, in 2007 alone, “Brangelina” literally crisscrossed the globe in private jets dozens of times. Now, is that really necessary?

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