Those students at green colleges learning about sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint might want to consider the record of those who represent such initiatives.
Carbon king Al Gore has acquired a “$9 million dollar manse in swanky Montecito California…” according to AIA’s Deborah Lambert.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to profit off climate change as well, as reported by the London Evening Standard (LES) on May 26.
“The former prime minister will be paid at least £700,000 a year to act as a ‘strategic adviser’ to Khosla Ventures, a venture capitalist firm founded by Indian billionaire Vinod Khosla,” reported Sri Carmichael for the LES.
“The Californian company bankrolls businesses hoping to profit from technology that helps reduce global warming and carbon emissions,” she reported. “Mr Blair secured the job thanks to his ‘influence’ and high level international contacts, whom he will be expected to lean on to open doors.”
“He has told friends he needs £5 million a year to fund his lifestyle.”
The millionaire “lifestyle” doesn’t exactly seem very climate friendly, does it?
Bethany Stotts is a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia.