Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am copters into climate change conference

Donald Douglas alerts us to this eye opening story about Will.I.Am.:

The dude flew 286 miles in a private helicopter, touching down at Oxford's University Parks, and then rode an "environmentally-conscious bike" over to the Radcliffe Observatory in a lame attempt to avoid looking like a bigger hypocrite than Al Gore.

The Telegraph explains:

It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The rapper isn't the only hypocrite. He told the gathering:

"Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in."

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he spent an hour meeting with climate expert Myles Allen, before travelling to Taunton, Somerset, to carry the Olympic torch.

Professor Allen told the newspaper: "The irony didn't escape everybody. But he's committed to the issues and he's written songs about it."

"A better understanding of the problems is probably more important than whether Will flies a helicopter from London to Oxford."

That's pretty lame, even coming from a climate change apologist. And it points up something we all know about the left; rules and standards of behavior are for the little people. The means justifies the ends, and that is especially true when a comrade's heart is in the right place.

A spokesman for the rock star had no comment.

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