Sir Richard Branson Does A Rapid About Turn On All Things Green
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evangelist profiteer has shown their true colours and ceased to be Green as the realisation dawns, that post Rio+20, the huge profits they expected to reap from the Great Global Warming Scam have dried up.
In January this year Branson was cruising Antarctica with Al Gore and worrying about the effects of Anthropogenic Global Warming on the continent, and especially the impact of Climate Change on krill stocks.
Still fired up with Green idealism in February, Branson wrote an article for Age of Energy: The Green Economy where he stated “We must put the planet before profit“.
BRITAIN will fall behind the rest of the world unless a “bold, brave” stance on airline growth is adopted by the government, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson warned yesterday. Speaking at the launch of new Virgin Atlantic routes to Cancun and Moscow, Branson hit out at leaders who stand in the way of expansion at close-to-capacity Heathrow and impose steep taxes on air travel.
Air travel has long been a target for Green ecomentalists, regarded by the Greens as a major source of pollution, Green groups have always opposed new airport developments, expansion of existing airports and ideologically wanted to tax flying as heavily as possible to discourage anyone flying except, to United Nations Climate Conferences.
The folly of the EU flying tax was enthusiastically welcomed by Greens, so given Branson’s stance on all things Green just 5 months ago, you would be forgiven for expecting Branson to support the EU tax, as he believes the planet to be under threat from man made CO2 emissions.
“What we ought to be talking about is wholesale expansion to Asia, to Africa, to South America, and options on routes that are not currently serviced,” he told reporters.
“But it’s impossible, and it’s been impossible for the last 15 years. Britain came to a full stop 15 years ago.”
“Millions of travellers across the world are going to other European cities rather than coming to the UK and that affects every single aspect of the UK. In time it will turn into a third world country – it’s that serious.”
Branson said that Virgin will participate in the coalition’s ongoing aviation review, but only if it reverses its “farcical” blanket ban on considering a third runway at Heathrow.
“If by some miracle they think Heathrow isn’t the answer, then we will go along with it. But all the experts think Heathrow is the answer, so I think it will be very surprising if it’s not,” he said.
Increased numbers of airplanes on an increased number of routes, hardly the mindset of the committed environmentalist Branson was so recently being spun as, still there is one advantage to being Green, it can either be the colour of money, or it can be the colour of environmentalism, and both so far have turned a tidy profit.
As the profits decline from being Green, so others will follow Branson as they sweep their former Green credentials under the carpet and expect the rest to forget they were ever complict in the Great Man Global Warming scam.
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Posted on July 9, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Fear, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Oh FFS, Social Engineering, Wealth Redistribution and tagged Champagne Environmentalists, Green Hypocrisy, Sir Richard Branson. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.