Actress and self-described “climate change activist” Emma Thompson flew from Los Angeles to London — some 5,400 miles — to give an impassioned speech on climate change at an Extinction Rebellion protest. Ironically, the famed actress railed against the “hypocrisy” of her government concerning climate change while at the protest, fresh off her long flight to London. And adding insult to injury, the protest announced plans to block flights out of a major airport on the day Thompson arrived.
The Independent reported Friday that Thompson said in a video prompting the event that she “was unable to be at the first day of the protest because she was ‘away’ with her husband as she turned 60.”
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“I absolutely wanted to be arrested on my 60th birthday but I didn’t quite manage that. I’m so proud and thrilled to be part of Extinction Rebellion,” the actress said.
“A representative of Dame Emma said she needed to take the 5,400-mile flight home to London after working in LA,” the report said.
Ironically, young people attending the protest announced plans to target the Heathrow Airport because “air travel is so damaging to the environment,” Sky News reported.
In an interview with Sky News, the actress said she has personally seen the “evidence” of climate change, citing “bare glaciers,” and lamented the alleged “hypocrisy” of her government.
“I really do care about my children and my grandchildren enough to want to be here today to stand next to the next generation, who are so inspiring, who so understand the problem. It’s all though we’ve just been going around — well, not me actually, we’ve been banging about it for years, and so have many, many people — but I really do feel like, I can’t even describe the level of hypocrisy of our government,” she told a Sky News reporter.
“We will occupy until you take action because that’s the only way we are going to save our planet,” Thompson said, according to The Independent.
“We have to be here, we have to do this. It’s inconvenient for people sometimes but its much more inconvenient to leave a planet that’s so completely destroyed,” she added.
Thompson, however, is not alone in climate change hypocrisy. As highlighted in a report from Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and and former Vice President Al Gore are also jet-setting Global Warming alarmists.
“It can be estimated that DiCaprio has potentially emitted up to 418.4 tons of CO2 this year because of his globe-trotting. The average American emits 19 tons a year,” a report from The Daily Mail stated last year, IBD noted. The star also “celebrated New Year’s Eve on a yacht in the Sydney Harbor, then flew with his pals to Las Vegas to ring in the New Year a second time.”
Mr. Gore is a jet-setter, too, and owns a Tennessee mansion that uses “more than 21.3 times that of the U.S. household average” of electricity in a month, The Daily Signal reported in 2017. In a single month, “Gore’s home consumed more electricity than the average family uses in 34 months,” the outlet added.
"I can't describe the level of hypocrisy from our government."
Actress Emma Thompson says she's standing with the "next generation who want to fix the problem". #ExtinctionRebellion protests are taking place in London demanding action on climate change: https://t.co/ymQcqoxyh8 pic.twitter.com/GrcKdz1RQp
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