Extinction Rebellion leader admits that she believes her words and not her actions matter! And Piers Morgan has the courage to call her on it.
If you’ve been following us, you know that Consume This is committed to bringing to light the most important climate change related impact of our time… the 80 percent that is consumption. And we continuously ask whether people are really willing to give up their First World comforts (i.e. all that wonderful stuff they use every day) to fight the now immediate and localized climate emergencies enviro groups would like us to believe are upon us.
You know that Consume This is a climate change believer and advocates for measures that will enable humans to successfully live on this planet well into the future. How we get there is up for debate. But for the first time, a serious media personality and outlet has directly called the bullshit we’re on top of every day and challenged an envirocrite about her individual consumption. Congrats Piers… and thank you. Someone else finally said it.
Below are some excerpts from the discussion. Video and transcript available here.
PIERS Morgan accused an Extinction Rebellion co-founder of “rank hypocrisy” and not “practising what you preach” in a fiery TV debate on GMB.
The broadcaster blasted Skeena Rathor and told her to “start with action in your own four walls” after she refused to admit whether she owned a TV.
Challenging her on Good Morning Britain today Morgan asked the protester: “”How did you get here this morning?”
She replied saying: “Your [GMB] car picked me up”.
He shot back: “The truth is in your own life, with your own kids that you profess to be so concerned about, they all have computers, televisions, air conditioning.
“They have cars that drive them around. You don’t practise what you preach”.
Rallying about Extinction Rebellion, Morgan continued: “These people don’t practise what they preach.
“If you genuinely believe the planet is about to end, start with your own carbon footprint. Otherwise you become the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of this debate which is you do one thing and say another”.
Struggling to get a word in, Rathor said: “It’s a systems-wide issue… it’s about our government telling the truth. Every individual voice matters.
“It’s not about individual carbon footprint, it’s about a systems wide issue. Unless you live in a wood completely as a recluse, you are going to be part of this system.
Wow! there you have it. Extinction Rebellion founder believes it’s not about individual carbon footprint. If that isn’t hypocrisy nothing is.
As always … It’s about Consumption stupid!