January 15, 2008


Survey shows eco-warriors are worst polluters.

A survey of travel habits has revealed that the most environmentally conscious people are also the biggest polluters.

"Green" consumers have some of the biggest carbon footprints because they are still hooked on flying abroad or driving their cars while their adherence to the green cause is mostly limited to small gestures.

Identified as "eco-adopters", they are most likely to be members of an environmental organisation, buy green products such as detergents, recycle and have a keen interest in green issues.

But the survey of 25,000 people, by the market research company Target Group Index, found that eco-adopters are seven per cent more likely than the general population to take flights, and four per cent more likely to own a car. The survey found similar trends in France and the United States.

Say whaaat? Liberals ... hypocrites??

Posted by Hube at January 15, 2008 04:51 PM | TrackBack

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I've noticed this too. A good friend of mine is a green liberal who occasionally gets on me about recycling more. Meanwhile, he drives a sportscar compared to my Honda Civic, puts at least twice as mailes on his car as I do, and flies abroad a couple of times a year. Meanwhile, I live in a house without central air and keep my house at 60 in the winter, but because I oppose government intervention to preserve the environment, I am less environmentally responsible than he is.

Posted by: Paul Smith at January 15, 2008 06:49 PM