Member of Endangered Species (Genus: monarch-in-waiting) to pay tribute to Charles Darwin on global warming tour
Posted by danishova on February 14, 2009
The Daily Mail declared that Prince Charles is “The Prince of hypocrites” as he “embarks on 16,000 mile ‘green’ crusade… aboard a private jet”.
Prince Charles was accused of hypocrisy last night for using a private jet on an ‘environmental’ tour of South America. The prince will travel to the region next month in a visit costing an estimated £300,000 as part of his crusade against global warming.
Oh come on, it’s totally worth it. Think of it as an “investment” as he and Camilla crusade to save the planet.
He will use a luxury airliner to transport himself, the Duchess of Cornwall and a 14-strong entourage to Chile, Brazil and Ecuador on a 16,400-mile round trip.
He has also been pilloried for continuing to use gas-guzzling transport, although he has converted his classic Aston Martin to run on biofuel made from wine.
Yes, you see, Charles is doing Messiah-worthy work, turning
water into wine wine into fuel, as part of a EU scheme which has rewarded wine makers for making poor quality wine. Sounds like a brilliant plan to me, and just one more thing which makes me wonder why we Americans can’t be more like them.
Charles and Camilla will arrive for their spring tour in Chile on March 8 and end their trip with a visit to the Galapagos Islands to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.
Of course Charles, by dint of his royal birth, is exempt from the rules of natural selection, but I doubt this paradox has occurred to him.