In a local paper, the Willamette Week, I first came across the idea of environmental hypocrisy back in 2019 in one of their columns by Mr. Know.
The article is short but puts forth some observations that require thoughtful consideration and meaningful action
In the article, a reader asks Mr. Know:
“The Port of Portland is expanding PDX’s flight capacity with nary a whisper about the pollution those extra flights will generate. Shouldn’t we worry less about bike lanes and more about willy-nilly jetting around the globe?”
Mr. Know responds by saying that the reader has indeed identified why we are “all doomed.”
Environmental hypocrisy: “People will follow their environmental conscience unless it requires giving up something they really want.” ~Mr. Know
Suppose I offer you a round trip two-week vacation to a faraway exotic location, and you know that the plane trip will dump excessive emissions into the environment thus affecting climate change. Would you turn down my offer? It’s highly probable you…Continue reading