I seem to be meeting many environmentalists lately claiming concern for our environment caused by our excessive use of fossil fuels but on closer inspection, what one finds is a fur coat, tucked neatly in the back of their closet.
It’s sheik and in vogue for one to protest excessive and flagrant consumption of energy these days but heaven forbid that same activist should give up their beautiful glass panoramic view of the world from their living room in exchange for energy efficiency.
Let someone else sacrifice by doing away with such
pleasantries. Just don’t tell anyone about that full length
sable coat hanging in the closet worn on special occasions where no one knows
So what if tens of thousands of dollars of energy is wasted because the heat conducts out through the panoramic glass walls on a cold day, or tons of carbon dioxide emissions spew into the atmosphere from the generation of electricity needed to cool down the structure from excessive heat gain through the glass in the summer. Let someone else sacrifice, “I like my view” too much to put heat reflective covers over the glass in order to reduce the heat gain and heat loss in the building.
It wasn’t too long ago that Al Gore was challenged on this very topic. Mr Gore, for those of you who don’t know owned a huge energy guzzling home all the while he was waving the red flag of alarm about climate change and global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and other pollutants.
I think the world needs fewer activists proclaiming what needs done and more people that lead by example. So before you decide to get on the “bandwagon” or “gravy train” known as energy efficiency, take a long hard look at your own backyard and clean it up first. Only then have you truly earned the right to tell others what they need to do.