But he is not the only one. In fact when Prince Charles wanted to do a movie about the rainforests he called upon a long list of other celebrities to join in.You can see the movie here.Helping him out are:
- James Bond
- Indiana Jones
- More Princes (William, Harry)
- Kermit the Frog
- The Dalai Lama
- Mrs Doubtfire
- And others too obscure to mention
Indiana Jones has even done a little flier for those lucky keen to support the environment by buying dead trees from Amazon (they sent it in the box your got for a few weeks earlier this year). My only comment is that the costume is a bit weak.
The back page of the brochure quotes Prince Charles saying that 'climate change' is the greatest threat facing mankind. Given that this scam has just completely unravelled, will he be thinking up a different reason to preserve the jungle?
(Perhaps he could just save up and buy it? What would it cost all these people to just get out their cheque books and purchase half of Brazil?)
To a large extent I think it is possible to campaign for jungles and still emit large amounts of CO2. After all, the jungle needs CO2 to survive and the higher the level in the atmosphere the happier the jungle is.
But when these celebs also go on about global warming, they become rank hypocrites, so ludicrously dishonest that most people are too gob-smacked by the audacity of it to even mention it.
Take Indiana, for example:
Harrison Ford, who is vice-chairman on the board of Conservation
International, voices public-service messages for an environmental
federation called EarthShare, and once shaved his chest hair to
illustrate the effects of deforestation, is another hobby pilot. He
once owned a Gulfstream but now makes do with a smaller Cessna Citation
Sovereign eight-seater jet, four propeller planes and a helicopter.
He may be the green prince, but Britain's heir to the throne has
been slammed for being a hypocrite after flying to the Copenhagen
climate change summit to deliver a keynote speech on an executive jet
with a large carbon footprint, UK media reports say.
Prince Charles attended the conference in Denmark on the $21,800 RAF Royal
Flight that emitted about 6.4 tons of carbon dioxide, the Daily Mail reported. It was 5.2 tons more than that of a commerical flight, Carbon Footprint Limited told the Mail.
The Prince and Prime Minister Gordon Brown were also criticised for taking separate flights to Copenhagen.
One could ask whether in fact the whole Copenhagen thing was a colossal waste of good CO2, but the Prince wasn't to know that.
He was previously accused of hypocrisy after a 25,000km ride around South America in his private jet.
The prince will travel to the region next month in a visit
costing an estimated £300,000 as part of his crusade against global
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.
Of course, in the CO2 stakes it is hard to top John Travolta, who flies himself to London for breakfast in his 150-seat Boeing 707. Still, Mr Travolta is hardly a strident campaigner so his hypocrisy is limited. Barbra '120 towels' Streisand is much worse. Al Gore is in a league of his own, but that has been well publicised.
Do these celebrities really help their causes? Are people really stupid enough to take any notice of what a famous person thinks they should think? For me the answer is no. Except perhaps for Kermit the Frog. I've always respected him, and he dates from a happy time in children's television where environmental indoctrination was avoided.
Celebrities can learn a lot from the little green frog.