Good Morning Britain Host Piers Morgan called out a British climate change activist during his television show for not cutting back her own energy use while hypocritically telling the world it must cut back on using coal-burning electricity to save the Earth from impending cataclysmic doom from global warming.
He grilled Extinction Rebellion Co-founder Skeena Rathor the moment he began his interview last week, grilling the climate change alarmist for not doing her own part to reduce polluting emissions that she contends are causing temperatures to rise to dangerous levels.
“Morgan began by asking Rathor how she got to the studio – to which she replied that the station sent a car to pick her up,” TheBlaze pointed out from the exchange.
Morgan continued to press the leader of the radical left-wing group – which stages protests throughout the United Kingdom to scare Britons to promote awareness about climate change and take extreme measures to stop virtually every form of pollution.
“Do you have a TV at home?” the former CNN anchor questioned Rathor.
She immediately saw where Morgan was going with his inquiry, but wasn’t prepared.
“Rathor was clearly taken off guard, speaking with a halting voice while completely sidestepping the question,” Urbanski noted.
When the host continued with his questioning, the activist tried to change the course of the conversation.
"[This is] not relevant to the planet's emergency," Rathor protested.
Her attempt to redirect the direction of the interview only drew a new onslaught of pointed questions.
“Do your kids use iPads or computers – yes or no?” Morgan pressed. “Can you answer these questions? Do you have air conditioning? Do they have it in their schools? Do you walk your kids to school?”
He took a breather from his interrogation to make his case and point.
“You see the problem with all this,” Morgan lectured Rathor, according to Townhall. “You go on about ‘my kids can't get out of bed because they're all so terrified’ – I'm not surprised they're terrified 'cause [their] mom's telling them every day that the planet's about to end, and yet I bet your own carbon footprint on all the stuff I've just mentioned is terrible.”
He proceeded to give her a few recommendations of his own before she continued her crusade to shame the world into living low-emission lives and sacrificing the amenities she and her family use on a daily basis.
“So why don't you give your computer, give up your television, give up your air conditioning, walk your kids to school, get a bike to the studio?” Morgan posed. “Why don't you practice what you preach?”
He continued by advising her to stop having double-standards.
"[You and climate activists like yourself live] completely hypocritical lives,” the British host alleged.
Another suggestion was given to the beleaguered guest.
“If you genuinely believe the planet's about to end, start with you're own carbon footprint,” Morgan instructed Rathor, according to TheBlaze. “You do one thing, and you say another."
She attempted to play down her hypocrisy and justify her lifestyle – after performing demonstrations telling fellow Britons to take extreme measures to combat climate change.
“Rathor said the problem is not about individual carbon footprints, but it is a ‘system-wide issue’ and said she would not be able to ‘raise the alarm’ about the issue if she did not participate in the system,” Townhall’s Julio Rosas noted.
But what about Greta?
Swedish teen sensation and ultra-environmentalist Greta Thunberg has been touted by global media as being the ultimate climate change activist and made headlines worldwide before traveling across the Atlantic in a “zero-emissions” sailing vessel to speak at the United Nations in New York, where she shame the world for destroying the Earth and her dreams.
However, one element of voyage of the 16-year-old poster child for the green movement that few in the media focused on was the fact that her sailing crew flew over in massive-carbon-emitting airplanes in order sail the yacht and make Thunberg’s headlining “zero-emissions” trans-Atlantic journey to promote extreme environmental measures to save the planet.
“The sailing team that’s taking climate activist Greta Thunberg from England to the United States aboard a high-tech racing yacht says it will fly two crew across the Atlantic to bring the boat back, but that the carbon emissions from their flights will be compensated for,” The Associated Press reported in August.
Acknowledging the hypocrisy of what many climate deniers called a publicity stunt, a representative of the yacht team blamed the crew’s high carbon usage on time constraints.
“A spokeswoman for Team Malizia said it’ll be necessary to fly the crew to the U.S. because the high-profile trip with the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner that left Plymouth on Wednesday was arranged at very short notice,” AP explained.
The yacht team’s manager, Holly Cova, attempted some damage control to fend off criticism from climate change skeptics before it started.
“We only have one boat, so they cannot easily sail over to meet them,” Cova told AP via email the month before the trip. “[The team recognizes it’s] an imperfect solution [but believes offsetting the emissions by funding carbon-reducing projects elsewhere] is better than doing nothing.”
During her United Nations speech in September, Thunberg rebuked the world for not conserving the Earth’s resources and reducing its carbon emissions like she does.
"How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual' and some technical solutions?" she chided the audience while speaking at the U.N. headquarters in New York City September 23. "You are failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you, and if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you."
She reportedly did not address the massive carbon footprint expended in order to make her speech possible.