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Thread for suggestions on how all of these people can help the environment with no impact on their lives and not be called hypocrites.

Comic Steve Coogan: 'Extinction Rebellion is a grass roots movement that should be applauded for putting this issue at the top of the agenda where it belongs. I stand in full support of these brave, determined activists who are making a statement on behalf of us all.'

Not sure he does much standing whizzing around in his Porsche.

Steve Coogan is a noted motoring enthusiast who has owned a succession of cars including Ferraris, Mazdas, Range Rovers and Porsches. He escaped a driving ban after saying he was unable to remember who had been driving when his car was allegedly clocked speeding in Hove

Dear Steve - I suggest you not only drive slower to save fuel, and avoid points on your licence, you also get a greener car like Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost (100PS) instead of a Porsche.  Also you should accept your driving ban rather than avoiding it by claiming it would cause hardship for people working on the new Alan Partridge series.  Maybe you could have stood and walked in full support of your cause.

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https://rebellion.earth/2019/10/16/celebrities-backing-extinction-rebellion-say-yes-we-are-all-hypocrites-in-open-letter-to-media/

Riz Ahmed (actor), Simon Amstell (comedien), Mel B Spice Girls (musician), Matt Berry (actor), Melanie Blatt All Saints (musician), Baroness Rosie Boycott, Rory Bremner (comedien), Tom Burke (actor), David Byrne Talking Heads (musician),  Peter Capaldi (actor), Jake Chapman (artist), Mary Charteris (model / musician/ DJ), Grace Chatto Clean Bandit (musician), Adam Clayton U2 (musician), Jarvis ****er (musician), Lily Cole (actor & model), Steve Coogan (actor), Laura Crane (pro surfer & model), Alfonso Cuaron (director), Benedict Cumberbatch (actor), Stephen Daldry (director), Poppy Delevingne (actor / model), Jeremy Deller (artist), Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Katy England (fashion stylist), Brian Eno (musician),  Paapa Essiedu (actor), Livia Firth (Eco Age founder), Jerome Flynn (actor), Stephen Frears (director), Bella Freud (designer), Sonia Friedman OBE (producer), Neil Gaiman (writer), Bob Geldof (musician and campaigner), Aileen Getty (activist and philanthropist),  Simon Green Bonobo (musician), Natalie Imbruglia (singer), Helena Kennedy QC, Idris Khan OBE (artist), Vanessa Kirby (actor), Nan Goldin (artist), Antony Gormley (artist), Jack and Finn Harries (film-makers and influencers), MJ Harper (dancer), Paul and Phil Hartnoll Orbital (musicians), Lena Headly (actor), Imogen Heap (musician), Dr. Pam Hogg (fashion designer), Jon Hopkins (musician), Nick Hornby (writer), Julietthe Larthe (producer), Jude Law (actor), Howard and Guy Lawrence Disclosure (musicians), Daisy Lowe (model), Phil Manzanera Roxy Music (musician), Simon McBurney OBE (theatre maker), Ian McEwan (writer), Fernando Meirelles (director), Sienna Miller (actor), George Monbiot (journalist), David Morrissey (actor), Sir Michael and Lady Clare Morpurgo (writer), Sophie Muller (director), Robert Del Naja Massive Attack (musician), Andrea (Andi) Oliver (TV chef), Chris Packham (conservationist), Amanda Palmer (musician), Cornelia Ann Parker OBE (artist), Bill Paterson (actor), Caius Pawson (Young Turks Founder and XL Recordings A&R Director), Grayson Perry (artist & broadcaster),  Gilles Peterson (DJ & broadcaster), Yannis Philippakis and Edwin Congreave Foals (musicians), Jason Pierce Spiritualized (musician), Heydon Prowse (writer and director), Jonathan Pryce (actor), Gareth Pugh (designer), Sir Mark Rylance (actor), Nitin Sawney (musician), Tracey Seaward (film producer), Wilf Scolding (actor), Alison Steadman (actor), Juliet Stevenson (actor), Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi (Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, designers), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade, founder), Gavin Turk (artist), Mark Wallinger (artist), Ruby Wax (writer, performer and comedian), Rowan Williams (theologian), Jaime Winstone (actor), Ray Winstone (actor), Jeanette Winterstone (writer), Thom Yorke (musician), Dan Haggis, Matthew Murphy & Tord Øverland Knudsen The Wombats (musicians), Deborah Curtis (artist),   and Lady Clare Morpurgo, Geoff Jukes (music manager), Joe Murphy (playwright), David Lan (theatre writer and producer), Alice Aedy (photographer), Kate Fahy (actor), Fay Milton Savages (musician), Johnny Flynn (actor and musician), William Rees Mystery Jets (musician), Flora Starkey (floral artist), MJ Delaney (director), Brian Ogle (architect),James Suckling (fashion consultant), Miquita Oliver (presenter), A Fletcher Cowan (presenter), Eliza Caird (musician), Lee Sharrock (PR and curator), Joe Robertson (playwright), Olivia Calverley (TV producer), Tia Grazette (creative director), Sam Conniff (author and pirate), Stefan Bartlett (designer), Matt Lambert (artist), J. Doyne Farmer (Baillie Gifford Professor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford), Carolyn Benson (Benson Studios Interior Design), Georgina Goodwin (broadcaster), Jon McClure Reverend and the Makers (musician), Ruth Daniel (cultural producer), David Graeber (anthropologist and writer), George Hencken (film maker), Ebe Oke (musician), Evgeny Morozov (writer), Anthony Barnett, (Co-Founder, openDemocracy), Henry Porter (novelist), Warren Ellis Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (musician), Jonathan Reekie (Somerset House, director), Theresa Boden (actor/writer), Nick Welsh (designer/producer), Louis Savage (A&R rep), Guy Standing (economist), Pippa Small MBE (designer), Peter Marston (designer), Richard Sennett OBE FBA, Clare Kenny (musician), Ginevra Elkann (director), John Reynolds (music producer), Laurence Bell (Domino Records, founder), Margy Fenwick (landscape gardener), Seb Rochford (musician), Nick Laird-Clowes (musician), Roman Krznaric (philosopher), Will McEwan (scientist), Beth Orton (musician), Dawn Starin (anthropologist), Charlotte Trench (actor and director), Jonathan Glazer (director), Iain Forsyth (artist), Jane Pollard (artist), Ian Rickson (director),Sam Lee (musician), David Lan DL (producer and writer), Liz Jensen (author), Michael Pawlyn (architect), Simon Stephens (playwrite), Kobi Prempeh (curator), Steve Tompkins (architect), Annie Morris (artist), Conrad Shawcross (artist), Mira Calix (artist), Andy Holden (artist), Andrew OHagan (writer), David Lan DL (producer and writer), Alison Brooks (architect), Prof Sadie Morgan (architect), Ackroyd & Harvey (Artists), Eva Wiseman (editor), Mark Wallinger (artist), Carson McCol (artist), Ivan Harbour (architect), Angharad Cooper (producer), Jem Finer (musician and artist), Rauol Martinez (writer and filmmaker), Francesca Martinez (comedien and writer), Glen Hansard (musician), Frances Stoner Saunders (writer), Geeta Dayal (writer), Amanda Levete (architect) Jack Penate (singer) and Ted Cullinan MBE RDI RA (architect).



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Benedict Cumberbatch, brand ambassador for MG in India, one of the most polluted countries in the world appears in an ad showI gotta him in the MG GS, with a 1.5 turbocharged petrol engine, zooming around...Trafalgar Square. He then drives across a clear Westminster Bridge and past the Houses of Parliament. Cumberbatch also fronts a campaign for MG Indias Hector SUV.

More than a million people died in India from air pollution in 2017 one in eight of all deaths there.

Cumberbatch previously starred in Jaguar adverts with the tag line: Its good to be bad.  He also knocked over a cyclist with his Lamborghini!


Dear Benny - Suggest that rather than being a greedy money grabbing public schoolboy you immediately renounce your brand ambassadorship and instead spend the money you were given for the ads to encourage Indians to use less polluting forms of transport. And replace the Lamborghini with a more economical car which would help with your observation. 

 

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Mel B - "Ok when I wake up to do my school run, and wow my Range Rover tiers (sic) are slashed and you dont think I no (sic) who you are.

 

Dear Mel - Embrace the opportunity to not use your gas guzzling status symbol and walk your sprogs to school every day.  Who knows, the fresh air might improve their minds. This could result in them being able to spell better than their mother.

 

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What about the absurd show-off activist Greta Thunberg who boasted that she would attend a UN climate summit by taking a carbon-neutral yacht across the Atlantic. The yacht was her (pushy parents) vehicle of choice because of the carbon emissions caused by planes - she has been shaming people to fly less to save the environment. But here's the issue: as the crew leave and people come to pick up the boat (both via air), the voyage will end up creating more emissions than a simple flight would have done anyway. The gesture is nauseating but designed to seem all eco and wonderful - however Thunberg's choice damages the environment more. 



-- Edited by Mark L on Thursday 17th of October 2019 10:56:07 PM

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