Here’s an equation for you: 6 cars crawling congested city streets in a big circle for a kitschy late night TV segment (+) carbon emissions being spewed for upwards of an hour (+) passenger seats full of ‘environmentally conscious’ celebrities (x) 23 segments (=) one heck of an inconvenient truth for some of Hollywood’s most prolific environmental crusaders.
Millions of Americans are reasonably skeptical about the so-called ‘climate change’ narrative pushed by liberals. Many of the celebrity guests on James Corden’s popular ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment, however, are enthusiastic progressives who publicly claim to fight for the environment, but clearly can’t give up a little publicity to put their money where their mouths are.
Get this– one taping of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ emits way more pollution than the average person’s commute.
To outspoken leftists, driving a car to work or taking a cross-country family road trip means drowning the last polar bear. If that’s your opinion, fine. But don’t turn around and hop in a caravan of SUVs to cruise aimlessly around Los Angeles.
To produce the segment, Corden and his celebrity guest are not alone on the road. Nope, they’re part of a six car convoy. The vehicle of choice for James Corden? A Range Rover Sport model, which gets an abysmal 17 MPG according to the manufacturer’s website. The speed cap on Corden’s city driving is a mere 20 mph, which he rarely reaches as he crisscrosses Los Angeles’ congested streets spewing dastardly emissions into the already smog-filled air.
Since the Carpool Karaoke segment was first released, Corden has recorded and aired 23 sketches, most recently featuring First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. The total airtime for these 23 carpools is 4 hours, 9 minutes, 49 seconds, but most tapings involve an hour-long session, and as was the case with Adele, drive and tape times can be as high as two hours each.
The hypocrisy exhibited by the celebrities who hop into James Corden’s Range Rover is staggering.
We’ve compiled a massive list of statements from Corden’s celebrity guests to outline the breadth of their hypocrisy. As you can plainly see, these celebrities are happy to preach to average Americans fighting climate change but didn’t think twice about hopping in a Range Rover and circling LA with a giant convoy for a silly television segment.
- Michelle Obama told Oberlin graduates in May 2016: “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time,” she said. “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story.”
- Demi Lovato tweeted, “I bet our country knows more about celebrities than they know about what’s happening over seas or global warming.”
- Julia Roberts made a video titled “Nature is Speaking” where she voices Mother Nature for Conservation International. “I realized that I wasn’t doing enough to protect the planet. People need nature and of course I want my children to have the best possible opportunity in life. I also realized how important it was for me to raise them to be conscientious people that are award of their impact on the Earth.”
- Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea performed at the Pathway to Paris climate change awareness fundraiser.
- Nick Jonas was part of a campaign for We365 where he ate a hot pepper to raise awareness for global warming.
- Gwen Stafani headlined an Earth Day rally in 2015.
- Elton John joined Al gore for 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching. This was aimed at building momentum for action at the upcoming UN climate change talks in Paris.
- Chris Martin agreed to allow the producers of the Odyssey 2050 cartoon to use a new version of the song “Viva la Vida” for their film. The story is about time-travellers from 2050 who see the effects of climate change and deicde to return to 2012 to warn everyone. Additionally, Martin pledged the next 15 years to help Global Citizen eradicate Global Warming.
- Reggie Watts has made a series of #clickgreen videos where he raps and yodels for a green internet through the platform greenpeace.org.
- Stevie Wonder performed at a Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala. He played a song, “The Living Killing Life” with lyrics like “Things you are hearing about global warming are not some fallacies”.
- Mariah Carey headlined a Global Warming Fundraiser on July 20th hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio it raised $45 million to aid climate change research and encourage environmental awareness.
- George Clooney said that in the wake of one of the most violent typhoons ever recorded, those who claim humans have nothing to do with causing stronger storms are defending a “stupid” and “ridiculous” position.