Does Michael Bloomberg draft his climate change “fuel conservation” ravings aboard his private jet…? pic.twitter.com/c2iBTBBtzr
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 31, 2018
Known as a rare, outspoken Hollywood conservative, actor James Woods took a jab at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for emphasizing during an interview this week measures to combat climate change while maintaining his jet-set lifestyle.
Woods asked in a tweet Monday: “Does Michael Bloomberg draft his climate change ‘fuel conservation’ ravings aboard his private jet…?”
The Conservative Tribune noted that in an interview Sunday with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Bloomberg, a possible 2020 presidential candidate, spent “[v]irtually every moment” talking about climate change and energy.
Bloomberg himself tweeted Sunday morning: “Addressing climate change is an urgent challenge – and a great opportunity. I joined @ChuckTodd to discuss both. Watch now: https://mikebloom.bg/2StWMEU”
The Conservative Tribune cited a 2013 news analysis by the New York Times pointing out that “one round-trip flight from New York to Europe or to San Francisco creates a warming effect equivalent to 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per person.”
“The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide a year; the average European, 10.”
That means five long flights a year would “account for three-quarters of the emissions you create,” the Times said.
The Conservative Tribune pointed out some of Woods’ recent viral tweets, including holding CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta to account for complaining about the establishment media being called the “enemy of the people.”
“Dear Jim, of course the press is not the enemy of the people. Unbiased, honest, responsible journalism is a bulwark of free society. Vain, narcissistic, biased blather is not journalism. You are, sir, are not a journalist, but you are the enema of the people. @Acosta @PressSec”
In September, Woods criticized Nike for using former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick — the instigator of the NFL “kneeling” protests — as a spokesman.
“What’s most powerful in this video is the images of police officers having a face-to-face gun battle with the kill-crazy gunman,” the actor said, referring to a Nike promo featuring Kaepernick. “These are the men and women @Nike chooses to degrade, disparage, and humiliate. #StandForLawEnforcement http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/08/cincinnati-police-release-footage-gunman-firing-shots-at-anyone-sees.html”