By Paul Homewood
h/t Carol Harding
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were today told to ‘cut the cr*p’ and stop lecturing people on green issues as it was claimed their carbon footprint could be up to 26 times higher than the average Briton.
The new analysis came after the couple were spotted in Los Angeles getting into a gas-guzzling SUV dubbed ‘as far from environmentally-friendly as you can get’ because it only does 14 miles per gallon.
But a study by former MP Norman Baker claims that this is the tip of the iceberg because of their regular flights, sometimes by private jet in the past year, and the heat and power needed for their 24,500sq ft eight-bed LA mansion.
Mr Baker claims the Sussexes create 215 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – compared with the UK average of 8.3 tonnes for the average Briton – meaning almost 11,000 trees would need to be planted annually to offset their CO2 emissions.
He told The Sun: ‘The only thing green about Prince Harry are his wellies. The self-appointed eco-warrior, who likes to lecture everybody else on climate change, is in the top one per cent of people on the planet for carbon emissions. He should cut the carbon and, if not, at least cut the cr*p’.
According to his research, the couple:
- Enjoyed 53 international flights in the year to January 2020 – 18 were in private jets producing up to 20 times more CO2 than commercial flights;
- Their Cadillac SUV runs on 14 miles per gallon compared to average new UK car at 48mpg
- They have to power and heat an 24,500sq ft eight-bedroom mansion in LA – the UK average home has three bedrooms and is 914sq ft;
The luxury Cadillac Escalade normally comes with a gas-guzzling six-litre engine and marked another sustainability gaffe for the couple, who have previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying around the world by private jet.
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December 26, 2020 at 08:07AM