With a little help from his friends at the NRDC, Sir Paul McCartney has become one of the premier voices in the environmental movement. From donning the red carpet at environmental fundraisers, to lending his name to anti-fracking causes such as Yoko Ono’s “Artists Against Fracking”, McCartney doesn’t shy away from taking a stand against fossil fuels. And yet:
- Despite publicly advocating for measures to cut carbon emissions, McCartney has taken to the skies on his private jet during his “Out There” tour, crisscrossing the globe from Brazil to Europe to Asia and the Americas;
- When McCartney went hybrid in his choice of cars in 2008, he didn’t sacrifice luxury or CO2, importing a $134,000 Lexus LS600h which was transported by plane all the way from Japan;
- McCartney is no stranger to luxurious estates. He owns homes in London, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Scotland, and the Hamptons – totaling a whopping $54 million worth of real estate, and no doubt a hefty carbon footprint.
As his former band-mate said, “Imagine no possessions.” It’s not so easy for hypocrite Sir Paul McCartney.