Awww, isn't it special that Derk Jeter, presumably in Davos, Switzerland as celebrity meat for Pepsi at the World Economic Forum, is worried about climate change?
DAVOS, Switzerland -- As global political and business leaders gather here for the World Economic Forum this week, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hopes climate change is addressed.
"I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy," Jeter told The Dispatch this morning, following a private function in Davos, Switzerland. Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi.
"It's just something that's gotten so much attention," Jeter said of climate change. "Regardless of how you feel about it, it's something that needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it."*
I'm guessing "something" means the day-to-day activities of us peons and not the Pepsi corporate jet or charter he probably flew on to Switzerland, nor the lavish accommodations you know he's enjoying in Davos with all of the bigwigs.
Nor the private jet he took to get his ankle checked last fall.
Nor the extravagant 30,000 square foot house he had built in Tampa Bay a few years ago.
I've said it before: I do not begrudge Jeter or any other rich person their lavish carbon-spewing lifestyle, or house, or toys. But they are going to have to do some major downsizing in those areas before I'll listen to one reeking-of-hypocrisy word about climate change from them.
*This is all besides him being wrong on the facts.