Lewis Hamilton’s hypocrisy revs into gas-spurting high speed

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Lewis Hamilton’s hypocrisy revs into gas-spurting high speed

It’s possible, for example, that he was told F1 cars are powered by the laughter of newborn babies

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Lewis Hamilton, who has spent his adult life cheerleading for obscene conspicuous consumption and burning more carbon than you and I could ignite in 10 lifetimes, is worried that humans will go extinct if we don’t stop wasting resources.

You honestly can’t make this up, and I haven’t: the Formula 1 driver really did say that in an Instagram post on Wednesday, in which he revealed he was feeling “sad” because the “extinction of our race is becoming more and more likely”.

He went on to explain that farming was “the largest pollutant we currently have ... far more than our travel industry combined”, before adding: “We were taught that eating animal products was good for us, but we’ve been lied to for hundreds of years. I want my life to mean something, and honestly up until now my life has had no meaning.”..

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